Johnny Depp Biography and Net Worth

John Christopher Depp popularly known as Johnny Depp is a famous American actor, musician, producer and filmmaker known for both his comedic and dramatic roles in movies. Johnny Depp is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented.

He began his rise to fame most notably for his role on the TV series ’21 Jump Street’ back in 1987 in a movie which lasted for three years till 1990. In the movie industry today, it would be difficult to name a few of the biggest names without Johnny Depp being mentioned.

Read on to find out Johnny Depp biography/early life, career, awards, net worth and more.

Johnny Depp Biography/Early Life

Johnny Depp was born on the 9th of June, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Betty Sue Palmer (mother) and John Christopher Depp (father). He is currently 57 years old. Johnny Depp comes from a family of six consisting of him, three siblings and his parents. Johnny Depp’s parents divorced when he was only 15 years old and his mother would go on to marry a man who Johnny calls an inspiration today, a man named Robert Palmer.

Johnny Depp right from childhood has perhaps never been used to inhabiting one residence for too long as they could move so frequently that Depp lived in over 20 houses as a child before they could finally settle Florida. Johnny Depp as an American of course is primarily an English-speaking man of that descent but is also of German, Irish and French descents.

Johnny Depp Career

When Johnny Depp’s parent divorced, he dropped out of the Miramar high school to become a rock musician, something which he always had the long standing interest in. He would play with some group of local kids who formed a band and enjoyed moderate success.

Johnny Depp began his movie acting career when he acted the horror film ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ back in 1984. The movie acting novice then played the role of boyfriend to Nancy Thompson who was a standout actress in the movie. Johnny Depp only really began a rise to prominence after a major role in the ‘Private Resort’, a comedy show where he was by far the most standout performer just like Carrot Top.

Johnny Depp would then go on to attract more high authority roles after he had shown his mettle in the previous TV show he took part in and then landed the lead role in ‘Thrasin’, a skating drama acted way back in 1986 but unfortunately for Johnny Depp, that decision to give him the lead role by the movie director would go on to be overruled by the movie producer and Johnny Depp would again have to settle for a role as part of the movies minorities.

It did not take much longer however before another starring role would come knocking on the doors of a clearly talented teenager as he went on to star in a high school operation on a TV series powered by Fox, a series which made him a teen idol. Johnny Depp has gone on to dominate the movie acting industry over the past decade having taken part in a host of other movies and also winning awards in the process.

Let us take a run-down of movies in which Johnny Depp has been a part of.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Private Resort (1985)

Platoon (1986)

Cry-Baby (1990)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Arizona Dream (1993)

Benny & Joon (1993)

What’s Eating Gilberts Grape (1993)

Stuff (1993)

Ed Wood (1994)

Don Juan DaMarco (1995)

Dead Man (1995)

Nick Of Time (1995)

Cannes Man (1996)

Donnie Brasco (1997)

The Brave (1997)

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)

L.A Without A Map (1998)

The Ninth Gate (1999)

The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Chocolate (2000)

Before Night Falls (2000)

The Man Who Cried (2000)

Blow (2001)

From Hell (2001)

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

Happily Ever After (2004)

Secret Window (2004)

Finding Neverland (2004)

The Libertine (2004)

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005)

Corpse Bride (2005)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At The World’s End (2007)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Public Enemies (2009)

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

The Tourist (2010)


Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The Rum Diary (2011)

Jack And Jill (2011)

Hugo (2011)

21 Jump Street (2012)

Dark Shadows (2012)

The Loner Ranger (2013)

Lucky Them (2013)

Transcendence (2014)

Tusk (2014)

Into The Woods (2014)

Mortdecai (2015)

Black Mass (2015)

Yoga Horsers (2016)

Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

The Black Ghianodla (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Murder On The Orient Express (2017)

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

London Fields(2018)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

The Professor (2018)

City Of Lies (2018)

Waiting For Barbarians (2019)

Minanata (2020)

Johnny Depp Awards

It would indeed come as no surprise that a man with Johnny Depp’s pedigree and long standing career has a long list of major honors and we will outline his nominations which he went on to win the ultimate prize.

Actor of the Year (1996)

Best Actor (2004) – Won

Best Male Performance (2004) – Won

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (2004) – Won

Best International Actor (2004) – Won

Best Performance (2007) – Won

Best Comedic Performance (2008) – Won

Best Villian (2008) – Won

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (2008) – Won

MTV Generation Award (2012) – Won

Desert Palm Achievement Award (2016) – Won

It must also be noted that he has been nominated for people’s choice awards for different awards nineteen times and has won a staggering seventeen awards. Johnny Depp has also been nominated, and won a host of other awards not listed therein.

Johnny Depp Personal Life

Johnny Depp has been married to two different women of which are both divorced. He first got married to Lori Anne Alisson (1983-1986) and more recently to Amber Heard (2015-2017).

Johnny Depp is a father of two children, Lily-Rose Depp (daughter) and John Christopher Depp III (Son)

Johnny Depp Net Worth

In the year 2020, Johnny Depp has an estimated net worth of $200 million, making him one of the richest and most influential Hollywood actor in the United States of America.


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