Johnny Depp’s personal life has been all over the place in the last few years. His divorce battle with ex-wife Amber Heard seems to have taken years of Depp, and the star is no lover acting with the same frequency he used to. The case has been all over the media, Amber Heard filed a case against Johnny Depp which accounted for 14 allegations of domestic violence. While Heard accused Depp of verbal and physical abuse, Depp’s ex-wives and partners, Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis gave statements in support of Depp. While all three of his ex-partners have been active on media, little has been written about Depp’s first wife, Lori Anne Allison. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Lori Anne Allison.
Lori Anne Alison was born on the 6th of September 1957, in the United States. Born and raised in the states, Alison was interested in makeup from a very young age. She started producing makeup lines on paper when she was 11 years of age. When she was 13 years of age, Lori got her first practical exposure as she journeyed to a small make-up shop in Miami Beach, Florida. While Alison faced quite a bit of resistance and hate from her friends, she knew what she wanted to do and ended up moving to New York.
Despite having an early interest in make-up, Allison also wanted to work as a music producer. But after a horrific accident that left her deaf in one ear, Allison folded her dreams of being a music producer and worked as a make-up artist. She quickly gathered force behind her and made her debut as a make-up artist in the 1992 movie, Midnight Heat. She was also handed a part in Secret Lies, which led to her work in the 1995 movie, Venus Rising. In the late 1990s, Allison worked on several movies including The Ultimate Lie, Rule of Three, and Matters of Consequence. She ended up taking a decade of hiatus after which she was seen in the 2008 series, Supreme Court of Comedy. Of late, Allison has left the industry and is more interested in freelance work. She also established the make-up line, Serendipity Lip Glosses, and is the owner of a small cupcake business, D Cup.
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Lori and Depp first met through music as Lori’s brother played bass in the same band that Depp played in. The pair tied the knot on 20 December 1983, when Lori was 25 and Depp was just 20. The pair moved to California, where Lori introduced Depp to Nicolas Cage, who had finished his work on Fast Times At Ridgemont High and was booked for the 1983’s Valley Girl. The pair became drinking buddies and Cage managed to land Depp a role in the movie, A Nightmare On Elm Street. While Depp was amazed at the money he got, he was searching for a job all the same. However, Cage encouraged Depp to give acting a shot and called him a natural. Since then, Depp has turned himself into one of the best actors in the world.
But as Depp’s career took traction, his marriage fell apart. The pair divorced in 1985 citing irreconcilable differences in their divorce. Despite the divorce, Lori goes by the name Lori A. Depp and spoke for her husband in 2015.
“Well, we all know he’s a talented actor and can pull off the pirate thing like nobody’s business. But he’s also an extremely talented guitar player and started out in South Florida playing the local Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale club circuit.”