HALLE BERRY (Frankie Murdoch, Alice, Genius) - 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
earned the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Award for her extraordinary
performance in HBO's telefilm, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, which she also
was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in FRANKIE &
ALICE. Berry has tackled some of Hollywood's toughest roles making her one of
sought after leading ladies.
In 2010, Berry starred in the drama FRANKIE AND ALICE, alongside Stellan
film will be re-release in theaters on April 4th, 2014. Berry's performance is
based on the true
story of a young woman with dissociative identity disorder (DID) who struggles
to remain her
true self and not give in to her alternate-personalities and earned her a Golden
nomination. She is also credited as a producer on the film. Next, Berry will be
seen in the highly
anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past, reprising her role of 'Storm'. In this
installment, the XMen
must travel in time to change a major historical event that could globally
impact man and
mutant kind. The film is slated for release on May 23, 2014.
Currently, Berry is the co-executive producer and star in Steven Spielberg's
television series "Extant." The one-hour drama centers on a female astronaut
trying to reconnect
with her family after she returns home after a year in space. Her experiences
lead to events that
ultimately change the course of human history. "Extant" is slated to premiere on
Wednesday, July 2nd.
Berry recently 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
Hugh Grant, directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski's. The film, which earned
2013 NAACP Outstanding Actress nomination, follows six stories set in a
different time and
place that become intricately related to each other.
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
who befriends her husband's drug addicted, childhood friend after his untimely
moving performance as a widow gained her acclaim and praise from critics and
Also in 2007, Berry was seen starring opposite Bruce Willis in the thriller,
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
the HBO telefilm "Lackawanna Blues."
Previously, Berry heated up theatres across the globe in Warner Brothers'
Catwoman and she
provided the voice 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
office draw. In 2002 Berry starred as "Jinx" in the James Bond feature, Die
opposite Pierce Brosnan, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bond franchise
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,
other film credits include Losing Isaiah opposite Jessica Lange, Executive
Decision, the liveaction
version of The Flinstones, The Last Boy Scout, Strictly Business, Boomerang,
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
Best Actress, as well as the Best Newcomer Award from the Hollywood Women's
She also starred opposite Jimmy Smits in Showtime's original telefilm, "Solomon
In recognition for her achievements as an actress, the Harvard Foundation at
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
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
diabetes and how to help people with the disease manage it successfully. She is
Ambassador for the Callaway Golf Foundation for Women's Cancer Initiative,
women to better understand their risks for ovarian cancer and educating them in
how to be
proactive in the cause.
Throughout her successful career Berry has supported a vast amount of
organizations such as, Revlon Run/Walk, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Afghanistan
Organization, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Love Our Children
Clothes Off Our Back.