Halle Berry

Halle Berry

by Corinne J. Naden
     
 

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When actress Halle Berry won an Emmy Award for her role in the telefilm Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, it was the second of two major honors she received for her performance. For years she had struggled to bring the story of the first black woman nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award to the screen, and she campaigned hard to get the coveted lead role. The product… See more details below

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When actress Halle Berry won an Emmy Award for her role in the telefilm Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, it was the second of two major honors she received for her performance. For years she had struggled to bring the story of the first black woman nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award to the screen, and she campaigned hard to get the coveted lead role. The product of an interracial household scarred by addiction and abuse, Berry also faced discrimination. But the beauty queen and model did not let that discourage her: she wanted to be an actress. Soon she found work on television in Living Dolls and Knots Landing. After she was cast as a crack addict in Spike Lee's 1991 film Jungle Fever, Berry's future began to take shape. Within a few years she was starring opposite the likes of Eddie Murphy in the comedy Boomerang and Oscar winner Jessica Lange in the drama Losing Isaiah. X-Men, her 2000 release, was a summer blockbuster. With multiple awards, numerous features to her credit, and new roles as a wife and stepmother, Berry is currently enjoying a picture-perfect life far removed from her troubled past.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791058039
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series
Pages:
103
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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