Amber Heard was so anxious to succeed in Hollywood she left her high school in Austin, Texas to head west and by 18 landed three acting gigs including a role in the 2004 football drama “Friday Night Lights.” With her 5’8” frame and blonde hair, Amber was never short of work – by the time she was 21 she had been involved in 16 projects. And with those looks, Amber may have found herself in a typecast situation, but she has refreshingly blended her resume with indie and mainstream work. She’s part of the 2005 drama “North Country” starring Charlize Theron, and appears in “Alpha Dog” and on the short-lived CW series “Hidden Palms,” which ran for 8 episodes in 2007 with Amber as the lead female character, Greta Matthews.
By not succumbing to the tired roles of the ubiquitous gorgeous girl with nothing to say, Amber has steadily extended her range into a variety of genres, including the indie horror flick “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” in which she plays the title character. Eventually, Amber’s challenge will be to reach beyond the teenage/girlfriend roles she has come to master, but only in her early 20s she has proven she possesses one of the most prized weapons in show business – she’s got staying power.
Amber Heard in GQ
Amber on the Web
Amber Heard at Maxim
The 'Pineapple Express' star spends some time at the pool in her exclusive galleries over at Maxim!
Ultimate web resource page for Amber.
TV Guide: Amber Heard
Recent news, photos and TV listings of Amber.
Decent bio, vital stat, and photos of Amber.
Amber Heard Fansite
Fan page featuring updated pictures of Amber and her latest news.
Thorough fansite with many stills, YouTube links and interviews.
Cinema Blend Interview
A chat with Amber on the project “The Stepfather.”
Chuck the Movie Guy Interview
Video interview with Amber for the “Never Back Down” release.
Rotten Tomatoes Interview
Amber on shooting the indie “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”
Amber on the Screen
Amber made her debut in the pilot of “Jack & Bobby,” the proposed TV series that never made it beyond the initial episode in 2004. Steady appearances on TV followed, including “The O.C.,” “Californication,” and the short-lived “Hidden Palms,” in which she was a series regular. Her feature debut was in Peter Berg’s “Friday Night Lights,” followed by the indie films like “sideFX,” “Drop Dead Sexy” and “Price to Pay.” The end of the decade has seen Amber grow into bigger film roles, particularly in “Never Back Down.”
April 2008 will see the release of “The Beautiful Ordinary,” while the very same summer she’ll star as Seth Rogen’s girlfriend in the Judd Apatow juggernaut “Pineapple Express.” Later in the year, Amber is set to appear in the adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ short story collection, “The Informers, while “The Stepfather” (a remake of the 1987 slasher starring Terry O’Quinn) rounds out 2008.
On filming fight scenes:
“Every detail was planned out and choreographed so well that it was hard to get excited. It was done to such precision. We worked all night long, 14 hours night in Orlando, Florida during the summer. I don’t recommend it.”
On working with the Judd Apatow crew on “Pineapple Express”:
“I had more fun on that set than I’ve ever had. Of course!”