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Halle Berry to launch lingerie line at Target

Halle Berry to launch lingerie line at Target

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) --Halle Berry is relaunching French underwear line Scandale and has partnered with retailer Target to sell the pieces in the U.S.
Veronica Linares
Halle Berry reportedly wants to cut ex's child support

Halle Berry reportedly wants to cut ex's child support

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) --Halle Berry reportedly filed papers to slash her child support obligation to her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, saying it is discouraging him from working.
Aileen Graef
'Under the Dome' and 'Extant' renewed by CBS

'Under the Dome' and 'Extant' renewed by CBS

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) --CBS says it has renewed "Under the Dome" for a third season and ordered a second edition of "Extant."
Karen Butler
'X-Men: Apocalypse' may recast Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey

'X-Men: Apocalypse' may recast Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) --"X-Men: Apocalypse" takes place 20 years before "X-Men," and will likely recast Storm (Halle Berry), Cyclops (James Marsden) and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen).
Annie Martin
Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon are scheduled to take part in next month's Stand Up to Cancer fundraising telethon.
Karen Butler
Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara, Allison Janney and Lucy Liu are to be presenters at the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, producers announced.
Karen Butler
Julia Roberts reveals why she passed on 'Sleepless in Seattle'

Julia Roberts reveals why she passed on 'Sleepless in Seattle'

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Julia Roberts said she "couldn't" play the lead in "Sleepless in Seattle" even though she was offered the part.
Veronica Linares
Julia Roberts jokes she's prettier than Halle Berry

Julia Roberts jokes she's prettier than Halle Berry

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Julia Roberts confessed she used to think she was "the prettiest" of actresses while interviewing for the September issue of InStyle magazine.
Veronica Linares
Halle Berry's 'Extant' is moving to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays

Halle Berry's 'Extant' is moving to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) --Halle Berry's freshman sci-fi drama "Extant" and the veteran police procedural "Criminal Minds" are scheduled to swap time slots starting Wednesday, CBS said.
Karen Butler
'Extant' star Halle Berry says she believes in aliens

'Extant' star Halle Berry says she believes in aliens

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) --Halle Berry, who portrays a pregnant astronaut on new sci-fi series "Extant," told David Letterman she believes in aliens.
Annie Martin
Steven Spielberg was integral to getting 'Extant' started, says show-runner

Steven Spielberg was integral to getting 'Extant' started, says show-runner

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) --"Extant" executive producer Steven Spielberg was integral to bringing the new science-fiction series to the small screen, says show-runner Greg Walker.
Karen Butler
'X-Men' vet Halle Berry didn't get sick on Zero Gravity plane

'X-Men' vet Halle Berry didn't get sick on Zero Gravity plane

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) --Halle Berry's stunt experience in the "X-Men" film franchise served her well when it came time to play an astronaut in the new TV series "Extant."
Karen Butler
'Extant' creator says he was inspired by Steven Spielberg, 'Doctor Who'

'Extant' creator says he was inspired by Steven Spielberg, 'Doctor Who'

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --"Extant" creator Mickey Fisher says his show was inspired by Steven Spielberg's early movies and influenced by the recent revival of Britain's "Doctor Who."
Karen Butler
Sasha Obama visits 'Pretty Little Liars' set

Sasha Obama visits 'Pretty Little Liars' set

BURBANK, Calif., June 20 (UPI) --Sasha Obama flew to the West coast earlier this week to visit the Burbak, Calif., set of ABC Family's hit series "Pretty Little Liars."
Veronica Linares
Malia Obama spotted working on the set of Halle Berry's 'Extant'

Malia Obama spotted working on the set of Halle Berry's 'Extant'

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) --Barack Obama's eldest daughter, Malia Obama, reportedly scored a job as a production assistant on the set of the new Halle Berry series, Extant.
Kate Stanton
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Halle Berry arrives on the red carpet for the 83rd annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Halle Berry ( /ˈhæli ˈbɛri/; born August 14, 1966) is an American actress, former fashion model, and beauty queen. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2011, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the most highly paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman. She has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed.

Before becoming an actress, Berry entered several beauty contests, finishing as the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant (1986), and coming in 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in 1986. She made her film debut with a small role in 1991's Jungle Fever. This led to starring roles in The Flintstones (1994), Bulworth (1998), X-Men (2000) and its sequels, and as Bond Girl Jinx in Die Another Day (2002). She also won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress in 2005 for Catwoman and accepted the award in person—one of the few performers to do so.

Berry was born Maria Halle Berry, though her name was legally changed to Halle Maria Berry in 1971. Berry's parents selected her middle name from Halle's Department Store, which was then a local landmark in her birthplace of Cleveland, Ohio. Her mother, Judith Ann (née Hawkins), who is Caucasian, was a psychiatric nurse. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was an African American hospital attendant in the same psychiatric ward where her mother worked; he later became a bus driver. Berry's maternal grandmother, Nellie Dicken, was born in Sawley, Derbyshire, England, while her maternal grandfather, Earl Ellsworth Hawkins, was born in Ohio. Berry's parents divorced when she was four years old; she and her older sister Heidi were raised exclusively by her mother. Berry has said in published reports that she has been estranged from her father since her childhood, noting in 1992, "I haven't heard from him since . Maybe he's not alive."

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