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Johnny Depp

Depp in April 2011.
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Christopher Depp II
Birth dateJune 9, 1963(age 53)
Place of birthOwensboro, Kentucky, U.S.
OccupationActor, screenwriter, director, producer, musician
Years active1984 present
SpouseLori Anne Allison (1983 1986)
PartnerSherilyn Fenn (1985 1988)
Winona Ryder (1989 1993)
Kate Moss (1994 1998)
Vanessa Paradis (1998 present)
ChildrenLily-Rose Melody Depp (born 1999)
John Christopher "Jack" Depp III (born 2002)

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John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. Turning to film, he played the title character of Edward Scissorhands (1990) and later found box office success in films such as Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Rango (2011) and the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003 present). He has collaborated with director and friend Tim Burton in seven films, their most recent joint effort being Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Depp has gained acclaim for his portrayals of people such as Edward D. Wood, Jr., in Ed Wood, Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco, Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, George Jung in Blow, and the bank robber John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $3.1 billion at the United States box office and over $7.6 billion worldwide. He has been nominated for top awards many times, winning the Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and from the Screen Actors Guild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He also has garnered a sex symbol status in American cinema, being twice named as the Sexiest man alive by People magazine in 2003 and 2009. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness Book Of World Records as the Highest Paid Actor with $75 million.

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