Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Timeline of Amber Heard, an American actress known for her roles in films like Aquaman and The Rum Diary. Beyond her acting career, Heard has been involved in high-profile legal disputes, including a contentious divorce from actor Johnny Depp.


April 22, 1986


Austin, Texas, United States




St. Michaels Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas, but she dropping out to pursue acting


22 April 1986

Birth of Amber Heard

Amber Laura Heard was born on April 22, 1986, in Austin, Texas. She was raised outside Texas in a small town near Austin.


08 October 2004

Film Debut in 'Friday Night Lights'

Amber Heard made her film debut in 'Friday Night Lights,' a sports drama based on the true story of a small-town Texas football team, playing the minor role of Maria.


12 January 2006

Breakthrough with 'Alpha Dog'

Heard's first leading role in a film came with 'Alpha Dog,' where she played Alma. This role began to establish her in Hollywood and garnered her more attention within the industry.


11 October 2013

Lead Role in 'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane'

Heard's first starring role was in 'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,' which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008. Although initially slated for a 2006 release, distribution issues delayed its release for two years.


05 September 2015

Supporting Role in 'The Danish Girl'

Amber Heard reprised her role as Mera in 'Aquaman,' co-starring alongside Jason Momoa. The film was a box office success and marked Heard's most prominent role in her career to that point.


07 January 2017

Divorce from Johnny Depp

Depp and Heard's divorce was finalized. Heard was granted $7 million, which she pledged to donate to the ACLU and the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.


08 February 2019

Defamation Lawsuit

Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against Heard regarding her op-ed in The Washington Post, seeking $50 million in damages.


08 April 2021

Birth of Daughter

Amber Heard announced the birth of her daughter, Oonagh Paige Heard, on April 8, 2021, who was born via surrogate.


12 December 2022

End of Defamation Trial

The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard concluded with a jury finding that Heard's statements in her Washington Post op-ed were false, defamatory, and made with actual malice. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard's counterclaim against Depp was partially successful, resulting in her being awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.

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