Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp

Depp at the 2009 premiere of his film Public Enemies in Paris
Born John Christopher Depp II
June 9, 1963 (1963-06-09) (age 51)
Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, director, producer, musician
Years active 1984–present
Spouse Lori Anne Allison (m. 1983–1985) «start: (1983)–end+1: (1986)»"Marriage: Lori Anne Allison to Johnny Depp" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Depp)
Partner
Children 2

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963[1]) is an American actor, film producer and musician.

Early life[change | change source]

He is the son of an engineer and a waitress. He grew up with his brother Danny and his sisters Debbie and Christie and spent a lot of time with his grandfather. When his grandfather died, Depp was seven years old. His family went to Florida and in the next years, they had to change homes often. Johnny became worse at school and had his first experiences with drugs at the age of 15. He was thrown out of school and started to make music in a band called The Flame, and later on The Kids.[1] His ex-wife is Lori Anne Allison (Lori A. Depp). She introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage. He has a daughter, Lily-Rose Melody and a son John (Jack) Christopher III with his former partner, French singer Vanessa Paradis.

Acting career[change | change source]

His first movie was Nightmare on Elm Street[1] in 1984, which was a success. Afterwards, he decided to go to an acting school in Los Angeles. He got a small part in the movie Platoon and shortly after this, he was offered a part in the TV series 21 Jump Street which he first turned down but finally accepted.

Since then he has been a star. He became a teen idol, which he didn't like. His drug use at that time generated headlines, but his career went on and he acted in lots of movies.

Depp is one of Hollywood's most popular actors who can play a huge range of roles. Normally he plays rather odd characters, for example in Finding Neverland. He is not only liked for his looks but also for his acting talent and his funny (and sometimes strange) actions.

Personal life[change | change source]

Depp lives in France but also has a home in the United States. Depp has been getting used to living around French people, but says he is still trying to get better at speaking French. Depp has also bought an island that helps him calm his nerves.

Throughout his life, Depp has had many jobs. He has owned a club, called 'The Viper Room'.

Movies[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Johnny Depp Biography". Hollywood Movies, About.com. http://movies.about.com/od/deppjohnny/p/johnny-depp-bio.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-24.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Johnny Depp at Wikimedia Commons