Amber Heard

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  • Actress, Activist and Humanitarian

Amber Heard is an actor, activist and humanitarian. 

Renowned for her roles in films such as The Danish Girl, Her Smell, and Justice League, Amber continues to build a successful career in Hollywood while simultaneously using her platform as a public figure to amplify her role as a humanitarian and to bring awareness to human rights issues. She is most passionate about including LGBTQ rights and fighting for the political, social and economic aid and rights for refugees and migrants. She frequently visits locations around the world to fight on behalf of marginalized communities from Syrian refugees, indigenous groups in Central America to migrants at the US border. 

An outspoken advocate for women's rights and for the civil rights of survivors of all gender-based violence around the world, Amber works with organizations that encourage survivors both personally and politically to come forward and reclaim their power. Amber makes frequent trips to DC to lobby and fight on behalf of the civil rights of women and the innumerable silent survivors of gender-based violence. Amber is a Women’s Rights Ambassador at the ACLU, and was the first American actress to be named Human Rights Champion of the UN Human Rights Office.

An eloquent and passionate speaker, Amber has lent her voice to major global events like the UN Social Good Summit, Global Citizen Festival, One Young World Conference and the Incredible Women Gala. 

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Amber Heard
  • WE Day
  • Global Citizen Festival
  • The Economist
  • Social Good Summit
  • L’Oreal Women of Worth
  • Emery Awards Gala
  • One Young World Summit
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While the media is reporting on her most recent romance, Amber Heard is busy being a superheroine both on and off the screen.  An outspoken advocate for the rights of women, refugees, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community, she inspires others to take action and join her in the fight to change the worl ...

While the media is reporting on her most recent romance, Amber Heard is busy being a superheroine both on and off the screen.  An outspoken advocate for the rights of women, refugees, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community, she inspires others to take action and join her in the fight to change the world. Women have become increasingly vocal, causing a dramatic shift in power. Recognizing this pivotal moment in our society, Amber encourages us to seize this power by continuing to organize, break down barriers, connect with one another and create communities that will continue to move the conversation forward. You do not have to be a celebrity to make a difference and if we want to affect change, we need to come together, communicate and support one another.  

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Amber Heard is an actor, activist and humanitarian.  She has starred in films such as The Danish Girl, Her Smell, and Justice League. In December 2018, she reprised her role as “Mera”, the lead female role in the standalone DC feature, Aquaman, opposite Jason Momoa. Amber has also appeared in films such as Magic Mike XXL, The Adderall Diaries, Pineapple Express, North Country and Zombieland.  In May 2018, L’Oréal Paris announced Amber as their newest Global Ambassador. Her fearless attitude, outspoken nature, and tireless pursuit to make a difference in the world made her the ideal candidate to represent their brand.  

Amber continues to build a successful career in Hollywood while simultaneously using her platform as a public figure to amplify her role as a humanitarian and to bring awareness to Human Rights issues. She is most passionate about including LGBTQ rights and fighting for the political, social and economic aid and rights for refugees and migrants. She frequently visits locations around the world to fight on behalf of marginalized communities from Syrian refugees, indigenous groups in Central America to migrants at the US border. Born and raised in Texas, she began volunteering when she was 12 years old. As an adult, Heard has traveled on Amnesty International research missions to the Mexico / US border and participated in numerous research and humanitarian missions for both non-profits and various causes alike.  In Jordan and Lebanon, she has also visited Syrian refugees living in camps. Heard is involved with US humanitarian aid in the Middle East and at various US embassies. For more than a decade now, Heard has continued to volunteer for children's hospitals in the Los Angeles area.

An outspoken an advocate for Women's Rights and for the civil rights of survivors of all gender-based violence around the world. Amber works with organizations that encourage survivors both personally and politically to come forward and reclaim their power. She traveled to Washington, D.C. to challenge the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and fight on behalf of Dr. Blasey Ford. Heard continues to make frequent trips to DC to lobby and fight on behalf of the civil rights of women and the innumerable silent survivors of gender-based violence that were attempting to make their voices heard during that pivotal moment in US history. In October 2018, she visited the United Nations in Geneva, where she addressed diplomats about women's rights and gender-based violence. Most recently Amber presented the UN Sexual Violence Survivors Rights Resolution at the General Assembly to International diplomats and ambassadors along side RISE (A Non Profit that has successfully passed civil rights bills in 38 states domestically). Amber has continued with trips to Central America where she met with human-rights defenders, diplomats, and indigenous community leaders.

Amber is a major supporter and Women’s Rights Ambassador at the ACLU, having first donated to the cause back in high school when she learned about a student who was denied the ability to take the person that they loved to the prom because of discrimination towards same-sex couples. Amber was the first American actress to be named Human Rights Champion of the UN Human Rights Office, lending her voice and support to promote the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted 70 years ago. 

She has spoken for, introduced and advocated for democratic candidate Kamala Harris since 2007 and has been very active in supporting Harris in her 2020 presidential run. Most recently, Amber has introduced and advocated for federal legislation to criminalize consensual pornography (known as "revenge porn") through bi-partisan congressional support with Representative Jackie Speir, Congressman John Katko, and Kamala Harris. Her actions have been crucial to the creation and passing of the SHIELD Act, which is the legislation she is fighting to pass in DC, in her capacity as the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative Ambassador. Her civil actions pursue as she actively supports and fights to pass the international UN Sexual Assault Survivors Civil Rights Resolution, which would secure the civil rights of almost 2 billion people globally in 2020. 

Most recently, between promotional duties for Aquaman, Amber has provided aid to the caravan members seeking asylum and has worked behind the scenes with various organizations giving humanitarian aid to migrants. A Texas native, she supported Democrat candidate Beto O’Rourke, canvassing on his behalf leading up to the midterm elections. 

An eloquent and passionate speaker, Amber has lent her voice to major global events like the UN Social Good Summit, Global Citizen Festival, One Young World Conference and the Incredible Women Gala, commemorating the year anniversary of the #MeToo movement. She has participated in global forums for young people, women, and the scientific community.  Not only has Amber spoken to a global audience, but also she has addressed at the Create and Cultivate conference in New York and the Giffoni Film Foundation Festival & Conference in Italy and spoke at the UN for the UN WE Day in New York. Most recently Heard was honored by the Hetrick Martin Institute in NY and given the Emery Award. Heard was honored by ACLU in 2017 with the Humanitarian of the Year award. 

Recently, Amber spoke with Richard Dawkins and the Center for Inquiry in a symposium on scientific inquiry and free-thought in the increasingly polarized political world at Arizona State University for thousands of people attending. 

 

Amber is proficient in sign language (ASL/ESL) and speaks fluent Spanish.