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.
As the Toronto Film Festival gets set to host a slimmed-down and virtual 45th edition in September, the traditional awards season launch pad for Hollywood is nearing gender equality.
On Wednesday, TIFF organizers revealed that the 2020 lineup of around 50 movie titles will be 45 percent directed, co-directed or created by women. "Even though TIFF 2020 is a smaller festival, adapted to the moment we’re all in, women are still centre stage," festival organizers said as they touted their Share Her Journey initiative to get more women and their work into the film industry's content pipeline.
Toronto plans gala screenings for Halle Berry's directorial debut, Bruised, Chloe Zhao's Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, and Regina King's One Night.