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Halle Berry Ethnicity & Parents: Where Are They From?

Halle Berry has an African-American ethnic background. Her mother is American, whereas her father is African.

Halle Berry is an American actress born on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was initially named “Maria Halle Berry,” but later, her parents legally changed it to Halle Maria Berry.

Formerly, she worked as a model and competed in beauty contests. She was the first runner-up in the Miss USA 1986 pageant competition.

Halle Berry Ethnicity
Halle Berry, An American Actress, Attending Michael Kors’s Show (Source: Instagram)

She debuted her acting career with “Boomerang” in 1992. In the movie, she shared the screen with Eddie Murphy.

Following Boomerang, she appeared in movies like Bulworth, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, The Flintstones, etc.

For the movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Halle won a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Besides movies, she has also appeared in two music videos, namely Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) and Limp Bizkit’s Behind Blue Eyes.

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Halle Berry Ethnicity & Parents

Halle Berry’s ethnicity is African-American. Born to an American mother, Judith Ann  (née Hawkins), and being raised in America contributes to her American ethnic practices.

However, Berry’s father, Jerome Jesse Berry, hails from Africa, making her an African-American.

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Halle Berry And Her Mother, Judith Ann (Source: Pinterest)

In 2008, Halle Berry talked about her ethnic and racial roots. She said she is from a mixed-race family, so mixing races, having families, and loving each other is normal for her.

Her father formerly worked as a psychiatric ward attendant in a hospital, but later, he started driving a school bus.

Likewise, her mother was a psychiatric nurse in the same hospital where her father worked.

Her parents divorced when Halle was about four years old. Berry herself has been vocal about her father’s alcohol addiction and abuse towards her mother.

Moreover, Halle has mentioned that she remembers witnessing her mother being hit on the head with a wine bottle, kicked, and ruthlessly beaten by Jerome.

Ever since the divorce, Halle Berry and her sister, Heidi Berry-Henderson, grew up with her mother and haven’t had any contact with their father.

However, Halle says after going through a lot of therapy, she has forgiven him for everything.

Halle Berry Kids: Maceo-Robert And Nahla

Halle Berry is a mom of two. She has an older daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry, with her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry.

Likewise, she has a son, Maceo-Robert Martinez, with her ex-husband Oliver Martinez. 

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Walking Down The Road: Halle Berry And Her Kids, Nahla, And Marceo (Source: Pinterest)

Halle and Oliver got married in 2013. However, they got divorced only after two years, in 2015; now, they share a joint custody of their son.

Berry has to pay her ex-husband $8000 every month for child support. She is also liable to pay her ex-husband 4.3% of her income above $2,000,000.

Moreover, Halle must take care of Maceo’s private tuition fees, all the school needs, and his extracurricular activities.

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