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with Brice Sander

Whether you've seen every Johnny Depp film or you're unfamiliar with this Hollywood star, we'll teach you more about him. Watch this About.com video to see Depp's biography.See Transcript

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Transcript:Profile of Johnny Depp

 

Hi I'm Brice Sander for About.com and today we're profiling the American actor, film producer and musician Johnny Depp.

 

Early Years of Johnny Depp

 

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II was born in 1963 in Kentucky and was raised in Florida. His parents divorced when Depp was 14. One year after that, Depp, a guitar enthusiast, dropped out of high school to follow his musical dream. Depp and his band - The Kids - went to Los Angeles in search of a record deal but failed to get one.

 

Depp worked several odd jobs before getting introduced to actor Nicolas Cage. This meeting changed the course of his life and got Depp his first acting job.

 

Acting Career of Johnny Depp

 

Depp is considered one of the most versatile actors of this generation by many playing everything from a 1930s Bank Robber and Mobster to Willy Wonka. Depp is a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winner for Best Actor. He is also on a very short list of actors to gross a billion dollars from one movie on multiple occasions. Depp was given his star on the Walk of Fame in 1999.

 

Personal life of Johnny Depp

 

Depp was married to Lori Anne Allison from 1983 to 1985 and since then has been engaged several times to several celebrities, including Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. The actor has two children with longtime girlfriend Vannessa Paradis. Paradis and Depp broke it off in 2012.

 

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