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Halle Berry

Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry continues to break down barriers, working hard to achieve a career most actors dream of having.

Last fall Berry headlined the psychological thriller Gothika, and confirmed her status as a box office draw. In the summer of 2003, she reprised her role as 'Storm' in X2, the sequel to the action hit X-Men, which has grossed more than $200 million to date. In 2002 Berry starred as 'Jinx' in the latest Bond feature Die Another Day with Pierce Brosnan. The 20th installment in a franchise celebrating its 40th anniversary, the movie is the largest-grossing Bond film ever.

For her spectacular performance in Monster's Ball, she won an Oscar, a SAG Award, the Berlin Silver Bear Award and was named Best Actress by the National Board of Review.

No stranger to accolades, Berry earned the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Award for her extraordinary and critically acclaimed performance in HBO's telefilm Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, which she also produced.

Critics and filmgoers took notice of Berry in her feature film debut, Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. She went on to star opposite Warren Beatty in the socio-political comedy Bulworth. Other film credits include Losing Isaiah, opposite Jessica Lange, Executive Decision (for which she won a Blockbuster Award for Best Actress in an Action Drama), the live-action version of The Flintstones, The Last Boy Scout, Strictly Business, Reginald Hudlin's Boomerang opposite Eddie Murphy and Swordfish with John Travolta and Hugh Jackman.

On television, Berry starred in the highly-rated ABC mini-series, Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding, directed by Charles Burnett. Additional television credits include the title role in Alex Haley's mini-series, Queen. The highest rated sequel in television history, the performance earned Berry her first NAACP Image Award for Best Actress, as well as Best Newcomer Award from the Hollywood Women's Press Club. She starred opposite Jimmy Smits in Showtime's original telefilm Solomon and Sheba, and has just completed filming Winfrey's latest production, Their Eyes Were Watching God, also to air on ABC.

In recognition for her achievements as an actress, the Harvard Foundation at Harvard University honored Berry as Cultural Artist of the Year. Currently, she serves as an International Spokesperson for Revlon.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Halle Berry Facts

Birth NameHalle Maria Berry
BirthdayAugust 14, 1968 (55)
BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Halle Berry compared to you?
Awards2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Leading Role (for Monster's Ball)
2000 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a TV Film (for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge)
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge)
2000 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie (for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge)

Selected Filmography

X3: The Last Stand (2006) as Storm
Robots (2005) as Cappy (voice)
Catwoman (2004) user recommendation as Patience Phillips
Gothika (2003) as Miranda Grey
X2 (2003) as Storm
Die Another Day (2002) as Jinx
Monster's Ball (2002) as Leticia Musgrove
Swordfish (2001) as Ginger Knowles
X-Men (2000) as Storm
Why do Fools Fall in Love? (1998) as Zola Taylor
Executive Decision (1996) as Jean
Race the Sun (1996) as Sandra Beecher
Boomerang (1992) as Angela Lewis
The Last Boy Scout (1991) as Cory
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