Johnny Deep: What’s Going On With Captain Jack Sparrow

A man who needs no introduction, Johnny Deep is a man who lives in almost everyone’s heart whether it is a child, young women, adults or old people.

Johnny Deep is much known for his role in Pirates of The Caribbean, Sleepy Hollow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

No matter how much we praise him for his acting it is very less.

Certainly, people recognize him as Captain Jack Sparrow after his role in Pirates of The Caribbean.

Most probably, you may know about his professional life, but do you know about his personal life?

Early Life

Johnny Deep was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro.

His father Johnny Deep II was a civil engineer and mother Betty Sue Palmer was a waitress.

His mother was already married before marrying his father and had two sons, Daniel and Debbie.

Additionally, Johnny Deep has one sister named Christy. At a very small age Johnny has passion towards music industry.

Johnny Deep’s mother is an Indian and father belonged to the tribe of the Cherokee.

At a very small age the actor has moved in several places with the family.

As a result, at the age of fifteen, he had already changed several towns and dozens of homes.

Being a child, Johnny had to go through lots of obstacles in his life.

His mother had to work day and night to feed her kids.

However, his dad used to drink a lot in his spare times and bit his wife and children.

Hence, in 1978, when Johnny was at the age of 15, his parents separated.

As a result, at a very small age Johnny began to experiment with drugs.

Later, Johnny expelled from his school due to excessive drug use.

Education and Career

Due to his activities like smoking, drinking and drugs addiction, at the age of 16 Johnny had to drop out from the school.

Soon after his expel, he joined the garage band, The kids. There are no other information about his schooling life on the media.

Later, at the age of twenty, Johnny Deep met and married 25 years old makeup artist Lori Allison.

It was the starting phase of Johnny Deep’s career.

Likewise, the same year they moved to L.A with the band to achieve something big.

After some years Johnny’s wife Lori introduced to her ex-boyfriend actor Nicoals Cage.

Cage saw potential in Deep and advised him to join acting.

Johnny did several small films and one day he landed up to his first legitimate horror movie Nightmare on Elm Street.

In 1999, he replaced Jeff Yagher in the role undercover cop Tommy Hanson in a TV series 21 Jump Street.

Similarly, the same year, he played numerous roles in teen oriented movies like Edward Scissorshands.

Johnny Deep has played in many movies and TV shows but the one to uplift his career was Pirates of The Caribbean.

Personal Life

In 1993, Johnny Deep married to a makeup artist Lori Anne Allison.

She was also the sister of one of the band members of ‘Rock City Angels’.

His wife and he supported each other in every work. But unfortunately the couple divorced after their marriage for two years.

Later, in 1986, he became engaged to an aspiring actress Sherilyn Fenn but never got chance to marry her.

Unfortunately, this relation also did not last for long. Johnny and his girlfriend ended up after some times.

After having an unbalanced love life, Johnny stayed in a long term relationship with French singer Vanessa Paradis.

Vanessa is mother of their two children, daughter Lily-Rose Melody Deep born on 1999 and John Christopher Deep III.

Throughout the 80’s he also had relationship with Jennifer Grey, Kate Moss and Winona Ryder.

Love Life of Johnny and Amber

Johnny Deep met another future love interest on the set of a film while still publicly being involved with Paradis.

While filming The Rum Diary, he met his co-start Amber Heard. The pair were together for the first time in 2012, after Johnny Deep split with Paradis.

The couple shared their engagement rings on Christmas Eve in 2013 and tied the knot in February 2015.

Unfortunately, Amber Heard filed for divorce in May 2016.

And shortly afterward she also filed a restraining order, alleging Johnny Deep being verbally and physically abusive.

Johnny Deep and Amber Heard reached into a settlement that August, and the divorce took place in January 2017.

The actor is also involved in different charity shows.

His charity work includes ‘Actor Funds of America’ and extensive effort to raise funds for the ‘Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition’.

Talking about his economic side, according to Forbes, his net worth is around $400 million dollars and holds average salary of $50 million.

His certain proportion of income arises from his shares, investments and real estate holdings.

Awards and Achievements

Moving towards his awards his nominations and awards are massive throughout his career.

At the Academic Awards USA he got himself a nomination for Oscar in 2004 for Best Actor in Leading Role for Pirates of Caribbean.

In 2005 he got himself a nomination for Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role for Finding Neverland.

Later, in 2008 Johnny got himself a nomination for Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role for Sweeney Todd.

At the Golden Globes USA he got himself a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in Motion Pictures-Comedy and Musical for Edward Scissorhands in 1991 for Benny and Joon in 1994, and for Ed Wood in 1995.

He also he got himself a nomination for Best Actor in Motion Pictures-Drama for Pirates of the Caribbean in 2004, Charlie and Chocolate factory in 2006 an many more.

Talking about his winning awards, he won his first major award at The London Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Actor of the Year for Ed Wood and Don Juan DeMarco.

Johnny Deep also won an award for an honorary ‘Cesar’, France national film award in 1999.

From 2011 to 2014 he won People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Movie Actor on three occasions.

Johnny Deep received numerous Teen Choice and Kids choice awards.

He also received ‘MTV Generation Awards’ in 2012. Not only that, he also got listing as the highest paid actor in ‘Guinness World Record’.

Filmography and Television Series

Johnny Deep started his film career in 1984 in a horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street as Glen Lantz.He appeared in movie Platoon in 1986.

Later, in 1990 he played in movies like Cry-Baby and Edward Sissorshands. In 1993 he acted in movies like Arizona Dream and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

In 1994 he played in Benny and Joon 1993 romantic drama Ed Wood.

From 1995 to 2000, he played in different roles in movies like Don Juan DeMarco, Donnie Brasco, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Night Gate and Sleepy Hollow.

In 2000s he played various roles in movies like Chocolat, Blow, From Hell, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Public Enemies, Sweeny Todd, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.

Later, in 2010, he played a role as Mad Hatter in the movie Alice in Wonderland.

His TV shows includes Lady Blue, Slow Burn, 21 Jump Street, Hotel, The Vicar of Dibley, King of the Hill, Life’s too short, The American Life and SpongeBob SquarePants.

As a director he has worked in movies like Stuff a short movie and The Brave (also as writer).

As a producer, he has produced movies like The Rum Diary, Hugo, Dark shadows, The Longer Ranger, LaDonna Harris: Indian, Mortdecai and Doug Stanhope.


In October 2017, Johnny Deep filed a $25 million lawsuit against his former business manager, claiming to mismanage $650 million of his earning from the previous two decades.

The following April, Johnny Deep was on the other end of a lawsuit, with two former personal security guards suing him for unpaid wages and exposure to dangerous working conditions.

After their divorce in 2017, Amber Heard penned an op-ed in December 2018 that described her experiences with domestic violence.

A few months later, Johnny Deep filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife.

In July 2018, there was a report filed on Johnny Deep for allegedly hitting a location manager on the set of his upcoming film City of Lies.

According to the suit, the movie start grew irate when told that production ended for the day, at which point he twice forcefully punched the location manager.

As a result, the movie stopped from distribution a month before its schedule on September 7.