Halle Berry is an American actress, former fashion model as well as a former beauty queen. For her performance in Monster's Ball in 2001, she was nominated for a BAFTA Award and won an Academy Award for best actress and becoming the first African-American woman to win the honor.
Early life and education
Halle Berry was born to Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. She is an America and is of diverse descent.
Berry is born to Judith Ann, a psychiatric nurse, and Jerome Jesse Berry, a hospital attendant as well as a bus driver. Her mother was of English and German origins while her father was an African American. Berry has an elder sister.
Berry went to Bedford High School before joined at Cuyahoga Community College to study broadcast journalism. As a student, she was very active in extra-curricular activities and also served as the head cheerleader and cla s s president.
As a teenager, Berry participated in various beauty pageants and won the Miss Teen All American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA in 1986.
Berry was adjudged the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant in 1986. This success inspired her to leave her studies and pursue a career as a fashion model.
In 1989 Halle Berry moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. She made her film debut in 1991 in a minor role in Spike Lee’s ‘Jungle Fever’. She played Vivian, a drug addict with such dedication that she got noticed for her acting skills.
In 1995, Berry played a drug addict Khaila Richards in ‘Losing Isaiah’. The movie revolves around a cocaine addicted woman who first abandons her infant only to engage in a long custodial battle.
Berry‘s other movies for the decade of the 1990s include: ‘Executive Decision’ (1996), ‘BAPS’ (1997) and ‘Bulworth’ (1998).
Halle Berry married thrice in her entire life. She first married to former American outfielder and designated hitter, David Justice on December 31, 1992.
However, after being together for four years, they separated on February 22, 1996, and divorce was finalized on June 24, 1997. The marriage ended acrimoniously, with Berry seeking a restraining order.
Berry married for the second time to singer-songwriter Eric Benet, on January 24, 2001, following a two-year courtship, but by early October 2003 they separated, and the divorce was finalized on January 3, 2005.
Berry married for the third time to French actor, Olivier Martinez on July 13, 2013. Before getting married, the pair dated for two years and engaged.
The couple has a son named Maceo Robert Martinez, born on October 5, 2013, however, they divorced in 2016.
Berry also has a daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry born on March 16, 2008, with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.
Halle Berry is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She has made millions as a brand amba s sador for Revlon since 1996.
Berry is also co-owner of the French lingerie brand, Scandale Paris and launched her popular fragrance, Halle, in 2009. Her estimated net worth is around $70 million.
by ab-niranjan, 03 Aug, 2017