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Halle Berry

Lowest Rated:   0% Dark Tide (2012)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • Actor
2017
36% Kidnap
  • Karla McCoy
  • Producer
$19.3M 2017
76% Kevin Hart: What Now?
  • Herself
$23.6M 2016
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Storm
$199.4M 2014
21% Frankie & Alice
  • Producer
  • Frankie
$0.7M 2014
No Score Yet X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut)
  • Actor
2014
45% The Call
  • Jordan Turner
2013
4% 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/
$22.1M 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
No Score Yet Nappily Ever After
  • Producer
  • Venus Johnston
2008
65% Things We Lost in the Fire
  • Audrey Burke
$3.3M 2007
No Score Yet Class Act
  • Executive Producer
  • Tierney Cahill
2007
11% Perfect Stranger
  • Rowena Price
$23.8M 2007
58% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Ororo Munroe/Storm
$234.3M 2006
64% Robots
  • Cappy
$128.2M 2005
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Janie Crawford
2005
71% Lackawanna Blues
  • Executive Producer
2005
9% Catwoman
  • Patience Phillips/Catwoman
$40.2M 2004
14% Gothika
  • Dr. Miranda Grey
$59.6M 2003
No Score Yet Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty
  • Actor
2003
86% 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
58% 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
1999
54% Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Zola Taylor
1998
75% Bulworth
  • Nina
1998
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents 'The Wedding'
  • Shelby Coles
1998
13% 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
63% Executive Decision
  • Jean
1996
45% Losing Isaiah
  • Khaila Richards
1995
23% The Flintstones
  • Miss Stone
1994
45% The Program
  • Autumn Haley
1993
11% Father Hood
  • Kathleen Mercer
1993
52% CB4
  • Herself
1993
40% Boomerang
  • Angela Lewis
1992
No Score Yet Queen
  • Queen
1992
44% The Last Boy Scout
  • Cory
1991
10% Strictly Business
  • Natalie
1991
81% Jungle Fever
  • Vivian
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
76% Extant
2014-2015
  • Molly Watts Molly Woods
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
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 The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2011
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 Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • 1998
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest

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