John Christopher Depp, widely known as Johnny
Depp (born June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky),
is a well-known film actor.
Depp, of Cherokee Indian, Irish and German descent, was raised in
Miramar, Florida where his family moved in 1969.
His mother bought him a guitar around
the age of 13 and Depp began playing in garage
His parents divorced in 1978, when he was 15, and
it was a year later that he decided to drop out of
school to become a rock musician. He played with a
band named "The Kids," who had modest local
success. The band set out for Los Angeles,
California to try and get a record deal, changing
their name to "Six Gun Method." He also married
Lori Anne Allison on December 28, 1983.
When a deal never materialized, he worked many odd
jobs to support himself, such as a telemarketer
for pens and his wife became a make-up artist.
Later, he got into acting when his wife introduced
him to actor Nicolas Cage, who advised Depp to
turn to acting to support himself and his wife and
also introduced him to his agent Tracey Jacobs.
He and Lori
divorced two years after marrying.
He first gained widespread notice in 1987, in the
TV police drama 21 Jump Street, and then in a
number of movies, where he distinguished himself
as an acclaimed lead actor who is known for his
quirky roles, beginning with Edward Scissorhands
in 1990. He is able to play a wide variety of
roles, from comedy (Pirates of the Caribbean: The
Curse of the Black Pear to serious drama (Donnie Brasco), to action
(Once Upon a Time in Mexico), and atmospheric
thrillers (From Hell). Depp also directed and
starred in The Brave, demonstrating his sympathy
for the plight of Native Americans. Depp is one
Depp is also noted for his regular appearances in
the films of director Tim Burton; they have made
five films together to date: Edward Scissorhands,
Ed Wood and Sleepy Hollow
Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory and the upcoming Corpse Bride.
Depp is the father of two children, Lily-Rose
(1999) and Jack (2002), with his longtime
companion, French singer and actress Vanessa
Paradis. He and his family divide their time
between Los Angeles and a villa in the South of
France. He has also dated actresses Sherilyn Fenn,
Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder, and model Kate Moss.
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