Johnny Depp, born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9th, 1963, is a world-renowned actor and musician whose career has spanned decades. He began his acting career in the 1980s with smaller roles but quickly rose to fame thanks to his impeccable talent.

Early Life

Depp's family moved around frequently during his childhood due to his father's job as a civil engineer. He dropped out of high school at age 16 and pursued music with various garage bands. His first taste of acting came when he was introduced to actor Nicolas Cage who encouraged him to audition for a movie role.

Career Beginnings

Depp's film debut was in the horror classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). However, it was his starring role as Officer Tom Hanson in the television series "21 Jump Street" (1987) that launched him into stardom and made him an instant heartthrob among teenage girls.

Rise to Fame

After leaving "21 Jump Street" in 1990, Depp took on more challenging film roles. He delivered critically acclaimed performances in movies such as Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), Terry Gilliam's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998), and Roman Polanski's "The Ninth Gate" (1999). His most iconic role was undoubtedly as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's highly successful franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean".

Personal Life

Depp married Lori Anne Allison when he was just 20 years old but they divorced two years later. He had a long-term relationship with French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis from 1998 until their split in 2012. They have two children together - daughter Lily-Rose Melody and son John Christopher III. Depp also had brief marriages to actress Amber Heard and makeup artist Bethany Jameson.


Depp is known for his generous philanthropic efforts, donating millions to organizations such as the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, which he visits regularly while in town. He has also supported charities supporting various causes including environment conservation and human rights protection.


Johnny Depp's talent has made him a household name and his career continues to thrive. He has played many iconic roles throughout the years and his commitment to giving back makes him a beloved figure as well.