Michael C. Hall
|Michael C. Hall|
Hall at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego
|Born||Michael Carlyle Hall
February 1, 1971
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Amy Spanger (m. 2002–2007)
Jennifer Carpenter (m. 2008–2011)
Michael Carlyle Hall (born February 1, 1971) is an American actor whose television roles include David Fisher on the HBO drama series Six Feet Under and Dexter Morgan on the Showtime series Dexter. In 2009, Hall won a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Dexter.
Early life 
Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. His mother, Janice Styons Hall, is a College guidance counselor at Lees-McRae College, and his father, William Carlyle Hall, worked for IBM. Hall grew up an only child, a sister having died in infancy before his birth. He has said of growing up a single child, that "There was a very one-on-one, immediate family relationship, my mom and I." His father died of prostate cancer in 1982, when Hall was 11 years old. In a 2004 interview, he stated
|“||Certainly, for a young boy, there's no good age, but I think I was on the cusp of a time in my life where I was starting to reach puberty, to relate to my father. To have him ... Something gets frozen. As you revisit it for the rest of your life, it's sort of this slow but hopefully sure crawling-out of that frozen moment.||”|
Hall attended Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, graduating in 1989. He graduated from Earlham College in 1993 and had planned to become a lawyer. He later attended New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1996.
Early on in life Hall discovered acting, performing in “What Love Is” while in the second grade at Ravenscroft School. When he was in fifth grade, he began singing in a boy's choir, then graduated to musicals in high school, performing in standards such as The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and Fiddler on the Roof.
Hall's acting career began in the theater. Off-Broadway, he appeared in Macbeth and Cymbeline at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and in Timon of Athens and Henry V at The Public Theater, The English Teachers at the Manhattan Class Company (MCC), and the controversial play Corpus Christi at the Manhattan Theatre Club. He also performed in the workshop production of what was then known as Sondheim's Wise Guys, later versions of which were titled Bounce and, finally, Road Show. He sang the role of Paris Singer; this character's songs and function in the play were transferred to the character Hollis Bessamer in the final version of the play. In Los Angeles, he appeared in Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum.
In 2003, Hall toured as Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. In 2005 he returned to Off-Broadway theater in the premiere of Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade, playing the title character, an emotionally disturbed little girl's imaginary friend.
From July 21 to August 1, 2004, Hall performed at Michael John LaChiusa's musical called "R shomon", at the Williamstown Theatre Festival's Nikos Stage.
Six Feet Under 
Mendes suggested Hall for the role of closeted David Fisher when Alan Ball began casting the TV drama Six Feet Under. "Everything I opened up for Cabaret," Hall reported in a 2004 interview, "I slammed shut for David."
Hall's work in the first season of Six Feet Under was recognized with an Emmy nomination 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. In addition, he shared in the Screen Actors Guild nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series all five years that the show was in production, winning the award in 2003 and 2004.
Hall stars in and co-produces the Showtime television series Dexter, in which he plays the eponymous character, a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a vigilante serial killer. The series also casts Hall's ex-wife, Jennifer Carpenter as his adoptive sister, Debra Morgan. The series premiered on October 1, 2006 and its eighth and final season will begin on June 30, 2013. For his work on Dexter, Hall was nominated for three more Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The show itself was also nominated for a 2008, 2009 and 2010 Emmy in the Drama Series category. He won the 2007 Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama. Hall was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama in 2007, and again in 2008  finally winning the award at the 67th Golden Globe Awards in 2010. Also in 2010, he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. Season 6 premiered on October 2, 2011. Michael C. Hall was nominated for Best Leading Actor in a Drama series at the 2011 Emmy Awards, but did not win the category. Hall was negotiating his contract along with Showtime to raise his salary for the seventh season. On November 18, 2011, it was announced that Dexter had been renewed for a seventh season which concludes December 2012, and the show has been renewed for an eighth season to air June 30, 2013. After months of rumors, on April 18, 2013, Showtime announced via social media that season eight would be the final season of Dexter. 
Personal life 
On May 1, 2003, Hall married actress Amy Spanger; he played Billy Flynn opposite her Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago the summer after their wedding. The couple separated in 2005 and filed for divorce in 2006. On December 31, 2008, he eloped with Jennifer Carpenter, who plays the character of Dexter Morgan's adoptive sister, Debra Morgan, on Showtime's Dexter. They dated for a year prior to getting married. On December 18, 2010, Carpenter filed for divorce from Hall, citing irreconcilable differences. The filing also stated that the two had been separated since August 2010 and that she was seeking spousal support. Their divorce was finalized on December 2, 2011.
On January 13, 2010, his agent and spokesman confirmed that he was undergoing treatment for a treatable form of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Hall accepted his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010 while wearing a knitted cap over his bald head, having lost his hair due to chemotherapy. On April 25, 2010, Carpenter announced that Hall was fully cured and was set to get back to work for a new season of Dexter.
He is the face of the Somalia Aid Society's Feed The People campaign. He has also worked with Kiehl's skin care line to do a limited edition line that benefits the Waterkeeper Alliance, an environmental nonprofit that works towards clean and safe water worldwide.
|2011||Peep World||Jack Meyerwitz|
|2012||The Trouble with Bliss||Morris Bliss|
|2013||Kill Your Darlings||David Kammerer|
See also 
- "2009 Golden Globe Nominees". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
- Tallmer, Jerry (2005-10-26). "Take a girl in a tutu, a man in a suit, and just add writer". The Villager. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
- Yahoo biography
- Stockwell, Anne (2004-06-08). "Hall of love and death". The Advocate. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- Alumni News & Events
- "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
- Michael C. Hall Emmy Nominated
- The Hollywood Reporter, Volume 401 Publisher Hollywood Reporter Inc., 2007
- "Emmy Nominees: The Class of 2008". 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- "NBC Triumphs at TCA Awards". Television Critics Association. 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
- "Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2008 Golden Globe Awards For The Year Ended December 31, 2007". HFPA. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
- 2009 Golden Globe Nominees HFPA Nominations and Winners
- "‘Dexter’ Season 7 In Jeopardy Over Michael C. Hall’s Salary". Screen Rant. Retrieved 2011-10-06.
- Ausiello, Michael. "Dexter's Done: Showtime Confirms Season 8 Will Be Long-Running Drama's Last". TV Line. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Dexter siblings Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are now real-life spouses
- Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are Married E! online, January 10, 2009
- "Michael C. Hall's Wife Files for Divorce". ThirdAge. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- "Michael C. Hall Divorce Finalized: Who is 'Dexter' Star Dating Now?". International Business Times. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter Divorce 2011: Why Did 'Dexter' Co-stars Split?". EzineMark.
- "New York Times blogger mocks Michael C. Hall's cap without knowing he had cancer". PerthNow.com.au. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- "Michael C. Hall – Cancer in Remission & Back to Work on "Dexter"". National Ledger. April 27, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- "Dexter star Hall over cancer". BBC News. April 25, 2010.
- "Limited Edition Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque by Michael C. Hall". Waterkeeper Alliance. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "Michael C. Hall Supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Annual Light The Night Walk In New PSA Campaign" (Press release). Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2013. "'The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society pours a tremendous amount of money directly into cutting-edge cancer research - research that I've certainly benefited from,' says Hall."
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