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Johnny Depp Biography | Wiki, Wife, Age, Height, Birthday, Family & More

Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician by profession. He is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. He is very famous all over the world for his film character Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Deep always brings something unique in front of the audience through his film, due to which there is a lot of discussion about his character before the release of his film. After watching the film, the audience finds it difficult to imagine anyone else in his character.

Johnny Depp Biography | Wiki

Johnny Depp Biography | Wiki, Wife, Age, Height, Birthday, Family & More

Real Name John Christopher Depp II
Nick Name Johnny, Colonel
Date Of Birth 9 June 1963
58 Years (as in 2022)
Birthplace Owensboro ( Kentucky, USA)
Height  5 feet 10 inches OR 178cm OR 1.78m
Eye Colour Black
Home town Miramar, Florida
Nationality American
Religion Atheist
Zodiac sign Gemini
School Miramar High School (Florida, USA)
Educational Qualification High School dropout
Profession Actor, Producer & Musician
Hobbies Playing Guitar & Collecting Dolls and Guns

Johnny Depp was born on June 9, 1961 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was the youngest of his four siblings. His mother’s name was Betty Sue Palmer who worked as a waitress and his father’s name was John Christopher Depp who was a civil engineer. Due to his father’s job, his family changed places all the time, due to which Johnny could not make many friends, although his parents divorced from each other in 1978, at that time Johnny Depp was 15 years old. His mother later married Robert Palmer.

At the age of 12, his mother gifted him the guitar, which he learned to play on his own. Johnny started playing guitar for many local bands and after some time he decided to quit his studies and become a full time musician. His band’s name was The KIDS and he used to be the guitarist in this band. After the band’s modest success in Florida, he moved to Los Angeles to get a record deal for his band, although his band did not prove to be as successful as he had hoped. He also found it difficult to get paid shows, due to which he had to do many jobs. He also worked in the call center where he used to sell pen & stationary. At the age of 20, Johnny married his band member’s sister Lori Anne Allison. After the band split up, Johnny’s wife Lori Ann Allison introduced Johnny to actor Nicolas Cage and they became drinking buddies. At that time, Johnny was going through a difficult period where he was neither financially stable nor happy with his marriage, so at the age of 22 he divorced Lori Anne Allison.

Acting Career

Nicolas Cage had advised Johnny Depp to make his career in the field of acting, although Johnny was not sure about acting. Nicolas Cage gave him his agent’s phone number and then Johnny went to audition for the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street and he was selected for the film. Johnny started his acting career with the film A Nightmare on Elm Street which was a 1984 success horror film although his role in this film was not big and his character is killed in this film. The role of Johnny in the film was very much liked by the teenagers, after which Johnny was cast for TV serials and advertisements. He didn’t want to be an actor, yet he continued to cast in films to earn enough money to pay some bills.

After the release of the famous TV show 21 Jump Street in 1987, Johnny became a teen icon and was on the front page of every magazine because of his looks. After working for about 4 years in the TV industry, he decided that he would now give his full time to films. His first film as a lead actor was “Cry Baby” which was released in 1990 and was a musical comedy film although the film was not successful. After the film Cry Baby, he appeared in Edward Scissorhands and this film was directed by Tim Burton. The film was a commercial success and the film established Johnny Depp as an actor in the Hollywood film industry. His acting in this film was highly praised and Johnny earned his first Golden Globe nomination for this film.

Pirates of the Caribbean

We all know that the Pirates of the Caribbean film series has been very important for Johnny and since the first film release of this series, he has received worldwide recognition and his fan base has increased a lot. In this film series, he appears in the character of Captain Jack Sparrow, who is a pirate. When the first film of this series was offered to him, he was very impressed with the story of this film. Johnny Depp did a lot of work on his looks for Pirates of the Caribbean film and he took inspiration for his character from a famous musician of 80’s and the name of that musician is Keith Richards. Initially, the makers of the film wanted Robert De Niro to play the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, although Robert De Niro was unable to relate himself to the Captain Jack Sparrow character. Apart from this, Jim Carrey and Matthew McConaughey were also being considered for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. Jim Carrey had expressed his desire to work in the film but he rejected the film due to production delay. Johnny Depp was finally finalized for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was released in 2003 which was a huge success at the box office.


Father Name John Christopher Depp (Civil Engineer)
Mother Name Betty Sue Palmer
Brother Name Daniel Depp
Sister Name Christi Dembrowski , Debbi Depp

 Film Career

Debut Film Name A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Debut Film Name (As A Lead Actor) Cry Baby (1990)

Relationship | Affairs | Wife | Children

Wife Name Lori Anne Allison (1983-1986), Amber herad (Div 2016)
Son Name John Christopher Depp III
Daughter Name Lily Rose Melody Depp

Some Interesting Facts About Johnny Deep

Johnny Depp Biography | Wiki, Wife, Age, Height, Birthday, Family & More

  • During an interview he said that becoming a parent has giving me strength, perspective & joy.
  • During a talk show, Johnny Depp told that his favorite body part is the back of the head.
  • He did not have the knowledge of acting, yet he gave his first audition for the film A Nightmare on Elm Street and he got selected in this film.
  • Johnny Depp’s debut film was “A Nightmare on Elm Street“, although his first film as a lead actor was Cry Baby.
  • During an interview, Johnny Depp told that he got addicted to the drug at the age of 11 and this time was very difficult for him. Due to drug addiction, he had many personal losses and it took him a long time to come out of it.
  • Johnny Depp was highly praised for his acting in the film Edward Scissorhands and he earned his first Golden Globe nomination for this film.
  • Johnny Depp was being considered for the 2003 film Hulk and the film was written keeping Johnny in mind. The film was supposed to release in the 90’s but due to production delay, the makers did not consider Johnny again.
  • Johnny’s life changed when his daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp was hospitalized due to kidney failure and at that time his daughter was 7 years old and that time was very difficult for him.

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