Halle Berry is a beautiful and talented actress who has built a successful career on embracing demanding roles, both in television and films. Berry has been honoured with such prestigious awards as the first black American woman to win a best actress Oscar® as well as an Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and NAACP Image Award for her extraordinary and critically acclaimed performance in HBO’s film, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.”
Before starring in "Monsters Ball", her last film, “Swordfish,” with John Travolta and Hugh Jackman, opened in American Cinemas at #1 and has grossed over $100 million in world-wide box-office receipts. Directed by Dominic Sena and executive produced by Joel Silver, Berry starred as Ginger, a sexy femme fatale who may not be what she appears.
She was recently seen in 20th Century Fox’s box office hit “X-Men,” the action film based on the Marvel Comics characters. She is attached to star in the X-Men sequel, which is currently in pre-production.
Berry has also starred opposite Warren Beatty in Fox’s critically acclaimed socio-political comedy, “Bulworth.” Directed and co-written by Beatty, “Bulworth” earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Beatty and co-writer, Jeremy Pikser.
Other feature film credits include “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever,” “Losing Isaiah” opposite Jessica Lange, “Executive Decision” with Kurt Russell (for which she won a Blockbuster Award for Best Actress in an Action Drama), the international hit live-action version of “The Flintstones” with John Goodman, “The Rich Man’s Wife,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Strictly Business” and Reginald Hudlin’s “Boomerang” opposite Eddie Murphy.
On television, Berry starred in the highly rated ABC mini-series, Oprah Winfrey Presents: “The Wedding.” Directed by Charles Burnett, the mini-series also starred Lynn Whitfield, Eric Thal and Carl Lumbly.
Additional television credits include the title role in Alex Haley’s mini-series, “Queen.” The highest rated sequel in television history, her performance earned Berry the NAACP Image Award for Best Actress, as well as Best Newcomer Award from the Hollywood Women’s Press Club. Berry also starred opposite Jimmy Smits in Showtime’s original telefilm, “Solomon and Sheba.”
Last year, in recognition of her achievements as an actress, the Harvard Foundation at Harvard University honoured Berry as Cultural Artist of the Year. Currently, she serves as an International Spokesperson for Revlon.