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WATCH Amber Heard as 406 in Zombieland as Depp-Heard trial continues

Shania Wilson May 5, 2022
Credit: Zombieland.

Horror-comedy movie Zombieland premiered in 2009 featuring a star-studded cast including Bill Murray and Emma Stone, but did you know Amber Heard made an appearance?

The Aquaman actress is continuing to make headlines amid the ongoing Depp v Heard court case so, naturally, people are digging deep into the past.

Amber played 406, the neighbour Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) had a major crush on. If you can’t quite remember Heard’s feature in Zombieland, allow us to refresh your memory.

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Who did Amber Heard play in Zombieland?

Amber Heard was still relatively early on in her Hollywood career when she made an appearance in 2009 movie Zombieland. After starring in a handful of TV shows in 2004 and 2005, the star made her way into the movie industry between 2007 and 2009.

Heard played 406, Columbus’ crush and apartment complex neighbour.

Although 406 seems normal on the surface, the character has been attacked by a zombie so, when in Columbus’ apartment, she also turns into a zombie. It turns out to be Columbus’ first ever encounter with a zombie, and it only spirals from there.

Take a look at the scene below, but beware of graphic imagery:

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Other than Heard, the 2009 movie features a major cast of A-listers including Cruella’s Emma Stone and Before I Fall’s Zoey Deutch.

Bill Murray, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin also star in the film, alongside Avan Jogia and Luke Wilson.

Zombieland scored 89 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer) and 86 per cent on the audience score. You can watch the movie in full on Prime Video or Apple TV.

Fans remember Amber Heard’s Zombieland feature

While some Zombieland fans are only just connecting the dots, others have known Heard played 406 for years.

“Remember when Amber was in Zombieland lol,” one person tweeted.

“Omg totally forget Amber Heard was in Zombieland!” another wrote.

Why is Amber Heard making headlines now?

Amber Heard is currently making headlines for the ongoing defamation case with ex-husband Johnny Depp. The trial has entered its fourth week and the actress has now taken to the witness stand.

Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for defamation because of an op-ed she published in the Washington Post in 2018. Heard is countersuing Depp.


The trial is set to continue.

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Shania is a Magazine Journalism graduate from the University of Derby. Her main passion is rooted in print journalism, however, she also branches out towards social media and is also interested in public relations. Outside of writing, Shania enjoys using social media, reading, and drinking coffee.