Amber Laura Heard is an American actress. Heard first gained mainstream recognition for supporting roles in the action film Never Back Down (2008) and the stoner comedy Pineapple Express (2008). In the following ten years, she acted mostly in independent films and small-budget productions, such as The Joneses (2009), The Rum Diary (2011), The Danish Girl (2015) and The Adderall Diaries (2015). In 2017, Heard joined the DC Extended Universe as Atlantean queen Mera in the superhero film Justice League. She reprised that role opposite Jason Momoa in Aquaman (2018), which became the fifth highest-grossing film of 2018. The same year, Heard was named a global spokesperson for the cosmetics giant L'Oréal Paris. Heard was married to actor Johnny Depp from 2015 to 2017. Their divorce drew significant media attention as she alleged that he had been abusive during most of their relationship. After Heard publicly discussed being the victim of domestic violence in 2019, Depp sued her for defamation, alleging that she had been the abusive party. Heard has denied this; the trial is scheduled for May 2021. Depp also sued the publishers of The Sun in a related libel suit, with Heard as a key witness for the defendants. In November 2020, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Depp had lost his case and that the majority of Heard's allegations had been proven to a civil standard. In addition to acting, Heard engages in activism for causes such as LGBTQ rights and domestic and sexual violence awareness.