Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966) is an American actress. She graduated with the class of 1984 from Bedford High School in Bedford, Ohio. During her junior year in high school, she was a cheerleader and was voted prom queen. In 1992, she had her breakout role in the hit film Boomerang. She is also known for roles in films Monster’s Ball, Die Another Day, and the X-Men film series.
- Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 2000
- Golden Globe Award, Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 2000
- Academy Award, Best Actress in Monster’s Ball, 2001