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Halle Berry

Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years 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 U.S.A. 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), 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.


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Born:
Aug 14, 1966 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
23
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series Extant 2014-07-09

Won 1 Oscar. Another 40 wins & 75 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Extant
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Poster of Frasier
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Extant Molly Woods / ... 26 episodes, 2014-2015 2014-07-09
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-07
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Behind the Music Unknown 1997-08-17
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21