Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Movie Actress

Halle Maria Berry is an American actress. She began her career as a model and entered several beauty contests, finishing as the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant and coming in sixth in the Miss World 1986.

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Halle Maria Berry
Aug 14, 1966
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5′ 5″
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Halle Maria Berry was born on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an American actress and former fashion model. Her mother, Judith Ann Hawkins, is a psychiatric nurse, and her father Jerome Jesse Berry is a former hospital attendant. Halle has one sister named Heidi Berry-Henderson.

Berry attended Bedford High School and graduated in 1984. She then attended Cuyahoga Community College before transferring to and graduating from Cleveland's Marshall University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

In 1989, Berry won the Miss Ohio USA beauty pageant and went on to win the Miss USA crown in 1986. In 1991, she made her screen debut in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" and was later cast as Storm in Fox's superhero drama “X-Men” (2000). 

Berry received critical acclaim for the role of Leticia Musgrove in the 2001 drama “Monster’s Ball” which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress – making her the first African American woman to win an Oscar for a leading role. After that she starred in such films as “Die Another Day” (2002), “Gothika” (2003), “Catwoman” (2004) and “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006).

In addition to acting, she also serves as executive producer on several television projects including CBS' “Extant” (2014–15). In 2008, Berry was ranked No. 1 on People magazine's list of 'Most Beautiful Women'. She continues to act regularly appearing on TV shows like “Lethal Weapon” (2016–19) and movies such as John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1966</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Halle Berry is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 14, 1966, Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to New York City</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to New York City to pursue an acting career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Land her first film role in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Emmy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins an Emmy award for Best Actress for her role in the TV movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster's Ball.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Her Directorial Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her directorial debut film Bruised, which she also stars in.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is an Accomplished Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Halle Berry has had a remarkable acting career, having won numerous awards and accolades. She is the first African American woman to have ever won the Academy Award for Best Actress and has also earned Golden Globe, SAG, Emmy, and NAACP Image Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She is a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Halle Berry is a great role model for women everywhere. She has overcome many obstacles in her life and has achieved success against all odds. Her strength, resilience, and courage are inspiring and serve as inspiration for young people of all backgrounds.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She is a fashion Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Halle Berry is a fashion icon who always looks stunning no matter where she goes. From the red carpet to everyday errands, she always looks chic and effortlessly stylish. Her fashion sense is always on point and inspiring to us all.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First African-American Actress to Win an Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Halle Berry became the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster’s Ball.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> One of the Highest Paid Actresses of All Time</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2005, Halle Berry was reported to be one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, earning $14 million for her role in the movie Catwoman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2007, Halle Berry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was a Miss Ohio USA Pageant Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before her career in acting, Halle Berry won the Miss Ohio USA pageant in 1986 and was a runner-up in the Miss USA pageant.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Is a Pilot</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Halle Berry is also a pilot, having earned her license in 2014 and owns her own Cirrus SR22T aircraft.</p></div>


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