Johnny Depp Biography
Birth Name - John Christopher Depp II
Date of Birth - June 9, 1963
Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Nickname - Mr. Stench - Colonel
Height - 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Spouse - Lori A. Depp
(24 December 1983 - 7 March 1986) (divorced)
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Born John Christopher Depp in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, 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). In 1987 he shot to stardom when he replaced Jeff Yagher in the role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular TV series "21 Jump Street" (1987).
In 1990, after numerous roles in teen-oriented films, his first of a handful of great collaborations with director Tim Burton came about when Depp played the title role in Edward Scissorhands (1990). Following the film's success, Depp carved a niche for himself as a serious, somewhat dark, idiosyncratic performer, consistently selecting roles that surprised critics and audiences alike. He continued to gain critical acclaim and increasing popularity by appearing in many features before re-joining with Burton in the lead role of Ed Wood (1994). In 1997 he played an undercover FBI agent in the fact-based film Donnie Brasco (1997), opposite Al Pacino; in 1998 he appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), directed by Terry Gilliam; and then, in 1999, he appeared in the sci-fi/horror film The Astronaut's Wife (1999). The same year he teamed up again with Burton in Sleepy Hollow (1999), brilliantly portraying Ichabod Crane.
Depp has played many characters in his career, including another fact-based one, Insp. Fred Abberline in From Hell (2001). He stole the show from screen greats such as Antonio Banderas in the finale to Robert Rodriguez's "mariachi" trilogy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003). In that same year he starred in the marvelous family blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), playing a character that only the likes of Depp could pull off: the charming, conniving and roguish Capt. Jack Sparrow. Now Depp is collaborating again with Burton in a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
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Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" (#1). 
Daughter, with Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Melody Depp. [27 May 1999]
Arrested for being in a fight with paparazzis in front of a restaurant in London. [January 1999]
Ranked #67 in Empire (UK) magazine's The Top-100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]
Chosen by People (USA) Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. 
Voted Empire's (UK) Sexiest Male Movie Star of All Time. 
Has twice recorded with British band Oasis. Most notably, he plays lead slide guitar on the track "Fade In-Out", from the 1997 album Be Here Now. Noel Gallagher, Oasis's lead guitarist, was allegedly too drunk to perform it himself, so celebrity pal Depp stepped in and nailed the lead on one take.
Arrested for trashing a New York hotel room. Depp claimed that an armadillo was responsible, saying that he had found the animal hidden in a closet and it had gone crazy, wrecking the hotel room before leaping out the window. 
Ex-fiancées: Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Moss, Jennifer Grey and Winona Ryder.
When engaged to Winona Ryder, he had "Winona forever" tattooed on his arm. After the broke up, he had the n and a surgically removed to simply say "Wino forever!"
Was the guitarist in a band called The Kids.
Currently plays in a band called P.
Adopted Goldeneye, the one-eyed Andalusian horse who played Gunpowder, Ichabod Crane's steed in Sleepy Hollow (1999), thereby saving him from the glue factory.
Got his "Betty Sue" tattoo May 31, 1988.
Named one of E!'s Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.
Son, John Chrisopher Depp III, born to him and Vanessa Paradis on April 9, 2002, in Neuilly, France, He is called "Jack" by everyone.
Chosen #2 on E!'s 25 sexiest entertainers list
With Chuck E. Weiss, Depp reportedly paid US $350,000 for the Central Nightclub in Los Angeles, California, and turned it into the Viper Room at 8852 Sunset Blvd. Other stars in contention to buy the club in 1993 included Arnold Schwarzenegger and, separately, Frank Stallone.
Lists British comedy "The Fast Show" (1994) -- renamed "Brilliant" for US television -- as his favorite TV program of all time. He used to take tapes of the series on tour with him to keep him amused. Made a guest appearance in the last-ever sketch in its last-ever episode.
Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2001.
Wrote the foreword to Mark Salisbury's biography of Tim Burton, "Burton on Burton." He credits Burton's belief in him for rescuing him from being "a loser, an outcast, just another piece of expendable Hollywood meat."
Johnny's two children with Vanessa Paradis have the same names of the two main characters in Legend (1985): Lily (b. 1999) and Jack (b.2002).
His long-time girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, is a popular singer-songwriter in her native France, as well as an aspiring actress.
Gave Noel Gallagher a white guitar with the letter "P" on it, which he regularly plays during Oasis' gigs. "P" is the name of a band that Depp was in.
Has a song about him by the late famed schizophrenic Chicago street artist Wesley Willis.
Parents: John Christopher Depp and Elizabeth "Betty" Sue Wells. His parents divorced when he was 15.
He wanted some of his teeth to be gold-capped for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) but thought the producers would never agree. He found a dentist and had lots more capped than he wanted. Disney boss Michael Eisner like them but thought there were way too many and told Depp to remove all but a few.
