Halle Berry

Halle Berry (Halle Maria Berry) is an African-American hollywood actress, born August 14, 1966 in Cleveland Ohio, United States. She is the highest paid African-American actress since 2004.

Early Life

Her parents were African American father, Jerome Berry and caucasian mother Judith Ann Hawkins, a British(liverpool) psychiatric nurse. Her parents divorced, when she was four years old. She grew up in Oakwood Village, Ohio and has an older sister  Heidi Berry and paternal half-sister Renee Berry. Halle was a very driven teenager. She attended Heskett Middle School in Bedford Heights, Ohio. During high school, she was in the honor society, class president, editor of the school paper, and prom queen. She was also a Bearcat cheerleader. She won Miss Teen All American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA in 1986.


Halle's relationship provided fodder for the tabloids. She has been married 3 times. She was married to David Justice from December 31, 1992 - June 24, 1997,  Eric Benét from  January 24, 2001 - January 3, 2005. Gabriel Aubry was married to Halle  from November 2005 to April 2010,  who she had a child with, Nahla Ariela Aubry. She is now engaged to Olivier Martinez. Halle has multiple residence. She mainly resides in Malibu and Los Angeles, but has a residence in Saint-Hypolite, Quebec Canada. 


Halle got her first acting experience on the television weekly series Living Dolls in 1989. Her career took off after she played a crack addict in Spike Lee's film Jungle Fever in 1991 and later co-starred with Eddie Murphy in the movie Boomerang in 1992. She solidified her status as a serious actress in 1999 by winning a Golden Globe in the cable series Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Halle became more of a household figure by playing Storm, a mutant, in the box office hit X-men.


Golden Globe for Best Actress , Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) (TV)
Academy Award for Best Actress Monster's Ball (2001) 
Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 3, 2007
Razzie® Award as Worst Actress of 2004 for Catwoman


One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." [1998]
Was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" by People Magazine in 2002
Her dress for the 2002 Oscars ceremony was voted the most popular from the first 75 years.
Voted the 10th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
Ranked #15 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Voted #7 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties."
Ranked #96 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
Named one of the 50 most beautiful people in People Magazine in 2003.
Voted as #7 on the "Top 100 Sexiest Women 2004" in FHM [DK].
Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in People Magazine in 2004
Voted #1 on BET's "All Shades of Fine: The 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years" (2005)
Named #41 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.


Shoe Addicts Anonymous (pre-production) 
2012 Cloud Atlas (post-production) 
2012 Dark Tide 
2011 New Year's Eve 
2010 Frankie & Alice 
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire 
2007 Perfect Stranger 
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand 
2005 Robots 
2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV movie) 
2004 Catwoman: The Game (Video Game) 
2004 Catwoman 
2003 Gothika 
2003 X2 
2002 Die Another Day 
2001 Monster's Ball 
2001 Swordfish 
2000 X-Men 
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV movie) 
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love 
1998 Bulworth 
1998 Frasier (TV series) 
1998 The Wedding (TV movie) 
1997 B*A*P*S 
1996 The Rich Man's Wife 
1996 Race the Sun 
1996 Executive Decision 
1995 Losing Isaiah 
1995 Solomon & Sheba (TV movie) 
1994 The Flintstones 
1993 The Program 
1993 Father Hood 
1993 Queen (TV mini-series) 
1992 Boomerang 
1991 The Last Boy Scout 
1991 Knots Landing (TV series) 
1991 Strictly Business 
1991 Jungle Fever 
1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV series) 
1991 A Different World (TV series) 
1991 Amen (TV series) 
1989 Living Dolls (TV series) 

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