Halle Berry was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1966. She and her sister were raised by their mother at age 4 her father had walked out on the family. Even though she was a single parent her mother managed to move the family from the inner city to the suburbs. However the neighborhood they moved to was predominately white and because Halle and her sister had dark skin they were often treated cruelly. In high school Halle was a cheerleader, Class president, editor of the school paper, and was crowned the high school Prom Queen. She also won the Miss Teen Ohio Pageant. She continued to compete in pageants and attended college in 1986 to study Broadcast Journalism. Halle didn’t finish her schooling because she wanted to pursue acting and modeling. She tried out for Charlie’s Angels and though she didn’t get the role Aaron Spelling encouraged her to continue chasing her dreams. In 1991 her big break came when she was cast in Spike Lee’s film Jungle Fever. She also had a role in the soap opera Knots Landing. In 1991 she also appeared in the film The Last Boy Scout. In 1992 she appeared in Boomerang alongside Eddie Murphy. In 1993 she married David Justice but the two divorced in 1996. Her role in Losing Isaiah boosted her to stardom. Unfortunately she turned down the role in the film Speed. Sandra Bullock then picked up the role and it worked wonders for her. She has gone on to many movies including Executive Decision, Race the Sun, B A P S, Bulworth, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. In 2000 she starred as Storm Monroe in X-men. Halle is also a spokesperson for Revlon and because she was diagnosed with diabetes she is an avid volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Unfortunately she made bad press when she was charged with a hit and run. She was allegedly paid 500 000 for showing her breast in Swordfish. She has since starred in the other installments of the X-men and has been a Bond Girl she has also had a role in Gothika, Cat Woman, and Things We Lost in the Fire. In 2004 she made headlines when it was alleged that her abusive ex-boyfriend was Wesley Snipes though it was never confirmed. Halle Berry became the new spokesperson for Versace and it was during a photo shoot she met her boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. In 2007 she confirmed she was pregnant with his baby and on March 2008 she gave birth to a baby girl.