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Halle Berry to Receive The People’s Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards

Halle Berry is truly an icon, and E! is recognizing her outstanding work in TV and film with “The People’s Icon” award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards next month.

That Academy Award-winning actress, director, and producer will receive “The People’s Icon” award from rapper Cardi B;  which will honor her contributions in TV and film, including her directorial debut in the highly-anticipated film Bruised, which is in select theatres now and arrives on Netflix on November 24. Berry is a previous PCA Award-winner and a seven-time nominee.

“Throughout her career, Halle Berry has broken down barriers, directed and starred in diverse roles that have paved the way for others in the industry,” said Jen Neal, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Live Events, Specials & E! News, NBCUniversal Entertainment Television and Streaming. “In addition to her filmography accolades and trendsetting ethos, Berry is known for her philanthropic work with women, children and underserved communities. She is an icon of our time and for all these reasons and more, we are honored to present her with ‘The People’s Icon’ award.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 19: Halle Berry attends ELLE’s 27th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration, presented by Ralph Lauren and Lexus, at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ELLE)

As an actor, producer, director, activist, philanthropist, and fashion icon, Berry has made history on multiple accounts. Highlights include her performance in Monster’s Ball, which earned her the Academy Award for “Best Actress,” making her the first Black woman to receive that honor, as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe for “Best Actress” for her role in Frankie and Alice. Berry also earned an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Award for her extraordinary performance in HBO’s telefilm, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, which she also produced.

Outside of her filmography success, Berry is an active supporter of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles, which supports victims of domestic violence and aims to change the pattern of abuse in the lives of women and children. Further, Berry joined forces with Novo Nordisk and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to launch the Diabetes Aware Campaign and has supported a vast amount of charities and organizations such as Afghanistan Relief Organization, Black Lives Matter, Clothes Off Our Back, Love Our Children USA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, Revlon Run/Walk, and United Nations World Food Programme. Berry also founded rē•spin, a platform created to provide broader access to health and wellness content and products through inclusivity and conversation. Rooted in discovery and learning, the heart of rē•spin is its global community connected around the core belief of a holistic mind, body, and soul approach to wellness.

Most recently, Berry filmed Netflix’s The Mothership, which she stars in and executive produced, and will be seen in Roland Emmerich-helmed sci-fi epic Moonfall for Lionsgate, which is due in theaters February 2022. In 2020, Berry made her highly-anticipated directorial debut in new film Bruised, in which she also stars.

The 2021 E! People’s Choice Awards air LIVE from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Tuesday, December 7 @ 9PM ET/PT on NBC and E!

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  • Juliet Schroder

    Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and exploring the latest fashion trends. Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and…

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