Halle Maria Berry was born on August 14, 1966, and began her career in modeling and pageantry. In her late 20s, Berry had her breakthrough role in acting and hasn’t looked back since. She is also a savvy businesswoman and avid activist. We have all the details of this successful movie star’s life to celebrate her birthday today.
Halle Berry, a very well-known name world over, is an American actress and businesswoman. Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the daughter of Judith Ann from England, and Jerome Jesse Berry, an African-American. Her parents later divorced when she was four years old, and Berry and her older sister, Heidi Berry-Henderson, grew up with their mother in Oakwood, Ohio. Berry began her career in pageantry in the 1980s, winning Miss Teen All American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA in 1986. Also in 1986, she was Miss USA’s first runner-up.
In 1989, Berry moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting, where she landed a role in her first movie, “Jungle Fever,” in 1991. Her breakthrough role came in 1992, in the film “Boomerang,” alongside Eddie Murphy. In 1993, Berry married her first husband, professional baseball player David Justice. They later divorced in 1997. In the year 2000, Berry landed another major movie role, this time in the Marvel film, “X-Men.” One year later, in 2001, Berry married her second husband, singer-songwriter Eric Benét. They, too, divorced in 2003. In the late 2000s, Berry starred in several notable films, such as “Gothika,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” and “Catwoman.”
Berry continued her successful career in the early 2010s, starring in another “X-Men” installment as well as “The Call.” She also married French actor Olivier Martinez in 2010. Berry has furthermore starred in numerous television roles. In 2020, Berry revealed her content and e-commerce platform “Re-Spin,” which focuses on health, wellness, and spirituality. She continues to act in 2022, and we are always keeping our eye on what she gets up to next.
Berry takes part in the Miss USA pageant and is the runner-up to Christy Fichtner of Texas.
She is cast in the movie “Boomerang,” which is her breakthrough role in Hollywood.
She takes on high-profile roles such as Storm in “X-Men,” and “Catwoman,” in a movie of the same name.
Berry launches the content and e-commerce platform "Re-Spin," which focuses on health, wellness, and spirituality.
Why We Love Halle Berry
She is an activist
Berry has been very involved and vocal in her activism. She was involved in Gucci's ‘Chime for Change’ campaign, which brings awareness to women's issues in terms of education, health, and justice.
She is bringing awareness to health issues
Being a diabetic, Berry has started sharing her journey with diabetes and how she lives with the disease through her online platform “Re-Spin.” She hopes to connect with people through “health, wellness, and spirituality.”
She has found her “soul mate”
After three failed marriages, Berry has claimed that she has found her “soul mate” in American singer-songwriter Van Hunt. We love to see the love unfold!
5 Surprising Facts
Berry is a “Bond Girl”
She has starred in the prestigious role of a “Bond Girl” in “Die Another Day.”
She has diabetes
In her early 20s, Berry was diagnosed with diabetes.
She has an Academy Award
Berry is the sole black woman to have succeeded in winning an Academy Award for ‘Best Actress.’
She has two Barbies modeled after her
She has two Barbies that are modeled after her two characters, Jinx in “Die Another Day,” and Catwoman from “Catwoman.”
Her roles in high school
When Berry was in high school, she was the editor of the school paper and prom queen.
Halle Berry FAQs
Is Halle Berry deaf in one ear?
She has lost 80% hearing in her right ear after a fight with a former boyfriend.
Is Halle Berry in a relationship?
As of 2022, Berry is in a relationship with singer Van Hunt.
Does Halle Berry have children?
Yes. Berry has two children from two past relationships. Their names are Nahla Ariela Aubry and Maceo Robert Martinez.
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