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.
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.
The 48-year-old actress recalled witnessing her mother get beaten when she was a child while being honoured at the unite4:good's unite4:humunity gala.
Although Halle Berry has kept silent about the horrific domestic abuse she witnessed during her early childhood, the Oscar-winning actress recently felt compelled to share her harrowing experiences while attending a charity event Los Angeles.
Berry recently recalled seeing domestic abuse in her childhood home
Berry recalled frequently seeing her mother by physically attacked by her stepfather at Thursday night's unite4:good's unite4:humunity gala, where she was honoured for work as a volunteer at the Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles.
The 48-year-old actress recently opened up about the pressure Hollywood stars feel to go under the knife for the sake of their careers.
Even though Halle Berry is considered one of the most beautiful actresses in the movie business, unlike many of her Hollywood colleagues, the 48-year-old star has never had any cosmetic work done and she plans on keeping it this way.
Berry has fought the urge to have plastic surgery
But this doesn't mean the concept of going under the knife has never intrigued Berry. While recently speaking with Yahoo! Beauty, the Oscar-winner admitted she has fought the urge to have plastic surgery despite feeling pressurized to do so.
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The Hollywood actress claims the Canadian model is attempting to change their daughter's hair to make her appearance look less African American.
Halle Berry and Garbriel Aubry just haven't seemed to figure out the best way to peacefully share custody of their 6-year-old daughter Nahla, and the Hollywood star was at odds with the Canadian model once again - this time over their child's hairstyle.
Halle Berry is fighting her ex Gabriel Aubry over their daughter's changing hairstyle
On Monday morning (Nov 24th), attorneys for Berry and Aubry were in court for a dispute over Nahla's hair being straightened and highlighted when she is in her father's care, TMZ reports. The 48 year-old actress apparently believes the 39 year-old model, who is white, is attempting to make Nahla appear less African American.
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The Oscar-winning actress, who currently pays $16,000 a month in child support, is looking to reduce the payment to $3,800.
Parenthood is proving to be too expensive for Halle Berry as she is now looking to reduce the amount of child support she pays to her ex-love Gabriel Aubry, which is currently at a whopping $16,000 a month.
Berry is looking to reduce the monthly payment to $3,800
The pair, who currently share joint custody, are parents to a daughter, Nahla, 6, and in June Berry was originally ordered to maintain this monthly payment until their daughter graduates from high school or turns 19 years-old.
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With the opening for the 2014 God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards, a group of celebrities made their way to the red carpet. Amongst these was 'X-Men' and 'Cloud Atlas' star, Halle Berry. The award ceremony also saw actress and Miss World USA 1972, Lynda Carter ('Wonder Woman').
This year's Stand Up To Cancer telethon has begun accepting donations ahead of its live showing on September 5th.
Stand Up To Cancer aims to reiterate the point that everyone is connected and everyone can be affected by cancer with their every-two-year telethon which this year features a stellar celebrity line-up including Pierce Brosnan, Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.
Last year, Pierce Brosnon lost his daughter, Charlotte, to Ovarian Cancer
"Simply put, Stand Up To Cancer's goal is to end cancer's reign as a leading cause of death by raising funds to accelerate research that will help transform cancer from a disease that takes far too many lives to one people survive" states the Stand Up To Cancer website. In a bid to remind people that one out of every two men and one out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, the campaign has been running since 2008 with various famous faces offering their own experiences of the disease and support of the cause.
Continue reading: Stand Up To Cancer Reveals Its Incredible Celebrity Line-Up
Which films were on the brink of a completely different lead star?
With Robert Downey Jr fitting so perfectly as likeable irritant Tony Stark, Christian Bale slipping so easily into the tortured billionaire psyche of Bruce Wayne and Daniel Day-Lewis transforming himself into the epitome of Abraham Lincoln, it's hard to believe that for all of the above roles, there were some serious previous contenders. But contenders there were and some of the not entirely savoury.
Tom Cruise as Iron Man
The pint-sized action hero made it his mission impossible to kick ass as IMF agent, Ethan Hunt, but could he have romanced Pepper Potts in quite the same way as Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man? It seems like we very nearly found out with Cruise at one point in serious contention to play the arrogant but entertaining genius.
Continue reading: Lead Film Roles That Could Have Looked Very Different
The new space drama will now air on Wednesday night's at 10 p.m., hoping to increase viewing figures.
Fans of CBS's new sci-fi series 'Extant' will now have to wait an extra hour to watch each new episode as the television network has changed its air time to 10 p.m. in an effort to boosts ratings, which will star this week on Wednesday night (July 30th).
Halle Berry in 'Extant'
The space drama, starring Halle Berry, previously aired behind 'Big Brother,' but will now swap with repeats of 'Criminal Minds' in hopes that the long-running drama will act as a more suitable lead-in than a reality based show did.
Continue reading: CBS Change Halle Berry's 'Extant' Air Time To Improve Ratings
Date of birth
14th August, 1966