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.
The divorce was accompanied by allegations of domestic abuse, with both Heard and Depp accusing each other of physical violence.
The case received widespread media attention and sparked a public debate about domestic violence and the credibility of accusers.
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.
Amber Heard early life
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.
Growing up, Heard was interested in acting and participated in school plays and local theater productions.
She attended St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, where she was an active member of the school’s drama club.
After graduating from high school, Heard moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
In LA, she worked odd jobs to support herself while attending auditions, and landed her first acting role in the 2004 sports drama, Friday Night Lights.
Heard continued to work in small roles in films and TV shows before gaining wider recognition for her performances in Pineapple Express (2008) and Zombieland (2009).
Her career continued to grow, and she became known for her roles in films such as The Rum Diary (2011), Magic Mike XXL (2015) and Aquaman (2018).
In addition to her acting career, Heard has also been involved in activism and advocacy work, particularly in the areas of LGBTQ+ rights and domestic violence awareness.
What is Amber Heard’s net worth?
According to CooPWB, Heard has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of September 2023.
How does Amber Heard make her money?
While her exact sources of income are not publicly disclosed, it is likely that a significant portion of her wealth comes from her acting career.
In addition to her work in film and television, Heard has also been involved in various modeling campaigns and has served as a spokesperson for brands such as Guess and L’Oreal Paris.
She has also been involved in several high-profile endorsement deals, including a partnership with the luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co.
Heard has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts throughout her career, including supporting organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Amber Heard defamation suit
Heard was entangled in a fiery legal battle with Depp.
The case began in 2019 when Depp sued Heard for defamation after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018, in which she described surviving domestic violence without mentioning Depp by name.
Depp claimed that the article had damaged his career and reputation and sought $50 million in damages.
In response, Heard countersued Depp for $100 million, claiming defamation after the actor’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, called her a liar.
The trial took place in Fairfax County, Virginia, and lasted for six weeks.
During the trial, both parties presented evidence and testimony to support their claims.
Depp’s legal team presented evidence of Heard’s alleged abuse towards Depp, including violent text messages and audio recordings of their arguments.
Heard, on the other hand, presented evidence of Depp’s alleged abuse towards her, including photos of her injuries and testimony from witnesses.
In November 2022, the jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages in his defamation suit.
However, the jury also found that former Depp attorney Adam Waldman had defamed Heard and awarded her $2 million.
Both parties have filed appeals against the verdict.
In December 2022, it was reported that Heard had settled her defamation suit against Depp’s former lawyer for an undisclosed amount.
Amber Heard career
Heard began her acting career in the mid-2000s.
Her breakout role came in 2008 when she starred in the comedy film Pineapple Express alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Heard went on to appear in a number of other films, including Zombieland, The Joneses and The Rum Diary.
In 2013, she was cast as the female lead in the action film 3 Days to Kill opposite Kevin Costner.
She also appeared in the critically acclaimed drama, The Danish Girl, in 2015, which earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Heard is perhaps best known for her role as Mera in the DC Comics film universe, appearing in Justice League and Aquaman.
She is set to reprise her role in the upcoming sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
In addition to her acting career, Heard has been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including working with organizations that support victims of domestic violence and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights.