- NAME: Halle Berry
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress
- BIRTH DATE: August 14, 1966 (Age: 47)
- Did You Know?: In 2001, Halle Berry became the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for best actress.
- EDUCATION: Bedford High School, Cuyahoga Community College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Cleveland, Ohio
- Full Name: Halle Maria Berry
- AKA: Halle Berry
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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Halle Berry is an American actress, former fashion model and former beauty queen. One of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, she is also a Revlon spokeswoman.
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When Halle Berry started out as an actress, Hollywood was a very different place. Her career and her historic Oscar win for Best Actress have helped to change the landscape for African-American actresses.
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Halle Berry survived two divorces, a controversial hit and run charge, and a Razzie award for "Catwoman" to become the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Actress.
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In 2005, she took the lead in the TV adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's classic 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, which was produced by Oprah Winfrey's production company, Harpo. She also lent her voice for the CGI cartoon project, Robots. Then in 2006, she starred in the third X-Men installment, X-Men: The Final Stand, switching gears in 2007 to star in the heart-racing thriller,
Perfect Stranger, co-starring Bruce Willis. In April 2007, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In addition to her honors as an actress, Berry is widely acknowledged for her beauty. Playboy magazine named her among the "100 Sexiest Women of the Century" in 1998, she's been on People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" list and she was named Esquire magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2008. Berry is also one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning as much as $14 million per film.
Berry has a checkered romantic past; she was involved in a stormy relationship with Jungle Fever co-star Wesley Snipes before marrying Atlanta Braves outfielder David Justice in 1993. The couple divorced in 1997, after which time Berry became secretly engaged to jazz musician Eric Benét. She and Benét were married from 2001 to 2005.
During a photoshoot for Versace in November 2005, Berry met her next boyfriend, French-Canadian supermodel Gabriel Aubry. Several months later, Berry confirmed that she and Aubry were expecting their first child together. The couple welcomed a daughter, Nahla Ariela, on March 16, 2008. She and Aubry split in 2010.
Later that year, Berry began dating actor Olivier Martinez. In March 2012, the couple got engaged, and in April 2013, they announced that they were expecting their first child together. On July 13, 2013, a 46-year-old Berry and 47-year-old Martinez exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at France's Chateau des Conde. That October, the couple welcomed their first child together, a baby boy.
On parenting, Berry has said, "Career is important, but nothing really supersedes my roles as a mother."
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