Lily-Rose Melody Depp is a French-American actress and model. Born to actors Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, she began her acting career in film with a minor role in Tusk (2014) and pursued a career as a fashion model. She starred in the period dramas The Dancer (2016), Planetarium (2016) and The King (2019), and the romantic comedy A Faithful Man (2018).
Years active: 2014-present
Born: May 27, 1999, 24 years old and 3 months, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Sun Sign: Gemini
Hair Color :Blonde
Eye Color: Light Brown
Height: 5 ft3in / 1.60m
Measurements: 31-23-32in / 78.74-58.42-81.28cm
Bra Size: 30AUS / 65AEU
Genre: Movie, soundtrack
Lily dropped out of high school to pursue modeling and acting career. She believed it was impossible to become an actress while attending school and completing her homework.
Father – Johnny Depp Johnny Depp (Actor and musician)
Mother – Vanessa Paradis (French Model, actress, and singer)
Siblings – John Christopher Depp III (Younger Brother)
Others – Alysson Paradis (Maternal Aunt) (Actress), John Christopher Depp (Paternal Grandfather), Betty Sue Palmer (Paternal Grandmother), Andre Paradis (Maternal Grandfather), Corinne Paradis (Maternal Grandmother)
On her father side, she has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Belgian, German and Dutch ancestry. On her mother side, she is of French descent.
Lily-Rose Melody Depp was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of Paris, on 27 May 1999. She is the daughter of American actor Johnny Depp and French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis. She has a younger brother, Jack (John Christopher Depp III). French actress Alysson Paradis is her aunt. She claims to have Native American ancestry through her father.
In 2012, after 14 years together, Depp’s parents separated and arranged joint custody of her. She divides her time between Los Angeles, Paris and New York City.
2014–2018: Early work in independent films and modeling
Depp made her acting debut in 2014, with a minor role in the horror comedy film Tusk. In 2015, at age 16, Depp became a brand ambassador for French fashion house Chanel in a decision personally overseen by Karl Lagerfeld. She has since ventured into fashion modeling, promoting the brand on the runway and in fashion magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, Elle, i-D, Wonderland, Love, Madame Figaro, W, and V.
In 2016, Depp reprised her Tusk role in the spin-off Yoga Hosers. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2016 to unfavorable critical reception. She portrayed American dancer Isadora Duncan in The Dancer, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard category. 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. She also appeared in the film Planetarium alongside Natalie Portman, who handpicked Depp to play her younger sister. In that same year, Depp was made the face of Chanel’s iconic fragrance Chanel No. 5 L’Eau.
In 2018, Depp starred opposite Laurent Lafitte in Les Fauves (Savage). The film was premiered in France in October 2018. In the same year, Depp starred in A Faithful Man, directed by Louis Garrel and co-written by Oscar winner Jean-Claude Carrière. The film was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and released in France in December 2018. She received her second nomination for Most Promising Actress at the 44th César Awards.
2019–present: Transition to mainstream films and The Idol
In 2019, Depp appeared in Netflix documentary short Period. End of Sentence. alongside Priyanka Chopra. The short won Academy Award for Best Documentary) at the 91st Academy Awards. In April 2019, she was nominated for the Prix Romy Schneider. Depp starred alongside her aunt Alysson Paradis in the French independent short film Quel Joli Temps Pour Jouer Ses Vingt-ans (My Last Lullaby), in which she played a young woman grieving the loss of a grandfather. The film won Best Picture at the 2019 New York Film Awards, and Best Narrative Short at the 2019 Los Angeles Film Awards. Mor Cohen of the New York Film Awards wrote, “Great performances by all actors, led by Lily-Rose Depp, who were so nuanced and intuitive that it was hard to remember these are fictional characters and not real people”. For her performance in My Last Lullaby, Depp won the Best Actress at the 2019 Los Angeles Film Awards. Les Brandt for the Los Angeles Film Awards noted, “Depp displays sonic waves of artistic expression with her eyes and internal work that was so subtle yet massively powerful and at such a young age was an exciting thing to watch.” In the historical epic war film The King, Depp appeared as Catherine of Valois opposite Timothée Chalamet as Henry V. The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2019 and was released on Netflix on November 2019. Of her performance, Owen Gleiberman of Variety wrote, “Lily-Rose Depp makes her presence felt, for perhaps the first time ever, as Catherine of Valois, whose delicate worldliness matches Henry’s”, while Rory O’Connor of The Film Stage called it “an excellent cameo”.
