Amber Heard, CCRI Ambassador
Amber Heard is an actress and activist whose passion for enriching lives continues from the screen to real life.
Heard was last seen starring as “Mera” in James Wan’s Aquaman opposite Jason Momoa. The film was released by Warner Bros. on December 21, 2018 and grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide. Her character first appeared in Zack Snyder’s Justice League for Warner Bros. and the film grossed over $655 million worldwide.
She next appeared in Nabil Elderkin’s Gully, opposite Charlie Plummer, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and can also be seen in Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, opposite Elisabeth Moss, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto and New York Film Festivals.
Heard starred in Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, opposite Eddie Redmayne. The film premiered to rave reviews at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and was released by Focus Features in January 2016. In 2015, she had two films premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Adderall Diaries opposite James Franco, and When I Live My Life Over Again opposite Christopher Walken.
Her other film credits include: Magic Mike XXL opposite Channing Tatum, McG’s Three Days to Kill opposite Kevin Costner, Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, Robert Luketic’s Paranoia opposite Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, John Carpenter’s The Ward, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Zombieland, The Stepfather, Pineapple Express, Rum Diary, North Country, Drive Angry 3D, The Joneses, Never Back Down, Alpha Dog, and Friday Night Lights.
Heard also uses her platform to advocate for human rights issues as an activist and philanthropist. In 2003, Heard started working with The Art for Elysium, which introduced her to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. A longtime supporter of women’s rights and a prominent voice in the LGBTQ community since 2006, Heard actively involves herself with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Now. In partnership with Amnesty International, Heard has traveled to the Mexican border to provide humanitarian assistance as a translator, and she works with the Syrian American Medical Society to bring humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees throughout the Middle East.
Continuing to expand her spheres of influence, Heard recently became L’Oréal’s newest Global Spokesperson and works to spread their mantra that all women are “worth it.” As a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Office, Heard continues to use her voice gained as an actress to champion human rights for all. Heard was recently named as the ACLU Ambassador for Women’s Rights, with a focus on gender-based violence. Additionally, she is the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative Ambassador and is working to help pass the SHIELD Act, which would make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit or nude photos of a person without their consent, also known as revenge porn.