Amber Heard is an American actress and model. She was born on April 22, 1986, in Austin, Texas.
She began her acting career in 2004 with small roles in television shows and movies.
Heard gained wider recognition for her roles in films such as Pineapple Express, Zombieland and The Rum Diary.
She has also been involved in several high-profile relationships, including a marriage to actor Johnny Depp.
The couple’s relationship was highly publicized, and they went through a contentious divorce in 2017, with allegations of domestic abuse on both sides.
The legal battle between the two actors continued for several years, with both parties making accusations against each other.
In addition to her acting career, Heard is also known for her activism work.
She has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights and has spoken out against domestic violence.
Heard has also been involved in environmental causes and has worked with organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Amber Heard early life and education
Heard grew up in a Catholic family with her father, David Heard, working as a contractor and her mother, Paige Parsons, as an internet researcher.
She has a younger sister named Whitney.
Heard attended St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas, where she was an active participant in the school’s drama club.
She also took part in beauty pageants and won the title of Miss Teen Austin in 2004.
After completing high school, Heard moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
In Los Angeles, she enrolled at the Santa Monica College, where she studied acting.
Heard also took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to hone her acting skills.
During this time, she worked as a model to support herself.
Heard’s breakthrough role came in 2008 when she starred in the comedy film Pineapple Express alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Since then, she has appeared in several successful films, including The Rum Diary, Magic Mike XXL and Aquaman.
In addition to her acting career, Heard is also known for her activism and advocacy work.
She has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and has worked with organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Nations Human Rights Council to promote equality and justice.
Amber Heard daughter
Heard’s daughter is named Oonagh Paige Heard and was born on April 8, 2021, via surrogate.
The actress introduced her daughter to the world in July 2021, revealing that she was born in April earlier that year.
In a post on Instagram, Heard explained that she wanted to become a mother on her own terms and hoped that one day it would be normal to have a child without having to get married.
Since introducing her daughter to the public, Heard has shared glimpses of her life as a single mother on Instagram.
Who is Amber Heard’s baby daddy?
Heard has not publicly revealed the identity of the father, since her daughter was born through a surrogate.
During the Johnny Depp trial, she spoke about being a mother, which led to renewed interest in her family and the identity of the father.
However, in an Instagram post, Heard referred to herself as both the “mom and dad” to her baby, suggesting that she may be raising Paige on her own.
Despite rumors and speculation, the identity of the father remains unknown, and Heard has not confirmed or denied any of the rumors.
Who are Amber Heard’s parents?
Heard was born on April 22, 1986, in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige and David Clinton Heard.
Her mother, Patricia, worked as an internet researcher, while her father, David, was a contractor.
Heard’s parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised primarily by her mother.
Her father, however, remained an important figure in her life and was supportive of her acting career.
Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp
Depp and Heard’s relationship began more than a decade ago and eventually devolved into what appears to have been a toxic marriage.
The couple split in 2016, and they battled in court over an op-ed Heard wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, in which she described surviving domestic violence without mentioning Depp by name.
Depp sued for $50 million in damages, and the jury unanimously found that Heard could not substantiate her allegations against Depp and that she knew her claims of abuse were false when she published her 2018 essay.
The jury determined that Heard acted with actual malice when writing her op-ed.
The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages in his defamation suit.
Heard had countersued for $100 million and said she was only ever violent with Depp in self-defense or defense of her younger sister.
The jury awarded Heard $2 million, with the finding that former Depp attorney Adam Waldman had defamed her.
However, the judge capped the punitive damages to $350,000, the legal limit in Virginia.
In total, Depp is entitled to $10.35 million.
Depp is now appealing the only win Amber Heard got in their stunning defamation trial this summer.
The trial attracted headlines across the world over eight weeks, as well as a feverish international audience online.
Fans of the Hollywood actors closely followed proceedings from the Fairfax County courthouse on TikTok and Instagram, obsessing over the testimonies offered, cutting clips of their favorite exchanges, making unlikely stars of the attorneys involved and cheerleading for their preferred side.
The trial quickly turned into an unprecedented public circus where people could comment in real-time on social media.
It seemed the public favored Depp, and a public campaign against Heard slammed her as a liar.