Jerome Jesse Berry - Updated Jun 2023

Jerome Jesse Berry is an American celebrity father. Moreover, Jerome Jesse Berry is best known as the father of Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry. Halle is best known for her performance in ‘Monster's Ball.’

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Jerome Jesse Berry

Early life

Jerome Jesse Berry was born on the 7th of August, 1934, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the United States of America. At the age of 68, he died and was an American citizen. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Aquarius and belongs to mixed ethnicity of African-Americans.

In addition, he believes in Christianity. He was the son of Cora Lee Powell (mother) and Bob Berry (father). Regarding his childhood life, he spent his childhood days in his hometown with his parents. Moreover, he has not disclosed information regarding his siblings.

Regarding his academic career, he has not disclosed his academic qualification in public yet. Moreover, he can predict that he has completed his graduation from a well-known university in America.


On 24th January 2003, he died at the age of 68 year old. The reason behind his death was due to Parkinson’s illness.  He died in Euclid, Ohio. Moreover, before his death, he was also estranged from his daughter Halle. After Halle parent’s divorce, her mother takes responsibility for their kids.

Professional career

Talking about his profession, Jerome Jesse Berry was an Air Force veteran. Later, he trained to drive a bus and spent several years employed by Bluebird Travel Lines. Additionally, where he met his future wife Judith Ann while working as an Attendant at a Cleveland mental hospital. He came to the limelight after being the father of American actress, Halle Berry.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry started her career as a model and competed in several beauty pageants, placing first runner-up in the Miss USA competition and sixth in the Miss World competition in 1986. She co-starred with Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), which opened up the way for future appearances in The Flintstones (1994), Bulworth (1998), and the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999).

During the 2000s, she rose to become one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of a struggling widow in the romantic drama Monster’s Ball (2001), becoming the only African-American woman to do so, and went on to play Storm in four installments of the X-Men film series (2000-2014), a robber’s henchwoman in the thriller Swordfish (2001), Bond girl Jinx in Die Another Day (2002), and the title role in much Catwoman (2004).

Jerome Jesse Berry

Caption: Halle Berry American actress (Source: Chilling Frogs’s Blogs)

In the years since, her films have received varying critical and commercial completions, with Perfect Stranger (2007), Cloud Atlas (2012), and The Call (2013) among her notable releases. She established 606 Films in 2014 and has been involved in the production of several projects in which she has acted, including the CBS science fiction series Extant (2014-2015).

Moreover, she appeared in the action films Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), and she directed her first film, Bruised, for Netflix (2020). This actress has been a spokesmodel for Revlon since 1996.

Awards and Net Worth

Til the time of his death, he did not receive any awards or honors in his career. On the other side, his daughter as an actress has received some of them. In 1999, Halle Berry received a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie,’ for her performance in the television film ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.’ For her role in ‘Monster’s Ball,’ she received an ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Actress.’ She also received a ‘Black Reel Award’ for ‘Best Actress’ and a ‘BET Award’ for the same role.

Till now, Jerome’s net worth is unknown. On the other hand, his daughter as an actress has earned a huge sum of money from her acting career. Regarding her net worth, her net worth estimates at around $90 million.

Relationship Status

On 3rd March, he married Judith Ann Hawkins. The couple first met while Jerome was employed as a porter/hospital attendant at a Cleveland psychiatric hospital and Judith was a nurse. With marriage, the couple has two daughters named, Heidi Berry and Halle Berry.

Jerome Jesse Berry

Caption: Jerome Jesse Berry with her daughter Halle Berry (Source: Favebites)

The couple divorced in 1970. After which, Jerome married Edwina Taylor and has a daughter named, Renee Berry. He was not involved in any controversy or rumors until his death.

Jerome Jesse Berry – Body measurements

Jerome has brown eyes with black hair color. There is no additional information about his height, weight, or other body measurements.

Jerome Jesse Berry – Social media

This old man is no more in this world. So, he is not active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.