John Christopher Depp II was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9th, 1963. Though born in Kentucky, his family moved quite often during his childhood. Eventually, his family settled in Miramar Florida where he'd spend of his adolescent years. He is a man of myriad hues who loves music and acting. As an actor, Johnny Depp is most talked about because of his informal and unorthodox strategic acting style. He was born to John Depp Sr. an engineer and Betty Sue a waitress in a hotel. He has three siblings Debbie, Christie (Depp's manager), and Danny. Depp's parents got divorced when he was 16, and due to the changing conditions at home he became a victim of drugs.
Depp left school because of his involvement in various other nefarious activities apart from taking drugs. His school had suspended him a number of times because of bad behavior, brawling, petty robberies, smoking and drinking habits. Soon Depp got involved in a different kind of after school activity, luckily, it was playing guitar. This lead to stints with various bands, the most successful was a band known as The Kids.Ladder to Fame
Johnny Depp's walk into the world of acting started when he was introduced by his ex-wife to Nicholas Cage in Los Angeles. His debut film was "A Nightmare on Elm Street" in 1984, although he came back to play a cameo role in the last of the Elm Street series. He shot to fame with the TV series "21 Jump Street" in 1987. "Edward Scissorhands" happened to him in 1990, and he continued to climb the fame ladder with notable works in "Benny & June" and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." His performance in 1994's "Ed Wood" was highly acclaimed. Following afterword, he played an accountant in the film "Dead Man" and appeared in Mike Newell's "Donnie Brasco." With each additional film Depp found his box office draw growing and elevating him to a higher level.
Depp tried his hand at sci-fi horror movies when he signed up for "The Astronaut's Wife" in 1999, followed by Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow." The next year brought "Chocolat," a drama with a tinge of romance and also "Blow" in which he portrayed a cocaine mafia drug dealer. His recent hit as the charismatic pirate Capt. Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl" was a roaring success and he is back in the sequel, too.Personal Life & Trivia
Depp has led a very colorful life being engaged to the likes of Winona Ryder, Kate Moss and others. He had Winona Ryder's name tattooed on his arm while dating. At present he is said to be dating French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis whom he met on the sets of "Ninth Gate" in 1999.
Depp has been accosted by the police and arrested for a brawl in the wee hours of the night in a hotel lobby, he has been found guilty of selling drugs in his club, The Viper Room.Past Projects
Sweeney Todd.... Sweeney Todd
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End.... Jack Sparrow
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.... Jack Sparrow
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.... Willy Wonka
The Libertine .... Rochester
Finding Neverland.... Sir James Matthew Barrie
Secret Window .... Mort Rainey
Once Upon a Time in Mexico.... Sands
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.... Jack Sparrow
Blow.... George Jung
Donnie Brasco.... Donnie Brasco/Joseph D. 'Joe' Pistone
Nick of Time .... Gene Watson
Ed Wood.... Ed Wood
What's Eating Gilbert Grape.... Gilbert Grape
Edward Scissorhands.... Edward Scissorhands
A Nightmare on Elm Street.... Glen Lantz
Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9, 1963.Name:
John Christopher Depp IIDate of Birth:
June 9th 1963Height:
5' 10" (1.78 m)Talent Agency:
United Talent Agency
9560 Wilshire Blvd. 5th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
"Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest, honestly"
Capt. Jack Sparrow