Halle Maria Berry was born August 14, 1966 and is an award-winning American actress. She is the only woman of African American descent to have ever won the award for Best Actress.
Berry has won both an Emmy and Golden Globe award, and was awarded an oscar in 2002 which lead to her famous crying speech.
Berry first came to my attention in the rather strange human version of The Flintstones and since then has starred in many movies such as X-Men, Die Another Day, Gothika, Monsters Ball and Cat Woman.
Two years ago, Kingsman: The Secret Service seemed to come out of nowhere, ruffling feathers as it took an anarchic, often transgressive approach to the super-spy genre and made a star of Taron Egerton. Now Matthew Vaughn is back with a sequel, and it's rather clear that he has a franchise in mind. The new movie is still wildly energetic and eye-catching, but it also has a more predictable plot that takes fewer risks.
We catch up with Eggsy (Egerton) as he's a respectable member of the Kingsman juggling his private life with his serious girlfriend Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom). But megalomaniacal drug lord Poppy (Julianne Moore) and her part-cyborg henchman Charlie (Edward Holcroft) launch a vicious attack on Kingsman bases, leaving Eggsy and his colleague Merlin (Mark Strong) on their own. For help, they turn to their American counterpart Statesman, run by Champ (Jeff Bridges). His agents Tequila, Whiskey and Ginger (Channing Tatum, Pablo Pascal and Halle Berry) offer help getting Kingsman back on its feet. And they also reveal that they've rescued fallen agent Harry (Colin Firth), who is recovering from a brain injury. Meanwhile, Poppy launches a global assault.
To tell this rather simple story, Vaughn indulges in all kinds of flashy visual trickery. The action sequences are choreographed like wacky cartoons, as the camera swoops through the complicated mayhem with acrobatic skill. And the characters are vividly played by the top-notch cast with maximum personality flourishes. Egerton is terrific at the centre, as adept at physicality and comedy as he is at finding a touch of emotion here and there. His scenes with Firth are especially strong. And Moore makes the most of her goofy kingpin, who is trying to recreate 1950s Americana in the jungle, plus added madcap 1970s flair with a riotous Elton John, who gets stuck right into the mayhem.
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The actress admits she can't resist a dumb dare.
We've all been in that situation where a friend has dared us to do something we probably shouldn't but we do it anyway to save face. For Halle Berry, that happened in front of 3,000 people at Comic-Con earlier this year when her co-star poured her a good half pint of whiskey.
Halle Berry at 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' premiere
The 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' star downed a very large glass of whiskey after Channing Tatum filled her up during the San Diego Comic Con this Summer, it being representative of the fact that the movie's American agents, the Statesmen, are all named after alcoholic beverages (Pedro Pascal is Whiskey, if you were wondering).
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She donned a T-shirt paying tribute to her idol.
What better way to express your appreciation for your favourite first lady than to don a T-shirt bearing an enormous pop-art style picture of her face? Halle Berry did just that for Michelle Obama on the way to the New York premiere of her new movie 'Kidnap' earlier this week.
Halle Berry at the premiere for 'Kidnap'
We all love Michelle Obama, but few people appreciate her enough to get a stylish shabby-chic T-shirt dress made in her honour with with caption 'Michelle My Belle'. Still, 50-year-old Halle Berry rocked the look with black hose and thigh boots in New York, posting an photo of the outfit on Instagram.
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That will be the first and last time she ever does that.
One of the most annoying things about being a celebrity and being a woman has got to be the constant speculation over whether or not you are pregnant. Halle Berry is the latest to star to have been forced to shut down rumours of this kind and she did so in the most boss way possible.
Halle Berry at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball
The 50-year-old appeared on a panel at San Diego Comic Con this week to talk about her forthcoming movie 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', and the group - which also included Channing Tatum and Pedro Pascal - decided to pass round a bottle of booze in honour of Pedro's character Agent Whiskey.
