Like her contemporary, Morgan Freeman, Irma P. Hall came to movie acting late, the ripe age of 36. Born in Beaumont Texas,
Irma eventually made her way to Dallas, following a career path that lead to her becoming a foreign language teacher.
But it was her love of performing spoken word poetry that got her noticed by Actor-Director, Raymond St. Jacques who
cast her in the movie BOOK OF NUMBERS in 1973. Her love of performance led her to co-found a repertoire theatre in the Dallas
area and by the 80s her film career was taking flight. Her almost 5 decades career has allowed her to appear in more than
40 movies and as many television shows.
Besides working with film and television royalty Mrs. Hall has been the recipient of the Chicago Film Critics Association
Award, Women Film Critics Circle Award, the NAACP IMAGE AWARD, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award and the highly coveted
Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize Award.
In 2012 Mrs. Hall played a supporting role in the Indie Feature, "Hiding In Plain Sight" the first feature film
of M. Legend Brown, Poorchild Productions. The next 4 years have brought her to a new generation of movie goers, the Faith
Based Independent Film Audience, with supporting roles Browns' in "Steps of Faith" in 2014 and now in 2016, in
M. Legend Brown's "A Man Called Jon". At 80 years young, Irma P. Hall is our choice for a Lifetime Achievement
Award as a Living Legend.