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Film actress


Halle Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She also won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was also nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2009, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman. She has also been involved in the production side of several of her films.

Halle Berry Info

Birth nameMaria Halle Berry
Date of BirthAugust 14, 1966
Place of BirthCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Spouse (s)David Justice (m. 1992–1997), Eric Benét (m. 2001–2005)
Domestic partner(s)Gabriel Aubry (2005–2010) 1 child
Years active1989–present
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 Being a mother is probably the most important thing in my life right now, 
— Halle Berry saying motherhood is her priority / February 09, 2011
 Career is important, but nothing really supersedes my role as a mother. That's the most important thing I'm going to do in this life at this point. 
— Halle Berry saying motherhood is her priority / February 09, 2011
 I’m not going to put a label on it. I had to decide for myself and that’s what she’s going to have to decide — how she identifies herself in the world. 
— Halle Berry on the ethnicity of her daughter / February 08, 2011
 And I think, largely, that will be based on how the world identifies her. That’s how I identified myself. But I feel like she’s black. I feel like she’s black. I’m black and I’m her mother and I believe in the one-drop theory. 
— Halle Berry feels her daughter is black / February 08, 2011
 I identify as a black woman, but I’ve always had to embrace my mother and the white side of who I am, too. By choosing, I’ve often [wondered], ‘Well, would that make her feel like I’m invalidating her by choosing to identify more with the black side of myself?’ 
— Halle Berry / February 08, 2011

 I’m very connected to my community and I want black people to know that I haven’t abandoned them because I’ve had a child with a man outside of my race and I’m dating someone now outside of my race who is Spanish and French. I have never been more clear about who I am as a black woman. The people I have dated sort of hold up a mirror to me and help me realize more of who I really am. 
— Halle Berry / February 08, 2011
 I took her shopping, and I had that moment that every parent has. You look away for a second and they’re gone, and your body just gets all hot. And so I had a little breakdown… I look around and, sure enough, 30 seconds later, she pokes her head out: ‘Hi, Mommy.’ It made me think: What if she really did get lost? Would she be able to say who she is? So that night, I said, ‘What’s your mommy’s name?’ And she looked at me like, ‘You idiot. Why are you asking me what your name is? I asked her again… she thought about it for a second, and finally she said, ‘Halle Blueberries!’ 
— Halle Berry once had a breakdown when she lost her baby in a shopping trip / August 20, 2010
 I love the naked female form… I just feel like that’s the most empowered position you can be in. [Acceptance] comes with age. I’ve been slowly getting there. If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week. 
— Halle Berry feels nakedness is empowering / August 14, 2010
 It’s just that you realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody. We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. I’m not done with love, but I refuse to settle. 
— Halle Berry about her split from Gabriel Aubry / August 12, 2010