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Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry continues to break down barriers acting in a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles and most recently added the title of “director” to her already impressive filmography with the release of Netflix’s BRUISED, which she also produced and starred in. The film first debuted at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival and was released on Netflix on November 17, 2021. For her brilliant performance in MONSTER’S BALL, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first Black woman to ever receive that honor. That performance garnered her numerous other awards including Best Actress awards for SAG, the Berlin Silver Bear and the National Board of Review. No stranger to accolades, Berry also earned the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Award for her extraordinary performance in HBO’s telefilm, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” which she also produced, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for “Best Actress” for her role in FRANKIE AND ALICE. In 2022, she was also honored with the #SeeHer Award at the Critics Choice Awards for her efforts in advocating for accurate portrayals of women and girls in advertising and media. Looking towards the future, Berry will be seen opposite Mark Wahlberg in NETFLIX’s action thriller THE UNION. Directed by Julian, the film focuses on a man who is quickly thrust into the world of super spies and secret agents when his ex-girlfriend, played by Berry, recruits him on a high-stake US intelligence mission. Additionally, Berry is set to star in the psychological thriller THE PROCESS, directed by Tara Miele. She will also take on the role of producer on the film, via her production company HalleHolly. The story follows the story of a woman fighting to save her husband and herself from being brainwashed by a self-help guru during a personal development retreat. Previously, Berry starred in Lionsgate’s worldwide box office hit JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM as an underworld assassin named “Sofia” opposite Keanu Reeves and Anjelica Huston. Prior to that, she was seen in 20th Century Fox’s KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE starring alongside Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong and Jeff Bridges. In 2017, Berry starred in Deniz Gamze Erguven’s English-language directorial debut KINGS opposite Daniel Craig. The actress also starred in the Luis-Prieto directed thriller KIDNAP for Aviron Pictures. Berry also served as executive producer on the project along with her producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas for their production banner 606 Films. Berry also starred in the hit Sony Pictures thriller, THE CALL. Prior to that, she appeared in the Warner Brothers film CLOUD ATLAS alongside Tom Hanks, Susan Sarrandon, Hugh Grant, directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski’s. The film, which earned Berry a 2013 NAACP Outstanding Actress nomination, follows six stories set in a different time and place that become intricately related to each other. In 2007, Berry was seen in the feature drama THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE opposite Benicio Del Toro, for which she received critical praise for her portrayal of a widow who befriends her husband’s drug addicted, childhood friend after his untimely death. That same year, Berry was seen starring opposite Bruce Willis in the box-office thriller, PERFECT STRANGER. In 2000, Berry appeared in the role of ‘Storm’ in the first installment of the X-MEN movie franchise. She later reprised the role for X2 in 2003 and X-MEN: THE LAST STAND in 2006, and again in 2014 for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Critical praise for her work continued on the small screen, when Berry received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work in the Oprah Winfrey-produced movie THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD, and as executive producer for the HBO telefilm “Lackawanna Blues.” In 2005, Berry starred in the psychological thriller GOTHIKA, opposite Robert Downey Jr. In 2002, Berry joined the prestigious list of actresses starring in the James Bond franchise with her role of “Jinx” in DIE ANOTHER DAY opposite Pierce Bronson, which also marked BOND’s 40th anniversary and one of the top five grossing BOND movies of all time. In her early years, Berry studied at The Second City in Chicago before continuing her acting education at The William Esper Studio in New York City. Critics and filmgoers first took notice of Berry in her feature film debut, Spike Lee’s JUNGLE FEVER. She went on to star opposite Warren Beatty in the socio-political comedy, BULWORTH. Her other film credits include LOSING ISAIAH opposite Jessica Lange, EXECUTIVE DECISION, the live-action version of THE FLINTSTONES, THE LAST BOY SCOUT, STRICTLY BUSINESS, BOOMERANG, opposite Eddie Murphy, and SWORDFISH with John Travolta and Hugh Jackman. Berry has garnered praise not only for her roles on-screen, but for her philanthropic work with a range of organizations focusing on women and children and underserved communities. She is an active supporter and chair member of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles, an organization founded in 1980 to assist victims of domestic violence and aims to change the pattern of abuse in the lives of women and children. She partnered with Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign and the United Nations World Food Programme to raise awareness for building a world with zero hunger. This partnership saw Watch Hunger Stop commit its global reach and resources to WFP’s goal of building “a world with zero hunger.” In support of this, Berry visited rural Nicaragua to raise awareness. Berry joined forces with Novo Nordisk and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to launch the Diabetes Aware Campaign and has supported a vast number of charities and organizations such as, Revlon Run/Walk, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Afghanistan Relief Organization, Stand Up to Cancer, Love Our Children USA and Clothes Off Our Back and Black Lives Matter. In February 2023, she was announced as equity owner, investor, and Chief Communications Officer at Pendulum Therapeutics, a biotech company pioneering the next frontier of metabolic health through its microbiome products. Through this partnership, the award-winning actress has been actively working with Pendulum executive team on future product development and innovation as well as empowering people to live healthy, well-balanced lives through the health of their gut microbiome. Berry is represented by WME, Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole, The Lede Company and Range Media Partners.