KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Academy Award-winning actress HALLE BERRY continues to break
down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles and
continued success at the box office. For her brilliant performance in Monster's
Ball, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as the 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 Award for her extraordinary performance in HBO's telefilm,
"Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", which she also produced, and was nominated for
a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in Frankie And Alice. Berry joined
the prestigious list of actresses starring in the James Bond franchise with her
role of "Jinx" in Die Another Day opposite Pierce Bronson, which also marked
Bond's 40th anniversary and one of the top five grossing Bond movies of all
Up next, Berry will be seen in 20th Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle
starring alongside Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore,
Mark Strong and Jeff Bridges. The movie is set for release on September 20th,
2017. Berry recently wrapped production on Deniz Gamze Erguven's
English-language directorial debut Kings. The movie focuses on the 1992 Los
Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of four police officers in the Rodney
Berry will also star in the Luis-Prieto directed thriller Kidnap. In the film,
Berry, who also serves as executive producer on the project along with her
producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas for their production banner 606 Films,
plays a mother who will stop at nothing to save her abducted son.
In 2014, Berry reprised her role as 'Storm' in the summer blockbuster X-Men:
Days Of Future Past. The film continued the franchise's critical and commercial
success, debuting at #1 at the box office. Berry also starred in the hit Sony
Pictures thriller, The Call, in which she plays an emergency operator who must
confront a killer from her past in order to save a girl's life. Prior to that,
she appeared in the Warner Bros. film Cloud Atlas alongside Tom Hanks, Susan
Sarrandon, Hugh Grant, directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski's. The film,
which earned Berry a 2013 NAACP Outstanding Actress nomination, follows six
stories set in a different time and place that become intricately related to
In 2007, Berry was seen in the drama Things We Lost In The Fire opposite Benicio
Del Toro, for which she received critical praise for her portrayal of a widow
who befriends her husband's drug addicted, childhood friend after his untimely
death. Also in 2007, Berry was seen starring opposite Bruce Willis in the
box-office thriller, Perfect Stranger. In 2000, Berry appeared in the role of
'Storm' in the first installment of the X-Men movie franchise. She later
reprised the role for X2 in 2003 and X- Men: The Last Stand in 2006.
Also in 2006, Berry received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her acting
work in the Oprah Winfrey-produced movie Their Eyes Were Watching God, and as
executive producer for the HBO telefilm "Lackawanna Blues". In 2005, Berry also
voiced the role of 'Cappy' in the 20th Century Fox animated hit, Robots. She
also starred in the psychological thriller Gothika, which helped to cement her
status as an international box office draw.
In her early years, Berry studied at The Second City in Chicago before
continuing her acting education at The William Esper Studio in New York City.
Critics and filmgoers first took notice of Berry in her feature film debut,
Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. She went on to star opposite Warren Beatty in the
socio-political comedy, Bulworth. Her other film credits include Losing Isaiah
opposite Jessica Lange, Executive Decision, the live-action version of The
Flintstones, The Last Boy Scout, Strictly Business, Boomerang, opposite Eddie
Murphy, and Swordfish with John Travolta and Hugh Jackman.
Other television credits include starring in and producing the Stephen Spielberg
produced ABC drama "Extant", ABC mini-series, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: The
Wedding", directed by Charles Burnett, as well as the title role in Alex Haley's
mini-series, "Queen." 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."
Berry has garnered praise not only for her numerous leading roles, but for her
work with a range of organisations. She is an active supporter and chair member
of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles. The Jenesse Center was founded in 1980 and
assists victims of domestic violence and aims to change the pattern of abuse in
the lives of women and children. She previously partnered with Michael Kors'
Watch Hunger Stop campaign and the United Nations World Food Programme to raise
awareness for building a world with zero hunger. This partnership saw Watch
Hunger Stop commit its global reach and resources to WFP's goal of building "a
world with zero hunger." In support of this, Berry visited rural Nicaragua to
raise awareness. Berry joined forces with Novo Nordisk and the Entertainment
Industry Foundation to launch the Diabetes Aware Campaign and has supported a
vast amount of charities and organizations such as, Revlon Run/Walk, Make-A-Wish
Foundation, Afghanistan Relief Organization, Stand Up to Cancer, Love Our
Children USA and Clothes Off Our Back.
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