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Is Jerome Jesse Berry Dead? Halle Berry’s Father Jerome Biography

Is Jerome Jesse Berry Dead? Halle Berry’s Father Jerome Biography

Jerome Jesse Berry is famous as the father of Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry who is popular for her performance in the romantic drama film Monster’s Ball.

 Jerome Jesse Berry was born on  in Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi, the United States of America. As of 2019, if he was alive then his age is 85 years old with his birth sign Leo.

He is the son of Robert Kester Berry (father) and Cora Lee (Powell) Berry (mother). Jerome held an American nationality while he belonged to a white ethnic background.

Who is Jerome Jesse Berry Married to?

Jerome Jesse Berry was a married man, At first, he was employed as a porter/hospital attendant at a Cleveland psychiatric hospital where he met Judith Ann Hawkins who was a nurse. A few years later, they were married on 3rd March 1964 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. After that, the couple was blessed with 2 daughters together, Heidi Berry (1964) and Halle Berry (1966) who would grow up to be a famous actress.

Jerome Jessie Berry
Caption: Jerome Jesse Berry’s ex-wife with her daughter

His daughter Halle reported that he was abusive to her mother, which led to divorce in the year 1970, after which the 2 girls were raised by her mother alone. Later, he became a bus driver. Then Jerome married secondly to his old girlfriend Edwina Taylor. The couple had also a daughter named Renee Berry (possible they had other children as well) who does not recall any family abuse.

However, they may have divorced per his death records. It appears he remained around the Cleveland, Ohio area for a time. Then he moved nearby to Euclid, Ohio where he ended up in a nursing home, receiving care for Parkinson’s disease. Jerome died on 24th January 2003 at the age of 68 years old at Cleveland nursing home where he was receiving care for Parkinson’s disease.

Daughter’s Career

His daughter, Halle started her career in the year 1989. She had acted in the short-lived ABC television series Living Dolls. She has portrayed the lead character played by Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy Boomerang in 1992. In 1996, she had acted Sandra Beecher in Race the Sun. Then she had received praise for her role in Bulworth as an intelligent woman raised by activists in 1998.

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Caption: Jerome Jesse Berry’s and his daughter

The next year, she had portrayed the first black woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Later she had acted in the movie Swordfish, which featured her first topless scene in 2001. In 2005, she had also awarded a Worst Actress Razzie Award. 

Subsequently, she had appeared on New Year’s Eve in 2011, and in 2012,  she had acted as one of the leads in the film Cloud Atlas. In the next year, she had signed on to star in the CBS drama series Extant as well as played Molly Woods, an astronaut who struggles to reconnect with her husband after spending 13 months in space.

She had launched a new production company with producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas in 2014. Moving towards the awards and achievements, she has won many awards in her life. She has achieved the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress, the Primetime Emmy Award,  Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and the Academy Award. Earlier, she had won the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant and coming in 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in 1986.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of her Daughter?

His daughter Halle Berry has an estimated net worth of around $80 million as of 2019 which she earned from her professional career. Her major source of income is from the movies and she charges $10-15 million per movie. Apart from that, she also got $12.5 million for the title role in the movie Catwoman. 

House & Cars

Besides this, she owns an $8 million mansion in Malibu, Los Angeles as well as another luxurious $15 million home in Hollywood Los Angeles. She has some luxurious cars such as BMW and Lexus RX.

Jerome Jesse Berry's daughter, Halle Berry
Caption: Jerome Jesse Berry’s daughter, Halle Berry
Photo: Daily Mail

Facts of Is Jerome Jesse Berry Dead? Halle Berry’s Father Jerome Biography

Full NameJerome Jesse Berry
Date Of Birth7 Aug 1934
Age 87 years 10 months
Place Of Birth Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi
SpouseJudith Ann Hawkins (?-1970),
ChildrenHeidi Berry and Renee Berry
ParentsRobert Kester Berry and Cora Lee (Powell) Berry
Star SignLeo


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