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Born: December 12, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: actor

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Born on December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., Regina Hall was the daughter of a school teacher mother and electrician father. She graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx in 1992, earning a bachelor's degree in English, before enrolling at New York University, where she got her master's degree in journalism in 1997. During her first semester at NYU, Hall's father died unexpectedly of a stroke. Realizing that life is short, Hall abandoned her plans to become a journalist and instead pursued a career in acting. She got her first role not long after graduation, appearing in a TV commercial at the age of 26, and quickly landed guest roles on the soap opera "Loving" (ABC, 1983-1995), and the police drama "New York Undercover" (FOX, 1994-1998). Hall's first movie role was a supporting part, Candace "Candy" Sparks, in Malcolm D. Lee's romantic comedy "The Best Man" (1999). The film proved to be an unexpected hit, with critics and audiences taking note of Hall's performance. During shooting, Hall became good friends with co-star Sanaa Lathan, which lead to them both being cast in the romantic drama "Love and Basketball" (2000), another unexpected hit, which solidified Hall as a rising star in...

Born on December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., Regina Hall was the daughter of a school teacher mother and electrician father. She graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx in 1992, earning a bachelor's degree in English, before enrolling at New York University, where she got her master's degree in journalism in 1997. During her first semester at NYU, Hall's father died unexpectedly of a stroke. Realizing that life is short, Hall abandoned her plans to become a journalist and instead pursued a career in acting. She got her first role not long after graduation, appearing in a TV commercial at the age of 26, and quickly landed guest roles on the soap opera "Loving" (ABC, 1983-1995), and the police drama "New York Undercover" (FOX, 1994-1998). Hall's first movie role was a supporting part, Candace "Candy" Sparks, in Malcolm D. Lee's romantic comedy "The Best Man" (1999). The film proved to be an unexpected hit, with critics and audiences taking note of Hall's performance. During shooting, Hall became good friends with co-star Sanaa Lathan, which lead to them both being cast in the romantic drama "Love and Basketball" (2000), another unexpected hit, which solidified Hall as a rising star in so-called "black Hollywood." Hall got to show off her comedic chops with a lead role in the Wayans Bros smash hit parody "Scary Movie" (2000), and went on to appear in the next three entries in the franchise: "Scary Movie 2" (2001), "Scary Movie 3" (2003), and "Scary Movie 4" (2006). In 2001, Hall joined the cast of the legal dramedy "Ally McBeal" (FOX, 1997-2002) for the show's penultimate season. After that show ended, Hall continued to work prolifically in film, appearing in the likes of "Paid in Full" (2002), "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), "King's Ransom" (2005), "The Honeymooners" (2005), and "Law Abiding Citizen" (2009). In 2010, Hall joined the hallowed "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) series, when she was cast as Deputy District Attorney Evelyn Price in the spinoff "Law & Order: L.A." (NBC, 2010-2011), which only lasted a single season. Hall quickly rebounded, however, when she co-starred in Steve Harvey's hugely successful battle of the sexes comedy "Think Like a Man" (2012), which she immediately followed up with the highly anticipated sequel to her debut film, "The Best Man Holiday" (2013), and yet another big hit, a remake of "About Last Night" (2014), in which she was perfectly paired with Kevin Hart. That same year, Hall appeared in another successful sequel, "Think Like a Man Too" (2014), before taking a change of pace to co-star as love interest to Flight of the Conchords' Jermaine Clement in the indie dramedy "People Places Things" (2015). Hall continued her winning streak at the box office with starring roles in Ice Cube's comedy "Barbershop: The Next Cut," and the critically acclaimed raunchy comedy "Girls Trip" (2017).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Naked (2017)
2.
 Girls Trip (2017)
3.
 Barbershop 3 (2016)
4.
5.
 With This Ring (2015)
6.
7.
 Vacation (2015)
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9.
 About Last Night (2014)
10.
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2000:
Co-starred as Brenda, the feisty girlfriend of a football player with an ambiguous sexuality in "Scary Movie"
2006:
Reprised her role as the sex-crazed Brenda in "Scary Movie 4"
1997:
Landed guest role on "New York Undercover" (Fox)
2003:
Returned as the trash-talking Brenda Meeks in the Wayans' brothers feature "Scary Movie 3"
2008:
Cast in the comedy spoof "Superhero Movie"
2010:
Co-starred in the Chris Rock produced black comedy, "Death at a Funeral" a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name
2002:
Had supporting role in the fact-based crime drama "Paid in Full"
2001:
Reprised role of Brenda in "Scary Movie 2"
1998:
Appeared in the independent comedy "Too Tired to Die" and the independent drama "Tears of a Clown"
2005:
Cast opposite Cedric the Entertainer in the big screen remake of "The Honeymooners"
2000:
Featured in the HBO original movie "Disappearing Acts"
2000:
Had featured role in "Love & Basketball"
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Made TV debut on "Loving"
2001:
Joined cast of "Ally McBeal"
1999:
Made film debut in "The Best Man"
2010:
Played assistant AD in "Law & Order: L.A."
2012:
Co-starred in "Think Like a Man"
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Co-starred in "The Best Man Holiday"
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Co-starred in "About Last Night"
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Starred in sequel "Think Like a Man Too"
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Co-starred in hit comedy "Girls Night"
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Education

Fordham University: Bronx, New York -
New York University: New York, New York - 1997

Notes

Not to be confused with the Caucasian erotic actress of the same name.

Hall on playing a stripper in "The Best Man": "My girlfriend said, 'You can't dance. Just turn around and show your ass and slap it, and they won't notice.'"---quoted in Interview, February 2000.

Hall says she is inspired by actress Alfre Woodard: "She played my mother in 'Love and Basketball.' She's a very generous actor. Her biggest tip was, 'Take your time when you're getting ready for a scene, and don't let anyone rush you.' Working with her was sheer joy."---Hall featured in the article, "The New School" in Essence, April 2001.

"It's definitely different in the industry for a Black woman. I always beg my agents to start pitching me as a white man. And they say, 'Okay, we'll try.' When they were making all those karate movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon I was like, 'Make me an Asian man.'"---Hall Premiere, November 2003.

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companion:
Damien Wayans. Comedy writer. Dating since 2001.

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