Biography and Wiki
The ultra-popular actor was born as John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA, to parents John Christopher Depp, an engineer, and Betty Sue Palmer, a flight attendant. He is the youngest of four siblings.
Depp graduated from high school, after which he decided to pursue a music career. Therefore, he never attended college. Today, he is one of the most recognized and famous Hollywood actors.
Personal Life – Affairs, Girlfriend, Married and Family Life, Wife, and Children
Depp married Lori Allison in 1983, while they divorced two years later. He then had various romantic relationships. In 1998, he dated Vanessa Paradis. They have two children, Lily-Rose Melody Depp (1990), and Christopher Depp III (2002). The pair broke off in 2012. Three years later, Depp married for the second time, this time to Amber Heard. In 2017, the actor divorced her.
The famous Hollywood actor started his acting career with a role in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, from 1984. He starred in the sitcom Private Resort the following year. This then lead to a more important role in the 1986 Thrashin’. His career really took off in 1987, thanks to the TV show 21 Jump Street. He played a police officer in the show. In 1991, he appeared in the sixth installment of A Nightmare on Elm Street. One more success was a blockbuster What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, where collaborated with Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis.
Thanks to the planetary hit from 2003, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, his legendary status started to take shape. He played the iconic character of Captain Jack Sparrow. He reprised the role in the next four installments, Dead Man’s Chest (2006), At World’s End (2007), On Stranger Tides (2011), and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). The whole movie franchise grossed more than $3billion in box office.
Depp’s other iconic roles and movies include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Lone Ranger (2013), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), and Labyrinth (2018). He also plays the main antagonist of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, which is set to have three more movies, after the first two appeared in 2016 and 2018.
In recent years, he has been the subject of various controversies, regarding his relationships, alcohol abuse, unreasonable spending, and legal issues. Disney reportedly decided to move along the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise without him.
When it comes to his music career, he debuted in 2015 as a part of the band called Hollywood Vampires. Other members included Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Depp was the guitarist in the band. Several pieces of their work include Collective Bargaining (2012), Love Songs (2013), and Afraid of Ghost (2015).
Awards and Achievements
Johnny Depp won a total of 22 awards, and 45 nominations. Some of them are the Holly Wood Walk of Fame, the status of a Disney Legend, 14 People’s Choice Awards, 5 MTV Movie and TV Awards, and 1 Screen Actors Guild Award.
Salary, Earnings, and Net Worth
As of the start of this year, the actor has an estimated net worth of approximately $200 million. It used to be larger however, as high as $400 million, at which time his earnings were $75 million. This was before he sued his management group, for mismanaging his money. His movies grossed more than $8 billion in box office around the world. His current salary is around $15 million per movie.