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Name: Amber Heard

Real name: Amber Laura Heard

Birth date: 22 of April 1986 (33 y.o.)

Place of birth: Austin, Texas, U.S.

Height: 173 cm Weight: 47 kg

Birth Sign: Taurus

Chinese zodiac: Tiger

Occupation: actress

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Amber Heard’s biography

Amber Heard is an American model and actress in high demand. She became popular after the series Hidden Palms and movie The Rum Diary. She is Johnny Depp’s ex-wife.
The star of The Rum Diary – Amber HeardThe star of The Rum Diary – Amber Heard

Amber Heard’s childhood

Amber grew up in Austin, Texas. Her father was in charge of a construction company, and her mother worked in telecommunications. As told by the actress herself, her father really wanted a son, that’s why he taught her to drive, ride a horse and to be strong. Amber’s mother recalled that her daughter, from early childhood, kept testing her own limits to see how far she would go.
Amber Heard’s childhood photoAmber Heard’s childhood photo
Amber was raised under strict Catholic rule. Moreover, she also attended a Catholic school. Her upbringing was no obstacle when it came to trying herself for the school theater. The spotlight and recognition kept calling her, and already at the age of 13 Amber was working as a lifeguard on a beach and as a maid at a local modelling agency, in order to save money for the shooting of her own portfolio.
Young Amber HeardYoung Amber Heard
When Amber turned 16, her best friend died in a car crash. The tragedy turned her whole life around – she became disappointed with religion and declared herself an atheist. A year after she left for New York as she couldn’t bear to stay in Texas any longer and she just wanted to escape the monotony.

The beginning of Amber Heard’s career

In New York, she found herself amidst the modelling world. It seemed that her childhood dream finally became a reality, but that didn’t last long. She wanted something else, something unpredictable, so she left for Los Angeles to conquer the film industry.
Amber Heard’s innate artistic abilities surfaced in her childhoodAmber Heard’s innate artistic abilities surfaced in her childhood
The odds were in her favor – it didn’t take her much effort to make it in the film world. Just like most of Hollywood’s stars, she started her career with secondary roles in series: The O. C., Jack & Bobby, The Mountain. Further on, she got noticed by high-caliber directors, so she started getting more major roles.
Commercial with Amber Heard
In 2004, she appeared in the sports drama Friday Night Lights, in 2005 – in the low-budget horror movie Side Fx, in the comedy Drop Dead Sexy and in the drama about female mine workers – North Country, with the one and only – Charlize Theron.
Amber Heard isn’t afraid of her sexualityAmber Heard isn’t afraid of her sexuality
Then, she landed her first leading role in the horror movie All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, which didn’t really leave a good impression with the critics. Way too many people pointed out that the plot was awfully similar to that of Jennifer’s Body and that Amber Heard should take some pointers from Megan Fox on being sexy.
...She can take any role...She can take any role
The shooting for the series Hidden Palms, which premiered in 2007, posed a real challenge to Amber. She was confirmed for the role of Greta Matthews. The already slim actress had to lose 11 kgs (25 pounds) for the role. Unfortunately, viewers got to see only 8 of the 12 episodes – the show was cancelled due to low ratings.
Amber Heard in Hidden PalmsAmber Heard in Hidden Palms
Then followed an episode of the popular series Californication, with David Duchovny. The young actress had less than one minute of screen time, but her appearance itself in such a resounding project was crucial.

Amber Heard and her road to popularity

In 2008, Amber Heard appeared in two movies that turned out to be quite successful, commercially: in the drama Never Back Down, where she played the love interest of the main character, who had a rough path from zero to a martial arts’ star. The second movie was the comedy Pineapple Express with Seth Rogen and James Franco, telling the adventures of two weed-loving friends.
Pineapple Express: Amber Heard and Seth RogenPineapple Express: Amber Heard and Seth Rogen
These roles marked Amber’s career – she impressed the directors with her fearlessness, with her intellect and ferocity, with her absolute spontaneity and love for life. It’s possibly that this is exactly the reason why she was cast for the post-apocalyptic comedy Zombieland, where she played the neighbor of Jesse Eisenberg’s character - the student Columbus.
Zombieland: Amber Heard and Jesse EisenbergZombieland: Amber Heard and Jesse Eisenberg
However, a real milestone in her career was her role in The Rum Diary – according to the plot, she became the partner of the character portrayed by Johnny Depp himself. Amber Heard was over the moon with his acting and she proudly confessed that he’s a great actor and an amazing person, who helped her open up on set. Amber even got the Hollywood Film Festival award for her role as Chenault.
The Rum Diary: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
After that, Amber’s career kept going up: she got to work with Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth, Demi Moore; she was very proud of her role as a CIA agent in Luc Besson’s movie 3 Days to Kill.

