Halle Berry has garnered praise not only for her numerous leading roles, but for her work with a range of influential organizations. For her brilliant performance in Monster’s Ball, Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as the SAG Award, the Berlin Silver Bear Award and was named Best Actress by the National Board of Review. Berry was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in Frankie and Alice and previously earned the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Awards for her extraordinary performance in HBO’s telefilm, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, which she also produced.
Most recently, Berry served as co-executive producer and star of Steven Spielberg’s futuristic thriller television series Extant, which ran for two seasons from 2014-2015. Other recent film credits include The Call, Cloud Atlas, New Year’s Eve, and the popular X-MEN franchise. Berry will next be seen in the Luis-Prieto directed thriller Kidnap, which she also produced under her production banner 606 Films.
Berry is also an active supporter and chair member of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles. The Jenesse Center was founded in 1980 and assists victims of domestic violence and aims to change the pattern of abuse in the lives of women and children. Berry’s other charitable efforts include the Diabetes Aware Campaign, Revlon’s annual Run/Walk, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Stand Up 2 Cancer, among others.