About Johny Depp
Who was Johnny Depp before he became famous? What did his life look like before he became a movie star?
The actor has become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars over the years. He started out as a child actor, appearing in several films such as Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Finding Nemo (2003). In 1995, he starred in the film Cry Baby, which earned him critical acclaim and led to further roles in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), 21 Grams (2003), Blow (2001), and Fearless (1999).
His career took off after starring in the 1999 drama Sleepers, which won him an Academy Award for Best Actor. Since then, he has appeared in numerous blockbuster hits, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Dark Shadows (2012).
Depp was born on May 4, 1963, in Los Angeles, California, to actors Donny Depp and Lori Anne Allison. The family moved to England when he was just two months old, where they lived until he was five years old. They returned to the United States when he was six years old, living first in Texas and later in Florida.
As a young boy, Depp attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Orlando, Florida. He began acting at age seven, performing in school plays and commercials. At nine years old, he landed his first role in the television series The Secret World of Alex Mack.
In 1984, Depp made his feature-film debut in the comedy Weird Science. His next appearance came in 1985 with the horror film Poltergeist II: The Other Side. In 1986, he played the title character in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Black Hole. That same year, he also had a small role in the science fiction film Back to the Future Part III.
In 1987, Depp co-starred in the romantic comedy My Girl 2 alongside Rosie O’Donnell. In 1988, he portrayed the lead role in the fantasy adventure film Edward Scissorhands. It was based on Tim Burton’s short film of the same name that premiered at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.