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Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio to U.S. African father Jerome Berry, a former hospital attendant, and U.S. European mother Judith Berry, a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle also has an older sister named Heidi Berry. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing the state of Ohio in 1985 and, a year later in 1986, when she was the first runner-up in the Miss U.S.A. Pageant. After participating in the pageant, Halle became a model. It eventually led to her first weekly TV series, 1989's Living Dolls, where she soon gained a reputation for her on-set tenacity, preferring to "live" her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped rolling. It paid off though when she reportedly refused to bathe for several days before starting work on her role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever because the role provided her big screen breakthrough. The following year, she was cast as Eddie Murphy's love interest in Boomerang, one of the few times that Murphy was evenly matched on screen. In 1994, Berry gained a youthful following for her performance as sexy secretary "Sharon Stone" in The Flintstones. She next had a highly publicized costarring role with Jessica Lange in the adoption drama Losing Isaiah. Though the movie received mixed reviews, Berry didn't let that slow her down, and continued down her path to super-stardom. In 1998, she received critical success when she starred as a street smart young woman who takes up with a struggling politician in Warren Beatty's Bulworth. The following year, she won even greater acclaim for her role as actress Dorothy Dandridge in made-for-cable's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie/Mini-Series. In 2000, she received box office success in X-Men in which she played "Storm", a mutant who has the ability to control the weather.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Halle Berry -- PREGNANT!!!

Halle Berry
PREGNANT!!!

Halle Berry is pregnant with her second child ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected with the actress and her fiance, Olivier Martinez, tell TMZ ... Halle is around 3 months pregnant -- based on… READ MORE >

Halle Berry's Ex-Husband Eric Benet -- Surprising Wish for Halle & Baby #2

Eric Benet
Surprising Wish for Halle

One of Halle Berry's exes said something nice about her and her pregnancy -- and the kind words came from none other than singer Eric Benet!We broke the story ... 46-year-old Halle is expecting… READ MORE >

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Halle Berry -- Restrains Olivier During Explosive Altercation with Paps

Halle Berry
Restrains Olivier During Explosive Altercation with Paps

Halle Berry exploded on the paparazzi last night ... cussing them out for swarming her at LAX while she was holding her young daughter -- and she eventually had to restrain her fiance when things… READ MORE >

- 384 days ago
Halle Berry -- Dunked BARE BREAST in Guacamole on 'Movie 43' Set

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Dunked BARE BREAST in Guacamole on Film Set

Halle Berry's rep tells TMZ, Peter Farrelly left out an important detail in the guacamole-boob story -- Halle didn't dunk her actual breasts in pulverized avocados ... they were prosthetics.Halle… READ MORE >

- 452 days ago
Gabriel Aubry Gives Nahla a Little Pick-Me-Up

Gabriel Aubry
Gives Nahla A Little Pick-Me-Up

Gabriel Aubry is really shouldering the burden of fatherhood -- giving his 4-year-old daughter Nahla an adorable piggyback ride in L.A. yesterday ... after picking her up from school. And… READ MORE >

- 466 days ago
Gabriel Aubry -- No Fighting, No Prosecution For Thanksgiving Brawl At Halle Berry's

Gabriel Aubry
NO Fighting ... NO Prosecution for Brawl

Gabriel Aubry is in the clear in the Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle Berry's house ... with one string attached.TMZ has learned ... the L.A. City Attorney conducted two office hearings -- one… READ MORE >

- 473 days ago
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez -- Jetting Off to France, Nahla Stays Behind with Gabriel Aubry

Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Jetting Off to France, Leaving Nahla with Gabriel

Halle Berry and fiancé Olivier Martinez are looking to make their Christmas more peaceful than their Thanksgiving ... so they're jetting off to France for the holidays.The happy couple… READ MORE >

- 485 days ago
Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez -- Front Row for Disney on Ice

Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
FRONT ROW for Disney on Ice

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez took a break from custody fights (and physical ones) to visit the happiest place on Earth (adjacent) ... taking in a showing of Disney on Ice at the Staples… READ MORE >

- 493 days ago
Gabriel Aubry -- It's Official ... No Charges for Thanksgiving Day Brawl

Gabriel Aubry
No Charges (Officially) in T-giving Brawl

Gabriel Aubry was officially told today what we already reported ... he will NOT face criminal charges for the Thanksgiving Day fight with Halle Berry's fiance.Instead, the L.A. City Attorney's… READ MORE >

- 494 days ago
Gabriel Aubry Started Fight ... But Won't be Prosecuted

Gabriel Aubry
Started Fight ... But Won't be Prosecuted

The verdict is in as far as cops are concerned ... Gabriel Aubry was clearly the instigator of the Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle Berry's house Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

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