HALLE BERRY (Storm), an Academy Award-winning actress, 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. Berry was nominated for a Golden
Globe for Best Actress for her role in "Frankie and Alice." She has tackled
some of Hollywood's toughest roles, making her one of today's most sought after
Berry 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.
Berry was previously seen 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 each other.
In 2010, Berry starred in the psychological thriller "Frankie and Alice,"
alongside Stellan Skarsgard. Berry's Golden Globe nominated performance is based
on the true story a young woman with multiple personality disorder who struggles
to remain her true self and not give in to her alternate-personalities. Berry is
also credited as a Producer on the film.
In 2007, Berry was seen in the drama, "Things We Lost in the Fire," opposite
Benicio Del Toro. The film, which was written by Sam Mendes and directed by
Susanne Bier, follows a woman who befriends her husband's drug addicted,
childhood friend after his untimely death. Her moving performance as a widow
gained her acclaim and praise from critics and fans alike.
Also in 2007, Berry was seen starring opposite Bruce Willis in the thriller,
"Perfect Stranger." This film follows Berry as she goes undercover to revenge
the murder of her friend. The film was released in Spring 2007 and was a box
office success. Berry reprised her role as Storm in the third installment of the
X-Men series, "X-Men: The Last Stand." This film, directed by Brett Ratner,
continued the franchise worldwide success, opening #1 at the box office.
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."
Previously, Berry heated up theatres across the globe in Warner Bros.'
"Catwoman" and she provided the voice of Cappy in the 20th Century Fox animated
hit, "Robots." Berry starred in the psychological thriller "Gothika," which
helped to cement her status as an international box office draw. In 2002 Berry
starred as Jinx in the James Bond feature, "Die Another Day," opposite Pierce
Brosnan, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bond franchise and becoming the
largest-grossing Bond film to date.
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." Berry's 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 the highly-rated 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."
In recognition for her achievements as an actress, the Harvard Foundation at
Harvard University honored Berry as Cultural 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. Berry 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. 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 how to help people with the disease manage it
successfully. She is also an Ambassador for the Callaway Golf Foundation for
Women's Cancer Initiative, encouraging women to better understand their risks
for ovarian cancer and educating them in how to be proactive in the cause.