Creator / Halle Berry

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Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966) is an American actress from Cleveland, and is considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She's a well-rounded actress, whose roles have ranged from slapstick comedy to gritty drama to romance to action to sci-fi. Berry received several awards for the HBO biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, and in 2001 she became the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role in Monster's Ball. She has also been involved in the production side of several of her films.

Berry has some notoriety among comic book fans, as while her portrayal of Storm had mixed reception, her performance as Catwoman was universally panned. She has been a good sport about it, however. When it was announced that she would "win" the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for Catwoman, she became the second actor (after Tom Green) to accept her Razzie in person, bringing her Oscar along, and parodying her acceptance speech. She received a standing ovation from the audience.

Filmography:

Advertising
  • Revlon Spokesperson

Film

Live-Action TV

Magazines
  • Former model and pageant winner

Music Videos
  • Appeared as a cameo in Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's 2002 music video, "Work It".
  • Also appeared in the Limp Bizkit video "Behind Blue Eyes", where she made out with Fred Durst, whom she was rumored to be dating at the time.


Her roles provide examples of:

  • Adam Westing: Her Razzie acceptance speech.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Pretty much all the freaking time.
  • Beauty Contest: She won several before becoming an actress.
  • But Not Too Black: Berry, a mixed-race actress (white mother and black father) has been counted as one of the most beautiful actresses working in Hollywood, especially working in an industry that favors Eurocentric standards of beauty. But Berry has light skin, straight hair, and European-ish features, leading some to speculate she benefits from Eurocentric standards. At least some backlash against her casting as Storm in the X-Men films is because of this.
  • Covered in Gunge: At the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2012.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Technically, her hair in the X-Men movie series. Although, the hair's platinum or just plain white.

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