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Halle Berry Biography



Halle Berry was born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.


A graduate of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, Halle Berry started her career life as a model, contesting for Miss USA and Miss World in 1986. She finished at 2nd and 6th places respectively.


Her breakthrough into the global movie industry occurred in 1992 when she starred alongside Eddie Murphy, in a romantic comedy Boomerang. That was followed by roles in many big time movies including the following:


1) Flintstones (1994)

2) Bulworth (1998) 3)

Doroth Dandridge (1999)

4) X-Men (2000)

5) Monster's Ball (2001)

6) Swordfish (2001)

7) Die Another Day (2002)

8) X2 (2003)

9) X-Men. The Last Stand (2006)

10) Cloud Atlas (2012)

11) The Call (2013)

12) X-Men. Days of Future Past (2014), among others.


Halle Berry has won 4 global awards for her immense contribution to the movie industry. They are as thus:


1) 1 Academy Award alias Oscar by Academy Awards for Best Actress in movie Monster's Ball (2001)

2) 1 Golden Globe Award by Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in television movie Doroth Danderidge (1999)

3) 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards by Screen Actors Guild Awards


On the entrepreneurship front, Halle Berry involvement is rather recent. Notwithstanding, however, her business ventures include a movie production firm, perfume fragrance line, and a stake in a US lingerie firm called Scandale.


Further to modelling, movie acting, and entrepreneurship, Halle Berry is actively involved in philanthropy. She supports over 25 charitable organizations and campaigns including the following:


1) Make A Wish Foundation

2) Diabetes Aware Campaign

3) Love Our Children USA

4) Kind Campaign