Regina Lee Hall born on December 12, 1970, in Washington D.C. Born to the family of a contractor and electrician father and a mother who worked as a teacher. After high school graduation, she attended Fordham University in New York City, where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in English. She went ahead to further her studies and attended the New York University, where she earned a master’s degree in journalism. She is a well-known lover of education, when asked about college, she said: “I would love being a student. 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.”
Regina Hall shot to fame during her role performance in the 1999 movie ‘Best Man’ where she played the role of Candace ‘Candy’ Sparks.
Hall choose a career in acting over her then passion in journalism with she said she had wanted a career with impact and envisioned a career in writing or journalism, but Hall’s first semester of graduate school changed drastically when her father died of a stroke. According to her this unfortunate event made her to really think of what she actually wanted to be in life. She started her acting career in the long-term soap opera ‘Loving’, this was after appearing on a TV commercial which showcased natural skill and talent.
She has starred in several other movies which includes, horror film Scary Movie 1, Scary Movie 2, Scary 3 and Scary 4, which became the movie that shot her into international fame. Other movies include; Love and Basketball, Paid in Full, Malibu’s Most Wanted, King’s Ransom, The Honeymooners, Law Abiding Citizen, Mardi Grass. In 2012, she portrayed the character Candace Hall in romance comedy, Think Like A Man based on the Steve Harvey book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. She also reprised her role as Candace Sparks in The Best Man Holiday and Think Like A Man 2. Her latest movies include The Hate U Give, Support the Girls and Little. She has also featured in TV series like Ally McBeal and Law & Order: LA, where she portrayed Deputy District Attorney, Evelyn Price. Hall has made several guest appearances on movies like New York Undercover amongst others.
Regina Hall has won several awards, which include Best Actress at the San Diego Film Festival, Acapulco Black Film Festival Hollywood Awards, African-American Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress, Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards for Best Ensemble, New York Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Vancouver Film Critics Awards for Best Actress, Chlotrudis Awards, Women’s Image Network Awards and Essence Black Women in Hollywood Honoree. She has been nominated for several top awards including Image Awards (NAACP), National Society of Film Critics Circle Awards and the BET Awards, which she also acted as the host.
Regina Hall is single, after being in several relationships. She tried becoming a nun in 2010, after a bad break up but was rejected due to her age as the cut-off was 39 and she was 40. Hall also tried to return to her hobby of writing in 2010, where she announced she was writing for ABILITY Magazine. She works with elderly citizens as a volunteer at Sherman Oaks, California when not working in Hollywood. She is best friends with fellow actress Sanaa Lathan and She is a big fan of American-British actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million according to Celebrity Net Worth and $2 million according to TheRichest. Regina Hall has proved over time that, she is one that can stand the test of time and she is truly representing the ‘black hollywood’. Indeed, we at The Afro Blog are proud to name her as our Woman crush for this week.