Johnny Depp’s birthday – June 9, 2022

Johnny Depp, born John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963, was destined for fame with his unique character and devastatingly good looks. As a child, he was a victim of domestic violence but he overcame his tragic past and eventually rose to fame with countless, memorable movie roles. He was nominated for numerous awards for his outstanding performances and honored with a life-size statue in Serbia. Today, we celebrate the special day of this deserving star with you.

History of Johnny Depp

John Christopher Depp II, famously known as Johnny Depp, was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in the United States and was raised in Florida. His parents, John Christopher Depp and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Sue Wells divorced when he was 15 years old. His father was a civil engineer and his mother, a waitress. He had three siblings, Danny, Christi Dembrowski, and Deborah — Depp was the youngest of the four. He revealed that his mother had abusive tendencies, and at the age of 11, Depp started doing various kinds of drugs as a way to escape from his family problems.

His road to fame started in 1979 when he joined a band called the Kids and in 1983, he moved to Los Angeles with the band, hoping to make it big. A year later, in 1984, he was introduced by his then-wife, Lori Allison, to Nicolas Cage, who introduced him to a Hollywood agent. His big break came after filming “Edward Scissorhands,” directed by Tim Burton. He went on to feature in many other movies such as “Ed Wood” in 1994, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in 2005, and “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010, all directed by Tim Burton. In 2003, he starred in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” as the pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, and climbed the ladder of success. He won five MTV Movie Awards and a Screen Actor Guild Award in 2003 for his outstanding performance in the movie.

Depp has two children, Lily-Rose Depp and Jack Depp. He has always been a ladies’ man, with six engagements and two official marriages, first to Lori Allison and later to Amber Heard in 2015. These marriages, unfortunately, both ended in divorce.

Johnny Depp timeline

1979
Depp Joins a Garage Band

At 16, Depp joins a band called the Kids after dropping out of high school.

1984
He Lands His First Movie Role

Depp features in his first movie role in the horror film, "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

1990
He’s Launched into Stardom

Depp's breakthrough performance came after featuring in “Edward Scissorhands,” directed by Tim Burton.

2003
His Lead Actor Oscar Award Nomination

He is the second-ever actor to get nominated for this award for a Disney film.

2010
‘Favorite Movie Actor’ Award Win

Honored by his "Sweeney Todd" co-star, Sacha Baron Cohen, Depp wins the award for ‘Favorite Movie Actor of the Decade.’

2012
He is the World’s Highest-Paid Actor

With earnings of $75 million, Depp is the world’s highest-paid actor, as recognized in the 2012 Guinness World Records.

2021
Depp Receives the Donostia Award

He is honored with the Donostia Award in San Sebastian for his career and lifetime achievements.

Johnny Depp FAQs

What is Johnny Depp’s salary?

He earns approximately $25 million annually with a pay of $10 million to $13 million per movie.

What is Johnny Depp suing Amber Heard for?

He is suing Heard for $50 million based on a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the “Washington Post” chronicling her experiences as a domestic abuse survivor.

How far has he gone into his music career?

Depp has gone as far as releasing albums such as “Hollywood Vampires,” which he released with his band in 2015, but this is just one of countless singles and albums.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He was allergic to chocolate growing up

    Not only was Depp allergic to chocolate in his early days, but this might have played a part in influencing his dislike for chocolates even after the allergy disappeared.

  2. A for effort

    Depp learned French so that he could make French singer Vanessa Paradis’ parents feel comfortable around him.

  3. He’s nearly blind in the left eye

    He suffers from short-sightedness and has had this condition since birth, coupled with a nearly blind left eye.

  4. He hates clowns

    Depp hates clowns; he has a fear of clowns, spiders, and ghosts.

  5. He preferred lizards for pets

    As a child, he would not only collect lizards to keep as pets but would also train these lizards to perform tricks.

Why We Love Johnny Depp

  1. He defies the odds

    He is not afraid to be different and embraces it; this is his superpower. His character is more than just a show he has to put on in films — he is interesting, talented, likable, and relatable.

  2. He overcame his childhood struggles

    Depp grew up in an unhealthy environment. He was a victim of domestic violence and did not have much money growing up. Despite a difficult start in life, he persevered, worked hard, and became one of the biggest and most well-loved names in Hollywood.

  3. He has a deep love for children

    Despite living a luxurious life, Depp has a soft spot for the needy. He supports the War Child charity, the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, and makes annual donations to the hospital that treated his daughter after she suffered temporary kidney failure.

Johnny Depp’s birthday dates

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2023May 12Friday
2024May 12Sunday
2025May 12Monday
2026May 12Tuesday

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