John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963
is an American
actor, producer and musician.
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
and later found box office success
in films such as Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and the Pirates of the Caribbean
film series (2003–present).
In 1998, following a four-year relationship with British supermodel Kate Moss
Depp began a relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis
whom he met while filming The Ninth Gate
Depp and Paradis announced their separation in June 2012.
Depp subsequently began dating actress and model Amber Heard
, in 2012 and Heard filed for divorce in May 2016.