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Amber Heard Net Worth, Biography, Controversies And More

Amber Heard is an American actress and model. Amber Heard’s net worth is -$6 million.  Amber Heard is well-known for her roles in films such as “The Rum Diary,” “Aquaman,” “Never Back Down,” and “Drive Angry.” Heard has also participated in a number of television shows and is well-known for her advocacy, particularly in the area of LGBTQ rights. However, the highest amount of fame (though, negative) she got was from her court case with Johnny Depp. The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard case spread across news and social media like forest fire and the whole world was a witness to it. 

Depp filed a $50 million defamation action against Amber Heard in Virginia in 2019. It was in connection with an Op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post the previous year. Following that, Heard counter-filed a $100 million counter-defamation claim in response to statements made by a Depp attorney. More on these slander cases follows later in this story.

Amber Heard Age: 36 years

Amber Heard Height: 1.7 m

Amber Heard Net Worth: -$6 million

Amber Heard Spouse: Johnny Depp (m. 2015–2017)

Amber Heard Children: Oonagh Paige Heard

Amber Heard Salaries and Endorsement Income

Amber Heard made $10 million in total pre-tax income (salaries, endorsements) between 2013 and 2019, according to testimony submitted during the Depp v. Heard mutual defamation cases. Her highest-earning year throughout that time span was 2019, when she earned around $3 million. 

According to testimony, Amber had a four-picture agreement with Warner Brothers that paid her $450,000 for the first film she starred in for the studio. She was then paid $1 million for her role in the first Aquaman film. Amber was also legally promised $2 million for the sequel and $3-4 million if a third Aquaman movie was made.

According to testimony, Amber was paid $200,000 for every episode in the nine-episode series “The Stand,” for a total salary of $1.8 million.

Also, Amber heard had a $1.625 million two-year deal with L’Oreal that promised the cosmetics brand 20 days of Amber’s time. 

Amber Heard Early Life

Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas on April 22, 1986. Heard grew up outside of Texas with her brother. Despite attending Catholic high school and competing in beauty pageants as a kid, she eventually got disillusioned with religion and the Texan lifestyle that surrounded her. As a result, she dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and relocated to New York City. Although she began her career as a model in New York, she soon turned her focus to acting and relocated to Los Angeles.

Amber Heard Career

Amber Heard’s acting career began with a spate of appearances in music videos. She went on to feature in television sitcoms such as The Mountain,  Jack & Bobby, and The O.C. Amber Heard’s debut cinematic performance was in Friday Night Lights in 2004. The film was a hit, and it helped her get recognition in the film industry. Amber went on to appear in films such as North Country, Drop Dead Sexy, Side FX, You Are Here, Price to Pay, and Alpha Dog. She began to feature in television dramas such as Criminal Minds and Californication.

Amber Heard advanced to increasingly prominent parts in the teen drama Hidden Palms. Unfortunately, the programme garnered negative reviews from reviewers and was terminated after only eight episodes. Heard also appeared in the film Remember the Daze, which was met with critical acclaim but was ultimately a flop.

Amber Heard, on the other hand, was finally breaking through and becoming one of Hollywood’s top leading women by 2008. The same year Heard co-starred with Seth Rogen and James Franco in the stoner comedy Pineapple Express. She also appeared in the film Never Back Down. Both of these films were commercial triumphs, demonstrating Amber Heard’s ability to take projects to new heights. 

During the next years, Heard concentrated on independent films such as The River Why, ExTerminators, and And Soon the Darkness. She also featured in The Ward, another critical flop with a middling box office return.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp first film was The Rum Diary (2011). The film was based on Hunter S. Thompson’s book of the same name, and it got mixed reviews while failing to make much of an effect at the box office. Similar plots were told in films such as Drive Angry, Machete Kills, Paranoia, and Syrup.

Heard had a more successful year in 2015, appearing in films such as The Danish Girl, Magic Mike XXL, One More Time and The Adderall Diaries. All four of these films were either critically or financially successful. Having said that, she also appeared in the disastrous flop – London Fields. The 2015 film was accused of fraud, with both its director and cast objecting to the final edit that was shown to viewers. The film was critically panned, and Amber Heard was sued for $10 million for making unapproved alterations to the screenplay and failing to complete voice-over work. Heard then filed a countersuit, and an agreement was reached.

Amber Heard Spousal Support

Amber Heard filed for spousal support after her divorce from Johnny Depp in 2016. According to court filings in the 2022 defamation lawsuit, Amber’s lawyers offered to “keep this matter out of the spotlight” in May 2016 in exchange for Johnny allowing her to continue using a Range Rover, living in three of his Los Angeles penthouse apartments, and receiving $125,000 for legal and accounting expenses.

Learn more about the Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard case here.

Next Amber allegedly approached Depp for $50,000 every month to meet other expenditures. According to court filings, Heard’s monthly spending included $10,000 for rent, $2,000 for eating out, and $10,000 for pet supplies and legal fees. She backed up her allegation by stating her earning was way too less, including $27,000 in royalties from several films.

Documents also indicated that, despite earning $250,000 in 2014 from her numerous ventures, she spent about $210,000, leaving her with a net income of barely $40,000 for the year. Amber Heard also provided paperwork proving that her savings at the time were merely $25,000 dollars.

Amber Heard eventually dropped her plea for spousal support.

Amber Heard Other Relationships

Amber began dating billionaire Elon Musk in 2016, when she was divorcing Johnny Depp. They allegedly met in 2013 on the set of “Machete Kills.” The couple announced their engagement in April 2017. They announced their breakup later that year, but they reconciled in early 2018.

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