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Daniel Depp


Facts of Daniel Depp

Full NameDaniel Depp
First NameDaniel
Last NameDepp
ProfessionCelebrity Brother
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameJohn Christopher Depp
Mother NameBetty Sue Palmer
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMahnaz Shams
SibilingsJohnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski and Deborah J. Depp
Date of BirthNovember 14,1953
Age70 years
Married DateJuly 9,1979

Daniel Depp came to fame as a half-brother of Hollywood’s award-winning superstar, Johnny Depp

Before starting his career as a writer, Daniel was English literature and history teacher at a middle school in San Rose, California, for a decade. 

After which Scaramanga Bros, a production company, was formed with his brother Johnny

During the time, Daniel co-wrote for a film The Brave starring his brother

The film was later nominated for the Palm d’Or at Cannes in 1997. As a writer, his first novel was Loser Town.

Johnny Depp intended to become a rock star 

Having $8.7 billion box office collections worldwide with his blockbuster hits, Johnny is undoubtedly one of the leading Hollywood superstars, but before that, Johnny intended to become something else. 

He has a gifted guitar from his mother. He received the gift while he was 12 years old that developed an interest in becoming a musician

He dropped out of school and started playing in bars with his band named The Kids

Their mixtures of music were accepted by the crowds and began playing in several venues before moving to Los Angeles for better opportunities.

Unfortunately, the band split, and his career took a turn after he met actor Nicolas Cage

He shifted his career to acting after he auditioned for director Wes Craven and was selected

He was cast in his movie Nightmare on Elm Street, which became a massive hit. 

Though he landed on his acting career, his interest in music is still the same. 

Together with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, he formed a rock band in 2015 named Hollywood Vampire.

Happily married to his wife 

Daniel is happily married to his wife Mahnaz Shams on 9th July 1979

Together with his spouse, he lives in California, where he owns a book shop.

Daniel Depp wife Mahnaz Shams.
Daniel Depp wife Mahnaz Shams. Source:


Despite being the brother of a star, he remains out of the spotlight along with his wife. 

Therefore, the information about his children is not known.

Johnny’s father adopted Daniel while he was quite young

Daniel was born to his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, from her first marriage

After her divorce from her first husband, she married John Christopher Depp, father of Johnny

He adopted him along with his sister Deborah J. Depp while he was quite young.

Besides Johnny Depp, he has two more siblings

Besides Johnny, he has two more siblings. He has two sisters, Deborah Depp and Christi Dembrowski.  

His sister Deborah lives in Lexington with her husband and two kids and works as an Elementary School teacher

His other half-sister Christi-Depp Dembrowski works as a personal assistant and a manager of her brother Johnny

She is happily married to Daniel Dembrowski and has four children

Daniel Depp three siblings Johnny Depp Deborah and Christi.
Daniel Depp three siblings Johnny Depp Deborah and Christi. Source: Pinterest

His mother passed away at the age of 81

His mother passed away on 20th May 2016 following a long illness

She died at the age of 81 in Los Angeles. According to the source, she was in ICU of Cedars –Senai Medical Center, Los Angeles

She was a brave mother who raised her children with difficulties.

Daniel Depp late mother Betty Sue Palmer with brother Johhny Depp at Academy Awards in 2004.
Daniel Depp late mother Betty Sue Palmer with brother Johhny Depp at Academy Awards in 2004. Source: Pinterest

Net Worth 

The net worth of Daniel is not revealed. But his brother has amassed a massive amount from his successful career. 

His net income is:

 Year Salary per filmNet income
Johnny Depp2020$20 million$150 million


  1. Daniel was born on 14th November 1953.
  2. He is currently 67 years old. He is ten years older than Johnny.

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Updated On Sun Feb 21 2021 Published On Mon Jan 11 2021 By shaumya

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