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Johnny Depp

Johnny DeppAKA John Christopher Depp, Jr.

Born: 9-Jun-1963
Birthplace: Owensboro, KY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Captain Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp started smoking at 12, and played guitar in a rock band called The Flame. He lost his virginity to a groupie at 13, in the band's van. His parents divorced when Depp was in high school, and Depp soon dropped out to pursue music full-time. Rechristened The Kids and later Six Gun Method, the band moved to Los Angeles, and had their biggest moment as an opening act for Iggy Pop. Depp struggled to get by, but eventually met Nicolas Cage, who suggested he try auditioning for film and TV work. His first major role was in A Nightmare on Elm Street, as a young boy plagued by bad dreams. Depp sprang to fame in the lead role on the upstart Fox network's first show, 21 Jump Street, playing a baby-faced cop recruited to infiltrate high schools and young criminals' gangs. At the time, 21 Jump Street was Fox's biggest (and only) hit, but Depp abhorred being a "teen heartthrob" and left after three seasons.

Depp often takes roles in darker films, appearing as a robotic topiarist in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood in Ed Wood (1994), and Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Other roles tend to play more on his looks, such as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

He had "Winona forever" tattooed on his arm while engaged to Winona Ryder. After they broke up he had the tattoo reworked to read "Wino forever". Depp owned the nightclub where River Phoenix overdosed in 1993. He now lives in France.


[1] Slightly more than 1/8th Cherokee mostly via his maternal great-grandmother, Minnie, the remainder being various European ethnicities. In a 25 August 2002 interview on France5 TV, he described himself as "Pu-pu platter... combination of weird things. Indian, Irish, German and god knows what. Just a mutt, really."

Father: John Christopher Depp, Sr. (public engineer)
Mother: Betty Sue Wells (waitress)
Brother: Daniel P. Depp
Sister: Christie Dembrowski (b. 1961, Depp's personal manager)
Sister: Debbie
Wife: Lori Anne Allison (makeup artist, m. 1983, div. 1985)
Girlfriend:
Sherilyn Fenn (together late 980s, broken engagement)
Girlfriend: Winona Ryder (together 1990-93, broken engagement)
Girlfriend: Jennifer Grey (together mid-1990s, broken engagement)
Girlfriend: Kate Moss (together 1995-97, broken engagement)
Girlfriend: Vanessa Paradis (singer, cohabited 1998-2012, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Lily-Rose Melody Depp (b. 27-May-1999)
Son: John Christopher "Jack" Depp III (b. 9-Apr-2002)

    High School: Miramar High School, Miramar, FL

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 16-Nov-1999 at 7020 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
    Kentucky Colonel 1996
    Criminal Mischief New York City 1994
    Funeral: Hunter S. Thompson (2005)
    Visited Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl premiere (28-Jun-2003)
    Visited Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End premiere (19-May-2007)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    21 Jump Street Officer Tom Hanson (#2, 1987-90)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Brave (10-May-1997)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Transcendence (10-Apr-2014)
    The Lone Ranger (22-Jun-2013)
    Dark Shadows (9-May-2012) · Barnabas Collins
    The Rum Diary (13-Oct-2011) · Kemp
    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (11-May-2011) · Jack Sparrow
    Rango (3-Mar-2011) · Lars [VOICE]
    The Tourist (8-Dec-2010) · Frank Tupelo
    Alice in Wonderland (3-Mar-2010) · Mad Hatter
    Public Enemies (18-Jun-2009) · John Dillinger
    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (22-May-2009) · Imaginarium Tony #1
    When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors (17-Jan-2009) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (20-Jan-2008) · Himself
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (21-Dec-2007)
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (19-May-2007)
    Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (20-Jan-2007) · Himself
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (25-Jun-2006)
    Gypsy Caravan: When the Road Bends (1-May-2006) · Himself
    Deep Sea (3-Mar-2006) [VOICE]
    Corpse Bride (8-Sep-2005) [VOICE]
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (13-Jul-2005)
    The Libertine (16-Sep-2004)
    Finding Neverland (4-Sep-2004)
    And They Lived Happily Ever After (14-May-2004)
    Secret Window (12-Mar-2004) · Mort Rainey
    Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (11-Sep-2003) · Himself
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico (27-Aug-2003) · Sands
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (28-Jun-2003) · Jack Sparrow
    From Hell (8-Sep-2001)
    Blow (29-Mar-2001)
    Chocolat (15-Dec-2000) · Roux
    Before Night Falls (3-Sep-2000)
    The Man Who Cried (2-Sep-2000) · Cesar
    Sleepy Hollow (17-Nov-1999)
    The Astronaut's Wife (27-Aug-1999)
    The Ninth Gate (25-Aug-1999) · Dean Corso
    The Source (23-Jan-1999)
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (22-May-1998) · Raoul Duke
    The Brave (10-May-1997)
    Donnie Brasco (28-Feb-1997) · Donnie
    Cannes Man (1996) · Himself
    Nick of Time (22-Nov-1995) · Gene Watson
    Dead Man (26-May-1995) · William Blake
    Don Juan DeMarco (7-Apr-1995) · Don Juan DeMarco
    Ed Wood (28-Sep-1994) · Ed Wood
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape (17-Dec-1993)
    Benny & Joon (16-Apr-1993) · Sam
    Arizona Dream (6-Jan-1993) · Axel
    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (5-Sep-1991) · Teen on TV
    Edward Scissorhands (7-Dec-1990) · Edward Scissorhands
    Cry-Baby (6-Apr-1990) · Cry-Baby
    Platoon (19-Dec-1986) · Lerner
    Private Resort (3-May-1985)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (9-Nov-1984)

Appears on the cover of:
People, 1-Dec-2003, DETAILS: Sexiest Man Alive


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