Amber Heard Net Worth
Amber Heard is an American actress who has starred in various films and television shows, such as Aquaman, The Rum Diary, and The Stand. She is also known for her activism and her involvement in a high-profile legal dispute with her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Here are some facts about her life and career.
Amber Heard Early Life and Education
Amber Laura Heard was born on April 22, 1986, in Austin, Texas. is the middle child of three daughters of Patricia Paige, an internet researcher, and David Clinton Heard, a construction company owner. She grew up riding horses, hunting, and fishing with her father. She was raised Catholic, but became an atheist at the age of 16 after her best friend died in a car crash. Amber Heard dropped out of her Catholic high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Amber Heard later earned a diploma through a home-study course.
Heard began her acting career with small roles in music videos and television shows, such as Jack & Bobby, The Mountain, and The O.C. She made her film debut in the sports drama Friday Night Lights in 2004. She had her first leading role in the horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane in 2006, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival but was not released in the US until 2013 due to distribution issues. Amber Heard gained recognition for her roles in films such as Pineapple Express, Never Back Down, The Joneses, The Ward, Drive Angry, and London Fields. Amber Heard also had supporting roles in films such as North Country, Alpha Dog, The Rum Diary, Paranoia, Machete Kills, Magic Mike XXL, and The Danish Girl.
Heard is part of the DC Extended Universe franchise, playing Mera in Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), and the forthcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023). She has also acted in television series such as The CW’s teen drama Hidden Palms (2007) and the Paramount+’s post-apocalyptic The Stand (2020).
Amber Heard Activism and Philanthropy
Heard is an advocate for civil rights and civil liberties. In 2016, she became a volunteer with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as an ACLU Artist Ambassador. Amber Heard also served as a Human Rights Ambassador for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has spoken out on issues such as domestic violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and climate change. She has donated money to various charities and organizations, such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Amnesty International, Planned Parenthood, Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, and Art of Elysium.
Personal Life and Controversies
Heard has been open about her bisexuality since 2010. She dated photographer Tasya van Ree from 2008 to 2012. She met actor Johnny Depp on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009 and they began dating in 2012. They married in 2015 but divorced in 2017 amid allegations of domestic abuse from both sides. The divorce settlement included a $7 million payment from Depp to Heard, which she pledged to donate to the ACLU and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Since then, Heard and Depp have been involved in several legal battles over defamation claims. In 2018, Heard wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post about her experience as a survivor of domestic violence without naming Depp. Depp sued her for $50 million for allegedly damaging his reputation. In 2020, Depp lost a libel case against The Sun newspaper for calling him a “wife beater” based on Heard’s allegations. Depp was also asked to resign from his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Both cases are still ongoing with appeals.
Heard has also faced controversies over other aspects of her personal life. In 2009, she was arrested for domestic violence against van Ree at an airport but the charges were later dropped. In 2015, she was charged with illegally bringing her dogs into Australia while visiting Depp on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. She pleaded guilty to falsifying quarantine documents and received a one-month good behavior bond.
In July 2021, Heard announced that she had welcomed a daughter named Oonagh Paige Heard via a surrogate mother.
Amber Heard Net Worth
According to various sources, Heard’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million as of 2023. Her salary per film varies depending on the project but she reportedly earned $5 million for Aquaman and $2 million for Justice League. She also earns money from endorsements and modeling contracts, such as L’Oréal Paris and Guess.