Amber Heard “celebrates” her birthday while the controversial trial against Johnny Depp unfolds
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Amber Heard is an American actress from Texas who has starred in several films in different and unconventional roles. She started her acting career with the sports drama ‘Friday Night Lights’ and soon appeared in various small characters. Her breakthrough came when she was recognized as a supporting actress in several box office hits including ‘The Pineapple Express’ and ‘Never Back Down’.
Heard was born on April 22, 1986 in Austin, Texas, they say he had a strict Catholic upbringing.
As a teenager, the death of her best friend affected her deeply. She decided to change her religion and chose atheism. Later, He dropped out of school at age 17 and moved to New York City to pursue modeling.
His first jobs in the industry were in two music videos: Kenny Chesnet’s ‘There Goes My Life’ and Eisley’s ‘I Wasn’t Prepared’.
His debut film ‘Friday Night Lights’ in 2004 was a commercial success. In the following years, she appeared in minor roles in various films such as ‘Drop Dead Sexy’ (2005), ‘Price to Pay’ (2006), ‘You Are Here (2006)’ and ‘Alpha Dog’ (2006).
In 2007, he appeared in an episode of ‘Californication’. One year later, her supporting roles in the movies ‘Pineapple Express’ and ‘Never Back Down’ helped her gain mainstream recognition.
Her first meeting with Johnny Depp was in ‘The Rum Diary’ (2011), where she was cast as the female lead. The film was not a success and received mixed reviews.
2015 marked a turning point in his careersince she had four releases in the year, among which she played a photographer in ‘Magic Mike XXL’to a ballet dancer in ‘The Danish Girl’Both were successful at the box office.
In the popular movie ‘Justice League’ (2017), she played Mera, the Atlantean queen from Aquaman.
An unconventional private life
Amber Heard stated at an event in 2010 that she has had relationships with both men and women.
She dated Mexican actor Valentino Lanus for a year before separating in 2006. Also with the American actor and singer Mark Wystrach for a time before finishing it in 2007.
Later, he was in a relationship with the photographer, Tasya vanRee, from 2008 to 2012, and then started dating her co-star, Johnny Depp, while filming ‘The Rum Diary’ in 2011 and soon they began to live together.
They married in a private civil ceremony on February 3, 2015. A little over a year later, she filed for divorce on May 23, 2016. Her relationship with Depp was turbulent.
She obtained a temporary restraining order from him on the grounds that Depp was verbally and physically abusive. In a series of legal proceedings, there were many other incidents of abuse that came to light. Images of his injuries were published by People magazine.
A settlement was reached between Depp and Heard on August 16, 2016, and the divorce was later finalized. He was awarded $7 million, said to have been donated to the American Civil Liberties Union and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Currently, they face another trial where evidence has emerged that they both lived in an abusive relationship.