Halle Berry Biography
Halle Berry is an accomplished American actress known for her work in film and television. She was born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Berry began her career as a model, participating in several beauty contests, including the Miss USA pageant and the Miss World 1986, where she finished as the first runner-up and sixth, respectively.
Berry’s first film was in Jungle Fever (1991), but her big breakthrough role in film came in 1992, when she starred in the romantic comedy Boomerang alongside Eddie Murphy. This led to roles in other movies such as The Flintstones (1994) and Bulworth (1998), as well as the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won both a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
During the 2000s, Berry became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, taking on high-profile roles such as Bond film Die Another Day (2002), where she was cast as Bond girl Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson.
Berry’s work in the X-Men franchise includes appearances in X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), where she portrayed the mutant superhero Storm.
Berry has also starred in other notable films such as Swordfish (2001), where she played the role of Ginger Knowles, a criminal who helps a hacker played by John Travolta in a heist. In Monster’s Ball (2001), Berry played the lead role of Leticia Musgrove, a struggling widow who falls in love with a prison guard played by Billy Bob Thornton. Her performance in the film earned her critical acclaim, including an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Halle Berry also starred in the supernatural horror film Gothika (2003), where she played Dr. Miranda Grey, a psychiatrist who wakes up as a patient in the mental institution where she works. In Catwoman (2004), Berry played the titular role of Patience Phillips/Catwoman, a woman who gains cat-like abilities and takes on a vigilante persona.
Other notable films in which Berry starred include Perfect Stranger (2007), a psychological thriller in which she played investigative journalist Rowena Price, and Cloud Atlas (2012), an epic science fiction film in which she played multiple roles. In The Call (2013), Berry played a 911 operator who receives a call from a teenage girl in danger.
Most recently, Berry appeared in the action film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), where she played the character of Sofia, an ally to the titular character. Her last film was in Sci-Fi film Moonfall (2022).
She starred in the CBS science fiction series Extant (2014-2015) and appeared in the action films Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and in 2020, Berry made her directorial debut with the Netflix drama Bruised. Berry has also launched a production company, 606 Films, and has been involved in the production of several projects in which she performed.
She has been married three times. Her first marriage was to baseball player David Justice from 1993 to 1997. She then married musician Eric Benét in 2001, but the couple divorced in 2005. Berry’s third marriage was to actor Olivier Martinez in 2013, but the couple have separated and are now believd to be divorced.
Halle Berry has two children, a daughter named Nahla Ariela Aubry, whom she had with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, and a son named Maceo-Robert Martinez, whom she had with Olivier Martinez.
Halle Berry FAQs
She was born on August 14, 1966. As of 2023, she is 56 years old.
Halle Berry is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall.
She has spoken publicly about losing about 80% of her hearing in her left ear due to an abusive relationship she was in earlier in her life.
Halle Berry is of mixed ethnicity. Her mother is White and her father is African-American. She identifies as a black woman because she said that was how she would be perceived.
It is not publicly known if Halle Berry has diabetes. However, she has been open about her struggles with managing her type 2 diabetes and has worked to raise awareness about the condition.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Halle Berry’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million as of 2023.
Halle Berry has been known to split her time between Los Angeles, and her residence in a small town in Quebec, Canada. However, it is not publicly known where she currently resides.
Yes, she has been married three times. Her first marriage was to baseball player David Justice from 1993 to 1997. She then married musician Eric Benét in 2001, but the couple divorced in 2005. Berry’s third marriage was to actor Olivier Martinez in 2013, but the couple separated in 2015 and are believed to be divorced now.
Halle Berry has won numerous awards throughout her career, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster’s Ball (2001), a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (2000), and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999).
Yes, she has two children. Her daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry, was born in 2008 and is from Berry’s previous relationship with model Gabriel Aubry. Her son, Maceo-Robert Martinez, was born in 2013 and is from her marriage to actor Olivier Martinez.