Jerome Jesse Berry gained recognition because of his daughter. His daughter Halle Berry is an Academy Award-winning actress and model. 

Halle Berry's father Jerome Jesse Berry
Caption: Halle Berry's father Jerome Jesse Berry  (Photo: Find A Grave)

Jerome Jesse Berry Bio

On August 7th, 1934, Jerome Jesse Berry was born to his parents in Clarksdale, Mississippi. This celebrity father was the son of Bob Berry and Cora Lee Powell

He held American nationality and Jerome belonged to the black ethnic group. Other than that, Berry hasn't mentioned any details regarding his early life, and education.


Jerome Jesse Berry Cause of Death 

This celebrity father took his last breath in the year 2003. On January 24, 2003, he died in Euclid, Ohio, United States. His prime cause of death due to Parkinson’s disease. At the age of 68, he died and was buried in Cleveland Memorial Gardens in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Picture of Jerome Jesse Berry
Caption: Picture of Jerome Jesse Berry (Photo: Pinterest)

Also, Jerome was estranged from his celebrity daughter Halle before his death. Her mother took responsibility for their care after the divorce of her parents.

Jerome Jesse Berry Wife

Jerome Jesse Berry had married twice in his life. Jerome lived a blissful married life with his wife Judith Ann Hawkins. The couple got married on March 3, 1964. He met Judith while working as a porter/hospital attendant at a Cleveland psychiatric hospital. She worked as a nurse. From their married life, they became parents of two daughters. The couple welcomed their elder daughter Halle Berry born on December 8, 1958. 

Jerome Jesse Berry with his daughter Halle
Caption: Jerome Jesse Berry with his daughter Halle (Photo: ghbase)

Then they were blessed with the youngest Heidi Berry born on August 14, 1966. The couple's daughter now is a well-established actress in the entertainment industry. He and Judith ended their married life with divorce in the year 1970. Then he married Edwina Taylor and blessed with a daughter Renee Berry. According to Halle, her father was abusive to her mother. 

Jerome Jesse Berry Net Worth

Jerome surely collected a decent net worth during his lifetime. But he just came into the limelight as the celebrity father of Halle Berry. But we assume, he had worked hard to provide his daughter with a better life. 

But his celebrity daughter Halle Berry has an estimated net worth of $90 Million. Also, his daughter Halle was one of the highest-paid actresses in the 2000s. Also, she has had a lucrative contract with cosmetics company Revlon since 1996 that currently pays her an estimated $10 Million per year.


Jerome had worked once in the US Air Force. Then he became a bus driver. Again, he changed his professional time and again. Also, he had worked as a porter/hospital attendant at a Cleveland psychiatric hospital. Other than there are no details of his professional career. 

Jerome Jesse Berry Daughter

As we mentioned, Jerome came into popularity because of his daughters Halle Berry and Heidi Berry. His younger daughter Halle won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama film Monster's Ball (2001), becoming the only woman of color to have won the award. Her film credits in films like Boomerang (1992), The Flintstones (1994), Bulworth (1998) and t Dorothy Dandridge (1999), and many more. 

Then she featured in high-profile roles for much of the 2000s, such as Storm in X-Men in 2000 and its sequels X2 in 2003 and X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006; Bond girl Jinx in Die Another Day in 2002; and in the thriller Gothika in 2003. 

Picture of Jerome Jesse Berry's daughter Halle
Caption: Picture of Jerome Jesse Berry's daughter Halle (Photo: Pinterest)

In the 2010s, she featured in the science-fiction film Cloud Atlas in 2012, the crime thriller The Call in 2013, and the action films X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014, Kingsman: The Golden Circle in 2017, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in 2019.

His elder daughter Heidi is an American recording artist, singer, and songwriter. She recorded for Creation Records and 4AD in the late 1980s and 1990s.