Halle Berry BiographyHalle Berry is an American actress, the first Afro-American woman to ever win an Oscar, known as a starring actor in the X-Men sequel movies, «Monster's Ball», «Cloud Atlas» and many others. Throughout her career, she had many ups and downs. In her acting experience, she combined starring in A-Class movies as well as in the experimental low-budget films.
Early lifeHalle Maria Berry was born in Cleveland on August 14, 1966. Initially, her first and middle names were swapped, and her parents named their daughter for the local retail store «Halle’s Department Store». Her mom, Judith, was a nurse. Her father, Jerome, worked as a hospital attendant in the psychiatric clinic where her mother worked; later he trained to be a bus driver.
Acting careerHealth problems did not prevent Halle from starting her career remarkably. Her appearance in the TV - series «Living Dolls» (1989) helped to solve material problems and feel more confident. This was followed by an offer from Spike Lee to star in «The Jungle Fever» (1991), and in «The Last Boy Scout» (1991) she co-starred with Bruce Willis.
After a short break, Halle joined the star cast in Garry Marshall's movie «New Year's Eve» (2011). The comedy managed to generate income, however, the viewers` reaction to the movie was cold.