Halle Berry

Biography

Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2014, the only woman of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a leading role. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokes-model.

Before becoming an actress, Berry entered and placed in several beauty contests, including the Miss USA Pageant and Miss World Pageants. Her breakthrough film role was in 1992's Boomerang, which led to numerous roles throughout the 1990s, including Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.  Berry reached a higher level of prominence in the 21st Century with prominent action films, including Die Another Day (2002), where she played Bond Girl Jinx.  In addition to her Academy Award win, Berry was awarded a "worst actress" Razzie award in 2005 for her controversial role as the titular character in Catwoman. She appeared at the ceremony to accept the award in person (making her the third person, and second actor, ever to do so) with a sense of humor, holding the Academy Award in one hand and the Razzie in the other. Divorced from baseball player David Justice and musician Eric Benét, Berry has a daughter by model Gabriel Aubry, and a son with her current husband, actor Olivier Martinez.  Berry has routinely been nominated for beauty-based awards in print, including ranking number one in People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” list in 2003. Berry continues to star in film roles, while also participating in political activism in support of environmentalism, among other causes.

Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2014, the only woman of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a leading role. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokes-model.

Before becoming an actress, Berry entered and placed in several beauty contests, including the Miss USA Pageant and Miss World Pageants. Her breakthrough film role was in 1992's Boomerang, which led to numerous roles throughout the 1990s, including Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.  Berry reached a higher level of prominence in the 21st Century with prominent action films, including Die Another Day (2002), where she played Bond Girl Jinx.  In addition to her Academy Award win, Berry was awarded a "worst actress" Razzie award in 2005 for her controversial role as the titular character in Catwoman. She appeared at the ceremony to accept the award in person (making her the third person, and second actor, ever to do so) with a sense of humor, holding the Academy Award in one hand and the Razzie in the other. Divorced from baseball player David Justice and musician Eric Benét, Berry has a daughter by model Gabriel Aubry, and a son with her current husband, actor Olivier Martinez.  Berry has routinely been nominated for beauty-based awards in print, including ranking number one in People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” list in 2003. Berry continues to star in film roles, while also participating in political activism in support of environmentalism, among other causes.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1966-08-14

Place of Birth Cleveland - Ohio - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Halle Maria Berry

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Kidnap
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(1 episode) as Herself
2014 Extant(26 episodes) as Molly Woods
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past as Ororo Munroe / Storm
2013 The Call as Jordan Turner
2013 Movie 43 as Emily (segment "Truth or Dare")
2012 Cloud Atlas as Native Woman / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Indian Party Guest / Ovid / Meronym
2012 Spider-Man - Once Upon a Time the Super Heroes as Storm (archive footage)
2012 Dark Tide as Kate Mathieson
2011 New Year's Eve as Nurse Aimee
2010 Frankie & Alice as Frankie
2010 For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots as On-Camera Host
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire as Audrey Burke
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition as Herself
2007 Perfect Stranger as Rowena Price
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand as Ororo Munroe / Storm
2005 Robots as Cappy (voice)
2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God as Janie Starks
2004 Catwoman as Patience Phillips
2004 John Travolta: The Inside Story as Herself
2003 Gothika as Miranda Grey
2003 Christmas from Hollywood as Herself (archive footage)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 X2: X-Men United as Ororo Munroe / Storm
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Herself
2002 Die Another Day as Jinx Johnson
2002 Bond Girls Are Forever as Herself
2001 The Bernie Mac Show(1 episode)
2001 Monster's Ball as Leticia Musgrove
2001 Good Day Live(1 episode)
2001 Swordfish as Ginger Knowles
2000 X-Men as Ororo Munroe / Storm
1999 The Early Show(2 episodes)
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge as Dorothy Dandridge
1998 Why Do Fools Fall In Love as Zola Taylor
1998 Bulworth as Nina
1998 The Wedding as Shelby Coles
1997 The View(4 episodes)
1997 B.A.P.S. as Nisi
1996 The Rich Man's Wife as Josie Potenza
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1996 Race the Sun as Miss Sandra Beecher
1996 Executive Decision as Jean, Flight Attendant
1995 MADtv(2 episodes)
1995 Losing Isaiah as Khaila Richards
1995 Solomon & Sheba
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 The Flintstones as Rosetta Stone
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1993 The Program as Autumn Haley
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1993 Father Hood as Kathleen Mercer
1993 Alex Haley's Queen as Queen
1993 Alex Haley's Queen(3 episodes) as Queen
1992 Martin(1 episode)
1992 Boomerang as Angela Lewis
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1991 The Last Boy Scout as Cory
1991 Strictly Business as Natalie
1991 Jungle Fever as o.A.
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Living Dolls(12 episodes) as Emily Franklin
1987 A Different World(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(3 episodes)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1979 Knots Landing(7 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Halle Berry

Production

2016 Kidnap … Executive Producer
1900 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge(0 episodes) … Executive Producer

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