Amber Heard’s personal life

From 2005, she was in a serious relationship with actor Crispin Glover, however, in 2008 she surprised her fans with the news that she was in a relationship with Tasya Van Ree, a photographer. Their affair was a secret for a long time and only at the GLAAD party (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) did the actress open up about it: I am who I am. In my opinion, if you refuse or fear to believe something, you, unwillingly, admit that it’s not right. But I don’t feel like I’m not right.
Amber Heard and Tasya Van Ree were datingAmber Heard and Tasya Van Ree were dating
But following the shooting of The Rum Diary, the spark between Amber and Tasya faded away, and the culprit behind that was no other than Johnny Depp. He divorced his wife, Vanessa Paradis, with whom he spent 14 happy years, for the 24-year-old actress.
Depp’s and Heard’s love for blues brought them togetherDepp’s and Heard’s love for blues brought them together
Their relationship was nothing but intense, just like all of Johnny Depp’s affairs – full of falling-outs and arguments. So, in 2013, Heard dumped Depp and spent her time with Marie de Villepin. Depp wanted to win her back and decided to surprise her: on his island in the Bahamas, he built a replica of the bar from The Rum Diary, and gifted her an entire beach. After that, peace reigned in the relationship.
Photo from the wedding of Amber Heard and Johnny DeppPhoto from the wedding of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Heard and Depp got married officially on February 3, 2015. The wedding took place in the Bahamas, with their close friends and relatives. Depp’s children were also invited – Lily-Rose Melody and John Christopher, both of them quite happy with their union. Consequently, Amber mentioned several times that it’s an honor and a blessing to be the mother-in-law of Depp’s children.
Amber Heard got along well with Depp’s childrenAmber Heard got along well with Depp’s children
In May 2016, Amber Heard’s personal life took a U-turn. She confessed that she had decided to break off the relationship with Johnny Depp and on May 22, 2016, just after several days from his mother’s passing, she filed for divorce. When asked for a reason, she stated it was the many unamendable divergences between the two of them. Further on, she admitted to the press to being physically assaulted by Depp. Many artists as well as the actor’s ex-wife, Winona Ryder came to his defense. Depp’s fans, in their turn, accused Amber of slander.
Amber Heard from behindAmber Heard from behind
After the scandalous divorce, Heard dated the head of Space X, Elon Musk, and she was also spotted with stunt artists Kelly McNaught and Mana Hira Davis (she was flirting with both of them).
Amber Heard dated Elon MuskAmber Heard dated Elon Musk

Amber Heard now

What sets Amber Heard apart is her independent personality, her acute sense of justice and remarkable diligence. She is part of different projects and isn’t afraid to experiment.

After becoming popular, Amber switched to truly interesting roles. Instead of the head-in-the-clouds beauties, came the characters full of depth and complexity. For instance, in 2015, she appeared in the movie The Adderall Diaries, based on Stephen Elliott’s memoirs. She was also remarkable in The Danish Girl, telling the story of the first man to change his gender. The director of the movie mentioned that Amber was the holder of ideal female beauty.
A still from The Danish GirlA still from The Danish Girl
The next movie she starred in, London Fields, was a pretty decent adaptation of Martin Amis’s work. Amber got the lead role and her partner was, once again, Johnny Depp.
In 2017, Amber Heard will be Aquaman’s betrothedIn 2017, Amber Heard will be Aquaman’s betrothed
In 2018, Amber Heard appeared in two DC-universe superhero action movies - Justice League and Aquaman. In both of them, she played Mera, the queen of the sea, and her partner was Jason Momoa, who played Aquaman.
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