Berry files legal documents requesting the judge reduce her child support payments from $16,000 per month to just over $3,000 per month. Berry:
Aubry has stopped working and is content to live off of the child support, and that’s an abuse of the system. He is perfectly capable of getting a job … and by reducing the support it will allow 6-year-old Nahla to live a comfortable life … supplemented by his income.
In the Extant premier, Berry plays an astronaut who comes back home from a voyage in space and finds her circumstances altered due to an unexpected pregnancy. The episode gets 9.4 million viewers, which is enough to help CBS win the ratings race for the night. It is also the largest number for any scripted premier so far this summer.
Fallon and Berry form a human hamster wheel and roll down a mat.
Superior Court Judge orders Berry to provide Aubry with $16,000 a month in child support for Nahla. The settlement also includes separate tuition money and over $400,000 in retroactive payments and payments to cover Aubry’s legal fees.
Berry plays Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The X-Men fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. Co-starring Hugh Jackson, James McAvoy, and Patrick Stewart.
Storm probably won’t be as bad as she was going to be because we won’t be able to do any fighting or flying or things like that. She’ll be different than we originally planned her to be but I still think she’ll be an integral part of this new X-Men movie.
Berry gives birth to a son, Maceo Robert Martinez in Los Angeles, California.
Berry and Martinez marry at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France. In accordance with French law, a civil union was held at 4 p.m., followed by a religious ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the chapel in the village. Around 60 guests, including Martinez’s brother, Vincent, and mother, Rosemarie, were in attendance. Following the ceremony in the chapel, wedding guests enjoyed a celebratory dinner, followed by a fireworks display and dancing until 1am.
Berry stars as Jordan, a 911 operator who takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted. She realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. The film also stars Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut.
Being a mom I took away a greater sense of how I need to prepare my daughter as she goes, she’s only four now so she’s not trying to go anywhere by herself right now, but it made me realize that as she grows she is going to have to be more hyper vigilant. What this movie represents is real. It really happens, we hear about it on the news. And with this movie you really go on this journey from the point of the 911 operator, from the police, from the victim, from the crazy man that is at the helm of it. So you really get a visual on the horrific experience this is for all involved. And that really was an eye opener for me making this movie and what I need to teach my daughter, and how I move in the world as a woman too. It informed me too.
One day after grisly photos of Aubry’s black eye, bloody hands and bruised face were released, Trump tweets:
Williams interviews Halle Berry and questions her about her rise to fame, new husband and family.
He wanted me to be a beauty queen so he said, I’m gonna put you in this thing and he did. I showed up at the pageant and wore my prom dress that I had just worn to prom and miraculously I won it. It put me on a journey that led me to meet my manager that I’ve known for 25 years that put me here to be able to sit here and talk to you. So it’s kind of like what our movie is about, things happen very poignant and defining things happen in our life and at the time we don’t know what this is going to mean. It seemed so frivolous at the time, a beauty pageant winner, okay but it led to a lifetime relationship.
Berry and Martinez check out kindergartens for Nahla in France, including Ateliers de la Petite Enfance, which costs roughly $1,451 a month.
Berry appears on the cover of People after a nasty custody battle between her and her daughter’s father become to much for her to bare. Berry’s rep:
Halle has serious concerns for her daughter’s well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her.
Aubry & Berry enter into a protracted custody battle.
Berry appears on the cover of People after revealing that she was three months pregnant at the age of 41.
Not that there’s not more to accomplish but I think I arrived at a point in life that I realized I needed more to get me up in the morning… and that’s children, I need that like the air to breathe these days. And I’m ready.
Berry is presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Motion Pictures. Her mother, boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, and former co-star Samuel L. Jackson attend the affair in support of Berry.
I am so emotional… as soon as I saw the crowds of people and friends here, I started to cry.
Berry plays Storm in another X-Men, The Last Stand movie co-starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, and Kelsey Grammar. The plot revolves around a mutant cure that causes serious repercussions among mutants and humans, and on the resurrection of Jean Grey.
Well I think I felt a great responsibility to myself to have Storm evolve. The day after the second movie opened, I remember I ran into some fans and they practically accosted me on the street and were angry that Storm didn’t step up and she’d somehow diddled into the background.
Berry wins worst actress at the 25th Annual RAZZIE (Golden Raspberry) Awards for her role as Catwoman.
