Amber Heard Biography
Amber Laura Heard was born to Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons), an internet researcher, and David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard), a contractor, in Austin, Texas. Her ancestors are from Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the UK.
She has two sisters. Amber Heard, a reared Catholic who lost her best friend in a car accident when she was 16 years old, later declared herself an atheist under the influence of the writings of George Orwell and Ayn Rand. At 17, she left school to move to New York and begin her career as a model. She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
Heard appeared in the critically acclaimed 2009 film titled Zombieland alongside Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, and Jesse Eisenberg. She also acted alongside Sela Ward, Dylan Walsh, and Penn Badgley in the 2009 suspense thriller The Stepfather.
Amber Heard gained national attention in 2008 for her part in Pineapple Express, a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. Heard won a Young Hollywood Award in 2008 for her film Pineapple Express. This was her breakout performance.
The actress was sued for more than $10 million for breach of contract with her new film, London Fields (2018) because she disregarded her contractual commitments. These included promoting the movie and acting in already agreed-upon sequences involving nudity.
She starred alongside Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary (2011) and in John Carpenter’s The Ward (2010), which had its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. She also served as a co-producer and starred in the independent movie And Soon the Darkness (2010).
She married actor Johnny Depp in 2015, and their couple divorced in 2017. After unlawfully bringing her and Johnny Depp’s canines to Australia, she was charged with two counts of dog smuggling. She was accused of generating a fraudulent document about details on an arriving passenger card for the same flight to Australia.