Amber Heard: biography
Amber Heard is an American actress who has played in a number of popular Hollywood movies Zombieland, The Rum Diary, Drive Angry 3D and The Danish Girl. The actress will also play Mera in the upcoming superhero film Aquaman and Justice League, which refer to the very popular franchise of films based on the DC Comics books. They promise to bring Amber even greater popularity.
Amber Heard was born and bought up in a large high-tech city of Austin, Texas. Her father, Clinton Heard, was a contractor, and the mother, Patricia Paige, was an Internet researcher. Amber has a younger sister, Whitney.
After elementary school, Amber attended St. Michael's Catholic Academy, where she became a convinced Catholic. During the studying in this institution, she often played in school theater productions, filmed in commercials and took part in pre-election political campaigns.
But Amber did not get a high school diploma. When she was 16 years old, the girl's best friend died in a car accident. This incident influenced Heard so much that she abandoned religion, declared herself an atheist and left school.
A year later, 17-year-old Amber left for New York and got a job in one of the modeling agencies. But soon she realized that she did not like the career of the model. Then Heard moved to Los Angeles and began to attend various castings and auditions.
The creative biography of Amber Heard developed over time. The young actress began with bit parts in the television series Jack & Bobby, The Mountain and The O.C. In 2004 she also participated in the episodes of the sports drama Friday Night Lights. It was followed by bit parts in the horror film SideFX, the drama North Country, the comedy Drop Dead Sexy, the drama Price to Pay, the crime thriller The Prince, the biographical drama Alpha Dog and the television series Criminal Minds.
The actress played the first lead role in the horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane in 2006. The movie was not very popular, and it debuted in European cinemas only a year after its release.
After this film, Amber Heard filmed as a supporting actress in the musical Return, the comedy series Californication, the black comedy Pineapple Express, the criminal thrillers The Informers and The Adderall Diaries, the adolescent horror film Zombieland, the thrillers The Stepfather and Paranoia, the tragicomedy The Rum Diary, the thriller Three Days to Kill and the comedy Magic Mike XXL.
Amber Heard had many lead roles, for example, in the melodrama Hidden Palms, the sports drama Never Back Down, the comedy The Joneses and many others.
The latest films with Amber Heard are the drama The Danish Girl and the thriller London Fields.
At the age of 17, Amber Heard met American producer Arthur Wybrands in New York. They had a love affair for several years. In 2007, she met the actor Crispin Glover during the shooting of the film Drop Dead Sexy, and they were together for slightly more than a year.
In 2008, the actress started a romantic relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree. At the GLAAD party, she openly declared her bisexuality and admitted that it was not her first relationship with a woman, mentioning the model Marie de Villepin as a former lover.
But the different sexual orientation of Amber Heard ended in 2012 when she met legendary actor Johnny Depp. He sought the attention of model and actress, and Amber Heard at first ignored Depp but subsequently liked him too. Actors dated for about three years, and they married in February 2015. The actress added her husband's surname and became Amber Heard Depp.
According to the Maxim and FHM magazines, Amber Heard has been one of the 100 sexiest women in the world since 2008. She was included there due to the actress’s physical appearance (her weight is 54 kg with a height of 171 cm, and parameters 90-61-89), and the fact that Amber Heard does not hesitate to shoot completely naked for magazines and nude movie scenes.
Depp and Heard’s family life seemed to be the Hollywood fairy tale for 15 months. Relations between Amber and Johnny were overshadowed only by scandals, which were not connected with their life and looked more like romantic episodes in the life of two stars.
For example, in 2015, Amber Heard came to Australia to visit her husband, who worked on the filming of the new Pirates of the Caribbean. Heard took two Yorkshire terriers too. Under Australian law, the import of animals into the country is associated with certain difficulties. Authorities require animals to be provided with mandatory quarantine due to the unique nature of the continent. Amber Heard did not declare the presence of dogs and did not hand over the Terriers to quarantine. This violation would remain unnoticed, but photos of terriers were posted on Instagram and other social networks. According to the laws of Australia, the actress faced a million dollars fine and up to 10 years in prison.
