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Halle Berry Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Halle Berry|
|Real Name:||Halle Maria Berry|
|Occupation:||Actress, Model, and Businesswoman|
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|Place of Birth:||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Education:||Cuyahoga Community College|
Halle Berry Biography
Halle Berry was born on August 14, 1966, to hospital employee Jerome Jesse Berry and psychiatric nurse Judith Ann in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. She attended Bedford High School before registering for a broadcast journalism course at Cuyahoga Community College. She was a student who participated in extracurricular activities and served as class president and head cheerleader.
She competed in multiple beauty pageants as a teen and took home the titles of “Miss Teen All-American” in 1985 and “Miss Ohio USA” in 1986. In 1986, she was named the first runner-up in the “Miss USA” pageant. She gave up her education to seek a career as a fashion model due to her success. She started modelling, won Miss USA 1986, and placed among the top seven contestants at Miss World 1986. She began her acting career in 1991, appeared in several movies and television shows, and during the 2000s, rose to become one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. She has won numerous honours, including a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award. She is the only woman of African-American descent to have won the Best Actress Oscar.
She has mixed ancestry; her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, is African American, while her mother, Judith Ann Hawkins, is of English and German descent. When she was four, her parents got divorced. Halle’s mother raised her in a neighbourhood with a predominately white population after her father abandoned the family when Halle was a little child. She experienced racism as a child.
Renee Berry, a half-brother, and Heidi, an older sister, are her siblings.
1989, she relocated to New York City to pursue an acting career. She originally had difficulty and even had to reside in a homeless shelter temporarily. She received an invitation to play a part in the TV show “Living Dolls.” The ‘ABC’ network regrettably decided to discontinue the show after twelve episodes. She appeared in a small role in Spike Lee’s 1991 film “Jungle Fever” to make her acting debut. She portrayed a heroin addict named “Vivian” in the movie, and her acting prowess caught people’s attention. She portrayed the character in the television miniseries “Alex Haley’s Queen,” which CBS broadcast in three parts in February 1993. She was well-liked for portraying a determined multiracial woman in the series.
She portrayed drug addict Khaila Richards in the 1995 film Losing Isaiah. The film’s main character is a cocaine-dependent lady who leaves her baby behind before getting into a protracted custody dispute. ‘Executive Decision’ (1996), ‘B.A.P.S.’ (1997), and ‘Bulworth’ (1998) are some of her other films from the 1990s.
In 1999’s television movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” directed by Martha Coolidge, she was chosen to play “Dorothy Dandridge.” She played the first black woman to be nominated for “Best Actress” at the Academy Awards in the film. Halle received numerous honours for this part. Halle played ‘Storm,’ a superhero with weather-controlling abilities, in the movie ‘X-Men,’ which came out in 2000. The film was a commercial and critical success. She landed her breakthrough role when she was chosen to play “Leticia Musgrove” in the romantic drama movie “Monster’s Ball,” in 2001.
She received much praise for her work in the film and multiple prizes. She is one of just two women of colour who won the Academy Award for Best Actress as of 2023. The second is Michelle Yeoh, who took home the prize for Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) twenty-one years later. Berry and Jessica Chastain gave Yeoh the award.
She portrayed a psychotherapist in the supernatural suspense film “Gothika” in 2003 when her character was charged with murder. The movie had a fair amount of success. She appeared in some films over the following several years, including “Perfect Stranger” (2007), “Robots,” and “Catwoman” (2004). However, none of these movies were successful. She portrayed “Frankie” in the 2010 film “Frankie & Alice,” a character with two alter egos due to dissociative identity disorder. For this role, she was nominated and awarded a lot. The most popular outfit from the first 75 years of the Oscars was hers for the 2002 ceremony.
She took on several characters in the science fiction movie “Cloud Atlas” in 2012. The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, who also directed the film, starred Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, and Jim Broadbent in significant parts. In the blockbuster movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past” from 2014, she returned to the character of “Storm.” She appeared in Kevin Hart: What Now?, a stand-up comedy concert film released in 2016. She portrayed an agent in the movie “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” the following year. Halle Berry appeared in a Gucci “Chime for Change” commercial video in April 2013 to generate money and awareness for women’s health, education, and justice issues.
In the 2017 film “Kings,” she played a working-class mother who experienced the Los Angeles riots. She portrayed “Sofia” in the 2019 neo-noir action thriller “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” directed by Chad Stahelski. For her performance in the Catwoman movie, she received the “Razzie Award” for worst actress. She accepted the honour. The ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World’ list published by ‘People’ magazine in 2003 ranked her first. At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard on April 3, 2007, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2023, her ugly divorce issues and other related themes like the “Drake beef,” etc., surrounding her life have come under public scrutiny as she regularly trends on social media, following her responses or actions to these issues as they arise.
Halle Berry reportedly has a net worth of $120 million and a portfolio of 10 equities worth $15 million. She has shares of Meta Platforms, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard, PayPal, and Netflix, to name a few.
She owns over six high-end automobiles and two luxury yachts. Halle Berry reportedly spent $1 million on a Lamborghini Aventador. Additionally, Halle Berry owns a $300,000 Audi RS Q8. The Volvo XC90, BMW X8, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Tesla Model S are a few additional vehicles Halle Berry owns.
Halle Berry resides in an opulent 10,200-square-foot home in Ohio, America. Halle Berry purchased this home for $15 million. She also owns a Malibu mansion. The home of Halle Berry includes seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two pools, and other amenities. Eight pieces of real estate are among Halle Berry’s possessions.
Movies & TV Shows
She is well recognized for playing Leticia Musgrove, a lady whose husband is on death row, in the movie Monster’s Ball. She received worldwide recognition for this film, which elevated her to the status of one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors.
Known for “living” her roles, she went two weeks without bathing to prepare for her role as a crack addict in Jungle Fever. One of her most well-received performances was in the film “Frankie & Alice,” when she played a well-known real-life stripper and dancer who battles dissociative identity disorder. Robert Downey Jr. was meant to seize her arm and twist during the Gothika (2003) production in Montreal in May 2003, but he overexerted himself and broke her arm. For eight weeks, there was no production.
The “Primetime Emmy Award” for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie” was given to Halle Berry in 1999 for her performance in the television movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” For her performance in “Monster’s Ball,” she received the Academy Award for “Best Actress.” For the same role, she also took home the “Black Reel Award” and “BET Award” for “Best Actress.”
Other movies she has been a member cast include but are not limited to X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014 Thriller, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action), X-Men (2000 Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi), X2 (2003 Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller), John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019 Action, Crime, Thriller), Cloud Atlas (2012 Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Action), The Call (2013 Thriller, Crime), Monster’s Ball (2001 Romance, Drama), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007 Drama), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006 Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller), The Last Boy Scout (1991 Action, Thriller).