More Halle Berry Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Gothika)Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry continues to break down barriers, working hard to achieve a career most actors dream of having. For her spectacular performance in Lions Gate Films' Monster's Ball, she won an Oscar, a SAG Award, the Berlin Silver Bear Award and was named Best Actress by the National Board of Review.
No stranger to accolades, Berry earned the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Awards for her extraordinary and critically acclaimed performance in HBO's telefilm Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, which she also produced.
Currently in production on Warner Bros. Pictures' Catwoman, Berry most recently reprised her role as Storm in X2, the sequel to the action hit X-Men, which has grossed more than $200 million to date. In 2002, Berry starred as Jinx in the latest Bond feature Die Another Day with Pierce Brosnan. The 20th installment in a franchise celebrating its 40th anniversary, the movie is the largest-grossing Bond film to date.
Critics and filmgoers took notice of Berry in her feature film debut, Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. She went on to star opposite Warren Beatty in the critically acclaimed socio-political comedy Bulworth. Other film credits include Losing Isaiah, opposite Jessica Lange, Executive Decision with Kurt Russell (for which she won a Blockbuster Award for Best Actress in an Action Drama), the live-action version of The Flintstones with John Goodman, The Last Boy Scout, Strictly Business, Reginald Hudlin's Boomerang opposite Eddie Murphy and Swordfish with John Travolta and Hugh Jackman.
On television, Berry starred in the highly-rated ABC mini-series, Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding, directed by Charles Burnett. Additional television credits include the title role in Alex Haley's mini-series Queen. The highest rated sequel in television history, the performance earned Berry her first NAACP Image Award for Best Actress, as well as Best Newcomer Award from the Hollywood Women's Press Club. She also starred opposite Jimmy Smits in Showtime's original telefilm Solomon and Sheba.
In recognition for her achievements as an actress, the Harvard Foundation at Harvard University honored Berry as Cultural Artist of the Year. Currently, she serves as an International Spokesperson for Revlon.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Gothika" (01-Jan-2000)