Her husband, of course, protected Amber Heard. Johnny Depp provoked a scandal, and said that the Australian Agriculture Minister looked like he was “inbred with a tomato”. As a result of the international hype, Amber Heard escaped imprisonment and only paid fine. Subsequently, the couple apologized to the Australians.
But in 2016 the fairy tale ended. In May 2016, the famous couple broke up. Amber Heard filed for divorce, accusing her husband of domestic violence. The actress confirmed her own words in court. The medical examination witnessed beatings. The evidence was the records of answering machines and telephone conversations, where it was heard that Ember bog friends and special services to come to help her, and there were screams and threats of the ex-husband in the background.
The court found that there was sufficient evidence and the divorce was final. In addition, the court imposed on Johnny Depp the prohibition to approach his ex-wife.
But the scandal broke out after the trial. Fans could not accept the fact that the idol was accused of domestic violence. The campaign to protect Depp and accuse Amber Heard started on the Internet. Fans believed the words of the actor's friends.
The main arguments in favor of Amber Heard’s lie were the words of Vanessa Paradis, who started to date with the actor again. She stated that Depp had never offended either her or her children. Moreover, Amber received compensation and some of the marital property after the divorce. It included $ 6, 8 million compensation, 2015 Range Rover, and 1968 Ford Mustang.
Fans did not believe either the court's decision or the evidence provided by Amber, or evidence from friends of the family, or the information that Depp had problems with alcohol and drugs, which the media often published. Social services became seriously interested in this situation, as it revealed the problem of domestic violence. If people did not believe a popular actress in such a situation, then the problems of an ordinary woman with such cases should be even worse.
Amber Heard promised to donate money to charity, in particular, to foundations that help women and children after family violence. But the media do not have information, whether the actress has kept this promise.
Amber Heard now
At the end of 2016, the actress already recovered from the past shock. Amber Heard began to spend more and more time with her friend Cara Delevingne, presenting the girl nice little things like a sketch of a new tattoo. Fans were sure that Amber switched to women again after such a shock from men.
The media covered rumors about the relationship of actresses, the women were photographed together in bohemian clubs or cars, but the paparazzi could not confirm that there were romantic relations between the actresses, but not a strong friendship. The stars also did not comment on this information and did not give an official confirmation of the love affair.
Problems in family life do not hamper the work of the actress. On November 16, 2017, the actress will appear in the role of Mera in a full-length superhero film Justice League. The new film will unite already well-known films and serials based on the comics of the DC publishing house, including the stories about Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and the upcoming solo film about Aquaman. Amber Heard will play Mera, the companion of Aquaman in the new film. For the sake of this role, the fair-haired Heard dyed her hair and turned red to match the canons of comics.
In 2017, the personal life of the actress began to improve. Amber Heard appeared together with billionaire Elon Musk. The celebrities officially confirmed this love affair on April 23, 2017, and began to appear in public as a couple.
But in the summer of 2017, the couple broke up. According to the media, the new relationship was destroyed by the work. Elon Musk is constantly busy on his own high-tech projects, and Amber Heard spends all the time on the set. Until October 2017, the actress left for Australia for the filming in the fantastic superhero film Aquaman and she is not ready to sacrifice a career for the sake of relations.
The actress will return to the role of Mera, the Queen of the underwater world, in Aquaman. The premiere of the movie is scheduled for 2018.
- 2006 - All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
- 2007 - Hidden Palms
- 2007 - Remember the Daze
- 2008 - Never Back Down
- 2009 - The Joneses
- 2009 – Zombieland
- 2010 - And Soon the Darkness
- 2011 – The Rum Diary
- 2011 - Drive Angry 3D
- 2013 - Machete Kills
- 2013 – Paranoia
- 2014 – Three Days to Kill
- 2015 - When I Live My Life Over Again
- 2015 - London Fields
- 2015 – The Danish Girl