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  • Began acting as a child but decided it wasn't for her after working on just three projects. Her hiatus lasted just over 10 years.
  • Comes from an artistic family; her parents and all her siblings are involved in the creative arts in some fashion, including opera and writing. 
  • Dropped out of Cambridge University after two years to pursue acting.
  • Has appeared in a number of theater productions directed by her father, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Twelfth Night and As You Like It.
  • Is part of Sam Mendes' The Bridge Project, which brings together British and American stage actors for performances.


  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee


  • Peter Hall — Father
  • Sam Mendes — Ex-significant Other
  • Edward Hall — Half Brother
  • Lucy Hall — Half Sister
  • Freddie Stevenson — Ex-significant Other
  • Christopher Hall — Half Brother
  • Morgan Spector — Husband
  • Jennifer Caron Hall — Half Sister
  • María Ewing — Mother
  • Nicola Frei — Stepmother


  • Attended University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

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  • Birth Name: Rebecca Maria Hall
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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