Born: April 22, 1986, Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 1.73 m
Parents: Paige Parsons, David Heard
Amber Laura Heard is an American actress and model. She played the lead and title character in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Heard's first starring role came in 2007 on the CW television show Hidden Palms. Her breakthrough came in 2008 with roles in Never Back Down and Pineapple Express. In 2009, Heard starred in The Stepfather and also had a small role in the horror-comedy Zombieland. She next starred in The Joneses and And Soon the Darkness (both 2010), John Carpenter's The Ward, alongside Nicolas Cage in Drive Angry, and alongside Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary.
Heard was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Her father, David, is a contractor, and her mother, Paige, is an internet researcher for the state. She attended St. Michael's Catholic Academy in Austin until her junior year, when she left to pursue a career in Hollywood. As a teenager, Heard was active in her school's drama department and appeared in local commercials and campaigns. She read books by authors such as George Orwell and Salman Rushdie At the age of 16, her best friend died in a car crash and Heard, who was raised Catholic, subsequently declared herself an atheist after being introduced to the works of Ayn Rand by her then-boyfriend.She has said of Rand, "I've read all of her books. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with her ideals. All I've ever needed is myself."Dropping out of school at the age of 17, she went to New York to start a career in modeling, then relocated to Los Angeles to get into acting.
Heard came out in 2010, at GLAAD's 25th anniversary event.She dated female photographer Tasya van Ree from 2008 until 2011. She has said about her $exuality: "I don't label myself one way or another I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman. I love who I love; it's the person that matters."
Heard grew up around guns, and owns a .357 Magnum.] A fan of muscle cars, she drives a 1968 Ford Mustang