As the trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp has just ended, a look back at the actress’ journey.
Born in Austin, Amber Heard grew up in the countryside. No longer supporting the Catholic education of her native Texas, the young woman, still a teenager, left for Los Angeles to become an actress. At eighteen, she landed her first appearance in the pilot of the series Jack & Bobby, but she was already spotted thanks to her short presence in the film Friday Night Lights.
After a few tiny roles on TV (notably in Newport Beach), she played the young version of the character of Charlize Theron in The Josey Aimes Affair (2005), based on a case of sexual harassment that hit the headlines in the 1970s in the United States. UNITED STATES. She continues with the detective drama Alpha Dog by Nick Cassavetes before being propelled by All the boys love Mandy Lane (2006).
She held her first leading role there, in a slasher horror film. Despite everything, the success of the film remains quite confidential because it does not manage to be released in the majority of countries before 2008 for Europe and 2013 in the United States, for lack of legal problems. However, it went through the festivals and allows Amber Heard to stay at the top of the bill for The Beautiful Ordinary (2007), which treats like Mandy Lane of the end of the high school era.
After that, she demonstrates that she is comfortable in all genres, from comedy (Express Delirium) to action film (Never Back Down) through the mixture of the two (Welcome to Zombieland) or comedy drama (The Jones Family).
The year 2011 is more complicated for the actress, who plays in three rather poorly received projects: Hell Driver with Nicolas Cage, the series The Playboy Club, on the creation of this very private Chicago club in the 60s and Rhum Express , in which she met Johnny Depp, whom she married in 2015.
She continues commercial failures until Magic Mike XXL (2015), which is a success and in which she gives the reply to Channing Tatum. then plays the dancer friend of the couple played by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl.
Amber Heard continues to work in independent cinema, but the films do not hold the attention of the public like London Fields, Gully or even her performance in the adaptation of Stephen King The Scourge. In 2016, she divorced Johnny Depp.
The following year, she joined the super-heroic DC Comics universe via Justice League, in which she played Mera, queen of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and companion of Aquaman played by Jason Momoa. She resumes her role in the Snyder Cut of the film and it is therefore logical that she appears in the solo adventure dedicated to this hero, Aquaman. It is also expected in its sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023).
Another project, Amber Heard has finished filming In the Fire, directed by Conor Allyn (No Man’s Land), a fantastic thriller set in the 19th century. She will play a psychiatrist trying to protect an autistic child from a priest who considers that the child is possessed by the devil.