Rebecca Maria Hall is an English actress, producer, writer, and director.
Date of birth
She was born on 2 May 1982.
Hall was born in London, the daughter of American opera singer Maria Ewing and English stage director and Royal Shakespeare Company founder Peter Hall. Her mother is of African American, Native American, Scottish and Dutch ancestry. Her parents separated when she was still young, eventually divorcing in 1990. Hall has five paternal half-siblings: stage director Edward Hall, producer Christopher Hall, actresses Jennifer Caron Hall and Emma Hall, and set designer Lucy Hall.
Education & Early life
Hall attended Roedean School, where she became head girl. She studied English literature at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, before dropping out in 2002 just before her final year. During her time at Cambridge, she was active in the student theatre scene and also set up her own theatre company. She was a member of the Marlowe Society and performed in several productions alongside housemate Dan Stevens, then an English literature student at Emmanuel College.
In 2010, there was intense media speculation of an affair between Hall and director Sam Mendes, who was married to Kate Winslet at the time. Hall and Mendes were in a relationship from 2011 to 2013. In 2014, Hall met actor Morgan Spector while co-starring in a Broadway production. They married in 2015. The couple announced that they were expecting a child in 2018.
Not yet established.
She made her first onscreen appearance at age 10 in the 1992 television adaptation of The Camomile Lawn, directed by her father Peter Hall. Her professional stage debut came in her father's 2002 production of Mrs. Warren's Profession, which earned her the Ian Charleson Award.
In 2006, following her film debut in Starter for 10, Hall got her breakthrough role in Christopher Nolan's thriller film The Prestige. In 2008, she starred as Vicky in Woody Allen's romantic comedy-drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
Hall then appeared in a wide array of films, including Ron Howard's historical drama Frost/Nixon (2008), Ben Affleck's crime drama The Town (2010), the horror thriller The Awakening (2011), the superhero film Iron Man 3 (2013), the science fiction film Transcendence (2014), the psychological thriller The Gift (2015) and the biographical drama Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017).
In 2016, Hall was praised by critics for her portrayal of reporter Christine Chubbuck in the biographical drama Christine.
She was a cast member and an executive producer of The Night House, which will be released in 2021. The same year, she appeared in the monster film Godzilla vs. Kong, and made her directorial debut in the drama Passing, which she also wrote and co-produced. Passing premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and received critical acclaim before its distribution rights were acquired by Netflix for approximately $16 million.
Hall has also made several notable appearances on British television. She won the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 2009 Channel 4 miniseries Red Riding: 1974.
In 2013, she was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her performance in BBC Two's Parade's End.
|Born||3rd May, 1982|
|Home City||London, England|