Halle Berry by Haley K

By mrst
  • when halle was born

    when halle was born
    Berry was born Maria Halle Berry, though her name was legally changed to Halle Maria Berry in 1971. Berry's parents selected her middle name from Halle's Department Store, which was then a local landmark in her birthplace of Cleveland, Ohio.
  • halle's early life

    halle's early life
    Living in a single parent household ,Halle's mom managed to move the family out of the city neighborhood and into the suburbs. Because the neighborhood was mostly white, Halle and her sister were treated cruelly because of their dark skin.
  • Halle's starting career

    Halle 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 the pageants, Halle became a model.
  • halle berry's acting career

    modeling eventually led to her first TV series, in the 1989's "Living Dolls" (1989), where she soon began a reputation for her on-set personality, preferring to "live" her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped rolling. It paid off though when she refused to bathe for several days before starting work on her role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991)
  • halle's love life

    everything was good career-wise, and in her love-life, too. Halle has had an extraordinarily bad time in relationships. She's lost some of the hearing in one ear due to abuse, and another man she dumped became a stalker, plaguing her for years afterwards and even sending her dead snakes in the mail. In January 1993, she married Atlanta Braves right fielder David Justice (now of the Yankees), to who she'd proposed.
  • halley's children

    halley's children
    Halle Berry gave birth to her baby daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry on March 16, 2008. Nahla means "honey bee" in Arabic.