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The actress looked to be cradling a baby bump on the red carpet recently.
Reports have surfaced that Halle Berry may be expecting another child after she was seen cradling her stomach during an appearance at a proverbial red carpet charity event over the weekend. However, a spokesperson for the star has insisted that there is no truth in this suggestion.
Halle Berry at the 2017 Chrysalis Butterfly Ball
The 50-year-old actress attended the 16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles on Saturday (June 3rd 2017) and she did, indeed, look a little curvier than usual in her tight-fitting silver sequined dress with matching jacket. Of course, with the way the light was reflecting off it, it could've been an optical illusion, but when she placed her hands on her stomach it certainly increased media suspicion.
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For those who knew him, Gary Unwin (better known as Eggsy to his friends), was never a likely candidate for a spy. After stealing a car and being a bit of a hooligan (who's always up for a laugh) eventually Eggsy landed himself in trouble with the police. What the outside world didn't know about Eggsy was his father was an incredibly brave probationary secret agent and Eggsy displays many of his father's strengths. Kingsman Harry Hart sees Eggsy's potential and trains him up as a Kingsman spy. Only Eggsy and one other trainee, Roxy, succeed in proving that they have what it takes to become a Kingsman. Together, with the help of Harry and their quartermaster, Merlin, they defeat psychopathic billionaire Richmond Valentine. Their mission is a success but in the process Harry is shot in the head.
Though Eggsy loses his mentor, life continues for the young spy and he becomes the Kingsman that Hart always knew him to be. As worldwide threats become known, the Kingsman are once again placed as the brink of extermination. Their headquarters and training grounds are blown up and Eggsy and Merlin must once again find a way to save the world.
Their hunt takes them to America and it's revealed that The Kingsman aren't the only highly secret organisation looking to protect the world; the two Brit's are introduced to Champagne, Jack Daniels and Tequila - three agents working for the Statesman, the US equivalent to Kingsman. With the help of their new American counterparts, Eggsy, Merlin and some other familiar faces might just stand a chance of saving the world all over again.
The celebrity couple amounted their split after two years of marriage last month.
Halle Berry has spoken out for the first time since announcing her divorce from French actor Olivier Martinez. The Monster’s Ball actress told Extra that she’s been “doing okay” since the split while appearing at a charity event for domestic violence prevention and intervention organisation, Jenesse Center Inc.
Halle Berry is "doing okay" after her divorce.
"Whenever you're going through anything in life, when you step outside yourself and focus on others, that's always the best remedy for any situation that you'd rather not be dealing with,” Berry said.
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Berry got married to her third husband, French actor Olivier Martinez, in 2013.
Halle Berry is getting divorced from her husband of two years, Olivier Martinez. The pair have reportedly decided to call it a day because of their differing work commitments and their unhappiness at the amount of time they spend apart from each other.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” the exes said in a statement on Tuesday (October 27th). “We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children's privacy as we go through this difficult period.”
Olivier Martinez with Halle Berry in 2014
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Hugh Jackman has hinted he may be hanging up his Wolverine claws after fifteen years in the role.
Hugh Jackman's Instagram post on Saturday (28th March) has set the rumour mill working overtime with fans of X-Men already lamenting the loss of Jackman's Wolverine. Jackman hinted he may be finally leaving the role, captioning a picture "one last time". 46-year-old Jackman has played the Marvel superhero since the first X-Men film in 2000.
Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for 15 years.
The 48-year-old actress recently admitted she is" disappointed" that she still remains the only African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In 2002 Halle Berry made movie history by becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and thirteen years later the 48-year-old star is still the only one.
Berry recently spoke about the lack of roels for black actors in Hollywood
Berry, who received the Oscar for starring in the 2001 drama 'Monster's Ball', recently spoke candidly to The Guardian about Hollywood lacking in roles for black women and her famous Oscar win.
Date of birth
14th August, 1966
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