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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'Kingsman: The Golden Circle': A comic book-esque action packed film (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   5:06 pm
Film: "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"; Director: Matthew Vaughn; Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Edward Holcroft, Hanna Alstrom, Emily Watson, Sophie Cookson, Elton John, Bruce Greenwood, Poppy Delevingne; Rating: *** View More..

Halle Berry, 51, finds 'balance' with new 35-year-old beau

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   7:06 pm
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Bond girl Halle Berry, 51, who has confirmed her romance with 35-year-old music producer Alexander Grant - aka Alex Da Kid, says he brings balance to her life. View More..

Songs today are just a one-day cricket match: Bappi Lahiri

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   1:22 pm
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Veteran Indian composer-singer Bappi Lahiri says people can't remember lyrics of songs today. He has compared them to a one-day cricket match. View More..

Bappi Lahiri dubs for Elton John in Hindi

    Updated On : Sep 15,2017   1:46 pm
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Popular singer-composer Bappi Lahiri has dubbed for Elton John's part in the Hindi version of the Hollywood film "The Kingsman: The Golden Circle". He says it was an honour and feels his style is similar to that of the "Candle in the wind" hitmaker. View More..

A quest to locate consciousness in the brain (Book Review)

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   11:06 am
Title: A Day in the Life of the Brain; Author: Susan Greenfield; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 271; Price: Rs 499 View More..

'Kidnap' to release in India in August

    Updated On : Jul 05,2017   3:38 pm
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Actress Halle Berrys film "Kidnap" will release in India on August 4. View More..

Halle Berry jokes about pregnancy rumours

    Updated On : Jun 07,2017   5:22 am
Los Angeles, June 7 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry took to social media to poke fun at pregnancy rumours, and implied that she was bloated after having a big meal. View More..

It's never too late to be a mom (Mother's Day is on May 14)

    Updated On : May 12,2017   11:56 am
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) "Thirty, flirty and thriving" -- that's what the younger version of actress Jennifer Garner's character wished for in the 2004 film "13 Going on 30". If one wishes similarly, marriage and children will take a back seat at 30. Though there are risks attached to late pregnancy, embracing motherhood even at 40 or later is not such a bad idea, say doctors. View More..

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..