Much popular for her personal conflicts, Amber Heard is known by almost everyone. Her full name is Amber Laura Heard. She is an American Actress, a brand ambassador, and a human Right Champion. She made her acting debut in the 2006 horror movie All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, and she then appeared in films including The Ward and Drive Angry (2011).
She also has appeared in secondary roles in movies like The Danish Girl, Pineapple Express, Never Back Down, The Joneses, Machete Kills, and Magic Mike XXL (2015). Heard performs the role of Mera in the Every Next World films Aquaman (2018), Justice League (2017), and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (to be released in (2023). She however has appeared on TV programs including The Stand (2020) and Hidden Palms (2007).
Full Name- Amber Laura Heard, known as 'Amber Heard."
Date of birth- April 22, 1986
Birthplace- Austin, Texas, USA
Profession- American Actress, brand ambassador of the American Civil Liberties Union, and A Human Right Champion
Popular work- Aquaman (2018) Justice League (2017), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (upcoming), and so on
Amber is a human rights champion for the Authority of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Stand Up for Human Rights program and an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spokesperson for female rights.
In 2015, Heard was in the news when she married popular Hollywood actor Johnny Depp. Soon Amber sought a protection order from Depp in May 2016 and alleging domestic abuse; the divorce received extensive media coverage worldwide. Furthermore, Depp would pursue a defamation case against By the Sun, a British newspaper, for its portrayal of Heard's domestic violence allegations as well as against Heard personally for just an op-ed that was written in her name and printed in the Washington Post.
Despite Depp's defeat in the previous case, The second, for which Amber filed a lawsuit, was the focus of a highly-publicized trial that concluded with a court declaring respectively Heard and Depp responsible for libel and leaving Heard owing Depp $8.35 million. She faced intense criticism for her accusations and the ensuing legal battles, especially online.
Early days of Amber's life
Patricia Paige Heard, a web analyst, and David Clinton Heard, a contract worker, bought Amber Laura Heard into the world in Austin, Texas. She was one of three girls and the second child. Amber was an extraordinary child from a very early age; she spent most of her time riding horses, going hunting, and fishing with her father, who used to train horses in his spare moments.
She took part in beauty contests as well. She has acknowledged that she no longer "accepts the exploitation" as a grownup, nevertheless. Amber, who was raised in the Catholic culture, started the following atheism when she was sixteen due to the death of her closest buddy in a car accident. The same year, Heard left her high school to chase a career as an actor in Los Angeles because now, she was no longer at home in "conservative, God-fearing Texas." She finally finished a home study course and received a diploma.
Amber Heard as a Young Actor
Amber's early acting career includes cameos in the songs for Eisley's "I Wasn't Prepared." Kenny Chesney's "There Goes My Life," as well as minor roles in the 2004 TV series Jack & Bobby, The Mountains, and 2005 released The O.C. Amber decided to make her screen debut in a small part in the fantasy series related to sports in 2004, Friday Night Lights. Since then, she has appeared in several movies in secondary roles, including Drop Dead Sexy (2005), North Country (2005), Side FX (2005), Price to Pay (2006), Alpha Dog (2006), and Spin (2007). She has also appeared as a featured artist on an episode of a cop drama crime thriller tv show Criminal Minds.
The unusual horror movie All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, which had its world premiere at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival gave Amber her first leading role; however, because of supply issues, it was not aired in Europe before 2008 and in the United States before 2013. Amber also portrayed the lead actor's lover in Hidden Palms, which was a teenage drama that The CW broadcast in 2007 to replace the summer reruns of other teen-targeted shows.
After receiving mixed reactions and low ratings at its US broadcast in May 2007, the CW canceled the show after just 8 of its twelve scheduled episodes were shown. She also subsequently made appearances in the teenage romance Remember the Daze, the short story Day 73 with Sarah, and a Tv series Californication that year. Heard became well-known in 2008 thanks to secondary appearances in the financially successful kung fu movie Never Back Down and the hippie comic Pineapple Express, respectively directed by Judd Apatow.
