Birth Name: Regina Lee Hall
Nickname/Stage Name: Regina Hall
Birth Date: December 12, 1970
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Years Active: 1992 till Present
Net Worth: $4 million
Latest Film: Breaking News in Yuba County
Regina Hall was born in Washington D.C. and is the daughter of a contractor and electrician. Her mother is a teacher. In 2010 when she was 40, she tried to be a nun after a bad breakup but was unsuccessful because of her age.
She had first attempted to be a nun at the age of 14 and her second try failed as she was refused for being too old due to the cut-off age being 39.
Hall graduated from Immaculata College High School and enrolled at Fordham University in the Bronx, from where she bagged a degree in English in 1992.
She further enrolled at the New York University, earning a Master’s degree in Journalism in 1997.
The actress made her first TV appearance in 1997 at the age of 26. Her TV career started with a part in the soap opera Loving and guest appearances in the Fox drama New York Undercover.
Hall played the role of Candy in the 1999 film The Best Man. It was her feature film debut and her portrayal of the character left a lasting impression on viewers.
She gained more recognition with her role in the comedy-horror Scary Movie (2000), appearing in the sequels as well. She also portrayed Brenda Meeks in the TV movie Disappearing Acts (2000).
Subsequently, Hall made appearances in notable films like Malibu’s Most Wanted, King’s Ransom, and The Honeymooners. She also featured in Law Abiding Citizen (2009).
In 2012, she played Candace Hall in Steve Harvey’s film Think Like a Man and reprised her role as Candace Sparks in The Best Man Holiday.
She appeared alongside Kevin Hart in the 2014 film About Last Night and reprised her role as Candace in Think Like a Man Too.
In 2018, Hall was part of the ensemble cast in The Hate U Give.
San Diego Film Festival Award (2005)
African-American Film Critics Association Award (2018)
Boston Online Film Critics Association Award (2018)
New York Film Critics Circle Award (2018)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award (2018)
“I believe in reincarnation. I think that’s why I’m always on some sort of spiritual quest.”
“Black audiences are what I’ve considered my base and I’ll always make movies for that base.”
“I don’t want to act like in every moment of flirtation I’ve always been the victim. We know the dynamics of what is alluring to the opposite sex but also know there has to be boundaries.”
Comes from the same metro area as Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, and Sandra Bullock.
Lived with actress Sanaa Lathan in 2006 due to repairs being made in her home.
Worked as a waitress before pursuing an acting career.
The Best Man (1999)
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Paid in Full (2002)
First Sunday (2008)
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Think Like a Man (2012)
People Places Things (2015)
Breaking News in Yuba County (2021)