Oscar Actors: Berry, Halle–

Halle Maria Berry was born on August 14, 1966.

Berry won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the drama Monster’s Ball (2001), becoming the only woman of African American descent and the only woman of color to have won the award.

Before becoming an actress, Berry was a model and entered several beauty contests, finishing as the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant and sixth in the Miss World 1986.

Emmy Award

Her breakthrough film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), alongside Eddie Murphy, which led to roles in the family comedy The Flintstones (1994), the political comedy-drama Bulworth (1998) and the TV film “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” (1999), for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Berry garnered high-profile roles in the 2000s, such as Storm in X-Men (2000), the thrillers Swordfish (2001) and Gothika (2003), and the spy film Die Another Day (2002), where she played Bond girl Jinx. She then appeared in the X-Men sequels, X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

In the 2010s, she has featured in the sci-fi film Cloud Atlas (2012), the crime thriller The Call (2013) and the action films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and John Wick: Chapter 3–Parabellum (2019).

Berry was one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s.

Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel.

She was formerly married to baseball player David Justice, singer-songwriter Eric Benét, and actor Olivier Martinez. She has a child each with Martinez and model Gabriel Aubry.

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