Born on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio, Halle Maria Berry and her older sister, Heidi, were raised by their mother, Judith, a psychiatric ward nurse
. Halle Berry's father walked out on the family when she was only 4 years old.
Although living in a single-parent household was somewhat tough, Halle's mom managed to move the family out of the inner-city neighborhood and into the suburbs of Cleveland. On the other hand, the neighborhood was predominantly white, and Halle and her sister were treated cruelly because of their dark skin.
Halle berry in the miss usa pageant
Determined not to let the color of her skin get the best of her, Halle Berry made it a point to make friends, and her dream of becoming an actress already began to surface.
WHY IS SHE FAMOUS
Halle Berry has starred in such movies as Boomerang (1992), Bulworth (1998), the three installments of X-Men, Swordfish(2001), Monster's Ball (2001), the Bond vehicle Die Another Day(2002), Gothika (2003), Catwoman (2004), Perfect Stranger(2007), and Things We Lost In The Fire (2007). She has the ability to take on incredibly diverse roles that don't always focus on her beauty, and that is what makes her even hotter than your usual actress.
why is she famous
If her movie list appearances aren't testimony enough to Halle Berry's acting chops, then her Oscar award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in Monster's Ball surely is.