Halle Berry Net Worth & Rise to Highest Paid Actress in Hollywood

As one of the most successful American actress, previous fashion model and beauty queen, Halle Berry net worth is reported to be around $80 million. A woman whose combination of talent, persistence, and charm has actually made her among Hollywood’s most sought-after actress. Halle Berry has gained a level of success that has originated from years of hard, dedicated work and her share of career ups and downs.

Berry’s Biography

berry's biographyHalle Maria Berry was born on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. Her dad, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a healthcare facility assistant. Her mom, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English as well as German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric registered nurse. Halle also has an older half sis named Renee Berry.

Halle first entered the limelight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, standing for the state of Ohio in 1985 as well as, a year later in 1986, when she was the initial runner-up in the Miss U.S.A. Pageant.

Halle Berry’s Career

As the 80s transformeded into the 90s, the aspiring actress began a profession in television with a character on the temporary comedy Living Dolls in 1989 co-starring Leah Remini, and also in a year-long runnings on the CBS prime-time drama Knot’s Landing, in 1991. Berry’s first big-screen break came later that year when she was cast as Samuel L. Jackson’s drug-addicted girlfriend in Spike Lee’s crticially well-known film, Jungle Fever. Much more substantial supporting roles complied with, including that of a stripper in the action-thriller The Last Boy Scout (1991), starring Bruce Willis, and also as the woman who ultimately wins Eddie Murphy’s heart in the charming comedy Boomerang (1992).

halle berry's careerBerry’s career is rather outstanding as it is, having been a Bond Girl in Pierce Brosnan’s last movie, “Die Another Day”. In addition to having won a series of awards in her outstanding career, consisting of an Emmy as well as a Golden Globe for the biopic “Dorothy Dandridge” and the pinnacle moment of her career has to be when she became the first African-American woman to take home the Best Top Actress Oscar in 2002 for her work in “Monster’s Ball”. This was quite a long way from her beginning in the “Living Dolls” series.

Berry played the mutant superhero Storm in the movie adaptation of the comic book series X-Men in 2000 and also its sequels, X2: X-Men United in 2003, X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006 and also X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. In 2001, Berry appeared in the movie Swordfish, which included her initial topless scene. In the beginning, she refused to be shot partially nude in a sunbathing scene, yet she changed her mind when Warner Brothers raised her fee significantly. It was claimed that the short flash of her breasts added $500,000 to her pay. Berry however, dismissed these allegations as nothing but rumors. After declining countless characters that required nudity, she said she made a decision to take the role in Swordfish since her then-husband, Eric Benét, backed her and also motivated her to take chances.

Halle also got $12.5 million for the title role in the film Catwoman, a $100 million movie. It made $17 million on its very first weekend break. She was however given a Worst Actress Razzie Award in 2005 for this role. Admirably she anyway showed up at the ceremony to accept the award in person, making her the third person, as well as second actor, ever to do so with an open mind. She considered it an experience of the “rock bottom” in order to go back up again.

Halle Berry has acted in greater than 50 movies to date. Her salary as an actress, in addition to financially rewarding sponsorship agreements with Revlon, Coty as well as Versace, gives a significant contribution towards her fortune. She earns a reported $16 million each year acting, and her agreement with Revlon was renewed in 2013. She also has shares in the French underwear brand name Scandale Paris, and also debuted her popular scent, Halle, in 2009.

In July 2014, Halle went into television with a starring role in the CBS sci-fi series Extant. In the series, she plays an astronaut that returns to earth pregnant after a 13-month solo area goal. Steven Spielberg is a producer on the series.

Berry and Martinez Divorce

halle berry and olivier martinez divorceBerry and Martinez initially met in 2010 while filming Dark Trend. They got engaged a year later on and also were married in July 2013. After 2 years of marriage the actress filed for divorce from Olivier Martinez, with many speculations on the custodianship and also how their fortunes will be divided.

Berry was the one who submitted the separation documentation initially, but she did so under a different name. And she also handed her ex the documents directly, which is not permitted under California law. So the judge had to decide whether Berry’s declaring was legit. Martinez subsequently also filed his own divorce document using their genuine names. Only just recently the Oscar champion and also Martinez have actually finalized their divorce.

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