Birth Name :
Amber Laura Heard
Birth Date :
April 22, 1986
Birth Place :
Austin, Texas, USA
Attended St. Michael's Catholic Academy, Austin, Texas
5' 7" (1.70 m)
Paige (nee Parsons)
Tasya van Ree
Claim to fame :
As Greta Matthews in CW's series "Hidden Palms" (2007)
Trade Mark :
Often plays sexualized teenagers.
* Friday Night Lights (2004),
* Alpha Dog (2006),
* Hidden Palms (2007),
* Never Back Down (2008).
* Has been named one of the most beautiful rising stars by Jane Magazine, shared with Kellan Rhude.
* Ranked #21 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
* Father's name is David Heard - a successful commercial contractor in Austin, Texas.
* Has two sisters.
* Has a golden teacup Yorkie dog named Pistol, who was featured alongside Heard for Teen Vogue's "Young Hollywood" issue in October 2009.
* Ranked #13 on Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
* In December 2010 she "came out" to the crowd at the 25th anniversary celebration for GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). She also told the website afterellen.com that for several years, her romantic partner has been photographer Tasya van Ree.
* Dropped out of school at the age of 17, to go to New York to start a career in modeling, she then relocated to Los Angeles to get into acting.
* At the age of 16, her best friend died in a car crash and Heard, who was raised Catholic, subsequently declared herself an atheist, due to the influence of the works of Ayn Rand and George Orwell.
* Ranked #34 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
* Ranked #25 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
* Good friends with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
* Voted #35 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.
* She has Scotch-Irish (Northern Irish), English, Scottish, and German ancestry.