Halle Berry

Halle Berry

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Aug. 14th, 1966
Born in
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
5' 6

Halle Berry's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Extant TV Show
The Emmy Awards TV Show
The Emmy Awards
The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009 TV Show
The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009
Movie House TV Show
Movie House

Main Movie Roles

2014 - X-Men: Days of Future Past
2010 - Frankie and Alice
2007 - Perfect Stranger
2007 - Things We Lost in the Fire
2006 - X-Men: The Last Stand
2006 - X-Men: The Last Stand
2005 - Robots
2004 - Catwoman
2004 - Catwoman
2003 - X2: X-Men United
2003 - X2: X-Men United
2003 - Gothika
2002 - Die Another Day
2001 - Monster's Ball
2001 - Swordfish
2000 - X-Men
2000 - X-Men
1998 - Bulworth
1996 - Executive Decision
1996 - The Rich Man's Wife
1996 - Executive Decision
1995 - Losing Isaiah
1994 - The Flintstones
1993 - The Program
1993 - CB4
1992 - Boomerang
1991 - The Last Boy Scout
1991 - Jungle Fever

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Emily Franklin
Debbie Porter
Halle Berry (Voiced)
Betsy (Voiced)
Bernadette Cooper
[Complete List]


Halle Berry (born August 14, 1966) in Cleveland, Ohio, USA to African American father Jerome Berry, a former hospital attendant, and Caucasian mother Judith Berry, a retired psychiatric nurse. Berry also has an older sister named 'Heidi Berry'. Berry first came into the spotlight at 17 years old when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing the state of Ohio in 1985 and, a year later in 1986, when she was the first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant. After participating in the pageant, Halle became a model.

It eventually led to her first weekly TV series, 1989's Living Dolls (1989), where she soon gained a reputation for her on-set tenacity, preferring to "live" her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped rolling. It paid off though when she reportedly refused to bathe for several days before starting work on her role as a crack addict in 'Spike Lee' Jungle Fever (1991) because the role provided her big screen breakthrough. The following year, she was cast as 'Eddie Murphy' love interest in Boomerang (1992), one of the few times that Murphy was evenly matched on screen.

In 1994, Berry gained a youthful following for her performance as sexy secretary Sharon Stone in The Flintstones (1994). She next had a highly publicized costarring role with 'Jessica Lange' in the adoption drama Losing Isaiah (1995). Though the movie received mixed reviews, Berry didn't let that slow her down, and continued down her path to super-stardom.

In 1998, she received critical success when she starred as a street smart young woman who takes up with a struggling politician in 'Warren Beatty' Bulworth (1998). The following year, she won even greater acclaim for her role as actress 'Dorothy Dandridge' in made-for-cable's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie/Mini-Series. In 2000, she received box office success in X-Men (2000) in which she played "Storm", a mutant who has the ability to control the weather.

  • She and 'Kim Basinger' (qv) are the only "Bond girls" to win Oscars.
  • Her parents, Judith Ann Hawkins & Jerome Jesse Berry, divorced when she was 4 years old. She was then raised by her mom. When researching for her role of 'Dorothy Dandridge' (qv), she discovered that she and Dorothy were both born in the same Cleveland, Ohio hospital.
  • Is one of four African-American actresses to win an Oscar in a competitive category. In chronological order the others are: 'Hattie McDaniel' (qv) for _Gone with the Wind (1939)_ (qv), 'Whoopi Goldberg' (qv) for _Ghost (1990)_ (qv) and 'Jennifer Hudson (I)' (qv) for _Dreamgirls (2006)_ (qv).
  • First black American in the Miss World Competition. She didn't win a prize but her dress did.
  • Voted #1 on BET's "All Shades of Fine: The 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years" (2005)
  • Older sister 'Heidi Berry' (qv) (b. 1964) is estranged from Halle.
  • Was given her Oscar-winning role of Leticia Musgrove in _Monster's Ball (2001)_ (qv) after both 'Angela Bassett' (qv) and 'Vanessa Williams (VII)' (qv) turned the role down.
  • First actress to star in a "Bond-film" following an Oscar win

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