In 2021, Depp appeared in the opioid epidemic crime thriller Crisis (originally titled Dreamland) alongside Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Rodriguez. The film was released in the United States to mixed critical reception on February 26, 2021. She also appeared in Neil Burger‘s science-fiction thriller Voyagers and the Christmas horror comedy Silent Night. Depp starred alongside George MacKay in Nathalie Biancheri‘s psychological drama Wolf. The film premiered at TIFF on September 17, 2021 to mixed critical reception.
In 2023, Depp made her television debut starring in the HBO drama series The Idol alongside Canadian singer The Weeknd. The series premiered on May 22, 2023 at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with highly unfavorable reception from critics for its graphic sexual content and themes. On her performance, TIME wrote that Depp “brings some tentative gravity to all the sordidness”. The series began airing on HBO and Max on June 4, 2023.
Depp is set to reprise her Tusk and Yoga Hosers role in Moose Jaws. She will also have three upcoming movie projects including Bruno Dumont’s The Empire, A24‘s erotic drama The Governesses and Robert Eggers’ gothic horror Nosferatu.
Depp is the goddaughter of novelist François-Marie Banier and singer Marilyn Manson. Since her birth, she has been the subject of tabloid and media reporting, including birthdays, attendance at society events, and reviews of her fashion choices. She is bilingual in English and French and has U.S. and French citizenship. She dropped out of high school in 2016 to focus on her acting career. She has struggled with and recovered from anorexia.
In August 2015, she posed for iO Tillett Wright‘s Self-Evident Truths Project, stating she fell somewhere “on the LGBTQA spectrum”. She later clarified she was simply making a statement on defining oneself, not on her own sexuality.
In 2016, although Depp was not of legal voting age, she supported Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries. She and her mother Vanessa Paradis were photographed for Our City of Angels magazine in February 2017; proceeds from its sale were donated to Planned Parenthood.
Since January 2023, she has been in a relationship with rapper and singer Danielle Balbuena, also known as 070 Shake. This has been the only relationship that Depp has publicly acknowledged. Depp confirmed the relationship in an Instagram post on May 11, 2023.
As a Singer
Lily contributed three singles (I’m the Man, Babe, and O Canada) to the music album of her movie, Yoga Hosers. Her co-star Harley Quinn Smith performed with her in all the three singles.
In 2014, Lily was first seen in the comedy horror movie, Tusk which had her father in the lead role.
First TV Show
In May 2016, Lily was seen in an episode of the French TV series, Le journal du Festival.
Lily-Rose Depp Favorite Things
Makeup Obsession – Lip and eyebrow pencil
Must Have Beauty Products – Face cream, brow pencil, lip pencil, lip balm and a pretty blush
Good Luck Charm – Chanel Coco Crush Ring
Lily-Rose Depp Facts
Her father, Johnny Depp has got her name tattooed on his chest.
She has struggled with eating disorder anorexia. But, she started recovering later.
She has the dual US and French citizenship.
Although she was too young to vote in the 2016 US Presidential election, she still backed Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders in her social media activity.
In 2007, she had to be admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital due to serious E.coli infection. She had suffered kidney failure. After her recovery, her father donated two million to the hospital.
In August 2015, Lily caused quite a stir about her sexuality after she posed in Self-Evident Truths Project and claimed that she falls in LGBTQA spectrum. She later clarified that she wasn’t outright gay and was sexually fluid.
While growing up, she wanted to become a singer and had even penned a song in her mother studio album Love Songs.
She decided to become an actress because she felt very comfortable with it.
Lily parents actively tried to shield her from the public spotlight. She didn’t have public social media profile until she got fed up with fake accounts made in her name.