August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio
Love and Babies:
Halle and boyfriend Gabriel Aubry welcomed a daughter together on March 16, 2008.
Married to Eric Benet from January 2001 to January 2005.
Married to David Justice from December 1992 to June 1997.
Halle's Namesake :
She is named after the Grand Old Halle Building in Cleveland, Ohio, which originally housed the Halle Brothers department store.
High School Overachiever:
She was an honor society member, editor of the school paper, class president, and was also crowned prom queen.
Halle pleaded no contest on May 10 2000 to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a traffic accident. She was placed on three years probation and ordered to pay $13,500 in fines.
In 2002, Halle was injured on the set of Die Another Day while on location in Cadiz, Spain.
In 2004, she smashed her head into set lights on the the set of Catwoman.
Every Vote Counts:
Voted #7 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties."
Voted #7 Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire magazine 2002.
Voted #7 in FHM magazine's "Top 100 Sexiest Women 2004".
Voted #41 in the Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 of 2005".
Ranked #15 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World".
Interesting Halle Facts:
She suffers from diabetes.
She was voted one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People eight times.
Halle won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing the state of Ohio in 1985.
She lost some hearing in one of her ears due to a physical encounter with a boyfriend in the early 90s.
Quotes From Halle:
"The worst thing a man can ever do is kiss me on the first date."
"I'll never get married again, and I always hate to say never to anything, but I will never marry again."
"I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood, so I felt like I just didn't fit in. Like I wasn't as good as everybody else, or as smart, or whatever."
"I don't see a white woman. I see a black woman, even though my mother is white (her father Jerome is black). Knowing that has made my life easier, I think."
"I want to be the next Spike Lee. I want to help other black folks to get into Hollywood and be successful in Hollywood."
"I never wanted to be a model. My modeling career was nothing but a stepping stone to my acting career and that's all I ever saw it as. A pointless rock in the river that has to be stepped on in order to get to the meaningful oasis of acting."