Resides in France, Los Angeles, and an island he owns in the Bahamas. Divides his time in France between Meudon, a suburb of Paris and a villa in Plan-de-la-Tour, an hour outside of St Tropez in Southern France.
Siblings: Danny (D.P. Depp), Christi Dembrowski, and Deborah (Debbie).
Was People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2003.
The building in which Depp's Viper Room is housed was once owned by infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel.
Chosen as E!'s 2003 Entertainer of the Year.
According to the liner notes for the soundtrack CD of Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), he wrote his own theme music, the music for Sands (Track 9 on the CD).
Shot all of his scenes in nine days for Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), but after his filming was done he didn't want to leave. So he suggested to Robert Rodriguez that he play a small part, the priest that Antonio Banderas talks to in the church, and use his Marlon Brando impression.
Reportedly based his portrayal of "Ichabod Crane" in Sleepy Hollow (1999) on "Withnail" from Withnail & I (1987), as played by Richard E. Grant.
Has been in seven films in which the title contains the name of the character he plays: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Cry-Baby (1990), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Donnie Brasco (1997), and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).
Persuaded actor Rey-Phillip Santos to give acting a try.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 19 November 1999. Tim Burton and Martin Landau were guest speakers.
Has a niece, Megan: she works for popular online entertainment magazine TYCP.
Was ranked #5 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.
Based the character of Captain Jack Sparrow on rock legend Keith Richards and the Looney Tunes character, Pepe Le Pew.
Purchased Bela Lugosi's Los Angeles home.
Sports his son's nickname, Jack, tattooed on his arm and a beaded bracelet made by his daughter Lily Rose.
Is hugely interested in Jack the Ripper.
Ranked #4 in TV Guide's list of TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols (23 January 2005 issue).
Johnny Depp Filmography
2012 Dark Shadows - Barnabas Collins
2012 21 Jump Street
2011 Hugo Cabret - M. Rouleau
2011 The Rum Diary - Paul Kemp
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Jack Sparrow
2011 Rango (Video Game) - Rango (voice)
2011 Rango - Rango (voice) / Lars (voice)
2010 The Tourist - Frank Tupelo
2010 Alice in Wonderland - Mad Hatter
2009 Public Enemies - John Dillinger
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Imaginarium Tony 1
2009 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV series) - Jack Kahuna Laguna
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Sweeney Todd
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Jack Sparrow
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Jack Sparrow
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (Video Game)
Jack Sparrow (voice) - 2005 Corpse Bride - Victor Van Dort (voice)
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Willy Wonka
2004 The Libertine - Rochester
2004 Finding Neverland - Sir James Matthew Barrie
2004 ...And They Lived Happily Ever After - L'inconnu
2004 King of the Hill (TV series) - Yogi Victor
2004 Secret Window - Mort Rainey
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico - Sands
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Jack Sparrow
2001 From Hell - Inspector Frederick Abberline
2001 Blow - George Jung
2000 The Fast Show (TV series) - Customer in suit store
The Last Ever Fast Show (2000) - Customer in suit store
2000 Chocolat - Roux
2000 Before Night Falls - Bon Bon / Lieutenant Victor
2000 The Man Who Cried - Cesar
1999 Sleepy Hollow - Ichabod Crane
1999 The Astronaut's Wife - Commander Spencer Armacost
1999 The Ninth Gate - Dean Corso
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Raoul Duke
1997 The Brave - Raphael
1997 Donnie Brasco
Donnie Brasco / Joseph D. 'Joe' Pistone
1995 Nick of Time - Gene Watson
1995 Dead Man - William Blake
1994 Don Juan DeMarco
Don Juan - 1994 Ed Wood
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape
1993 Benny & Joon - Sam
1993 Arizona Dream - Axel Blackmar
1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Guy on TV (as Oprah Noodlemantra)
1990 Edward Scissorhands - Edward Scissorhands
1987-1990 21 Jump Street (TV series) - Officer Tom Hanson
Blackout (1990) Officer Tom Hanson
Everyday Is Christmas (1990) Officer Tom Hanson (credit only)
Rounding Third (1990) Officer Tom Hanson (credit only)
How I Saved the Senator (1990) Officer Tom Hanson
Shirts and Skins (1990) Officer Tom Hanson (credit only)
1990 Cry-Baby - Cry-Baby
1987 Hotel (TV series) - Rob Cameron
Unfinished Business (1987) Rob Cameron
1986 Platoon - Lerner
1986 Slow Burn (TV movie) - Donnie Fleischer
1985 Lady Blue (TV series) - Lionel Viland
Beasts of Prey (1985) Lionel Viland
1985 Private Resort - Jack
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street