Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress. Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama film Monster's Ball (2001), becoming the only woman of African American descent and the only woman of color to have won the award.
(CNN)Representation in Hollywood isn't just about race.This week Halle Berry reversed her decision to consider playing a transgender man in an unnamed film."Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I'd like to apologize for those remarks," the actress said in a tweeted statement. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."The controversy erupted after Berry discussed the role last week during an Instagram Live.