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Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born May 27, 1999) is a French-American actress and model.

Early life

Lily-Rose Melody Depp was born in Paris on May 27, 1999. She is the daughter of American actor, producer, and musician Johnny Depp and French singer, actress, and model Vanessa Paradis. Depp is the older sister of John “Jack” Christopher Depp III and the niece of French actress Alysson Paradis. She is a descendent of colonial freedom fighter Elizabeth Key Grinstead.

After 14 years together, her parents separated in 2012 and arranged joint custody of Depp, who divides her time between Los Angeles and Paris.


2014–2018: Career beginnings

Depp began her acting career with a cameo role in Tusk, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014. She acted alongside her friend Harley Quinn Smith, her father, and the film’s director Kevin Smith.

In 2015, Depp appeared with Irish rapper Rejjie Snow in his video for “All Around the World”, which was released in October. In addition to film work, Depp appeared on the cover of various fashion magazines, and has been the Chanel brand ambassador since 2015. She was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld when she was 15 years old. In 2016, Depp was announced by Lagerfeld as the face of Chanel’s iconic fragrance, Chanel No. 5 L’Eau.

Depp reprised her Tusk role in Yoga Hosers, a spin-off that focuses on her and Harley Quinn Smith’s characters, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016.

In May 2016, The Dancer, in which Depp plays Isadora Duncan, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard category. The film is Stéphanie Di Giusto’s directorial debut. For her performance in the film, Depp was nominated for Most Promising Actress at the 42nd César Awards and Most Promising Actress at the 22nd Lumières Awards. In the same year, Depp and Natalie Portman co-starred in Rebecca Zlotowski’s Planetarium as two spiritualist sisters in 1930s France. It was Portman who cherry-picked Depp to play her younger sister in the film. The film had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2016.

In 2018, Depp starred opposite Laurent Lafitte in semi horror-flick Les Fauves (Savage), a French film directed by Vincent Mariette. The film was premiered in France in October 2018. In the same year, Depp starred in romantic comedy A Faithful Man, directed by Louis Garrel. The film was premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and released in France in December 2018. She was once again nominated for Most Promising Actress at the 44th César Awards.

Depp next appeared in Netflix short documentary Period. End of Sentence. with Priyanka Chopra explaining how The Pad Project helped the women in Delhi start their own business making sanitary pads. The documentary won Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at The 91st Academy Awards. It was distributed by Netflix in February 2019. In April 2019, Depp was nominated for Most Promising Actress at Romy Schneider Award.

Upcoming projects

In 2019, Depp will star opposite Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson in The King, directed by David Michôd, followed by a French short independent film Quel Joli Temps Pour Jouer Ses Vingt-ans. She next will join Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, and Evangeline Lilly in the opioid crisis thriller Dreamland. Depp will also star in Neil Burger’s sci-fi thriller Voyagers alongside Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Fionn Whitehead. Filming will begin in June 2019. She is set to reprise her Tusk and Yoga Hosers role in Moose Jaws.

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