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Johnny Depp Net Worth, Defamation Trial, Ex-Wife, and Bio

John Christopher Depp II, popularly known as Johnny Depp is a versatile American actor, producer, and musician. The actor was born on the 9th of June 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky to John Christopher Depp and Betty Sue Palmer. He’s the youngest of four children that his divorced parents had during their relationship. 

Over the years, in his acting career, he has received many accolades and awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

He has also been nominated for three Academy Awards and two BAFTAs. For more information about this multitalented and famous actor, Johnny Depp, ensure you scroll down to the end. 

In 2012, Depp was recognized as one of the world’s biggest film celebrities and was listed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-paid actor, with a net worth of about $75 million. His nicknames are Mr. Stench, Johnny, and Colonel. 

Johnny has been married several times, he got married to Lori Anne Allison, the sister of his band’s bassist and singer on the 20th of December 1983, unfortunately, they got divorced in 1985, after 2 years of being married. Depp was also in a relationship with a French singer known as Vanessa Paradis between 1998 and 2012; they have two children together, actress and model Lily-Rose Depp and Jack Depp.

On the 3rd of February, 2015 he got married to another woman, Amber Heard who he recently sued for defamation. They however have been divorced since 2017 after being married for just 2 years. Read on for more information about the defamation claim, court verdict, the $15 million fine, and so on. Enjoy!

Johnny Depp Biography

Johnny Depp Biography

Full name, John Christopher Depp II was born on June 9th, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Betty Sue Palmer (nee Wells), who was a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. His Zodiac sign is Gemini. Depp was raised in Florida alongside his 3 siblings. 

Johnny is primarily of English descent, with some French, German, Irish, and West African ancestry. His surname, Depp comes from a FrenchHugue immigrant, Pierre Dieppe, who settled in Virginia around 1700. He holds American and French nationality. Depp is an atheist. 

He dropped out of Miramar High school when he was only 15, and pursued a career in Music by joining a series of music-garage bands, including one named ‘The Kids’. He also worked with a rock band known as Rock City Angels and co-wrote their songs. Two weeks after he dropped out of school, he went back to school with the hope of furthering his education, but his principal rejected him and encouraged him to follow his passion for Music. 

His family moved to Florida when Depp was just seven-years-old, and they lived in a motel for almost a year before his father finally found a job. Johnny and his siblings have lived in more than 20 places before they finally settled in Florida.

Johnny Depp is popularly known for his eclectic and unconventional choices of film. He rose to the spotlight after his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Johnny can speak English and French fluently. Depp loves the black color. He also loves Mexican food, Blueberry, and Ging Bourbon sour. 

Johnny Depp Young

While Johnny was growing up, he had to deal with childhood trauma. During the recent legal battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, Depp revealed details about his childhood, stating that he and his 3 siblings suffered abuse at the hands of his mother.

“My mother could be as cruel as anyone can be”, he said, stating that this abuse also affected his siblings and father. This action made his father decide to pack his bags in 1978 when the actor was just 15-years-old when he could no longer stand the abuse, leaving the family as he departed for work one morning

Johnny Depp Age

Johnny will be 59 years old in a week. Since he was born on the 9th of June 1963. Although Depp doesn’t look his age as he had barely aged a day in reality.

Johnny Depp young

How old is Johnny Depp?

Currently, Johnny Depp is 58 years old but he will be celebrating his 59th birthday next week on the 9th of June, 2022. We wish him a happy birthday in advance. 

Johnny Depp Height

Johnny stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches which is equivalent to 178cm or 1.78m. His body measurements are as follows: Chest – 40 Inches, Waist – 32 Inches, and Biceps – 12 Inches, that is 40-12-32. 

How tall is Johnny Depp?

Johnny is 5 feet 10 inches tall. This is equivalent to 178cm and 1.78m. This implies Depp is quite tall, he stands tall more than an average man’s height.

Johnny Depp Weight

Johhny weighs 78kg which is equivalent to 172lbs in pounds. He has a pair of black eyes. 

Where is Johnny Depp from?

Johnny Depp is from Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. Owensboro is a home rule-class city in the county seat of Daviess County. It is also known as the fourth-largest city in the state by population.