Berry plays Catwoman alongside Benjamin Bratt, Sharron Stone and Lambert Wilson. Berry is a hyper-sexualized thief with the abilities of a Cat. She uses her newfound life, aggression, and powers to take down the firm and seek revenge.
Because this movie is about women. It’s for women essentially, you know? It’s about a woman finding her sense of self, her inner strength, her power, becoming okay with her sexuality. I think every woman, deep down, would love to feel the way Catwoman gets to feel in this movie. I think we are always searching to be our true, authentic selves and not make excuses or apologies for that and Catwoman does not.
Berry plays a criminal psychologist in Gothika. She awakens to find herself a patient in the institution where she works, with no memory of the murder she’s accused of committing. As she tries to regain her memory a vengeful spirit manipulates her. Co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Penelope Cruz, and Charles S. Dutton. Producer Joel Silver:
Besides being gifted and beautiful, Halle brings depth and emotional range to every character she plays, and I knew she could really shine as Miranda.
Berry is featured in People’s 50 Most Beautiful People list. People Magazine:
Her talent is equal to her beauty.
Berry becomes the first African-American to win the best actress award for her role as Leticia Musgrove at the 74th annual academy awards.
Berry plays a black woman in who falls for a prison guard after the execution of her husband. Co-staring Heath Ledger, Billy Bob Thornton, and Peter Boyle. Thornton:
The Monster’s Ball scene is a whole movie in itself. I get a little turned off when people say, “Hey, man, how about that Halle Berry!
Berry wins the award for best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television for her role in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge at the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
That was the first time I had ever been nominated for an award like that. And playing her life, there were so many opportunities she was not afforded. A lot of it had to do with the state of racial relations in the country at the time. And the other 50% was her own masochistic personality that led to her own downfall, you know? I felt very much when I was up there, that I was sort of up there for her. For all the things that didn’t come her way, that in that moment I felt that it was really about her too. Because I was winning for telling her story, I felt very much like it was her moment.
Berry plays Nisi in the movie B.A.P.S. Nisi is asked to act as granddaughter for one week of Mr. Blakemore. While working for Mr. Blakemore, Nisi and her best friend Mickey are taught how to act like ladies. While working one day, Nisi’s ex boyfriend comes back into the picture asking for a second chance. Nisi fulfills her dream to open her own hair salon with the money she mad working for Mr. Blakemore and gives her boyfriend another chance. Co-starring Natalie Desselle, Martin Landau, and Troy Beyer.
I have such high hopes for this movie. It seems like a good idea.
In Losing Isaiah Berry plays a woman who loses her child because of her addiction to crack. Berry tries to clean up her act to regain custody of her son but the adoptive parent refuses to give up custody. Co-starring Jessica Lange and Mark John Jeffries.
I definitely had to go out and fight for this role. Paramount didn’t want me. I don’t think they thought I could pull it off. They didn’t think I could shed the outer part of myself, or that I could go deep enough.
Berry is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about the pressure of living up to beautiful woman, being fired initially for a role and going for Ms. Ohio and losing.
The director said that he’s sick and tired of the role of beautiful black women being played by light skinned women.
Berry lands her first acting role as Vivian, a drug addict in the drama/romance Jungle Fever directed by Spike Lee. Costarring Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Wesley Snipes.
Scoring such a meaty part wasn’t easy. The too pretty thing got to be old.
Berry is diagnosed with type-1 diabetes after she falls into a coma while filming a television sitcom.
One day, I simply passed out, and I didn’t wake up for seven days, which is obviously very serious.
Berry wins first runner-up in the 1986 Miss USA contest. She develops a new style and begins to crop her hair into the relevant pixie-cut. Bob Barker:
If for any reason Miss USA can’t fulfill her obligations for the entire year the first runner-up will become Miss USA.
Berry moves to New York to pursue a career in modeling and acting. Her mother refuses to send her money, Berry experiences financial hardship and briefly lives in a homeless shelter. Berry:
A girl had to do what a girl had to do. You can do that when you’re 21 and ambitious, and your eyes are this big and you don’t want to go home.
Berry edits the newspaper, becomes class president, homecoming queen and cheerleader at Bedford High School in Bedford, Ohio.
Doing all those things helped to make me feel a sense of empowerment.
Halle Maria Berry is born in Cleveland to mother Judith Ann Hawkins and father Jerome Jesse Berry. Berry’s mother, a psychiatric nurse, raises Berry and her sister Heidi, after her husband leaves them.
My mom always said, ‘Beauty is what you do’.