Halle Berry is an African American Actress who has made it big in the movie industry. Find out more about her including her overall net worth.
Everything To Know About the ‘Monster’s Ball’ Actress Halle Berry
Halle Berry is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She has drive, talent, and beauty. Berry is a former beauty queen, fashion model, and is a spokesperson for Revlon. Halle Berry was born on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio. Berry’s parents were Jerome Berry who was an African-American hospital attendant and Judith Berry who was a psychiatric nurse. She has an older sister named Heidi Berry Henderson. Halle Berry’s original name was Maria Halle Berry but her parents changed it to Halle Maria Berry when she was five years old. Berry and her sister were raised by their mother after their parent’s divorce. Berry attended a public school that was all white and was a subject of racism. This did not put her down but instead, it motivated her to succeed. She graduated from both Bedford High school and Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio. During her school days, she took part in extracurricular activities as head cheerleader, class president, and a newspaper editor. Berry once dated Wesley Snipes before she married Atlanta Brave’s outfielder David Justice in 1993 to David Justice. The couple went on to divorce in 1997. She was then married to musician Eric Benet from 2001 to 2005 but they too divorced before she married for a third time, this time to French actor Olivier Martinez. They have one child together, a son, Maceo. Berry did some modeling where she met fellow model Gabriel Aubry on set. Barry divorced Oliver Martinez and from her relationship with Aubry, came a daughter.
Halle Berry’s Career as an Actress and Model
Berry won many beauty pageant titles in the early 1980’s. She won Miss Teen America and Miss Teen Ohio. She was a Miss World Contestant, runner-up in the Miss U.S.A pageant and she was number six in Miss World. Her movie career began in 1991 when she starred alongside Samuel. L. Jackson in a movie called ‘Jungle Fever.’ In 2002, the actress became one of the “Bond Girls” when she acted with Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day. Berry has also acted in several other movies alongside Hugh Jackman who is also happens to be a close friend. These movies include ‘Swordfish,’ ‘X-men,’ ‘X-men 2’, ‘X-men: The Last Stand,’ ‘X-men: Days of Future Past’ and the movies ’43’ and ‘The Monster’s Ball.’ Even though the movie ‘Swordfish’ did not do so well, the actress received $500,000 as a bonus for appearing topless in one of the scenes. The actress has also appeared in movies like ‘The Monster’s Ball,’ ‘Catwoman,’ and ‘Kidnap.’ The movie ‘Kidnap’ didn’t garner great reviews despite Berry being the main character actress in the film. Berry has won awards the like Image Award, the People’s Choice Award, and she even has as star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has also won numerous Golden Globes, several Emmy Award, an MTV Movie Award, and an Oscar Award. She is the only African American actress to have received an Oscar for a leading role that she won for her performance in the film ‘The Monster’s Ball.’ She also received a Razzie award for ‘worst actress’ in the movie ‘Catwoman,’ which she graciously received. She has also acted in a series called ‘Extant.’ The reviews for Extant are awesome and it was recently renewed for a second season.
Vincent Cirrincione is Berry’s former manager who accused of sexual harassment when the Washington Post published the stories of nine women who accused Vincent Cirrincione of sexual harassment. It is alleged that Berry’s former manager made unsolicited sexual advances towards the women over a period of twenty years. Vincent Cirrincione has denied these claims and has said that the only wrong thing he ever did was to have affairs when he was in committed relationships. He also apologized to the women, his former and current partners, his employees, and clients for the pain that the story has brought to them. Berry also spoke out about the sexual harassment allegations concerning her former manager. In an Instagram post she recently shared, Berry said that she supports the women in their fight and she will readily share their stories. She said that the allegations saddened her and she was sick to read what he did to the nine women. She is angry that he used her success as an actress and role model to bait defenseless women of color for his precocious actions. Berry wanted these women to know that she hears their cries and that she is ready to fight for them.
Halle Berry’s Net Worth
Berry’s level of achievements has come about through years of hard work and failures that have shaped her career and contributed to her net worth. Berry’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million. Berry owns a lavish vacation house in Canada and it is currently on the market for $1.9 million. She is also one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood and earns a salary of $16 million per year, which also contributes to her overall net worth. Halle Berry is a vibrant, beautiful, and talented woman. Her career as an actress has grown tremendously and it certainly has shaped her as an individual and contributed to her net worth. Halle Berry is a role model to many young women in the world. To be honest, who wouldn’t want to succeed and become famous like Halle Berry, herself?