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Amber Heard Biography
Amber Heard is an American actress whose fame after 2016 had more to do with her divorce from movie star Johnny Depp than her onscreen career.
She left school early in Texas and set out to be a model in New York and Los Angeles, which led to acting roles in TV and movies. Blond and leggy, she appeared in small roles in a number of independent films after 2004, including North Country (2005, as a younger Charlize Theron), Alpha Dog (2006, starring Emile Hirsch), Pineapple Express (2008, starring Seth Rogen) and Zombieland (2009, starring Jesse Eisenberg).
Heard worked steadily in the movies for a decade without quite breaking into stardom, but her marriage to Johnny Depp in 2015 kept her in the headlines (as had her much-publicized previous relationship with photographer/artist Tasya Van Ree). Her acting career got a boost thanks to her performance in The Danish Girl (2015, starring Eddie Redmayne), but then tabloid coverage overwhelmed her: she and Depp got in legal trouble in Australia for trying to sneak in their pet Yorkshire Terriers (Pistol and Boo), and a few months later, Heard filed for divorce, accusing Depp of physical and emotional abuse.
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- Actors born in Texas (42)