In 2002, Halle Berry became the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Monster's Ball."
Before her acting career took off, Berry was a beauty pageant contestant. She won the title of Miss Teen All-American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA in 1986.
Halle Berry faced numerous challenges in her early acting career. She struggled to find roles and even lived in a homeless shelter in New York City for a brief period.
Besides her Academy Award, Berry has won several other prestigious awards, including an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award.
Halle Berry played the role of Jinx Johnson in the James Bond film "Die Another Day" (2002), becoming one of the few Bond girls to receive critical acclaim for her performance.
In addition to acting, Berry has produced several films, including "Lackawanna Blues" and "Frankie & Alice."
Halle Berry has two children, a daughter named Nahla Ariela Aubry and a son named Maceo Robert Martinez, from her previous relationships.
Berry has been an advocate for diabetes awareness and management. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 22 and has since worked to raise awareness about the disease.
In 2021, Halle Berry made her directorial debut with the film "Bruised," in which she also starred as a mixed martial artist.
Berry portrayed the character Storm in multiple films of the X-Men franchise, starting with "X-Men" in 2000. Her role as Storm made her a popular figure among comic book fans.