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Top 10 Facts - Michael C. Hall
11.03.2015
Fact #1

Michael Carlyle Hall (born February 1, 1971) is an American actor. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. His mother counselor at Lees-MacRae College, and his father, William Carlyle Hall, worked for IBM.

Fact #2

Early in life Hall discovered acting, performing in What Love Is while in the second grade at Ravenscroft School. When he was in the fifth grade, he began singing in a boy's choir, then to musicals in high school, performing in standards such as The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, and Fiddler on the Roof.

Fact #3

Hall's proffesional acting career began in the theatre. Off-Broadway, he appeared in Macbeth and Cembeline at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and in Timon of Athens and Henry V at the Public Theatre, The English Teachers at the Manhattan Class Company (VCC), and the controversial play Corpus Christi at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Fact #4

During August 4-30, 1998, Hall performed in William Shakespeare's Cymbeline in the role of Posthumus. In 1999, director Sam Mendes cast Hall as the flamboyant Emcee in the revival of Cabaret, his first Broadway role.

Fact #5

In 2003, Hall toured as Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. In 2005 he returned to Off-Broadway theatre in the premiere of Noah Haidle's Mr.Marmalade, playing the title character, an emotionally disturbed little girl's imaginary friend.

Fact #6

In 2014, he returned to Broadway in the play The Realistic Joneses starring in the role of John Jones. He assumed the title role in Hedwig and The Angry Inch on Broadway on October 16, 2014 and performed the role of Hedwig from February 17-21, 2015 to replace John Cameron Mitchell who had a knee injury.

Fact #7

Hall's work in the first season of Six Feet Under was recognized with a nomination for Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and for an AFI Award nomination for Actor of the Year in 2002 for his role as David Fisher.

Fact #8

Hall starred in and co-produced the Showtime television series Dexter, in which he played a deranged blood-spatter analyt for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer / vigilante, just like Dexter.

Fact #9

Hall's film credits include the 2003 thriller Paycheck, the 2009 science fiction thriller Gamer, the 2011 comedy Peep World, and the 2011 drama The Trouble with Bliss. In 2013, he played the part of David Kammerer in the film Kill Your Darlings, directed by John Krokidas.

Fact #10

On January 13, 2010, Hall's agent confirmed that he was undergoing treatment for a form of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Hall said that it was quite upsetting to learn of his cancer. Hall accepted his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010 while wearing a knitted cap over his bald head, having list his hair due to chemotherapy. On April 25, 2010, Carpenter announced that Hall was fully in remission.

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