Regina Hall 48, was born in Washington, D.C., to Ruby, a teacher, and Odie Hall, a contractor. She graduated from Fordham University with a degree in English Language in 1992.
At 26, she began appearing in commercials, and then made the transition into movies. She has starred in several movie productions including the series Ally McBeal (2001–2002), The Best Man (1999) and its sequel The Best Man Holiday (2013), Love & Basketball (2000), Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003), Think Like a Man (2012) and its sequel Think Like a Man Too (2014), About Last Night (2014), Vacation (2015), Girls Trip (2017), The Hate U Give (2018) and Little (2019).
Prior to pursuing acting professionally, she made a detour from journalism, having earned a master’s degree in the profession from New York State University.
“One of the reasons why I pursued journalism is because I read Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, which weighed heavy on me a lot. It talked about the importance of journalism to democracy, and the responsibility a journalist had in what they wrote — the truth they uncovered. I thought it was such an honourable profession, and I still do. I didn’t pursue it because my dad had a stroke and life took me in a different direction. With everything going on politically, I value journalism even more and realise how difficult the job is — the risks they take in their life, what it takes to sit down and write a story. I’m very conscious about my news sources, too. I know a lot of people who only get their news from Facebook. I can’t imagine that. I probably love journalism even more, now. There’s days where I’d be like, “Ah, I’d want to tell that story,” because it’s so imperative. I don’t think people realise how connected journalism is to freedom of speech — they just think about what they want to say personally. Democracy is so connected to our press.”
Speaking on her decision to become a nun at 40, she says
“I wanted to do it because I find that my happiest places are when I’m in a really spiritual place. It’s almost like the rest of the world becomes background.”
More reason why we love Regina Hall are:
She is committed to volunteering for senior citizens.
She is the first African-American to win the New York Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.
She has won the Boston Online Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress,
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for the movie Naked (2017).
She has won the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress for the movie Girl’s Trip (2018)
She is 49 and flawless!