In 2004, actress/model, Amber Heard, first came to the attention of audiences when she made her big screen acting debut in one of the better football movies ever filmed, “Friday Night Lights”. It was a critical success (obtaining an 81% ‘fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes), spawned an enormously successful spin-off television series and helped boost the careers of the actors who starred in it.
It seems fitting that this Texas-born beauty would star in a film about the biggest obsession in her home state. That same year, Heard, whose only previous acting credits included a few country music videos, also made her television debut on the short-lived WB series, “Jack & Bobby”.
This early success helped Amber obtain new acting gigs. She had guest roles on the mid-decade ‘epic’ teen drama, “The O.C”, and on the crime procedural, “Criminal Minds”. In 2006, her next big film role came about. She was in the Nick Cassavetes film, “Alpha Dog”, a surprise hit based on a real life murder scandal. She played Alma, one of the party girls who got intimate with Zack Mazursky (Anton Yelchin), who was the doomed protagonist.
The next year, Amber’s career continued to grow. She had a single episode role in the very fun David Duchovny hedonism-fest, “Californication”, before getting a regular gig on television in the CW teen soap opera, “Hidden Palms” (created by “Dawson’s Creek” mastermind, Kevin Williamson). She soon became a regular in the ‘hot girl’ roles in Frat Pack films like “Pineapple Express” and the hilarious “Zombieland”.
High profile roles would soon present themselves for Amber. She got a lead role in the action thriller, “Drive Angry”, alongside the manic Nicolas Cage. She also got another small screen acting gig in 2011’s “The Playboy Club”, a show that seemed to have strong potential, but its underwhelming writing and production doomed it to a short run.
In the 2011, Amber starred in “Rum Diary” alongside the legendary Johnny Depp. The bisexual Heard (she came out, publicly, at a GLAAD event in 2010) had just recently broken up with long-time girlfriend, photographer Tasya van Ree. “Rum Diary” was the salve she needed for a broken heart. She and Depp fell in love and became engaged over Christmas 2013. In the acting realm, Amber has an action-thriller, “3 Days to Kill” about to open.
While following Amber’s career, I heard talk of her having a tattoo. The location and description of it, however, we always very vague. As a result, I was not able to locate any definitive pictures of her ink. Fortunately, in some recent photo shoots, Amber has been much more revealing about her body art. On her left rib cage, is a script tattoo (in red ink) that reads “Te amo como se aman ciertas cosa oscuras, secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma”, a quote from Chilean author, Pablo Neruda, that means, in English, “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul”.
You can find out more about Amber at her official website: http://amberheardofficial.com/
She does not have any officially verified Twitter account.