Amber Heard as a Well-Known Face
Furthermore, in 2008, she was a member of a large supporting cast in the critically panned movie version of Bret Easton Ellis' book The Informers. The Joneses (2009), in which Amber co-starred with David Duchovny and Demi Moore, was released the next year. According to Forbes, Amber "more or less takes the spotlight away from Moore. Except for a small role in the commercial success of Zombieland (2009), Her other films throughout this period were either feature films with sparse cinematic distribution, such as Ex Terminators (2009), 2010 released The River Why, as well and Soon the Darkness (2010), or poorly received scary movies, such as The Stepfather (2009) and The Ward.
Amber and Nicolas Cage co-starred in the spooky action drama Drive Angry, which had its premiere in 2011.
It had a poor box office performance, but reviewer Roger Ebert praised her for "doing all that could be done" with her role as a server who gets involved in an elderly man's quest to rescue his children from a gang. Amber also made an early 2011 cameo on the English television show Top Gear as a celebrity driving a cost-effective vehicle, finishing 33rd out of 41, on the Cee'd ranking.
She then appeared in the thriller series The Playboy Club on NBC, which was based on the legendary Playboy Club from 1960s Chicago. Just after three parts had been broadcast, the series was ended due to unfavorable ratings and reviews in addition to objections feminism and conservative organizations openly strike and went against.
Amber's next performance in 2011 was as Johnny Depp's leading love companion inside the Hunter S. Thompson movie version of The Rum Diary (2011). In spite of receiving mixed reactions, the movie only made $30 million in box office revenue on such a $45 million cost. It was claimed that Her role was undeveloped.
Heard participated in an Estimation clothing company advertising campaign in 2011. Afterward, she starred in the critically and financially unsuccessful drama Paranoia (2013), the horror movie Machete Kills (2013), and the parody movie Syrup (2013). All the Boys Love Mandy Lane had a restricted US release throughout the year. The critiques for the movie were generally neutral to unfavorable, According to the L.a. Times and The Washington Times, Her portrayal was her "most decisive to yet" and "mentally and emotionally intriguing." Amber also made a cameo appearance in the critically acclaimed action movie 3 Days to Kill in 2014.
As Channing Tatum's romantic lead in the light entertainment Magic Mike XXL from 2015, She played a significant secondary role. The movie enjoyed a significant box office hit, similar to its forerunner. She subsequently starred alongside James Franco & Ed Harris in the standalone criminal drama The Adderall Diaries, and she played a minor secondary role in Tom Hooper's historical drama The Danish Girl, which was released in 2015 as a lead part alongside Ed Harris and James Franco in the indie crime drama The Adderall Diaries (2015).
She was "uncharismatic" in The Adderall Diaries, according to IndieWire, but she still "showcases considerable talent and has succeeded in a push to be regarded more professionally." Her next role in 2015 was the Starz tv movie One More Time, which starred Christopher Walken. She learned to play the guitar and the piano as well as sing in preparation for her part as a failing musician. The Movie Stage, as well as the L.A. Times both praised Amber's acting as "commendable," respectively. A November 2015 edition of the American auto reality tv series Overhaulin' featured the actresses as well, and her Mustang got a transformation.
She portrayed the heroine in the Martin Amis adaption London Fields, in which she played a psychic leading lady who foresees her own murder. The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival hosted its world premiere. The movie was taken from theatres soon after the premiere as a result of lawsuits and issues between the filmmaker and sponsors. For reportedly breaking performance and advertising engagements, Amber was fined $10 million. In a countersuit, she claimed that the producers had broken a nakedness clause in her contract.
The film officially came to the screen in September 2018 when a compromise was done. It garnered abysmal reviews, and she subsequently said that it was "among the most challenging films to shoot, and it has shown to remain problematic" Amber herself agreed that she couldn't do justice to her role. Despite giving "a satisfactory enough twist as the mysterious [Nicola Six]," Heard was unable to help the adaptation, according to Jane Mulkerrins, the journalist of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, and Peter Sobczynski of RogerEbert.com.
In addition, Heard "just doesn't initiate the type of wonder and appeal" that the character demands. In 2019, Amber's achievement received a nomination for the Golden Raspberry Award for Being the worst Performer. She entered the DC Extended World characters as Mera, a monarch of an Atlantean realm, within the superhero movie Justice League in 2017 and appeared as a member of the excellent cast in Lake Bell's independent comic I Do Until I Don't.
