Irma P. Hall was born on June 3, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas, USA as Irma Dolores Player Hall. She is an actress, known for Collateral (2004), The Ladykillers (2004) and Patch Adams (1998).
Taught foreign languages and English for 27 years in Dallas, Texas, USA public schools.
Became an actress rather late in life and completely by surprise. A teacher of languages for almost three decades in Dallas, she was seen reading poetry by actor/director Raymond St. Jacques, who was in town shooting a movie, and he offered her a role in his film on the spot.
Co-founded a minor repertory theater in Dallas during her teaching years.
Hit 'over-night' film stardom at age 36 in Book of Numbers (1973), starring Raymond St. Jacques
24 January 2004 - Injured in a car wreck in Chicago and is requiring post-surgery rehabilitation.
She was awarded the 1988 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Have You Seen Zandile?" at the Chicago Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
She was awarded the 2000 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.