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John Cristoper Depp II (Jhonny Depp)

 John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. Dissatisfied with that status, Depp turned to film for more challenging roles; he played the title character of Edward Scissorhands (1990) and later found box office success in films such as Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Rango (2011) and the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–present). He has collaborated with director and friend Tim Burton in eight films through Dark Shadows (2012).

Depp has gained acclaim for his portrayals of people such as Ed Wood, in Ed Wood, Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco, Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, George Jung in Blow, and the bank robber John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $3.1 billion at the United States box office and over $7.6 billion worldwide.[3] He has been nominated for top awards many times, winning the Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and from the Screen Actors Guild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He also has garnered a sex symbol status in American cinema, being twice named as the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine[4] in 2003 and 2009. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor, with $75 million. (Wikipedia)

Johnny Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school at age 15 in the hopes of becoming a rock musician. He fronted a series of garage bands including The Kids, which once opened for Iggy Pop. Depp got into acting after a visit to Los Angeles, California, with his former wife, Lori Anne Allison (Lori A. Depp), who introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage. He made his film debut in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood, who has recuperated his image greatly since his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the acclaimed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), with a supporting cast of Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush. By mikedavies86

Though highly successful now, Depp's early life, strangely, was as a rebel, and he took to vandalism and narcotics. He dropped out of school when he was 15, and he fronted a series of music-garage bands, including one named The Kids. However, it was when he married Lori Anne Allison (Lori A. Depp) that he took up the job of being a ballpoint-pen salesman to support himself and his wife. A visit to Los Angeles, California, with his wife, however, happened to be a blessing in disguise, when he met up with actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to turn to acting, which culminated in Depp's film debut in the low-budget horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), where he played a teenager who falls prey to dream-stalking demon Freddy Krueger. Three years later, Depp achieved fame as police cop Tom Hanson in the series "21 Jump Street" (1987) (1987-90), and in 1990, he was firmly established as a leading Hollywood actor with the Tim Burton movie Edward Scissorhands (1990), where he played a sad-faced, tragic hero who has scissors for hands.
From then on, Depp was selective of his choice of roles in movies, and he more often than not played dark, sinister characters on-screen. He played an undercover FBI agent in Donnie Brasco (1997), in which he co-starred with Al Pacino; a druggie in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998); and in two more Tim Burton ventures, Ed Wood (1994) and Sleepy Hollow (1999), with Christina Ricci and Casper Van Dien. He filmed a fifth Tim Burton film, Corpse Bride (2005), as well as being committed for another Tim Burton production, where he plays Willy Wonka in the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), based on the classic children's novel by Roald Dahl.

During his career, Depp has, unfortunately, gotten himself under bad public scrutiny. He was accused of selling drugs at his own club, The Viper Room, in regard to the legendary celebrity, River Phoenix, who died outside the club due to drug overdose in 1993. The following year, Depp was arrested for smashing and trashing a New York suite. And, in 1999, he was arrested in London for being in a fight with paparazzi outside a restaurant.
Although he gained popularity since the success of Edward Scissorhands (1990), Depp wasn't hugely famous for many years until his portrayal of the suave, charming Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) in 2003. With the film's enormous success, it has opened several doors for his career and even included an Oscar nomination. He appeared as the central character in the Stephen King-based movie, Secret Window (2004); as the kind-hearted novelist James Barrie in the factually-based Finding Neverland (2004), where he co-starred with Kate Winslet; and most recently as Rochester in the British film, The Libertine (2004). By Sidhartha Shankar

Full Name: John Christopher Depp II
Date of Birth: June 9, 1963
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA; raised mostly in Miramar, Florida.
Parents: John Christopher Depp and Betty Sue (Wells) Palmer
• Danny (also known as D.P. Depp)
• Christi (Dembrowski) (Christi is Johnny's personal assistant and a co-founder of his film production company.)
• Debbie
Vanessa and Johnny became a couple in 1998 while he was in Paris filming The Ninth Gate. He was having dinner with the crew at Hotel Costes on the same night Vanessa was there with friends. When Johnny saw her across the lobby of the restaurant, he said he was "undone". He fell in love at that very moment: "You have this feeling. I can't really explain what it was, but I had it when I met Vanessa. I saw her across a room and I thought 'What's happening to me?'"Current Residence: Johnny owns homes in Plan de la Tour, France and in Los Angeles, CA (USA). In addition to his Los Angeles home, Johnny also owns a penthouse condominium in Los Angeles. In 2004, Johnny purchased Little Hall's Pond Cay, a small island in the Bahamas.

In an article for the October 2008 issue of Elle magazine, Vanessa explained they saw one another occasionally over the course of four years before coming together that night in Paris: "We were in two different worlds, him in America, me in France, but we had friends in common. But then, the day we found each other in Paris, we were both in the same world and free and it was just instant. There was no more time to waste, just no way around it."

On May 27, 1999, Johnny and Vanessa's first child, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, was born. Their son, John Christopher Depp III (known as Jack) followed three years later on April 9, 2002. Johnny and Vanessa are devoted parents. They are very protective of their children's privacy, and provide them as normal a life as possible away from the attention their parent's celebrity status attracts.

Children (with Vanessa Paradis):

• Lily-Rose Melody Depp, born May 27, 1999

• Business Affiliations: Johnny is no longer the owner of the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California nor, to the best of our knowledge, is he any longer the part-time owner of the Man Ray Restaurants in New York and Paris.
• Production Company: Founded in 2004, a film production company called "Infinitum Nihil".
• Charitable Affiliations: Johnny has generously given his time and support to the Children's Hospice Coalition, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Dan Marino Foundation and The Sheila Witkin Foundation. If you would like to follow in his philanthropic footsteps, please visit our affiliated site: Johnny's Angels DeppFans for Charity
• Artwork: Johnny has been dabbling in photography, drawing and painting for years. His photograph of Vanessa Paradis appears on the cover of her 2000 album: "Bliss", and his portrait of her appears on the cover of her 2007 album: "Divinidylle". More information can be found in our Johnny Depp's Artwork page.


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