Irma P Hall
- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (8,12,36)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 2
African-American actress who is best known for playing matriarchal figures in the films A Family Thing, Soul Food and The Ladykillers.
Her first role was in the film Book of Numbers at the age of 36. Her personality and age made her a natural to be cast as a middle-aged, strong authority figure. She worked steadily in films and TV throughout the 1980s, including a recurring role on the hit television show Dallas.
For her role as the loving Aunt T. in 1996's A Family Thing she won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress. Sizable roles in major films such as Nothing to Lose and Steel followed. Hall then landed the role as Big Mama Joseph in the hit film Soul Food and its television spinoff, Soul Food: The Series. She won a special Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and an Image Award for her performance in the 2004 remake of The Ladykillers.
Shortly before the film release of The Ladykillers, Hall was seriously injured in a car accident in Chicago. She underwent emergency open-heart surgery for a puncture wound to her aorta caused by a broken rib. She made a full recovery and was able to continue her career.