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Halle Berry

Birth Name: 
Halle Maria Berry
Birthday: 
Sunday, August 14, 1966
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Birth Place: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height: 
5' 6"

Halle Berry was born on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA to African American father Jerome Berry, a former hospital attendant, and Caucasian mother Judith Berry, a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle also has an older sister named Heidi Berry. Halle first 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. After participating in the pageant, Halle became a model. It eventually led to her first weekly TV series, 1989's "Living Dolls" (1989), where she soon gained a reputation for her on-set tenacity, preferring to "live" her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped rolling. It paid off though when she reportedly refused to bathe for several days before starting work on her role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991) because the role provided her big screen breakthrough. The following year, she was cast as Eddie Murphy's love interest in Boomerang (1992), one of the few times that Murphy was evenly matched on screen. In 1994, Berry gained a youthful following for her performance as sexy secretary "Sharon Stone" in The Flintstones (1994). She next had a highly publicized costarring role with Jessica Lange in the adoption drama Losing Isaiah (1995). Though the movie received mixed reviews, Berry didn't let that slow her down, and continued down her path to super-stardom. In 1998, she received critical success when she starred as a street smart young woman who takes up with a struggling politician in Warren Beatty's Bulworth (1998). The following year, she won even greater acclaim for her role as actress Dorothy Dandridge in made-for-cable's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) (TV), for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie/Mini-Series. In 2000, she received box office success in X-Men (2000) in which she played "Storm", a mutant who has the ability to control the weather.

Awards and Nominations

2002 - Won - Best Actress in a Leading Role (Monster's Ball)

News

Halle Berry Back As X-Men's Storm

It’s been on the cards for a while now, and Deadline sort of broke the news minutes before, but Twitter-loving director Bryan Singer has hit the social media service to once more announce some casting for X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The latest recruit? Why, that would be Halle Berry.... Read more
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Halle Berry Rejoins New Line's 'New Year's Eve'

Halle Berry will star in New Line’s ensemble romantic comedy New Year’s Eve after all, just in a different role.... Read more
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Cloud Atlas Shooting Next Summer

It seemed as if the mysterious Iraq war romance Cobalt Neural 9 was top of the Wachowskis' to-do list, but their immediate next project now appears to be their equally intriguing Cloud Atlas adaptation, which Halle Berry says is shooting in the summer.... Read more
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Halle Berry eyes 'Tide' ride

Halle Berry is in advanced talks to star in action-thriller "Dark Tide" for helmer Clark Johnson ("S.W.A.T."). "Twilight" producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will shepherd "Dark" via their Temple Hill banner.... Read more
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Reviews

Cloud Atlas

To say Cloud Atlas is an ambitious title would be an understatement. Translating a novel into a film is difficult enough, and Cloud Atlas features six intertwining stories across various time periods.... Read more
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New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is another attempt by director Gary Marshall to capture the magical charm of 2003’s Love Actually. The first try being the critical and consumer flop, Valentine’s Day.... Read more
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X-Men Trilogy (BLU-RAY)

Comic book movies just lend themselves to the high definition format.  After waiting impatiently for a few years, Fox has finally released the X-Men trilogy on blu-ray, timed in conjunction with the spinoff, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.... Read more
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Things We Lost in the Fire (BLU-RAY)

Benicio del Toro and Halle Berry star in this dramatic film about a wife who has lost her husband and a friend who is fighting addiction. Both del Toro and Berry give powerful performances, making it one emotional roller coaster. How does the Blu-Ray stack up against the DVD?... Read more
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Monster's Ball (BLU-RAY)

This is the movie that put Halle Berry on the map as a viable actress, instead of just a pretty face.  Of course, after that, the movie and Berry have been all but forgotten.  Whether it is by the actresses choice of roles or something else, it’s a shame.... Read more
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The Call: Redemption TV SPOT

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Cloud Atlas: A Multitude Of Drops FEATURETTE

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Movie 43 RED BAND TRAILER

Movie 43 RED BAND TRAILER

This movie is not for the weak-stomached, faint of heart, or easily offended.  In Movie 43, comedy is served steaming hot by director Peter Farrelly of The Farrelly Brothers (Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber) in one of the most original comedies ever made ... Read more
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Dark Tide TRAILER

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