Johnny Depp Career

In 1980, Depp started playing in a band called The Kids after he dropped out of High school. However, the band moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a record deal, changing its name to Six Gun Method. Apart from being a member of the band, Depp worked a variety of odd jobs, such as telemarketing.

After a while, he began working with the band Rock City Angels. He co-wrote their song “Mary”, which appeared on their debut Geffen Records album Young Man’s Blues. Depp moved to Los Angeles when he was 20 with his band.

However, after the band divided, Depp’s ex-wife Lori Ann Allison introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage who advised him to pursue a career in acting. Afterward, they became drinking buddies

Depp became very interested in acting after reading a biography of James Dean and watching Rebel Without a Cause. Cage assisted Depp to get an audition opportunity with Wes Craven for A Nightmare on Elm Street; Depp, who had zero years of acting experience, said he “ended up acting by accident”. Depp was given the role of the main character’s boyfriend, one of Freddy Krueger’s victims in the movie.

Although Depp never had any desire to be an actor, he continued to be cast in films, making enough money to cover some bills that his musical career couldn’t pay.

After featuring in a role in the 1985 comedy Private Resort, Depp was cast in the lead role of the 1986 skating drama Thrashin by the film’s director, however, its producer overruled the decision. Instead, Depp featured in a minor supporting role as a Vietnamese-speaking private in Oliver Stone’s 1986 Vietnam War drama Platoon.

Captain Jack Sparrow is Johnny Depp’s most iconic and famous role to date, it’s still a hugely entertaining experience that captures the spirit of Pirates of the Caribbean perfectly.

His new movie, Jeanne Du Barry, will be pitched for presales at the Cannes market. The project would mark Depp’s first feature after 2020’s Minamata.

In the 2010s Depp started producing films via his company, Infinitum Nihil, and created the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, before featuring as Gellert Grindelwald in the Warner Bros.Johnny Depp movies

Johnny Depp Movies in Order

Depp made his debut in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), before rising to prominence as a teen idol on the television series 21 Jump Street (1987–1990).

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (in 1984)
  • Private Resort (in 1985)
  • Lady Blue (in 1985)
  • Thrashin (in 1986)
  • Slow Burn (in 1986)
  • Vietnam War drama Platoon (in 1986)
  • Hotel (in 1987)
  • TV series 21 Jump Street (from 1987 to 1990)
  • Edward Scissorhands (in 1990)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (in 1993)
  • Benny and Joon (in 1993)
  • Ed Wood (in 1994)
  • Dead Man (in 1995)
  • Donnie Brasco (in 1997)
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (in 1998)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (from 2003 to 2017).
  • Finding Neverland (in 2004)
  • Chocolate Factory (in 2005) as Willy Wonka
  • Corpse Bride (in 2005)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (in 2007)
  • Alice in Wonderland (in 2010).
  •  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in 2016)
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (in 2018)
  • Minamata (in 2020)

Johnny Depp Upcoming Movies

 His new film, Jeanne Du Barry, will be pitched for presales at the Cannes market. The project would mark Depp’s first feature after 2020’s Minamata.

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Is Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3?

No, Johnny didn’t feature in Fantastic Beasts 3. Although Depp had only appeared in one scene for Fantastic Beasts 3, the studio reportedly had to pay out an “eight-figure salary” to the famous actor, due to his so-called pay-or-play contract.

Mads Mikkelsen had to replace Depp in the role of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald after Depp lost a high-profile libel suit against Britain’s The Sun tabloid newspaper in the year 2020 with a headline-making $16 million payouts.

The replacement was seen as quite chaotic, Mikkelsen told The Hollywood Reporter.

Johnny Depp Awards

Johnny is the recipient of multiple accolades and awards, including:

  • Golden Globe Award
  • Screen Actors Guild Award
  • Nominations for three Academy Awards and two BAFTAs.
  •  Gary Cooper Spirit of Montana Award at the 2005 HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, Montana.
  • Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-paid actor

Johnny Depp Net Worth

Johnny Depp net worth is quite impressive and has placed him among the richest celebrities in the world. Johnny has worked hard over the years to make a name for himself in the Hollywood Entertainment industry. 

He is said to have garnered a salary of more than $300 million (equivalent to £240m) from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise alone. His net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be about $150 million.

