Amber Laura Heard (born April 22, 1986) is an actress and activist in the United States. She earned her first starring role in 2006 horror-thriller All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, following a string of tiny roles. She rose to prominence with supporting appearances in the films Never Back Down (2008) and Pineapple Express (2010). (2008).
Heard joined the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) in 2017 to play Atlantean princess Mera in the superhero film Justice League, a role she would later reprise in Aquaman (2018), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023). Heard has been a global ambassador for the cosmetics company L’Oréal Paris and a human rights activist since 2018, in addition to acting.
Between 2015 and 2017, Heard was married to fellow actor Johnny Depp. When Heard claimed that Depp had been aggressive during their relationship, and Depp claimed that Heard had abused him in 2018, before unsuccessfully suing the publishers of British tabloid The Sun for English defamation. Depp is suing Heard for defamation in the United States as of 2022, after she penned an op-ed about being a public victim of domestic abuse in 2018, characterizing himself as a victim of cancel culture; the trial began on April 11, 2022, in Virginia.
Amber Heard, a Hollywood actress, opened out about coming out as bisexual and claimed it was a “huge thing” for her. Amber recently said that she was “labeled” as a “lesbian” shortly after confessing her sexuality. The actress was reported by The People’s Magazine during her participation at The Economist’s second-annual Pride & Prejudice Summit in New York, saying: “I could tell it was a huge thing by the expression on this person’s face.
My hapless publicist. Then I recognized the severity of what I’d done, and why so many people—studio executives, agents, and advisors—didn’t want it to be associated with my name. I grew enamored with a label. I’ve never considered myself to be defined by the person with whom I’m currently associated.
I’ve never seen myself as one thing or another. So I stood there and watched as I transitioned from star Amber Heard to our lesbian Amber Heard.” After appearing at an event with then-girlfriend Tasya van Ree in December 2010, TV host Ellen DeGeneres queried Amber about her sexuality.
Amber, who recently divorced actor Johnny Depp, admitted that coming out as bisexual was “tough” for her because no one shared such personal information at the time, and she was the only one “working in this way.” Everyone around the 30-year-old actress warned her not to do it because it would “destroy” her career. People’s Magazine described her as saying: “It had a negative impact on my work, and it was challenging.
It wasn’t a simple task. Because I was the only one doing it, it was extremely challenging. I did it despite everyone telling me it would undoubtedly kill my career.” The actress opined, “There’s a certain degree of dream fulfillment that comes with being a leading lady. ‘How is anyone going to engage romantically in you if they think you’re unavailable?’ I was asked, and I said, ‘Watch me do it.’
During the Pride & Prejudice Summit, the Justice League actress encouraged her co-stars to be upfront about their sexuality, saying, “The whole goal of telling tales and reaching audiences is to challenge the existing quo, to push the envelope if we’re supposed to represent the society around us. Not only to maintain the existing quo. We have a rare opportunity to do so. We must make a concerted effort.”
“If every homosexual male I know personally in Hollywood came out tomorrow,” Amber, who has worked on films such as The Rum Diary, Machete Kills, Magic Mike XXL, and The Danish Girl, argued, “then this would be a non-issue in a month.”