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, Texas, where 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.
On January 24, 2004, she was severely injured in a car wreck while in Chicago, Illinois, driving in a snowstorm, where Irma lost control of her vehicle, crossing lanes into oncoming traffic, hitting another car head on. Hall underwent emergency open-heart surgery to repair a puncture to her aorta caused by a rib broken in the accident. Additionally, Hall suffered a shattered ankle and a broken arm. Hall was cited for driving with a suspended license and not staying in her lane. Hall made a full recovery, which required significant post-surgery rehabilitation and physical therapy, thereby enabling the continuation of her career.
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.
Living in Dallas, Texas with her family, where she is the mother of two and the grandmother of four.