Irma P. Hall
Irma P. Hall
, though starting her acting career later in life than most actors, has built a solid list of film, television and theater credits. She is probably best known for her role as the matriarch in the feature film and Showtime series Soul Food and as Aunt T in A Family Thing, opposite James Earl Jones
and Robert Duvall
. She earned a NAACP Image Award for her performance in the filmSoul Food and a Chicago Critics' Award for A Family Thing. Her other film credits include Slippin' Down Life, Patch Adams, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Beloved, Nothing to Lose, Steel, Buddy, John John in the Sky and Texas Vega. On television, Hall has appeared in the telefilms A Lesson Before Dying, The Kid Who Loved Christmas, The Long Hot Summer and Something to Sing About; in the miniseries A Girl Thing; and lended her voice to the animated A Rugrats Kwanzaa Special. She was a series regular on All Souls and guest-appeared on the series Judging Amy, 7th Heaven and Touched by an Angel.
Originally from Beaumont, Texas, Hall is the co-founder of the Dallas Minority Regional Theater, where she made her stage debut in Happy Endings. After retiring from teaching, she moved to Chicago and appeared in many stage productions. Hall's theater credits include Time to Burn, Flyin' West, Jar the Floor, The Ohio State Murders, Lion & the Jewel, The Rover, Steppin' Out, Zandile, Miss Desa, Raisin in the Sun, Funny Girl, God's Favorites, House of Flowers, For Colored Girls, Member of the Wedding and Purlie.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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