Amber Heard

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Amber Heard
Heard in 2018
Amber Laura Heard

(1986-04-22) April 22, 1986 (age 38)
Other namesAmber Laura Depp[1]
Amber van Ree[2]
Years active2003–present[3]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Johnny Depp
(m. 2015; div. 2017)
PartnerTasya van Ree (2008–2012)

Amber Laura Heard (born April 22, 1986 in Austin, Texas) is an American actress.

Career[change | change source]

She made her movie debut in the 2004 sports movie Friday Night Lights. She had a recurring role on the television show, Hidden Palms as Greta Matthews.

Amber Heard's journey into the world of film and television began with rapid success. In 2004, she secured roles on television shows like "Jack & Bobby" and "The Mountain," followed by "The OC" in 2005. Her transition to the silver screen occurred with a supporting role in the sports drama "Friday Night Lights" in 2004, marking a significant turning point in her career.

However, her breakthrough came the following year when she appeared in the critically acclaimed film "North Country." Though her role was relatively small, she made a noticeable impact by portraying a younger version of Charlize Theron's character, Josey.

From this juncture, it became clear that Heard was destined for greater accomplishments. She took on diverse roles in films such as "Alpha Dog," "Price To Pay," and "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane," demonstrating her versatility as an actress. Notably, her leading role in "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane" garnered praise and identified her as a rising star when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Personal life[change | change source]

Heard came out at GLAAD's 25th anniversary event.[4] From 2008 to 2011, she was in a relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree.[5] She began a relationship with Johnny Depp in 2012. The couple became engaged in December 2013. They married in February 2015. In May 2016, she filed for divorce.

The divorce gained a lot of media attention when Heard filed for a temporary restraining order against Depp claiming domestic abuse. In response, Depp claimed that Heard was the one that had abused him before he went on, in 2018, to unsuccessfully sue the publishers of the British tabloid The Sun for defamation in England for calling him a "wifebeater".

Court case with Johnny Depp[change | change source]

In 2019, Depp sued Heard for defamation in the United States after she wrote an op-ed in December 2018 in which she said, among other things, that she "became a public figure representing domestic abuse."[6] The trial began in Virginia on April 11, 2022 with a verdict being reached on June 1, 2022. The trial got a lot of online attention from the media, with many internet users taking the side of Johnny Depp. The verdict found Heard liable for defaming Depp on three counts and Depp liable for defaming Heard on one count.[7]

A year after losing the legal battle against Depp, Heard reportedly quit Hollywood and moved to Madrid with her daughter, Oonagh Paige.[8]

Wealth[change | change source]

As of 2024, Amber Heard Net Worth is Projected $1 million, which is a significant decrease from her prior net worth of $11 million.[9]

Filmography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Loinaz, Alexis L. (June 15, 2016). "Johnny Depp's Lawyer Asks Judge to Prevent Amber Heard Witnesses from Testifying at Restraining Order Hearing". People. New York City: Meredith Corporation.
  2. Puente, Maria (June 7, 2016). "Amber Heard arrested in 2009 on charge of hitting girlfriend". USA Today. Mclean, Virginia: Gannett.
  3. "Amber Heard Quits Hollywood and Moves to Madrid After Brutal Trial Loss to Ex-husband Johnny Depp". Radar. May 5, 2023.
  4. "EXCLUSIVE: Amber Heard talks about being out in Hollywood - AfterElle…". 25 May 2012. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012.
  5. "Amber Heard Gay: Actress Comes Out As Lesbian". 6 December 2010 – via Huff Post.
  6. Heard, Amber (December 18, 2018). "Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture's wrath. That has to change". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C., United States. Archived from the original on December 19, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  7. "Johnny Depp Wins $15 Million Verdict in Defamation Case Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard". Variety. June 2022. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  8. Keswani, Pallavi (2023-08-19). "'Depp v. Heard' docu-series review: A redundant attempt that leads us nowhere". The Hindu. Retrieved 2024-02-15.
  9. "Amber Heard Net Worth, Hollywood Career, Movies, Income". 2024-01-18. Retrieved 2024-02-15.

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