Johnny Depp (birth name John Christopher Depp II) was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9, 1963. He is best known as an American actor, but also wears the hats of film producer and musician. He was the youngest of four siblings born to Betty Sue Palmer. Depp and his siblings moved at least 20 times during their childhood before settling down in Miramar, Florida. When he was 12 years old, Depp got his first guitar and learned how to play. At age 15, his parents divorced. His mother was later remarried to Robert Palmer, who served as an inspiration to Johnny. After Palmer passed away, a young Depp began to experiment in self harm. Luckily, he found a healthier way to express himself with tattoos. Depp also dropped out of high school to become a rock musician. When he attempted to come back two weeks later, his principal told him it was important to follow his dreams. Depp got married in 1983 to Lori Anne Allison, a makeup artist. She introduced him to Nicolas Cage who encouraged him to pursue an acting career. Depp and Allison divorced in 1985. Although Depp never remarried, he has been linked to other women including costar Wynonna Ryder, actress Jennifer Grey, supermodel Kate Moss, and actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, with whom Depp has fathered two children: Lily-Rose Melody Depp and John Christopher Depp III.
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2. Income & Salary
Johnny Depp’s career really began when he was cast in a role on the television series 21 Jump Street, where he became a teen idol. He wanted to be more than that, so he decided to audition for films in more challenging roles. Since he made that decision, Depp has become one of cinema’s most sought after actors. His talent has made him the nominee of dozens of awards and the winner of most of them, including the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe award for Best Actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Tim Buton on films such as Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland. He has also been commended for his portayals of real people in roles as Ed Wood, Hunter S, Thompson, and George Jung. He is also widely recognized for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean as Captain Jack Sparrow.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Depp has an estimated annual salary of $20 million per film. His net worth is $350 million. He is one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors.