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15.Losing Isaiah

Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Losing Isaiah is a 1995 American drama film starring Jessica Lange and Halle Berry, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. It is based on the novel of the same name by Seth Margolis. The screenplay..

14.Dark Tide

Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez

Released: 2012

Directed by: John Stockwell

Dark Tide is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by John Stockwell, produced by Jeanette Buerling and Matthew E. Chausse and written by Ronnie Christensen and Amy Sorlie…

13.The Program

Halle Berry, James Caan

Released: 1993

Directed by: David S. Ward

The Program is a 1993 film starring James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, and Joey Lauren Adams. The film was directed by David S. Ward who has directed..

12.Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Halle Berry, Tamara Taylor

Released: 1999

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1998, the film was aired in the United States on August 21, 1999.

11.Gothika

Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr.

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz

Gothika is a 2003 supernatural horror film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and written by Sebastian Gutierrez. Halle Berry plays a psychiatrist in a women’s mental hospital who wakes up..

10.Die Another Day

Madonna, Halle Berry

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

This film is the twentieth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth and last film to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film follows Bond as he leads …

9.Boomerang

Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy

Released: 1992

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be

8.X-Men: The Last Stand

Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2006

Directed by: Brett Ratner

X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men

7.X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry

Released: 2014

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn..

6. Bulworth

Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman

Released: 1998

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Bulworth is a 1998 American political comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty. It co-stars Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Jack..

5. X-Men 2

Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series.

4.Executive Decision

Halle Berry, Steven Seagal

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Executive Decision is a 1996 American action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial debut. The film stars Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo

3.Swordfish

Halle Berry, John Travolta

Released: 2001

Directed by: Dominic Sena

Swordfish is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones. The film centers on Stanley..

2.The Last Boy Scout

Halle Berry, Bruce Willis

Released: 1991

Directed by: Tony Scott

The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 American action film directed by Tony Scott, starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron and Danielle Harris. The film..

1.Monster’s Ball

Halle Berry, Sean Combs

Released: 2002

Directed by: Marc Forster

Monster’s Ball is a 2002 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor.
Halle Berry is an American actor, best known for her performance in ‘Monster’s Ball.’ She was a fashion model and had participated in several beauty contests before becoming an actor. The daughter of an English-German mother and an African American father, her mixed ancestry explains her unconventional beauty. Confident of her good looks from a young age, she began taking part in beauty contests and won the ‘Miss Teen All-American Pageant.’ She became a model after being chosen as the first runner-up in the ‘Miss U.S.A. Pageant.’ She started her acting career with a role in the television series ‘Living Dolls’ before making her transition to films. She was offered a minor role in Spike Lee’s film ‘Jungle Fever.’ Subsequently, she won the hearts of many with her dedication and commitment towards her work. She became known as an artist who puts her heart and soul into whatever she does. Her hard work and devotion helped her reach superstardom, a status that had evaded female actors of African American origin. Her role in the film ‘Monster’s Ball’ won her an ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Actress’ in a leading role and made her the first woman of African American descent to win the award.
She moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting in 1989. She struggled a lot initially and even had to live in a homeless shelter for a short while. She was offered a role in the television series ‘Living Dolls.’ Unfortunately, ‘ABC’ network canceled the series after 12 episodes.
She made her film debut in 1991 when she played a minor role in Spike Lee’s ‘Jungle Fever.’ In the movie, she played a drug addict named ‘Vivian,’ and her acting skills got her noticed.
She played the title role in ‘Alex Haley’s Queen,’ a television miniseries that was aired in three installments in February 1993 on ‘CBS.’ She played a strong-minded biracial woman in the series for which she was greatly appreciated.
In 1995, she played drug addict ‘Khaila Richards’ in ‘Losing Isaiah.’ The movie revolves around a cocaine-addicted woman who abandons her infant only to engage in a long custodial battle later on.
Her other movies in the 1990s include ‘Executive Decision’ (1996), ‘B.A.P.S’ (1997) and ‘Bulworth’ (1998).
She was chosen to play ‘Dorothy Dandridge’ in Martha Coolidge’s television film ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge’ in 1999. In the movie, she portrayed the first black woman to be nominated for the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Actress.’ This role won Halle several awards.
In the 2000 superhero film ‘X-Men,’ Halle played ‘Storm,’ who can manipulate the weather. The film was a critical as well as a commercial hit.
She received her breakthrough role in 2001 when she was cast to play ‘Leticia Musgrove’ in the romantic drama film ‘Monster’s Ball.’ Her performance in the movie was highly appreciated and she won several awards for it.
In 2003, she played a psychiatrist in the supernatural thriller ‘Gothika’ in which her character is accused of committing a murder. The film was a moderate success.
Over the next few years, she acted in movies like ‘Catwoman’ (2004), ‘Robots’ (2005), and ‘Perfect Stranger’ (2007). But none of these films performed well.
She played ‘Frankie’ in ‘Frankie & Alice’ (2010) in which she portrayed a woman who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and has two alters. She received numerous awards and nominations for this role.
She played multiple roles in the 2012 science fiction film ‘Cloud Atlas.’ Directed by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, the film had Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, and Jim Broadbent playing important roles.
She reprised her role as ‘Storm’ in the 2014 superhero film ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ In 2016, she made an appearance in the stand-up comedy concert film ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ The following year, she played the role of an agent in a movie titled ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle.’
In 2017, she also appeared as a working class mother during the 1992 Los Angeles riots in ‘Kings.’ In 2019, she played ‘Sofia’ in Chad Stahelski-directed neo-noir action thriller film ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.’
Birthday: August 14, 1966
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