The following year, she was cast in the DC movie Aquaman, which also featured Jason Momoa and gave Amber her first significant impact in a studio movie; she repeated the part. One of the things she liked about Mera, who prefers to be addressed by her own name rather than being known as Aquawoman, was that she was "a powerful, confident, conscience heroine within her own right." Mixed opinions were given to Aquaman. With sales of more than $1 billion, it was a smash hit. She was named the L'Oréal Paris beauty company's worldwide representative the following year.
In the year 2019, Amber played minor parts in the experimental dramas Gully and Her Smell. The Stand, a small television series inspired by Stephen King's book of the same name, was her lone project that was made and published in 2020. She portrayed Nadine Cross, an educator who was one of the few people to survive a devastating virus. The first episode aired in December 2020 on CBS All Now, and the final episode followed in February 2021. Amber returned to the character of Mera in Zack Snyder's Justice League in 2021, a filmmaker's edit of the 2017 movie for which she had additionally shot extra scenes.
Heard will play the lead role in Aquaman as well as the Lost Kingdom in 2023. After her ex-husband Depp lost his libel action in the UK and was replaced in the Fantastic Beasts movies in 2020, an internet campaign to get Heard removed from the movie was started. Heard called the campaign "paid media speculation and paid campaigns using social media," and the movie's co-producer, Peter Safran, approved that Heard will indeed show up in the sequel. By the beginning of the Depp v. Amber court case in the United States in 2022, the petition had gathered 2 million signatures. It "asserts that she lied regarding her allegations against Depp and therefore she is herself a known and demonstrated woman abuser."
According to DC Films Director Walter Hamada, who appeared on behalf of Depp, they had thought about remaking Mera, but it was due to issues with Amber's compatibility with Momoa instead of the allegations of abuse. Furthermore, according to Hamada, the character's diminished significance in the remake was due to the movie's original intention to center on the bond between Momoa & Patrick Wilson's roles. She has also been cast in the upcoming historical drama In the Fire by Conor Allyn.
When Amber starred alongside Johnny Depp in the movie The Rum Diary in 2009, they became friends. They started a relationship in 2011, and in February 2015, they were legally wed. She violated Australia's quarantine regulations in April 2015 when she did not disclose the two canines the pair were traveling with at immigration when they arrived in Queensland while Depp was shooting a movie. The lovers were transported out of the nation in May 2015, moments well before the euthanasia cutoff time.
By December 2015, the trial had been postponed four times, and She had told her attorneys to submit not-guilty pleas, saying she would "going to look ahead" to defend herself against the allegations. Heard admitted to faking quarantined records in the lawsuit in April 2016, blaming her insufficient sleep for her blunder. She was given $1,000 or 752 US dollars for a one-month good conduct bond for presenting fake paperwork, even though offenses against her were dismissed. Heard and Depp then created a video in which they apologized for their actions and urged people to follow biosecurity rules.
Divorce from Johnny
In May 2016, She filed for separation from Depp and won a temporary order of protection over him. In a declaration, she said, "Johnny has always been emotionally and physically violent to me over the length of our marriage. I was subjected to severe psychological, verbal, and domestic assault by Johnny, including his aggressive, frightening, embarrassing, and furious attacks on me.
Depp's lawyer responded by saying, "He is unavailable to join the court on this issue and has not learned Amber's separate charges regarding him. Amber is trying to get a prematurely monetary resolution by claiming abuse. He will agree to joint remain and personal behavior orders, but he has all purposes of avoiding Amber.
In August 2016, a decision on the settlement's size was made, and She promised to divide the funds halfway between ACLU & CHLA. The couple issued a statement jointly stating that Amber withdrew her plea for a continuing protection order adding "The marriage was very intense and violent at times, however, it was always based on love.
No side has leveled baseless charges in an effort to gain an advantage. No attempt was ever made to do someone harm physically or psychologically. The finalized conditions of the agreement were settled in January 2017. Depp was expected to surrender her guardianship of their two dogs, a horse, plus two cars, and finish paying Heard $7 million by February 2018 & pay $500,000 for her legal expenses.
There was no marital maintenance to be given from either party, and Johnny was to keep all of his property assets as well as 42 automobiles. She testified in 2022 that had she asked for it; she might have been given half of Depp's $65 million in lifetime income because they didn't have a post-settlement.
