Halle Berry

Halle Berry
April 01 11:07 2011 Print This Article
Berry was born Maria Halle Berry, though her name was legally changed to Halle Maria Berry in 1971.

Berry was born Maria Halle Berry, though her name was legally changed to Halle Maria Berry in 1971.

Halle Berry (born August 14, 1966) is an American actress, former fashion model, and beauty queen. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was also nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2011, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress.

Halle Berry is one of the most highly paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman. She has also been involved in the production side of several of her films.

Before becoming an actress, Berry entered several beauty contests, finishing as the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant (1986), and coming in 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in 1986. Her breakthrough feature film role was in the 1991 Jungle Fever.

Divorced from baseball player David Justice and musician Eric Benét, Berry dated Canadian model Gabriel Aubry from November 2005, through April, 2010.Their daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry,was born on March 16, 2008.

In recognition for her achievements as an actress, the Harvard Foundation at Harvard University honored Berry as Cultural Artist of the Year. Berry has garnered praise not only for her numerous leading roles, but for her work with a range of influential organizations. Berry is an active supporter and chair member of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles. The Jenesse Center was founded in 1980 and assists victims of domestic violence and aims to change the pattern of abuse in the lives of women and children. Berry has also joined forces with Novo Nordisk and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to launch the Diabetes Aware Campaign.

Throughout her successful career Berry has supported a vast amount of charities and organizations such as, Revlon Run/Walk, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Afghanistan Relief Organization, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Love Our Children USA and Clothes Off Our Back.

Halle Berry Filmography

2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past
2013 The Call
2013 Movie 43
2012 Cloud Atlas
2012 Dark Tide
2011 New Year’s Eve
2010 Frankie & Alice
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire
2007 Perfect Stranger
2006 X-Men 3: The Last Stand
2005 Robots
2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God
2004 Catwoman
2003 Gothika
2003 X-Men 2: X-Men United
2002 Die Another Day
2001 Monster’s Ball
2001 Swordfish
2000 X-Men
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
1998 Bulworth
1998 The Wedding
1997 B*A*P*S
1996 The Rich Man’s Wife
1996 Race the Sun
1996 Executive Decision
1995 Losing Isaiah
1995 Solomon & Sheba
1994 The Flintstones
1993 The Program
1993 Father Hood
1992 Boomerang
1991 The Last Boy Scout
1991 Strictly Business
1991 Jungle Fever

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