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How old was Amber Heard in Pineapple Express? Age and early career explored

Amber Peake April 23, 2022
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Amid the ongoing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation case, some have been shocked by the revelation that Amber Heard was in the late 2000s film Pineapple Express – and are pondering how old she was then.

Many people online seem to have only just remembered that Heard starred in the 2008 film Pineapple Express alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco.

The 2000s film also recently made the news after it was reported that shakes inspired the film and had been released by Jack In The Box in honour of 4/20.

As the film returns to pop culture, we take a look at how old Amber Heard was when she filmed her scenes.

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Amber Heard’s age in Pineapple Express may surprise you

Pineapple Express essentially follows Seth Rogen’s character Dale and his dealer Saul, played by James Franco, on the run after Dale witnesses a murder. Amber Heard played Dale’s girlfriend, Angie.

According to the Pineapple Express IMDb page, filming for the project began in March 2007 and ended that May.

Heard, who celebrated her 36th birthday this week, was born on 22 April 1986. Therefore the actress would have been 20 when filming for Pineapple Express began and 21 when it wrapped.

Heard would have also been 22 by the time the film premiered across the US in July 2008.

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Twitter is only just remembering Heard’s Pineapple Express feature

As the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation case continues, many intrigued onlookers have begun looking back on Heard’s acting career.

Twitter users have shared their surprise as they are only just realising that Heard starred in Pineapple Express:

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A look at Amber Heard’s early career

The actress featured in a number of roles before Pineapple Express, and according to her IMDb, she had her start in acting around 2004 when she appeared in The WB series Jack & Bobby.

She went on to star in notable projects such as Fox’s The OC, The CW drama Hidden Palms and crime drama Criminal Minds.

Heard also featured in a few music videos in her early acting days, including rock band Eisley’s 2005 track I Wasn’t Prepared as well as country musician Kenny Chesney’s There Goes My Life.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.