Who is Johnny Depp?

Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician who is well-known for the portrayal of the iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the American fantasy swashbuckler movie series, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Likewise, he is also popular for playing the main role of Benjamin Barker and Sweeney Todd in the 2007 musical slasher movie, ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’. For this role, he was nominated and awarded the Golden Globe award for the Best Actor in the year 2008.

Quick Infos
Full NameJohn Christopher Depp II
Date of birthJune 9, 1963
Birth PlaceOwensboro, Kentucky, United States
Parent(s)Betty Sue Palmer
John Christopher Depp
OccupationActor, Producer, Musician
SpouseLori Anne Allison (Divorced)
Age57 years
Height5 ft 10 in
Net worthUS $150 million

Johnny Depp has also been involved in many legal arrests during his career. These included arrests that were made during his stay in the Mark Hotel in Manhattan, New York involving damages to the hotel property that totaled up to a sum of over $9000 and also a medical professor by the name of Robin Eckert being assaulted by his bodyguards. But despite all these, Johnny Depp is a beloved actor and also considered as one of the most versatile actors of all time.

Johnny Depp

Bio, Age, Family, and Young

Johnny Depp’s full name is John Christopher Depp II who was born on 9 June 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, the United States to mother, Betty Sue Palmer who worked as a waitress, and to father, John Christopher Depp who worked as a civil engineer. Unfortunately, his parents separated when he was 15 years old and later remarried to Robert Palmer who according to Depp was an inspiration to him.

He was born and raised alongside his three elder siblings whose names are Daniel Depp, Debbie Depp, and Christi Dembrowski in many parts of the country before finally settling down in Miramar, Florida. Besides this, he is currently 57 years old with the zodiac sign of Gemini.


Nationality, Height, and Weight 

Johnny Depp holds an American nationality and descends from English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Canadian, Dutch, Flemish Belgian, and German ancestry. He does not believe in any religion and is assumed to be an atheist. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m/178cms) tall and weighs around 78kgs (172lbs). Moreover, he has a slim body figure with a pair of dark brown colored eyes with black colored hair.


Education and University

Johnny Depp studied in the Miramar High School located in Miramar, Florida but eventually dropped out to pursue a career as a musician. He along with his band set out to form a band called the Rock City Angels and also helped co-write their song, ‘Mary’.


Personal Life, Ex-Wife, and Kids

Johnny Depp was previously married to a French singer, Vanessa Paradis from the year 1998 to the year 2011. In between these years, the couple was blessed with two children whose names are John Christopher Depp III and Lily-Rose Melody Depp who is an actress. Unfortunately, Depp and Paradis parted ways and the actor was later involved in a relationship with an American actress and model, Amber Heard from the year 2012 to the year 2016. Likewise, he has also been involved with various celebrities like Lori Anne Allison, Sherilyn Fenn, Winona Ryder, and Kate Moss.

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Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Johnny Depp is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@johnnydepp) has over 9.6 million followers and his official page on Facebook (@JohnnyDepp) has over 8.6 million followers with well over 4.4 million likes.


Career and Characters


Johnny Depp gave his debut performance in the year 1984 with the role of Glen Lantz in the American supernatural slasher movie, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’. He went on to play this role again in the year 1991 when he made a cameo in the American slasher movie, ‘Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare’.

In between these years, he played the role of Jack Marshall in the 1985 American adventure comedy movie, ‘Private Resort’, the role of Lerner in the 1986 American war movie, ‘Platoon’, the role of Wade ‘Cry Baby’ Walker in the 1990 American teen musical romantic comedy movie, ‘Cry-Baby’ and the lead role of Edward Scissorhands in the American fantasy romance movie, ‘Edward Scissorhands’.

Likewise, he has also appeared in movies like ‘Benny and Joon’, ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’, ‘Don Juan DeMarco’, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, ‘L.A. Without a Map’, ‘The Astronaut’s Wife’, ’The Man Who Cried’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’ in between the years 1993 and 2003. In between these years, he also had success with the role of Tonto in the 2013 American Western action movie, ‘The Lone Ranger’ and the role of Willy Wonka in the 2005 American musical fantasy movie, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

Furthermore, his most recent work came in the year 2020 when he played the role of the American photojournalist, William Eugene Smith in the drama movie, ‘Minamata’.


Pirates of the Caribbean Moments

In the year 2003, he was cast for the lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the American swashbuckler movie series, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ alongside Tom Hollander, and Keira Knightley. The first installment of this movie was in the year 2003 when he played in the movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl’ and the second installment came in the year 2006 when he played in the movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’.

Likewise, the third and fourth installment came in the years 2007 and 2011 with the titles ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’. The latest movie in which Johnny Depp made an appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow was in 2017 when he played in the movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’.

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Television Shows

Johnny Depp is most famous for the portrayal of Officer Thomas ‘Tom’ Hanson Junior in the American police procedural television series, ’21 Jump Street’ where he appeared for a total of 70 episodes. Likewise, he has appeared for an episode each in series like ‘The Vicar of Dibley’, ‘The Fast Show’, ‘King of the Hill’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’. Moreover, his most recent work can be seen in the year 2020 when he lent his voice for the role of Johnny Puff in the series, ‘Puffins’.


Achievements, Awards, and Honors

Johnny Depp was awarded the Golden Globe Awards’ Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy award in the year 2008 for his work in the movie, ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’. Likewise, he has also won the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role award for his work in the movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’. Moreover, he is a recipient of 23 other awards and accolades throughout his entire career as a professional actor and he also has his name inducted in one of the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Johnny Depp has an approximate net worth of $150 million.