Halle Berry

Lowest Rated: 0% Dark Tide (2012)
Birthday: Aug 14, 1966
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
A woman whose combination of talent, tenacity, and beauty has made her one of Hollywood's busiest actors, Halle Berry has enjoyed a level of success that has come from years of hard work and her share of career pitfalls. Berry's interest in show business came courtesy of her participation in a number of beauty pageants throughout her teens, including the 1986 Miss U.S.A. Pageant. A native of Cleveland, OH, where she was born to an African-American father and white mother on August 14, 1968, Berry was raised by her mother, a psychiatric nurse, following her parents' divorce. At the age of 17, she appeared in the spotlight for the first time as the winner of the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, and subsequently became a model. Berry won her first professional acting gig on the TV series Living Dolls, and then appeared on Knots Landing before winning her first big-screen role in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. It was on the set of the film that she first earned her reputation for her full commitment to acting, reportedly refusing to bathe for weeks in preparation for her portrayal of a crack addict.Following her film debut, Berry was cast opposite Eddie Murphy in Boomerang (1992) as the comedian's love interest; not only did she hold her own against Murphy, but the same year she did acclaimed work in the title role of the Alex Haley miniseries Queen, playing a young woman struggling against the brutal conditions of slavery.After a comedic turn as sultry secretary Sharon Stone in the 1994 live-action version of The Flintstones, Berry returned to more serious fare with her role in the adoption drama Losing Isaiah (1995). Starring opposite Jessica Lange as a former crack addict battling to win custody of her child, who as a baby was adopted by an affluent white couple, Berry earned a mixed reception from critics, some of whom noted that her scenes with Lange highlighted Berry's own shortcomings.However, critical opinion of the actress' work was overwhelmingly favorable in 1998, when she starred as a street smart young woman who comes to the aid of a bumbling politician in Warren Beatty's Bullworth. The following year, Berry won even greater acclaim -- and an Emmy and Golden Globe -- for her turn as tragic screen siren Dorothy Dandridge in the made-for-cable Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Unfortunately, any acclaim Berry enjoyed was overshadowed by her widely publicized brush with the law in February of 2000, when she allegedly ran a red light, slammed into another car, and then left the scene of the accident. The actress, who suffered a gash to her forehead (the driver of the other car sustained a broken wrist), was booked in a misdemeanor court in early April of that year.Fortunately for Berry, her subsequent onscreen work removed the spotlight from her legal troubles; that same year, she starred as Storm in Bryan Singer's hugely successful adaptation of The X-Men. The film was a box office hit, but her next popcorn flick, the thriller Swordfish, which touted itself as the first movie to feature Berry baring her breasts, had a less impressive reception.Berry again bared more than her character's inner turmoil in Monster's Ball (2001), a romantic drama directed by Marc Forster that starred the actress as a woman who becomes involved with an ex-prison-guard (Billy Bob Thornton) who oversaw the prison execution of her husband (Sean Combs). Berry earned wide critical praise for her work in the film, as well as Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Actress. And though she may have lost out to Sissy Spacek in the Golden Globes, her night at the Oscars found Berry the favored performer as took home a statue for Best Actress. A momentous footnote in Academy Award history, Berry's win marked the first time an African American had been bestowed that particular honor.Although her turn in the James Bond flick Die Another Day was so successful that talk began of a spin-off film, Berry's first true post-Oscar vehicle Gothika proved to be unpopula

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Sofia 2019
9% Kings Millie 2018
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle Ginger $99.8M 2017
37% Kidnap Karla McCoy Producer $30.6M 2017
75% Kevin Hart: What Now? Herself $23.6M 2016
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past Storm $199.4M 2014
21% Frankie & Alice Frankie Producer $0.7M 2014
No Score Yet X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut) Actor 2014
45% The Call Jordan Turner 2013
5% Movie 43 Emily $8.8M 2013
No Score Yet The Skank Robbers Actor 2013
66% Cloud Atlas Native Woman/Jocasta Ayrs/Luisa Rey/Indian Party Guest/Ovid/ $22.2M 2012
0% Dark Tide Kate 2012
No Score Yet We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston Actor 2012
7% New Year's Eve Nurse Aimee $54.6M 2011
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Host 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
65% Things We Lost in the Fire Audrey Burke $3.3M 2007
No Score Yet Class Act Executive Producer Tierney Cahill 2007
10% Perfect Stranger Rowena Price $23.8M 2007
57% X-Men: The Last Stand Ororo Munroe/Storm $234.4M 2006
64% Robots Cappy $128.2M 2005
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie Crawford 2005
75% Lackawanna Blues Executive Producer 2005
9% Catwoman Patience Phillips/Catwoman $40.3M 2004
14% Gothika Dr. Miranda Grey $59.6M 2003
No Score Yet Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Actor 2003
85% X2: X-Men United Storm $214.9M 2003
No Score Yet Christmas From Hollywood Actor 2003
No Score Yet Oscar's Black Odyssey: From Hattie to Halle Actor 2003
57% Die Another Day Jinx $160.3M 2002
No Score Yet Bond Girls Are Forever Actor 2002
85% Monster's Ball Leticia $31.3M 2002
26% Swordfish Ginger Knowles 2001
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Actor 2000
81% X-Men Storm $156.2M 2000
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge Executive Producer 1999
53% Why Do Fools Fall In Love Zola Taylor 1998
76% Bulworth Nina 1998
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents 'The Wedding' Shelby Coles 1998
16% B.A.P.S. Nisi 1997
14% The Rich Man's Wife Josie Potenza 1996
33% Girl 6 Moviestar Lady 1996
22% Race the Sun Sandra Beecher 1996
64% Executive Decision Jean 1996
45% Losing Isaiah Khaila Richards 1995
No Score Yet Solomon & Sheba Nikaule 1995
22% The Flintstones Miss Stone 1994
43% The Program Autumn Haley 1993
10% Father Hood Kathleen Mercer 1993
55% CB4 Herself 1993
44% Boomerang Angela Lewis 1992
No Score Yet Queen Queen 1992
46% The Last Boy Scout Cory 1991
10% Strictly Business Natalie 1991
81% Jungle Fever Vivian 1991

TV

CREDIT
100% Boomerang
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
77% Extant
2014-2015
Molly Watts Molly Woods
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Herself
  • 2002
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1998
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Jaclyn
  • 1991
No Score Yet Knots Landing
1979-1993
Debbie Porter
  • 1991
  • 1983
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest

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