Depp rose from being a child star to becoming one of the best-paid actors in the world, he was featured in the Guinness Book of Records for this feat.

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Amber Heard Johnny Depp  

Depp and Amber Heard met in 2011 while on the set of ‘The Rum Diary’, they became engaged in 2014 and they got married on the 3rd of February 2015. Amber filed for divorce five months later in 2016, although their divorce got finalized about two years later. 

For over six weeks of proceedings, Judges listened to recordings of the couple’s fights and saw graphic photos of Depp’s bloody finger. However, before Amber got married to Depp, she dated a photographer named Tasya van Ree from 2008 to 2012 and came out as bisexual in 2010. 

Depp and Heard were from 2015 to 2017. Their divorce got a lot of media channels’ attention as Heard alleged that Depp had been abusive throughout their relationship. The duo was only married for 2 years. 

Johnny Depp Wife

Johnny has been in several relationships with different women. However, he got married to only 2 of these women whom they later divorced coincidentally after 2 years for his two ex-wives.

His recent ex-wife, Amber Heard has a daughter from her previous relationship named, Oonagh Paige Heard. Amber and Depp didn’t have any children together. 

Lori Anne Allison was the first woman Johnny ever got married to in December 1983 but divorced in 1985.

Johnny Depp Wife

Who is Johnny Depp’s Daughter?

Lily-Rose Melody Depp is a French-American actress and model born on the 27th of May 1999. She is popularly known as the daughter of the famous actor Johnny Depp and singer Vanessa Paradis.

The 23-year-old star began her acting career with a small role in Tusk and went further to feature in the period drama The Dancer, in which she played Isadora DuncanPlanetarium, and The King.

Lily is her father’s first daughter and child. She has only one sibling named Jack Depp who is 20 years old. 

Johnny Depp Mother  

Johnny’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer was a waitress before she died in 2016. She died in May 2016 after a brief illness.

Depp recounted in the Fairfax County Courthouse taking his two children, to see her at the hospital, he said, “At that time she was not functioning. She was not responsive”.

The actor, 59, said his late mother Betty Sue Palmer was “violent” and “cruel” to him and his siblings while growing up, to the point where he “tried to stay out of the line of fire” where she was concerned. His father had to abandon his family too because he couldn’t cope. 

“The verbal abuse, the psychological abuse, was almost worse than the beatings. The beatings were just physical pain”, Depp lamented. 

Although, his mum remarried before she died and Johnny has regarded his step-dad as an Inspiration. 

Johnny Depp Relationships

Depp married makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, the sister of his band’s bassist and singer on December 20, 1983. However, the Kids band divided before signing a record deal in 1984, and Depp and Allison divorced in 1985.

Depp also started a relationship with French singer Vanessa Paradis between 1998 and 2012, and they have two children together, actress and model Lily-Rose Depp born in 1999, and Jack Depp born in 2002.

Depp has dated several female celebrities off-screen and has been engaged to Sherilyn Fenn whom he met on the set of the 1985 short student film “Dummies” directed by Laurie Frank. Unfortunately, their engagement was broken off after three years and a half.

Other women Depp had a relationship with are; Jennifer GreyWinona Ryder, and Kate Moss. When he was engaged to Winona Ryder, he had “Winona forever” tattooed on his arm. However, after the separation, he had the “n” surgically removed to simply say “Wino forever”!

In 2015, the famous actor got married to actress and producer Amber Heard. Johnny Depp relationships

What happened to Johnny Depp?

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Johnny Depp won his defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, while Amber lost most of her countersuit.

The defamation case was tendered by actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard. However, the case came to an end yesterday after a seven-person jury collectively ruled.

Depp wins libel case against ex-wife Amber Heard over domestic abuse article in Washington Post and gets awarded $15m for damages.

Why does Johnny Depp speak slowly?

Johnny speaks slowly to help him communicate better especially when he feels pretty nervous. 

In most of the interviews he has granted, he has always spoken like that. He’s always very soft-spoken when he speaks in interviews and outside of acting roles.

Defamation: Judge awards $15 Million in Damages to Johnny Depp

In 2018, Depp reported that Heard had abused him before he unsuccessfully sued the publishers of British tabloid The Sun for defamation under English law.

