Halle Berry

Biography: Halle Berry was born on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA to African American father Jerome Berry, a former hospital attendant, and Caucasian mother Judith Berry, a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle also has an older sister named Heidi. Halle first came into the spotlight at 17 years old when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing the state of Ohio in 1985 and a year later in 1986 when she was the first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant. After participating in the pageant, Halle became a model. It eventually led to her first weekly TV series, 1989's Living Dolls (1989), where she soon gained a reputation for her on set tenacity, preferring to "live" her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped rolling. It paid off though when she reportedly refused to bathe for several days before starting work on her role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991) because the role provided her big screen breakthrough. The following year, she was cast as Eddie Murphy's love interest in Boomerang (1992), one of the few times that Murphy was evenly matched on screen. In 1994, Halle gained a youthful following for her performance as sexy secretary Sharon Stone in The Flintstones (1994). She next had a highly publicized co-starring role with Jessica Lange in the adoption drama Losing Isaiah (1995). Though the movie received mixed reviews, Halle didn't let that slow her down, and continued down her path to superstardom. In 1998, she received critical success when she starred as a street smart young woman who takes up with a struggling politician in Warren Beatty's Bulworth (1998). The following year she won even greater acclaim for her role as actress Dorothy Dandridge in made-for-cable's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) (TV), for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie/Mini-Series. In 2000, she received box office success in X-Men (2000) in which she played Storm, a mutant who has the ability to control the weather. Expand

Halle Berry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 75 Bulworth
Lowest Metascore: 18 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
20 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
75 Bulworth May 19, 1998 Nina 8.7
74 X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23, 2014 Ororo Munroe/Storm / Ororo Munroe/Storm / Storm 8.4
68 X2: X-Men United May 2, 2003 Ororo Munroe/Storm 8.3
55 Cloud Atlas Oct 26, 2012 Luisa Rey/Meronym / Luisa Rey/Meronym/Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey/Meronym/Jocasta Ayrs/Tribe Member/Party Guest/Ovid / Meronym / Native Woman/Jocasta Ayrs/Luisa Rey/Indian Party Guest/Ovid/Meronym 8.1
63 Things We Lost in the Fire Oct 19, 2007 Audrey Burke 7.9
64 X-Men Jul 14, 2000 Ororo Munroe/Storm 7.5
69 Monster's Ball Dec 26, 2001 Leticia Musgrove 6.9
64 Robots Mar 11, 2005 Cappy 6.6
51 The Call Mar 15, 2013 Cast / Jordan Turner / Jordan Turner 6.5
32 Swordfish Jun 8, 2001 Ginger Knowles 6.4
47 Frankie & Alice Dec 3, 2010 Producer / Frankie / Frankie Murdoch 6.3
58 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 Ororo Munroe/Storm 6.2
45 Boomerang Jul 1, 1992 Angela 6.2
56 Die Another Day Nov 22, 2002 Jinx Johnson 6.1
38 Gothika Nov 21, 2003 Miranda Grey 5.4
31 Perfect Stranger Apr 13, 2007 Rowena Price 5.0
38 The Flintstones May 27, 1994 Miss Stone 4.3
27 Catwoman Jul 23, 2004 Patience Phillips/Catwoman 3.8
23 Dark Tide Mar 30, 2012 Kate Mathieson / Kate Mathieson 3.8
18 Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Cast 3.1