|NET WORTH:||$88.2 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actress|
|Born:||August 14, 1966|
|Birth Name:||Maria Halle Berry|
|Height:||5ft. 5in. (1.66m)|
Halle Berry is known as an American actress. She starred in several films including her breakthrough film role in "Boomerang", "The Flintstones" in 1994, "Bulworth", and "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge" in 1999, where she earned her Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Awards. She also won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and was on of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood in 2000s. Berry also entered beauty contests, and won as the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant and placed sixth in Miss World 1986.
Berry was born on August 14, 1966 and grew up in Oakwood Ohio together with he older sister, Heidi Berry-Henderson. Berry's name was changed legally from Maria Halle Berry to Halle Maria Berry. Her name "Halle" was from a local landmark in her birthplace in Ohio, which is the Halle's Department Store. Her parents, Judith Ann and Jerome Jesse Berry. Her mother was a psychiatric nurse, and her father was a hospital attendant in the psychiatric ward, where her mother worked. Her father later on worked as a bus driver. At the age of 4, Berry's parents got divorced.
Berry graduated in Bedford High School where she was a cheerleader, a honor student, prom queen, and an editor of their school's newspaper. She started joining beauty contests in 1980s, where she won the Miss Teen All America title in 1995, and a year later, she won in Miss Ohio USA. Berry was the first African-American to enter Miss World in 1986, where she placed sixth.
Berry was cast for the role of model Emily Franklin, in the short-lived television series "Living Dolls". However, she collapsed into coma during a taping and was diagnosed with a Type 1 diabetes. Berry made her film debut in a small role for Jungle Fever in 1991. She portrayed several roles in different films such as in the romantic comedy film "Boomerang", "Flintstones", and the American drama film "Losing Isaiah" in 1995.
She received different praises for her role in the comedy film "Bulworth" in 1998. In the same year, she played the role Zola Taylor, a singer, who is one of the three wives of the pop singer Frankie Lymon in the romantic drama film "Why Do Fools Fall in Love", where she won several awards including her Primetime Emmy Award and her Golden Global Award.
In 2000s, she starred in several films including the adaptation of the comic book series "X-Men" and its sequels "X2", "X-Men: The Last Stand", and "X-Men: Days of Future Past, where she portrayed the mutant superhero Storm. Berry appeared in the romantic drama film "Monter's Ball", where she portrayed the role of Leticia Musgrove, and earned the National Board of Review and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
In the year 2002, she appeared as Bond girl Giacinta 'Jinx' Johnson in the spy film "Die Another Day" where she had to wear a bikini and knife as a homage. In 2003, Berry starred in the psychological horror thriller film "Gothika", and in the same year she was named number 1 in the FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.
Berry starred in the film "Catwoman" which was regarded as one of the worst films ever made and was awarded with the Worst Actress Razzie Award. Despite of the negative critics, Berry went to the ceremony and accepted the award with a sense of humor. In 2007, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry. In 2010, she played the leading role in the film "Frankie and Alice" and won the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress. She also appeared in the film "The Call" which earned over $68 million worldwide.
In the 2014 CBS drama series "Extant", Berry played the role of Molly Woods, an astronaut who spend more than a year in space and is having a hard time reconnecting with her husband and android son. In 2017, she starred in the action comedy sequel "Kingsman: The Golden Chronicle", grossing $414 million worldwide.
From 1989 to 1991, Berry dated John Ronan, a dentist. In 1993, she married David Justice, a baseball player. The two separated in February 1996, and got officially divorced on June 1997. Berry was married to Eric Benét from 2001 to 2005. She started dating Gabriel Aubry, a French-Canadian model, in November 2005. The two has a daughter born in March 2008, and apparently ended their relationship on April 30, 2010.
Berry started dating the French actor Olivier Martinez in the year 2010. Martinez and Aubry was treated at a hospital on November 2012, after they got into a physical fight at Berry's residence. Martinez filed a citizen's arrest on Aubry and was granted a temporary emergency protective order that is to prevent Aubry to be near within 100 yards of Berry, Martinez, and his daughter. In return, Aubry applied a restraining order against Martinez, claiming that the fight started when Martinez threatened to kill Aubry if he won't allow them to move to France. In June 2014, a Superior Court ruled that Berry had to pay Aubry $16,000 a month in child support and a $115,000 retroactive pay in child support and Aubry's legal fees.
Berry and Martinez married on July 13, 2013 in France. She gave birth to a baby boy on October 2013. Two years after their wedding, the couple announced that they were divorcing, and the divorced was reportedly finalized in December 2016.
Berry was one of the highest-paid actresses in the year 2000s, and has gainful a contract with the cosmetics company Revlon. As of today, Halle Berry has an estimated net worth of $88.2 million.