Halle Berry is am American, actress and former model. She is the only African-American actress to win Best Actress Academy Award for her outstanding performance in Monster’s Ball in 2001. She has also won a number of beauty peasants and was titled Miss USA in 1986. She earns most of her wealth through acting in movies and her current net worth is reported to be $80 million.
Halle was born in 1966 in Ohio, the United States. Her father was a hospital attendant and bus driver while her mom worked as a nurse. She is basically African-American from her dad while her mother was a German English woman. She faced a lot of racism when she was in school but she never quit anything.
She was determined to entered the film industry after she won several beauty contests in the US and Ohio. She studied at Bedford School and then went to a university to study broadcast journalism. She has been very active in extra-curricular activities throughout her academic career. And this talent led to her success in the entertainment industry.
Her entry into the film industry was because of her beauty and modelling success. As a teenager, she took part in many beauty pageants and won Miss Teen All American in 1985 and Miss Ohio in 1986. She also won Miss USA Pageant in 1986 and decided to quit studies and pursue modelling career. After her success at the beauty contests, she started getting offers for modelling. She first tried her hands at modelling before joining Hollywood.
It was 1989 when Halle decided to move to New York to pursue her career. She got her first role in 1991 movie “Jungle Fever”. Her role was of a drug addict and she played that role with such dedication that her acting skills didn’t go unnoticed.
After her success first movie, she started getting regular work. And she is still even the busiest woman in Hollywood. She got the desired fame and popularity when she did “Monster’s Ball” in 2001 and won the best actress award. That was a huge success for an African-American woman and she was part of many movies after winning Oscar. She normally charged $14-15 million per movie. This made her wealthy and increased her net worth.
She has been in limelight for all the wrong reasons too. First in 2000 she was arrested and sentenced in a hit and run case. She did community service as a punishment and paid a heavy fine as well. She has been married so many times. She has dated a number of men in the industry.
She was first married to baseball player David Justice, then to Eric Benet and has a daughter from her Canadian husband Gabriel Aubrey. Her dad lives with dad but in 2014 the court ordered that Halle will give her husband, Gabriel, $16000 a month for their daughter Nahla until she is 19. Whatever the life does with you, but the whole world admits that Halle is one of the most talented and highest paid actresses in Hollywood.