Halle Berry

  Halle Berry is a former fashion model and an American actress. She was born on August 14th 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio. Berry was born Maria Halle Berry, though her name was legally changed Halle Maria Berry in 1971. Berry's parents were divorced when she was 4 years old, she was raised exclusively by her mother.

   Berry graduated from Bedford High School. She worked in a departmental store before she entered several beauty contests, winning Miss Teen All-American in 1985 and Miss Ohio, USA in 1986. In the late 1980s, Berry moved to Chicago to pursue modeling and acting. Her first acting project was a television series called Chicago Force. In 1989, Berry moved to New York City. She made her film debut with a small role in 1991's Jungle Fever. She became famous with her lead roles in X-Men and Die Another Day. She also won an award as the worst actress for Catwoman and accepted the award in person.