However, since the first attempt didn’t work, Depp later sued Heard for defamation in Virginia after she wrote an op-ed saying she was a public victim of domestic violence. The trial Depp vs. Heard occurred in June 2022 and ended with the jury ruling that Heard had defamed Depp thrice in the op-ed, while also ruling that Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman had once defamed Heard.

The US jury found both Johnny and his ex-wife Amber Heard liable for defamation but was more in support of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star following an intense trial riding on bitterly contested allegations of domestic abuse.

The seven-member jury in Virginia awarded the almost 59-year-old actor $15 million in damages after discovering that a 2018 article penned by Heard on her experience of “sexual violence” was defamatory to Depp.Johnny Depp Defamation

How much Amber will pay to Johnny Depp?

The jury awarded Johnny $15 million in compensation and correctional damages, but the court due to legal restrictions limited the disciplinary damages verdict to $10.35 million. Amber Heard was awarded $2 million by the jury in damages.

Does Amber pay Johnny $15 million?

The verdict favored the famous actor and it marks a victory for him. Heard is required to pay him $15 million (14 million euros), and Depp to pay her $2 million. The jury also proved that Depp did not abuse Heard in any way.

Does Amber need to pay Johnny?

Yes, Amber has been ordered to pay Johnny $10.35 million in damages for libel after their protracted court case. However, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor would also have to pay compensatory damages of $2 million to his ex-wife.

How much money did Johnny Depp get?

The US jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Verdict

Why did Heard win 2 million dollars?

The jury awarded $2 million in compensatory damages to Heard, after finding one of her points valid: that the former Depp attorney Adam Waldman had also defamed her when he told a tabloid she and her friends created a hoax that included roughing up her apartment to look worse for police in Heard’s countersuit.

What was Johnny Depp found liable for? 

The US jury found both Amber and Johnny liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other. The jury awarded significantly more damages to Depp, which is regarded as a legal win for the actor.

What is Johnny Depp’s reaction to the verdict?

In his statement, Depp said, “The goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome”. “Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that”. Congratulations to the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

Why was Johnny Depp not present for the verdict?

Depp could not appear in person for the verdict due to previously scheduled work commitments made before the trial and was able to watch from the United Kingdom.

Depp left Virginia after closing arguments on Friday and flew to England.

Where was Johnny Depp when the verdict was given?

Mr. Depp was not in court for the verdict but he watched it on TV from the United Kingdom, where he was working and was spotted in a pub in Newcastle. However, Ms. Heard was present for the reading of the verdict.

After the proceedings from the United Kingdom, Depp posted on Instagram that the jury “gave me my life back”.

Why did Johnny Depp sue Amber Heard

Why is Depp suing Amber?

Depp sued Heard in Fairfax County, in 2019 for defamation over an op-ed published a few months before in The Washington Post. Although, Heard did not mention Depp’s name in the article but wrote that she was “a public figure representing domestic abuse”.

Johnny won a defamation suit on Wednesday, 1st of June 2022 against his ex-wife Amber Heard after a jury discovered that she had defamed Depp by saying that he had abused her throughout their relationship.

How much did Johnny sue Amber for?

Johnny had sued Amber for more than $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote about abuse against women.

Depp is awarded more than $10 million in a defamation case against Heard and she gets $2 million.

Johnny Depp Instagram

Johnny Depp is quite active on his Instagram page. He has over 22.2 million followers, with just 21 posts. You can follow Johnny Depp @johnnydepp on Instagram.

Johnny Depp Profile

Full NameJohn Christopher Depp II
Date of Birth9th of June, 1963
Place of Birth Owensboro, Kentucky
Age59 years old
Zodiac SignGemini
GenderMale
NationalityAmerican, French
EthnicityEnglish descent, with some French, German, Irish, and West African ancestry
Height5 feet, 10 inches (178cm, 1.78m)
Weight78kg (172lbs in pounds)
Body Measurements40-12-32
Net Worth$150 million
ProfessionActor, Musician, and Producer
Ex-WivesLori Anne Allison and Amber Heard
Number of Children2 (Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Jack Depp
ParentsJohn Christopher Depp and Betty Sue Palmer

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