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Halle Berry

Halle Berry

American actress


She is an American film actress.

She was born August 14, 1966 in Cleveland (Ohio, USA).

Her father, Jerome Berry, a black American, was a medical officer, and her mother, Judith Berry, a white nurse in psychiatry. Holly has an older sister, Nadie. Her parents divorced when Holly was 4 years old and her mother was in charge of raising the children.

She first came to attention when she performed in a beauty pageant at age 17 and became first Miss Ohio and then Miss America.

In 1986, Holly went to a college in Cleveland in the department of radio journalism, but she did not finish her studies, and preferred scientific research career model. And acting classes in Chicago. For a long time she worked for the famous cosmetics company "Revlon" and eventually, in 1989, she was hired to star in the television series "Living Dolls". Two years later, she made her big movie debut - she played in the 1991 film "Jungle Fever."

The list of her works in film is growing. After filming a live version of the children's animated film "The Flintstones" (1994), the actress turned to more serious roles, playing in the psychological drama "The Case of Isaiah" (1995). And although the critical review of Berry's acting was quite controversial, this role allowed her to go beyond the comedy and entertainment genre.

But the real recognition came to her after the television movie Martha Coolidge "Meet Dorothy Dandridge" (1999), in which she played the role of the legendary black American actress Dorothy Dandridge, who tragically died in 1965. This role brought Holly her first major awards - "Golden Globe" and "Emmy" (both in 2000).

In 2000, Barry had another successful work in the movies. She played a mutant girl Storm, who can control the weather, in the movie "X-Men. Thanks to this role, the actress becomes famous all over the world.

She won a Golden Globe Award (2000) and an Emmy Award (2000).

In 2002, she became the first African-American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress (in the movie "Monster's Ball").

This dizzying success was followed by equally deafening failures - "Gothika" (2003) and "Catwoman" (2004). For the latter film, she was awarded the mock Golden Raspberry Award. Unlike the other winners, Berry showed up at the ceremony and accepted the award, saying that it takes touching rock bottom to get back to the top.

On April 4, 2007, Halle Berry became the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On March 16, 2008, the actress gave birth to a daughter.


Screen Actors Guild Award (2001):

Best Actress ("Monster's Ball")

Nomination for the Sputnik Award (2001):

Best Actress, Drama ("Monster's Ball")


Halley's children. Halle Berry gave birth to her baby daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry on March 16, 2008. Nahla means "honey bee" in Arabic
Halle's love life. Everything was good career-wise, and in her love-life, too. Halle has had an extraordinarily bad time in relationships. In January 1993, she married Atlanta Braves right fielder David Justice (now of the Yankees), to who she'd proposed
Halle berry's acting career. Modeling eventually led to her first TV series, in the 1989's "Living Dolls" (1989), where she soon began a reputation for her on-set personality, preferring to "live" her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped rolling
Halle's starting career. Halle 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"
Halle's early life. Living in a single parent household ,Halle's mom managed to move the family out of the city neighborhood and into the suburbs
August 14, 1966
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland.


Further Resources


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