Halle Maria Berry was born on the 14th August 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio (U.S.A.).
As a youth Halle attended the Bedford High School. Despite experiencing problems because of her race, Halle proved to be a bit of a model student. She was a cheerleader, editor of the school newspaper, was an honor society member and a class president. Despite her color she was even crowned prom queen one year. While at school Halle entered various beauty pageants and won. Naturally Halle considered college upon graduation. She chose to study Broadcast Journalism at the Cuyahoga Community College.
Halle did not remain at the Cuyahoga Community College to pursue a career in journalism. Instead Halle decided to pursue a career as an actress and began studying acting in Chicago. Halle managed to get small roles in various TV series such as “A Different World”, “They Came From Outer Space” and “Amen.” However, positions were few and far-between so Halle decided to model to subsidize her career pursuits.