Depp is a native of Kentucky, but he moved around quite frequently when he was a child. He dropped out of high school when he was 15 and then later joined a band before he moved to Los Angeles. However, he became far more successful as an actor than he ever did as a musician.
In the 1980s, he starred in Nightmare on Elm Street as well as a TV show 21 Jumpstreet. At that time in his life his hugest fans probably were pre-teen girls, as he was talked about quite a bit on the playground while starting in Jumpstreet.
One of his most-remembered movie roles in the 1990s was Edward Scissorhands. He along with Tim Burton then worked together on several films including Sleepy Hollow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
However, he became even more famous in the early 2000s. Johnny Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. This was his first major role for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He was nominated a few more times, with his second time being in 2004 for his role as J.M. Barrie inFinding Neverland and again in 2008 when he played Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Depp was married in 1983 to Lori Anne Allison. However, that relationship was very brief. This couple divorced only two years later. Later on, he began a relationship with Vanessa Paradise who is a French actor. They have two children together and they divide their time between Los Angeles and Southern France.
A majority of Johnny Depp’s earnings was for his role in the Pirate’s movies. He grossed over $300 million in sales from this production.
Johnny Depp is known as one of the richest actors in America. Right now his net worth is $350 million, and he makes an annual salary of approximately $100 million.