Johnny Depp is an American actor whose films have grossed $3.1 billion in America and $7.6 billion worldwide. His personal net worth is estimated at $350 million, with his annual salary reaching $100 million. Depp was born in Kentucky and moved frequently as a child; at the age of fifteen, he dropped out of school and joined a band, and later moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a record contract. He decided to pursue acting instead, and took minor film roles throughout the 1980s, including a role in Nightmare on Elm Street. In 1987, he won a starring role on the TV show 21 Jump Street, and in 1990 he collaborated for the first time with Tim Burton, playing the title role in Edward Scissorhands. The two would go on to collaborate on a total of seven films, including Sleepy Hollow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
In 2003, Depp appeared in the first of four Pirates of the Caribbean movies from Disney and exectutive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, playing eccentric pirate captain Jack Sparrow; his performance earned him an Academy Award nomination, which he followed up with another nominated performance as the author J.M. Barrie in 2004′s Finding Neverland. He was nominated again in 2008 for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Depp married Lori Anne Allison in 1983, though the couple divorced in 1985. He has been in a relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis; they have two children and split their time between Los Angeles and the south of France. He has been said to have grossed up to $300 million for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.