Halle Maria Berry turns 47 today!
Born Maria Halle Berry, she is an actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2013, the only African-American woman to win the coveted Oscar for a leading role.
She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel. Halle is expecting her second child.