NAME: Halle Berry
NATIONALITY: American (African American father and white mother)
WEIGHT: 123 lbs
HAIR: Her natural colour is dark brown but she highlights it.
BORN: August 14th, 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio.
DISCOVERED: Halle Berry's interest in show business started with her participation in a number of beauty pageants throughout her teens, including the 1986 Miss U.S.A. Pageant. Berry was raised by her mother, a psychiatric nurse, following her parents' divorce. At the age of 17, she appeared in the spotlight for the first time as the winner of the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, and subsequently became a fashion model... and waitress.
INCOME: Makes approx. $20 million (U.S.) per movie.
RÉSUMÉ: Halle made her first acting career jump, when she was cast on a television sitcom show. Then in 1991, she appeared in the popular nighttime soap opera, Knots Landing. Halle is the first black American woman to win a best actress Oscar as well as an Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and NAACP Image Award for her extraordinary and critically acclaimed performance in HBO's film, "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge."
HOME: Los Angeles.
SWEETIE: Was married to Eric Benet (jazz musician; married January 2001; 1 daughter), but got divorced when he admitted publicly that he'd cheated on her numerous times throughout the relationship. Was also married to David Justice (Atlanta Braves right fielder; married on New Year's Day 1993; divorced in 1996).
OTHER: Was named after a department store called Halee Brothers. In high school, she was voted queen of the prom, but was then accused of "stuffing the ballot box". Because of this she shared the title with someone else.
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