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Rebecca Hall Biography

Birth Name:
Rebecca Maria Hall
Birth Place:
London, England

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2016Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actress - Runner-up: winner
  • 2011Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best British Actress: nominated
  • 2008Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Newcomer: nominated
  • 2006London Film Critics Association-British Newcomer of the Year: nominated