Amber Laura Heard is an American actress. She had her first leading role in the horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), and went on to star in films such as The Ward (2010) and Drive Angry (2011). She has also had supporting roles in films including Pineapple Express (2008), Never Back Down (2008), The Joneses (2009), Machete Kills (2013), Magic Mike XXL (2015), and The Danish Girl (2015). Heard is part of the DC Extended Universe franchise, playing Mera in Justice League (2018), Aquaman (2018), and the forthcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023). She has also acted in television series such as Hidden Palms (2007) and The Stand (2020). Heard married actor Johnny Depp in 2015. She filed for divorce in May 2016, accusing Depp of domestic violence, and subsequently became involved in two high-profile lawsuits relating to her allegations. She testified in Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd when Depp sued a British tabloid newspaper for calling him a "wife beater". The High Court of Justice in London rejected Depp's libel claim, finding Heard's allegations "substantially true" and ruling that 12 of the 14 alleged incidents of violence had been "proven to the civil standard." Depp sued Heard for defamation in the US after she stated in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that she had spoken up "against sexual violence" and become "a public figure representing domestic abuse." In Depp v. Heard, the jury ruled that these statements were false and defamed Depp, but also found that Depp's former lawyer defamed Heard by falsely alleging that she "roughed up" a penthouse in a "hoax" against Depp. The court awarded Depp and Heard $10.35 million and $2 million respectively.Heard is an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ambassador on women's rights and a Human Rights Champion for the Stand Up for Human Rights campaign by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.