Media and Johnny
Depp filed a defamation case in the UK in June 2018 over News Group Newspapers (NGN), the publisher of The Sun, after the publication referred to him as a "wife abuser" in a story from April 2018. Amber was a crucial NGN defendant in the well-reported Case in July 2020. The supervising judge determined in November 2020 that Johnny had defeated his case and that "the great percentage of Mr. Depp's claimed abuses on Ms. Heard have been proven to the adequate assessment."
The court acknowledged the charges. She made towards Depp as having hurt Amber's career & campaigning, notwithstanding Depp's assertion that they were a fraud. In March 2021, Depp's request to reverse the judgment was denied.
Amber V Johnny
Amber v. John C. Depp, II Between April 11, 2022, and June 1, 2022, the Fairfax County, Virginia, the court heard the Amber case, which addressed harassment claims brought up by the once-wed American celebrities Johnny Depp & Amber Heard. Heard was the complainant in a libel lawsuit brought by Depp, who sought $50 million in compensation. Depp responded with counter-arguments seeking $100 million in compensation. The supervising judge in a parallel defamation lawsuit involving News Group Newspapers Ltd. in England found with Depp, saying that "the large bulk of Mr. Depp's claimed abuses on Ms. Heard has indeed been proven to the adequate assessment."
Depp's allegations in the Virginia case were about amber's December 2018 op-ed in The Washington Times. Depp said Her claims that she had complained about "sexual assault" and also that" two years later, she became such a public person symbolizing sexual assault" had caused additional harm to his brand and profession.
As part of Amber's defense, she claimed that Adam Waldman, Johnny's defense lawyer, had slandered her in remarks that were printed in the Daily Express in 2020. Across the case, Depp's defense team worked to disprove Amber's accusations of abuse and show that she had started the assault against Johnny instead of being the victim. Amber's legal team supported the op-ed because it was accurate and first Amendment-protected.
Many people tuned in to watch the trial streamed live, and there was a large online backlash against Her and in favor of Johnny. The trial's news coverage increased engagement on social media and renewed discussions on sexual assault, the #MeToo campaign, and gender equity.
The court determined that Amber's op-ed citations to "spousal abuse" and "sexual assault" were completely untrue and falsely disparaged Depp with criminal intent. As a result, the judge granted Johnny $10 million in attorney fees as well as $5 million in civil penalties from Amber. However, the jury lowered the civil penalties to $350,000 because of a cap imposition by Virginia state legislation. Additionally, they determined that Waldman had publicly humiliated Amber by asserting inaccurately that she and her associates had "beaten up" the utilization of Depp's penthouse in a "fake story."
She received $2 million in civil damages from Johnny, but no severe penalties were given. Furthermore, the court determined that Waldman's claims that Amber had perpetrated "sexual assault hoaxes" and "violence hoaxes" against Johnny were invalid. It was a rare phenomenon because of the court's extensive media coverage and live streaming. Legal observers believe that the online media attention on the case may have influenced the judge's verdict and questioned the reason that the panel members were not isolated during the case. The judge even instructed the jury members to switch off their cellular phones throughout the case in order to prevent them from studying the trial online.
Effect of Trail on Amber's life
After this world's most popular trial Amber earned a huge amount of hatred from Johnny's fans and many others as well. Even she started losing the roles and is struggling with lots of defamation. She issued a statement shortly after the verdict in which she expressed her "heartbreak" at the fact that the "amount of evidence" could not counter my ex-excessive husband's status, power, and charisma.
She called the decision a "slap in the face" for women, adding that it "turns the timer to a period when a woman who has spoken up but spoke out was mercilessly mocked and disrespected" and "needs to set the notion that assault against women should be taken more seriously, She also expressed regret that "I appeared to have forgotten a privilege I assumed I had as an American". Amber's defense team requested the court to overturn the headline verdict on July 1, 2022.
Amber Heard has done a lot of work in various movies and television series as well and is still active. The Marriage and divorce from Johnny Depp seem like a wrong decision and a bad influence on her career, but to say that she was only responsible would not be correct. She gave various excellent performances in Hollywood and was active in social welfare.
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