Born In: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Halle Berry is an American actor, best known for her performance in ‘Monster's Ball.’ She was a fashion model and had participated in several beauty contests before becoming an actor. The daughter of an English-German mother and an African American father, her mixed ancestry explains her unconventional beauty. Confident of her good looks from a young age, she began taking part in beauty contests and won the ‘Miss Teen All-American Pageant.’ She became a model after being chosen as the first runner-up in the ‘Miss U.S.A. Pageant.’ She started her acting career with a role in the television series ‘Living Dolls’ before making her transition to films. She was offered a minor role in Spike Lee’s film ‘Jungle Fever.’ Subsequently, she won the hearts of many with her dedication and commitment towards her work. She became known as an artist who puts her heart and soul into whatever she does. Her hard work and devotion helped her reach superstardom, a status that had evaded female actors of African American origin. Her role in the film ‘Monster’s Ball’ won her an ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Actress’ in a leading role and made her the first woman of African American descent to win the award.
Also Known As: Halle Maria Berry, Maria Halle Berry
Spouse/Ex-: David Justice (m. 1993–1997), Eric Benét (m. 2001–2005), Olivier Martinez (m. 2013–2016)
father: Jerome Jesse Berry
mother: Judith Ann Hawkins
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: British American
Notable Alumni: Cuyahoga Community College
Grouping of People: African American Actresses
U.S. State: Ohio
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Diseases & Disabilities: Depression
education: Cuyahoga Community College
She moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting in 1989. She struggled a lot initially and even had to live in a homeless shelter for a short while. She was offered a role in the television series ‘Living Dolls.’ Unfortunately, ‘ABC’ network canceled the series after twelve episodes.
She made her film debut in 1991, when she played a minor role in Spike Lee’s ‘Jungle Fever.’ In the movie, she played a drug addict named ‘Vivian,’ and her acting skills got her noticed.
She played the title role in ‘Alex Haley’s Queen,’ a television miniseries that was aired in three installments in February 1993, on ‘CBS.’ She played a strong-minded biracial woman in the series for which she was greatly appreciated.
Her other movies in the 1990s, include ‘Executive Decision’ (1996), ‘B.A.P.S’ (1997) and ‘Bulworth’ (1998).
She received her breakthrough role in 2001, when she was cast to play ‘Leticia Musgrove’ in the romantic drama film ‘Monster’s Ball.’ Her performance in the movie was highly appreciated and she won several awards for it.
Halle Berry was presented the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie’ for her role in the television film ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge’ in 1999.
Halle Berry married baseball player David Justice in 1993. When the marriage ended in divorce in 1997, she started dating musician Eric Benet and got married to him in 2001. However, her marriage with Benet ended in divorce in 2005.
She was in a relationship with model Gabriel Aubry with whom she had a daughter. She broke up with Aubry in 2010.
She married actor Olivier Martinez in France on July 13, 2013, and the couple was blessed with a son on October 2013. Halle and Olivier Martinez got divorced in 2016.
In 2017, she dated music producer Alexander Grant. Since September 2020, she has been romatically linked to singer and music producer Van Hunt.
Halle Berry Movies
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|2002||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Monster's Ball (2001)|
|2000||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)|
|2000||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)|
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