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Berry, Halle (1968–)

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BERRY , HALLE (1968–). Actress. Born to an interracial family in Cleveland , Ohio , she grew up to win the Miss Teen Ohio beauty pageant. She studied broadcast journalism at Cleveland ‘s Cuyahoga Community College before moving to Chicago to work as a model and study acting. Relocating to New York in 1988, she was cast in Paper Dolls , her first television series. Her film break came in 1991 when Spike Lee cast the former beauty queen in the role of a crack addict for his film Jungle Fever , 1991. Roles in the social satire Strictly Business , 1991, the action-packed Executive Decision , 1996, and the comedy B*A*P*S , 1997, followed. On television, Berry portrayed the Queen of Sheba in Solomon and Sheba , and Dorothy Dandridge in HBO’s Introducing Dorothy Dandridge . Her performance in Monster’s Ball , 2001, won her an Academy Award. She was the first African American actress to win the Best Actress Oscar.

Filmography: Strictly Business , 1991; The Last Boy Scout , 1991; Jungle Fever , 1991; Boomerang , 1992; Queen , 1993; The Program , 1993; Father Hood , 1993; Losing Isaiah , 1994; The Flintstones , 1994; The Rich Man’s Wife , 1996; Executive Decision , 1996; B*A*P*S , 1997; Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1998; Bull-worth , 1998; Introducing Dorothy Dandridge , 1999; X-Men , 2000; Swordfish , 2001; Monster’s Ball , 2001: Die Another Day , 2002: X2: X-Men United , 2003; Cat Woman , 2004.

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