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Halle Berry

Born: 1966

Biography

Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) 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. Her breakthrough film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), alongside Eddie Murphy, which led to roles in The Flintstones (1994) and Bulworth (1998) as well as the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Berry established herself as one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance of a struggling widow in the romantic drama Monster's Ball (2001), becoming the first woman of color and, as of 2023, the only Black woman to have won the award. She took on high-profile roles such as Storm in four installments of the X-Men film series (2000–2014), the henchwoman of a robber in the thriller Swordfish (2001), Bond girl Jinx in Die Another Day (2002), and the title role in the much-derided Catwoman (2004), the latter for which she received US$12.5 million. A varying critical and commercial reception followed in subsequent years, with Perfect Stranger (2007), Cloud Atlas (2012) and The Call (2013) being among her notable film releases in that period. She launched a production company, 606 Films, in 2014 and has been involved in the production of a number of projects in which she performed, such as the CBS science fiction series Extant (2014–2015). She appeared in the action films Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) and made her directorial debut with the Netflix drama Bruised (2020). Berry has been a Revlon spokesmodel since 1996. She was formerly married to baseball player David Justice, singer-songwriter Eric Benét, and actor Olivier Martinez. She has two children, one with Martinez and another with model Gabriel Aubry.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Resources

Movies

Things We Lost in the Fire

Audrey Burke in Things We Lost in the Fire

Gothika

Miranda Grey in Gothika

Perfect Stranger

Rowena Price in Perfect Stranger

The Rich Man's Wife

Josie Potenza in The Rich Man's Wife

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Janie Starks in Their Eyes Were Watching God

B.A.P.S.

Nisi in B.A.P.S.

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Frankie & Alice

Frankie in Frankie & Alice

Race the Sun

Miss Sandra Beecher in Race the Sun

Dark Tide

Kate Mathieson in Dark Tide

Solomon & Sheba

Nikhaule / Queen Sheba in Solomon & Sheba

The Call

Jordan Turner in The Call

The Wedding

Shelby Coles in The Wedding

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots

Host in For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots

AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

Self in AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

Catwoman

Patience Phillips / Catwoman in Catwoman

Kidnap

Karla McCoy in Kidnap

Kings

Millie Dunbar in Kings

Jagged Edge

in Jagged Edge

Moonfall

Jocinda Fowler in Moonfall

Bruised

Jackie Justice in Bruised

The Mothership

Sara Morse in The Mothership

Never Let Go

in Never Let Go

Power of Women: The Changemakers

Self in Power of Women: The Changemakers

The Process

Kirsa in The Process

Losing Isaiah

Khaila Richards in Losing Isaiah

Die Another Day

Giacinta 'Jinx' Johnson in Die Another Day

Strictly Business

Natalie in Strictly Business

Father Hood

Kathleen Mercer in Father Hood

Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Zola Taylor in Why Do Fools Fall In Love

The Program

Autumn Haley in The Program

Cloud Atlas

Native Woman / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Indian Party Guest / Ovid / Meronym in Cloud Atlas

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Money Berry in Kevin Hart: What Now?

2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars

Self in 2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars

The Union

Roxanne in The Union

Maude v Maude

in Maude v Maude

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Sofia in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Monster's Ball

Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball

Executive Decision

Jean in Executive Decision

Boomerang

Angela Lewis in Boomerang

Robots

Cappy (voice) in Robots

Bond Girls Are Forever

Herself in Bond Girls Are Forever

Shaken and Stirred on Ice

Self in Shaken and Stirred on Ice

Sidney

Self in Sidney

Swordfish

Ginger Knowles in Swordfish

John Travolta: The Inside Story

Self in John Travolta: The Inside Story

X-Men: Premieres Around the World

Self in X-Men: Premieres Around the World

Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising

Self in Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising

X-Men

Ororo Munroe / Storm in X-Men

X-Men: The Last Stand

Ororo Munroe / Storm in X-Men: The Last Stand

X2

Ororo Munroe / Storm in X2

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Ginger in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Die Another Day: From Script to Screen

Self in Die Another Day: From Script to Screen

Quincy Jones...The First 50 Years

Self in Quincy Jones...The First 50 Years

The Flintstones

Sharron Stone in The Flintstones

Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale

Self in Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale

The Evolution of an American Filmmaker

Self in The Evolution of an American Filmmaker

The Last Boy Scout

Cory in The Last Boy Scout

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Ororo Munroe / Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty

Herself (archive footage) in Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty

Thug Rose: Mixed Martial Artist

Self in Thug Rose: Mixed Martial Artist

The Many Faces of Catwoman

Herself in The Many Faces of Catwoman

Whitney Houston - We Will Always Love You

self in Whitney Houston - We Will Always Love You

New Year's Eve

Nurse Aimee in New Year's Eve

X-Men: The Mutant Watch

Self - 'Storm' in X-Men: The Mutant Watch

Jungle Fever

Vivian in Jungle Fever

Bulworth

Nina in Bulworth

Welcome to Hollywood

Halle Berry in Welcome to Hollywood

Christmas from Hollywood

Self (archive footage) in Christmas from Hollywood

The Concert for New York City

Self in The Concert for New York City

2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Self in 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

Self / Storm (archive footage) in Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

Girl 6

Herself in Girl 6

Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Self in Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes

Storm (archive footage) in Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes

CB4

Self in CB4

And the Oscar Goes to...

Self (archive footage) in And the Oscar Goes to...

Movie 43

Emily (segment "Truth or Dare") in Movie 43

America: A Tribute to Heroes

Self in America: A Tribute to Heroes

TV Shows