Early life[ edit ] Hall was born on December 12, in Washington, D. I could've gone to school until I was 75 years old as long as somebody would've paid my rent. I would've been a professional student. And I think when sudden events that are painful happen in your life, you know, they redirect your course," Hall reflected. And so I think that started me thinking about what I really wanted to do in life.
And I know my father would have wanted me to finish school. So I did that. Career[ edit ] In , Hall appeared in her first television commercial at the age of Her television career initially began with a role on the soap opera Loving , and guest appearances on the Fox police drama New York Undercover. She had a small part in the film The Best Man. She left a lasting impression on viewers with her portrayal of the character Candace "Candy" Sparks.
I met Sanaa Lathan on it, and we did Love and Basketball together, which was my second film. And then, at that point, I was visiting L. And it was really a big deal because I'd never been on a set before. As a key member of the all-star cast, she welcomed rising-star status in " black - Hollywood ". The Scary Movie films would become some of her best known roles.
She believed the characters had evolved from the first film. Hall felt The Best Man Holiday was different from any sequel she had ever done before since it was not "immediate" and it had been fourteen years since the release of the original.
Hall felt the first film had "the joy of the wedding" and in the sequel "they come together for the holidays, but it's deeper than that. This one's definitely different, but we still laughed. There was so much laughter behind the scenes.
All of the cast was seen as having a "perfect mix of charisma and likability". They play the couple you know all too well: She revealed what members of the cast partied the most in the film shortly before the movie's release. We went out, we gambled. There were parties, and we all went. It was good fun". In , Hall was in Barbershop: In , Hall co-starred in the comedy film Girls Trip , which became a critical and commercial success.
Personal life[ edit ] Around , Hall's mother was diagnosed with scleroderma , a rare autoimmune disease. When not working in Hollywood, Hall can be found volunteering for the care of senior citizens at a Sherman Oaks, California convalescent home twice a week as well as raising public awareness for the disease.
But Dana Delany , who is an actress and now a friend of mine, put me in touch with Bob Saget. Bob had made a television movie about scleroderma years ago because his sister had died from it. Anyway, Bob had a group called the Scleroderma Research Foundation , so I donated to that and my mother even went to the doctor Bob had suggested, who happened to be over at Johns Hopkins.
Hall had previously wanted to become a nun at the age of She was refused for being too old, as the cut off age is Hall has also voiced her admiration for Taylor. She was one of the people who I felt equally possessed the same amount of talent as she did beauty. Her work that she did throughout her entire career—I watched her on General Hospital and what I always loved about her was that she was elegant.
And I felt like she always exuded that.