Halle Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She was born on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio. Berry is best known for her roles in films such as "Monster's Ball" (2001), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, and the "X-Men" film series, in which she played the mutant superhero Storm. She has also starred in other popular films such as "Die Another Day" (2002), "Catwoman" (2004), and "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" (2017). In addition to her acting career, Berry is also known for her activism and philanthropy, particularly her support for causes related to child abuse and domestic violence.