HALLE BERRY (born August 14, 1966 Cleveland, Ohio) at seventeen years she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing the state of Ohio in 1985 and, a year later in 1986, when she was the first runner-up in the Miss U.S.A. Pageant. Halle became a model. It eventually led to her first weekly TV series, 1989's "Living Dolls" (1989). Then starting work on her role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991). was cast as Eddie Murphy's love interest in Boomerang (1992).