HALLE BERRY (Karla, Producer) is an Academy Award-winning
actress who continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically
acclaimed, diverse roles and continued success at the box office. She has
tackled some of Hollywood's toughest roles, making her one of today's most
sought-after leading ladies. For Berry's brilliant performance in Monster's
Ball, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as the SAG and Berlin
Silver Bear awards. She was also named Best Actress by the National Board of
No stranger to accolades, Berry won a number of awards for her extraordinary
performance in HBO's telefilm "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge" (which she also
produced), including an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG Award and NAACP Image Award.
In 2006 Berry received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her acting work in
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" and as executive producer for the HBO telefilm
"Lackawanna Blues." She was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress for
her role in Frankie and Alice.
Next, Berry co-stars in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, alongside Taron Egerton,
Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong and Jeff Bridges.
Earlier this year, Berry wrapped production on Deniz Gamze Erguven's
English-language directorial debut Kings, opposite Daniel Craig. The movie
focuses on the 1992 Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of four police
officers in the Rodney King case.
Berry was co-executive producer and star of Steven Spielberg's futuristic
thriller television series "Extant." Airing for two seasons on CBS, the one-hour
drama centered on a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when
she returns home after a year in space.
Previously, Berry starred in the summer blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past,
reprising the role of Storm she originated in 2000's original X-Men. She also
starred in thriller The Call, in which she plays an emergency operator who, to
save a girl's life, must confront a killer from her past. She also starred
alongside Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant in Cloud Atlas, directed by
Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings. The film, which earned Berry a 2013 NAACP
Outstanding Actress nomination, follows six stories set in different times and
places that become intricately related to each other.
Berry was previously seen in Susanne Bier's Things We Lost in the Fire, opposite
Benicio Del Toro; James Foley's Perfect Stranger, alongside Bruce Willis; Brett
Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand, which opened No. 1 at the box office; Pitof's
Catwoman, with Benjamin Bratt; and Mathieu Kassovitz's Gothika, which helped to
cement her status as an international box-office draw. She also provided the
voice of Cappy in the animated hit Robots.
Critics and filmgoers first took notice of Berry in her feature debut, Spike
Lee's Jungle Fever. She went on to star opposite Warren Beatty in the
sociopolitical comedy Bulworth. In 2002 Berry starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in
Die Another Day, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bond franchise, which
became the largest-grossing entry to that point.
Other film credits include Losing Isaiah, Executive Decision, The Flintstones,
The Last Boy Scout, Strictly Business, Boomerang and Swordfish.
Television credits include the highly rated ABC miniseries "Oprah Winfrey
Presents: The Wedding," directed by Charles Burnett, as well as the title role
in "Queen," a miniseries based on Alex Haley's novel. The latter performance
earned Berry her first NAACP Image Award for Best Actress, as well as the 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 of Berry's achievements as an actress, the Harvard Foundation at
Harvard University honored her as its 1996 Cultural Rhythms Artist of the Year.
Berry has garnered praise not only for her numerous leading roles, but for her
work with a range of influential organizations. She is an active supporter and
chair member of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles. Founded in 1980, the Jenesse
Center assists victims of domestic violence, aiming to change the pattern of
abuse in the lives of women and children. Berry has also joined forces with Novo
Nordisk and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to launch the Diabetes Aware
campaign. This national project was created to help raise awareness about
diabetes and help people with the disease manage it successfully. She is also an
ambassador for the Callaway Golf Foundation Women's Cancer Initiative,
encouraging women to better understand their risks for ovarian cancer and
educating them on how to be proactive in the cause.
Throughout her career Berry has supported charities and organizations such as
Revlon Run/Walk, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Afghanistan Relief Organization, Stand
Up 2 Cancer, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Love Our Children USA and Clothes
Off Our Back.
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