* Johnny grew up in Florida. His parents divorced when he was 15.
* As a youngster Johnny did not enjoy school, but spent considerable time playing his guitar. He once played the guitar in a band called "The Kids". He dropped out of high school early.
* When Johnny first moved to LA he sold ball point pens over the phone.
* His big-screen debut was in the teen horror flick "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984).
* From 1983 to 1985 he was married to Lori Anne Allison. He is now married to Vanessa Paradis. They have 1 child, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, born: 27 May 1999.
* In 1986 he appeared in the oscar winning film "Platoon".
* In 1987 Johnny gained popularity when he starred in the TV series "21 Jump Street". His salary was $45,000 per episode.
* In 1988 he got his "Betty Sue" tattoo. He also enjoys reading true-crime books.
* In 1989 he demonstrated his comedic talent with an over-the-top performance in the hilarious teen comedy musical "Cry-Baby".
* Also in 1989 he was arrested in Vancouver & charged with assault & mischief in connection with a fight he had with a hotel security guard. The charges were later dropped.
* In 1990, Depp played the title role in Tim Burton's fantasy Edward Scissorhands. Johnny & Tim continued to work together throughout the 90's with the successful films "Ed Wood" (1994) & "Sleepy Hollow" (1999).
* Johnny fell in love with his "Edward Scissorhands" co-star Winona Ryder. They were engaged from 1990 to 1993. Johnny has also been engaged to Sherilyn Fenn & Jennifer Grey. Johnny has also dated model Kate Moss.
* In 1994 Depp was arrested for trashing a $1200-a-night hotel room in New York City.
* In 1995 Johnny ranked 1st in Empire magazine's "100 Sexiest Stars in film history".
* In 1996 he was chosen by People magazine as 1 of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
* In October 1997 he ranked 67th in Empire magazine's "Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time".
* In January 1999 Depp was arrested for fighting with paparazzis in front of a London restaurant.
* Depp owns famous L.A. nightclub "The Viper Room". He currently plays in a band called "P" .
* In 2003 Johnny appeared in Robert Rodriguez's action flick "Once Upon A Time in Mexico".