Movie Stars Who Turned to TV

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  • Halle Berry
  • Kerry Washington
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Blair Underwood
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith
  • Benjamin Bratt
  • Charlie Sheen
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Diahann Carroll

Halle Berry in Extant

This decade has been called the Golden Age of television, with more people tuning in than buying tickets at movie theaters. So it's no surprise that some of the biggest names from the big screen are crossing over.

Halle Berry is known around the world for films like Monster's Ball (for which she won an Oscar) and Die Another Day, but this fall the actress and new mom is taking a hiatus from the globetrotting lifestyle of a movie star to take the lead in Extant, a network drama executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Berry will play an astronaut returned from a one-year voyage to outer space trying to reintegrate herself into society and her family. "When you see material this strong, it compels me to run toward it, no matter what the medium," Berry justified.

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

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