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Halle Berry

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Halle Berry
Halle Maria Berry

(1966-08-14) August 14, 1966 (age 57)
Spouse(s)David Justice
(m. 1992-1996, divorced)
Eric Benét (m. 2001-2005, divorced)
Olivier Martinez (m. 2013-present)
PartnerGabriel Aubry (2005-2010)
ChildrenDaughter and son

Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966) is an American actress. Berry has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards, and was awarded the Academy Award in 2002 for her role in Monster's Ball. She is the first and still only African American woman to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Berry was ranked No. 1 on People's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" list in 2003.[1] In March 2014, she launched her own TV production company, 606 Films.[2]

Berry established herself as one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s. For her performance of a struggling widow in the romantic drama Monster's Ball (2001), Berry became the only African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the first woman of color. Berry 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).

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. Berry 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.

Filmography[change | change source]

Berry at the 70th Golden Globe Awards on January 13, 2013
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Jungle Fever Vivian
1991 Strictly Business Natalie
1991 The Last Boy Scout Cory
1992 Boomerang Angela Lewis
1993 Father Hood Kathleen Mercer
1993 The Program Autumn Haley
1994 The Flintstones Sharon Stone
1995 Losing Isaiah Khaila Richards
1996 Executive Decision Jean
1996 Girl 6 Herself
1996 Race the Sun Miss Sandra Beecher
1996 The Rich Man's Wife Josie Potenza
1997 B*A*P*S Nisi
1998 Bulworth Nina
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Zola Taylor
2000 X-Men Ororo Munroe / Storm
2001 Swordfish Ginger Knowles
2001 Monster's Ball Leticia Musgrove
2002 Die Another Day Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson
2003 X2 Ororo Munroe / Storm
2003 Gothika Miranda Grey
2004 Catwoman Patience Phillips / Catwoman
2005 Robots Cappy Voice role
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Ororo Munroe / Storm
2007 Perfect Stranger Rowena Price
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire Audrey Burke
2010 Frankie & Alice Frankie / Alice
2011 New Year's Eve Nurse Aimee
2012 Dark Tide Kate Mathieson
2012 Cloud Atlas Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Ovid /
Meronym / Native Woman /
Indian Party Guest
2013 Movie 43 Emily Segment: "Truth or Dare"
2013 The Call Jordan Turner
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Ororo Munroe / Storm
2016 Kevin Hart: What Now? Herself
2017 Kidnap Karla Dyson Also producer
2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Ginger
2017 Kings Millie Dunbar
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Sofia

Awards[change | change source]

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Award

Emmy Award

  • Outstanding Lead Actress - Miniseries/Movie - 2000 (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge)

Golden Raspberry Awards

Screen Actors Guild Award

  • Best Actress - Mini-series/TV Movie - 1999 (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge)
  • Best Actress - 2001 (Monster's Ball)

References[change | change source]

  1. "X-Appeal". EW.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  2. "Halle Berry to launch her own TV production called 606 Films". The Biharprabha News.

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