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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 February 1971Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Birth NameMichael Carlyle Hall
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Janice (Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, who worked for IBM. Michael is a graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. He is known for the titular character "Dexter" and as mortician David Fisher in "Six Feet Under". His most recent performance on Broadway was as John Jones in "The Realistic Joneses". Previously, Hall portrayed the emcee in "Cabaret", as well as Billy Flynn in "Chicago". Hall has starred in nearly a dozen major off-Broadway plays, including "Macbeth" for the New York Shakespeare Festival, "Cymbeline" for the New York Shakespeare Festival at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, "Timon of Athens" and "Henry V" at the Public, "The English Teachers" for Manhattan Class Company, "Corpus Christi" at the Manhattan Theatre Club, and "Skylight" at the Mark Taper Forum. Michael C. Hall is performing in independent motion pictures, such as "Cold in July" and "Kill Your Darlings".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anne Ziegler

Spouse (2)

Jennifer Carpenter (31 December 2008 - 2 December 2011) (divorced)
Amy Spanger (1 May 2002 - 2006) (divorced)

Trivia (13)

An accomplished theater actor who has starred in nearly a dozen major off-Broadway plays.
Graduate of Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 1993.
His father died of cancer when he was 11.
Ex-wife Amy Spanger is a stage actress who's starred on Broadway in "Kiss Me Kate," "Tick...tick... BOOM!," and Boston production of "Rent.".
Appeared on Broadway alongside ex-wife, Amy Spanger, in the revival of Chicago. He played Billy Flynn, and she played Roxie Hart.
MFA in Acting - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1996).
Ex-wife Jennifer Carpenter plays his sister on Dexter (2006).
Married Dexter (2006) co-star, Jennifer Carpenter, on December 31, 2008 at Big Sur, California. They divorced on December 2, 2011.
Attended Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, the same school attended by actress Emily Procter, actor William Joyner, and editor Hughes Winborne.
Battling Hodgkin's lymphoma and the disease is in remission [January 13, 2010].
His publicist is Craig Bankey.
Originally, he wanted to be a lawyer.
He had an older sister who died before he was born.

Personal Quotes (5)

I think Dexter is a man who, a part of himself is very much frozen, or arrested in a place that is pre-memory, pre-conscious, pre-verbal. Something very traumatic happened to him, he doesn't know what that is. And I think on some level he wants to know. He denies his humanity, he describes himself as someone who is without feeling, and yet I think that he maybe suspects - in a way that maybe isn't even conscious yet when we first meet him - that he is in fact a human being.
[at the closing of the 'Dexter' series] Once again, it's time to reboot the system, and I try to think of it as a new beginning as much as an ending. It definitely is, and I'll never say never, but I'm excited about the opportunity to have jobs that have a definite beginning, middle and end when I go into them, rather an an open-ended commitment to a character that could be taken in places I can't even imagine. But,it's funny - be careful what you wish for, be careful what you avoid. You'll find yourself right back there.
[on being thrust under the LGBT spotlight in 'Six Feet Under'] I wasn't interested in standing behind any podiums, but I did recognize when I read the pilot script and got the part that I was called upon to play a character that was, up to that time, unique to TV, and even maybe to film, in as much as he was a fundamental part of the human fabric.
[on portraying a gay character] You do whatever kind of internal alchemy you need to do to make something connect to you own inherent sense of truth. I can certainly relate to my associations with self-destructive obsession, or unrequited love or forbidden passions, or envy, or a projection of vitality that you yourself long to possess.
I think part of what I like about acting is that certainly you accumulate more tools over the years and you have more tools in your toolbox. But hopefully different roles and different worlds in which those roles exist call upon you to fashion new tools.

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