born on 14th august 1968 at 1:00 pm in cleveland, ohio
(named after the department store "halle brothers")
height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
hair color: black    eye color: black    skin color: cappuccino
father: jerome berry (afro-american), a violent alcoholic,
he left the family when halle was 4 years old
mother: judith ann hawkins (white-caucasian), a registered nurse
sister: heidi (2 years older)
- she grew up in oakland village, near bedford
- she lost 80 percent of the hearing in her left ear from an injury
sustained from a physically abusive relationship
schools: bedford high school, cleveland (until 1984),
cuyahoga community college, cleveland (broadcast journalism)
hobbies: rollerblade, collect art, work out with the trainer, see movies
favorite music: maxwell, rahassan patterson, new edition, monica
pets: two dogs ("bumper", "petie")
- class representative
- editor of the school magazine
- cheerleader
- 1984: she was elected prom queen
her senior year in high school
- 1985: miss teen all american
- 1985: miss ohio
- 1986: miss usa pageant, miss universe pageant
- miss america
- participation in the "miss world"-election
- catwalk model until 1989
- 1992: nomination for the naacp image award
- 1992: nomination for the best newcomer award
(hollywood women press association)
- 1993: people weekly named her on the list of
"the 50 most beautiful people" on 3rd may 1993
- she married david justice (baseball player for atlanta braves)
on 1st january 1993
- 1995: the american magazine "ebony" has elected her
as the most beautiful, afro-american woman
- since 1996: spokeswoman for revlon
- she got divorced on 19th march 1996
- 1996: she hosted the essence awards with sinbad