By the mid-80's, Berry entered in many beauty pageants, including Miss Teen and Miss USA. She ultimately moved to New York to pursue both modeling and acting, and was even living homeless for a short period of time. She found luck with renowned director, Spike Lee, who cast her for a small role in the 1991 film, Jungle Fever.
Halle Maria Berry was born August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending high school in a smaller town in Ohio, she was definitely a top student! Berry was a cheerleader, honor student, editor of the school newspaper, and even prom queen.