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BiographyBorn to a contractor father and state Internet researcher in Austin, Texas, Amber Laura Heard always knew that her true calling was show business, so at the age of 17, she dropped out of high school and moved to New York to pursue modeling, as she considered it an easier ticket out of town than immediately pursuing acting. After appearing in music videos for Kenny Chesney's "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" and Eisley's "I Wasn't Prepared", the blonde beauty quickly earned roles in the episodes of Jack & Bobby, The O.C., and The Mountain before transitioning to a film career, the medium she's primarily worked in for the last decade. Known for her roles as sexualized teenagers, her first series regular role came on 2007 CW soap Hidden Palms as secretive beauty Greta Matthews, though the summer series only lasted eight total episodes. A fan of muscle cars and a regular on FHM's and Maxim's rankings of the sexiest women of the year, the former Texas line-dancer has called her time as rumored real life boyfriend Johnny Depp's love interest in 2011's The Rum Diary the best experience of her life. Her last regular television role came as Bunny Maureen on NBC's 2011 period drama The Playboy Club, which was canceled after three episodes of low ratings and inflated controversy. The American actress is actively involved with Amnesty International, a nonprofit focused on people fighting injustice and promoting human rights, and recently appeared in a commercial meant to promote the Guess Girl fragrance for spring/summer 2013. Think you know Amber? Take our short quiz to find out!
Basic InfoDate of Birth:
April 22, 1986
Place of Birth:
Austin, Texas, United States
5' 8'' (1.73m)
|From - To||Show Name||Character Name||Watch Now||Get DVDs|
|2007||Hidden Palms||Greta Matthews|
|2011||The Playboy Club||Bunny Maureen|
|Year||Film Name||Character Name||Watch Now||Get DVDs|
|2004||Friday Night Lights||Maria||Get Friday Night Lights from Amazon|
|2006||All the Boys Love Mandy Lane||Mandy Lane||Buy the DVD from Amazon|
|2008||Pineapple Express||Angie Anderson||Get Pineapple Express from Amazon|
|2009||Zombieland||406||Get the Zombieland DVD from Amazon|
Videos & Interviews of Amber Heard
|Young Hollywood Awards||2008||Won||Young Hollywood Award||Breakthrough Performance Award|
|Detroit Film Critics Society Awards||2009||Nominated||Best Ensemble (Zombieland)|
|Scream Awards||2010||Won||Best Ensemble (Zombieland)|
|Dallas International Film Festival||2010||Won||Dallas Star Award|
|Hollywood Film Festival||2011||Won||Spotlight Award||Spotlight Award (The Rum Diary)|
More Info & Trivia
In December 2010, Amber Heard "came out" to the crowd at the 25th anniversary celebration for GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). She was in a relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree from 2008-2011.
She has a golden teacup named Pistol, a reference to her love of guns.
Heard became an atheist following the death of a friend when she was 17. She subsequently got into the writings of Ayn Rand and George Orwell.
She is said to be good friends with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"First of all, to say I came out implies that I was once in. Let me be straight about that - no pun intended. I never came out from anywhere... It didn't really affect anything in my career. I don't think the producers and directors I've worked with care one way or another... I don't want to be labeled as one thing or another. In the past I've had successful relationships with men, and now I'm in this successful relationship with a woman. When it comes to love I am totally open. I don't want to be put into a category, as in 'I'm this' or 'I'm that.'" - on coming out.
"I am constantly struggling to show people that there is more to me than my appearance. You do have to try and overcome those hurdles. Female actresses need to be given the chance to be more than how they look. There's two categories for women in Hollywood; you're either sexy and that's it, or you're not and because of that you often get given better opportunities. You can't be sexy and get as many good roles, fact. It's so frustrating to see women compartmentalized in those ways, but it's not going to change until the amount of female filmmakers and producers get to anywhere near being half. So many female characters and stories are written by men. It's a flawed system." - on the struggles she faces as an actress.
"We women still make up like one, maybe two percent of the directors [in Hollywood] and until we make up a bigger or I guess a more significant majority or proportion of the filmmakers or until we have a larger stake in the prospective makers, then we won't accurately accomplish that representation." - on the amount of female directors in Hollywood.
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