Halle Berry Biography

Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an Academy Award-winning actress and model. Halle Berry was named after Halle's Department Store, a local landmark in Cleveland, Ohio. She is bi-racial; English and African-American.

Before becoming an actress, she entered several beauty contests, including Miss Ohio USA, Miss Teen All American, Miss USA (first runner-up in 1986) and Miss World. Her breakthrough feature film role was in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever where she played a drug addict named Vivian. Berry has been married twice - first to baseball player David Justice and second to musician Eric Ben�t.

Berry won the best actress Oscar in 2002 for Monster's Ball, becoming the first African American woman to win this award. Berry won an Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her portayal of Dorothy Dandridge in the HBO movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

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Oscars 2017 celebrate diversity, marred by goof-ups (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   3:46 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) A record number of wins by black stars, a Muslim actor winning for the first time, the victory of an Iranian filmmaker who skipped the ceremony in protest against a travel ban, US President Donald Trump-bashing and a Best Picture winner announcement gone wrong. The 89th Academy Awards -- where "La La Land" got six honours and late Indian actor Om Puri was remembered -- turned out to be one of a kind. View More..

'Dimpi' to the rescue of diabetics (Health Feature)

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   12:06 pm
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could transform the despair of diabetics into dimples of relief, Indian scientists have designed an insulin-like oral substance, nicknamed "Dimpi", which they claim can be used to tackle both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. View More..

I'm anti-fairytales, says Halle Berry

    Updated On : Feb 14,2017   5:20 am
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry, who has been divorced three times, says she has become anti-fairytales after her split from Olivier Martinez, Eric Benét and David Justice. View More..

Berry, Johansson, Johnson to present Oscars

    Updated On : Feb 08,2017   1:40 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Hollywood stars Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are set to take centre stage as presenters at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood here at the upcoming edition of the Oscars later this month. View More..

Gwen Stefani named Revlon's new face

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   5:20 am
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (IANS) Singer Gwen Stefani is joining Revlon as their latest global ambassador. View More..

Martinez 'never expected' to divorce Berry

    Updated On : Jan 01,2017   9:16 am
Los Angeles, Jan 1 (IANS) Actor Olivier Martinez is reportedly disappointed as his relationship with actress Halle Berry has officially ended. View More..

Not ashamed of my children: Halle Berry

    Updated On : Oct 07,2016   2:36 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has slammed a fan who criticised her for not revealing her childrens identity on social media. She says she is not "ashamed" of her children and does it for their privacy. View More..

Halle Berry didn't want to essay 'gorgeous girl' roles

    Updated On : Sep 15,2016   3:26 pm
Los Angels, Sep 15 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry didn't want to play "the gorgeous girl" when she first started out in the film industry. View More..

Berry welcomes 50th B'day with 'open arms'

    Updated On : Aug 16,2016   1:36 am
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry welcomed her 50th birthday with open arms. View More..

Colin Firth back in 'Kingsman 2'?

    Updated On : Jul 13,2016   2:40 am
Los Angeles, July 13 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth could be on board for the sequel of "Kingsman: The Secret Service", if a new photograph shared by actor Perdo Pascal is anything to go by. View More..

Daniel Craig might star in 'Kings'

    Updated On : Jun 29,2016   12:36 pm
Los Angeles, June 29 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig is in talks to star alongside Halle Berry in the upcoming film "Kings". View More..

Halle Berry gets lotus-shaped undercut hair tattoo

    Updated On : Jun 15,2016   1:16 pm
Los Angeles, June 15 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry unveiled a lotus flower undercut hair tattoo. View More..

Elton John confirms involvement in 'Kingsman' sequel

    Updated On : May 18,2016   1:30 pm
London, May 18 (IANS) A little over a month after reports emerged that Elton John is in negotiations to join "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", the British musician has himself confirmed his involvement in the film. View More..

Channing Tatum joins cast of 'Kingsman' sequel

    Updated On : Apr 14,2016   1:36 pm
Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum has joined the cast of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle". View More..

Elton John in 'Kingsman' sequel?

    Updated On : Apr 13,2016   3:48 pm
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) British singing legend Elton John is in talks to join the cast of upcoming spy film "Kingsman: The Golden Circle". View More..

Halle Berry debuts on social media topless

    Updated On : Mar 30,2016   3:34 pm
Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry has joined the social media world, signing up for Instagram and Twitter. She debuted on the online platforms with a topless photograph taken in a bamboo garden. View More..

Vaughn unveils official title of 'Kingsman 2'

    Updated On : Mar 28,2016   3:22 pm
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) The sequel of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" is officially titled "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", director Matthew Vaughn has announced. View More..

Halle Berry in talks to play CIA chief in 'Kingsman 2'

    Updated On : Mar 11,2016   1:36 pm
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry is in talks to join "Kingsman 2", the Matthew Vaughn-directed sequel to the 2015 hit "Kingsman: The Secret Service". View More..

Halle Berry thought she paved way for diversity at Oscars

    Updated On : Feb 03,2016   2:30 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 3 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry believes that she had paved the way for diversity for Academy Awards when she bagged the Best Actress Award in 2002. View More..

Halle Berry enjoying singledom

    Updated On : Dec 10,2015   8:02 am
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry, who split from her husband Olivier Martinez two months ago, is reportedly enjoying being single and is focussed on being a mother. View More..