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Also Known As: Vondie Curtis-Hall Died:
Born: September 30, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: actor, director, screenwriter, assistant director, assistant editor, photography assistant

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His ruddy complexion suggests menace, yet Vondie Curtis Hall, while playing his share of thugs, has also appeared on TV as Dr. Dennis Hancock on the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope" (from 1995 to 1999) and as a poignant drag queen who commits suicide in an episode of NBC's "ER" during the 1994-95 season. Classically trained at Juilliard, the Los Angeles-raised Curtis Hall made it to Broadway in 1985 with "Dreamgirls" and also scored critical praise for his work in the off-Broadway production of "Williams and Walker" (1986).

His ruddy complexion suggests menace, yet Vondie Curtis Hall, while playing his share of thugs, has also appeared on TV as Dr. Dennis Hancock on the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope" (from 1995 to 1999) and as a poignant drag queen who commits suicide in an episode of NBC's "ER" during the 1994-95 season. Classically trained at Juilliard, the Los Angeles-raised Curtis Hall made it to Broadway in 1985 with "Dreamgirls" and also scored critical praise for his work in the off-Broadway production of "Williams and Walker" (1986).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Waist Deep (2006)
3.
  Glitter (2001) Director
4.
  Gridlock'd (1997) Director
5.
  Redemption (2004) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Black Nativity (2013)
4.
 Honeydripper (2007)
5.
 Talk to Me (2007)
6.
 DECEIT (2004)
7.
 Freedom Song (2000) Daniel Wall
8.
 Ali: An American Hero (2000) Drew "Bundini" Brown
9.
 Turn It Up (2000) Cliff
10.
 Sirens (1999) Edward Morgan
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Became a heroin addict while in high school; eventually licked addiction before graduation
1981:
Broadway debut, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music"
1986:
First starring role on stage, American Place Theatre's "Williams and Walker"
1987:
Served as assistant editor, photography assistant, assistant editor and narrator on documentary "Fall From Grace"
1988:
Film debut, bits in "Shakedown", "Coming to America"
1989:
Early TV credit, premiere episode of "A Man Called Hawk"
1990:
TV series debut as regular, "Cop Rock"
1990:
Co-starred in "Heat Wave" (TNT)
1991:
Had recurring role on the NBC series "I'll Fly Away"
1994:
Played a suicidal transsexual on "ER"; earned Emmy nomination
1995:
Joined cast of the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope" as Dr. Dennis Hancock
1996:
Feature film dedut as director and screenwriter, "GRIDLOCK'd"; also played featured role
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Formed Motor City Film Corporation
1999:
Left "Chicago Hope"
2001:
Helmed "Glitter", a feature that marked singer Mariah Carey's first leading role in films
2001:
Had recurring role on the NBC series "ER" as Roger, the new husband of Carla (Lisa Nicole Carson)
2002:
Directed the ABC medical drama, "MDs"
2004:
Directed Jamie Foxx in "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story" (HBO)
2004:
Had a recuring role on the Showtime series, "Soul Food" in its final season
2006:
Helmed the feature "Waist Deep" starring Tyrese Gibson
2007:
Cast in "Talk To Me" starring Don Cheadle
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Education

Richmond College: -
The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

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wife:
Kasi Lemmons. Actor, director screenwriter. Together since 1980; co-starred together in "DROP Squad"; married in 1995.

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father:
Curtis Hall. Businessman. Owned construction company.
mother:
Angeline Hall. Nurse.
son:
Che Hall. Born c. 1979.
son:
Henry Hunter Hall. Born in 1996; mother, Kasi Lemmons.
daughter:
Zora Hall. Born c. 1999; mother, Kasi Lemmons.
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