How Much Is Regina Hall Really Worth?

With an impressive acting career that's only continuing to thrive, it's no wonder the talented Regina Hall is worth a cool $6 million (according to Celebrity Net Worth). Though her initial life plans didn't always include becoming a Hollywood star, Hall's natural flair and comedic chops ultimately led her towards a successful path after her breakout role in the "Scary Movie" franchise. As she continued to build up her acting credits throughout the 2000s with both film and television roles, Hall eventually added producing to her already growing resume.

Though the "Shaft" star tends to appear in lighthearted entertainment, Hall isn't always joking around when it comes to her work. In addition to having her own production company and endorsing plenty of well-known brands and companies, Hall is also set to co-host the 94th Oscar Awards. Showing no signs of slowing down, it should come as no surprise that this hard-working star has a bank account that reflects her dedication to performing and entertaining her ever-growing number of fans.

Regina Hall didn't always plan on acting

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Regina Hall initially had a very different life plan than the one she ended up following. Originally a journalism student at New York University, Hall was working on getting her Master's degree when the sudden death of her father made her re-evaluate her career choices. After two years of going to auditions, Hall finally got cast in a McDonald's commercial. Still, it would take an additional three years before she landed her infamous role in "Scary Movie."

But, despite the struggle of trying to make it big in an industry notorious for inconsistency, Hall was determined to find success. In an interview with Health, Hall reaffirmed how her father's passing changed her outlook on life. "I realized how brief it can be and how suddenly it can change," Hall said. "That's what led me to acting. The thing about feeling broken is that it forces you to be open — you feel like you don't have much, so you don't overthink everything."

Though her dreams of stardom ultimately have a happy ending, there was another, holier path Hall considered as well. In a Los Angeles Times interview, Hall admitted that she almost left Hollywood behind when she was 40 years old to become a nun. "I had wanted to be a nun in junior high," she stated. Ultimately, Hall realized that this possibility was one dream that was out of reach. "Thirty-nine was the cut off," she said.

Regina Hall has built up an impressive acting resume

Though it wasn't her first time on screen, Regina Hall initially became widely known for her role as Brenda Meeks in the "Scary Movie" films, the first of which premiered in 2000. After appearing in the comedy-horror spoof, Hall also gained prominence on the small screen playing Corretta Lipp in "Ally McBeal" in the early 2000s, and later showed off her extensive acting range when she appeared on "Law & Order: LA" as Evelyn Price. Some of Hall's other work includes comedies like "Death at a Funeral," "Girls Trip," and more recently "Little," as well as series like "Black-ish," "Black Monday," and "Nine Perfect Strangers."

Recently, in an interview with BET, Hall reflected on her iconic "Scary Movie" role and how it has aged since its debut. Hall stated that it was "amazing" to look back at Brenda, and noted that viewers still connect to the character even after twenty years. "I loved Brenda and I'm so happy I got to be able to play her," said the "About Last Night" star. She added that no one ever really knows what the legacy of a role will ultimately be, but says, "There's just a whole new young audience that got to discover her so it's fun for me."

Business is booming for Regina Hall's production company

In addition to her other ventures in the entertainment industry, Regina Hall also has her own production company, Rh Negative. In 2020, Deadline announced that Rh Negative signed a six-movie deal with ViacomCBS. These films will air on Paramount Network, MTV, and Comedy Central, according to the outlet. Three of the movies will also collaborate with Jesse Collins Entertainment. Meghan Hooper, Head of Original Movies and Limited Series at E&Y Group, stated her excitement over the new union. "We have a long-standing relationship with Regina and Jesse and we couldn't be more excited to partner with them across our original movies division," she said.

The news of Hall's six-movie pact came soon after she signed a first-look contract with Showtime. In connection with this deal, Deadline announced that Hall and her production company are currently working on a Showtime comedy special that will star and be executive produced by the "The Hate U Give" actor. "Regina is an undeniable and brilliant force in Hollywood, both in front of and behind the camera," stated Showtime's Executive Vice President Amy Israel. Additionally, Hall was also a producer and starred on the Showtime comedy series "Black Monday," which premiered in 2019 and ran for three seasons before its cancellation was announced in early 2022.

Regina Hall was a White Diamonds Ambassador

Like many celebrities, Regina Hall knows how to turn her love for a good product into a beneficial, money-making endorsement. Being a fan of classic scents, Hall's decision to become an ambassador for Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds should come as no surprise. In an interview with Madamenoire, Hall reflected on her 2014 partnership with the Elizabeth Taylor brand, stating that she was a longtime fan of the iconic late actor: "She was one of the people who I felt equally possessed the same amount of talent as she did beauty."

Hall went on to say that Taylor's "elegance and class," which she found equally reflective in the fragrance company, were elements that drew her into the partnership. Similarly, in an interview with Ebony, Hall went into further detail about the collaboration, reaffirming that she was a strong believer in what White Diamonds represents. Of course, Hall adds that she's also a big fan of the scent. "I'm very citrusy and it's kind of the perfect combination of citrus and floral. Another thing that I love about it is that it actually lasts."

Regina Hall has done plenty of endorsements

In addition to being an ambassador for Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds, Regina Hall has also endorsed plenty of other well-known companies. These include ads like an Old Navy commercial where Hall can be seen complimenting Old Navy outfits and eyeballing various patterns and styles. A clip of Hall was also used for Discover Card's 2020 Super Bowl commercial, advertising the card's user accessibility.

Outside of these endorsements, Hall has also made a commercial for the American Heart Association to raise awareness about high blood pressure. Hall and Cedric the Entertainer appear in the healthcare-focused ad as their "Barbershop: The Next Cut" characters. This particular ad also reflects one of Hall's other focuses: personal health.

In an interview with WebMD, the actor stated that her parent's health issues have made her much more "conscious" of taking care of herself and promoting personal care in others. "Sometimes I write for Ability magazine, which is a disability magazine," said the "Vacation" star. Hall added that doing stories about health issues and fundraisers to support them (like Bob Saget and the Scleroderma Research Foundation) have helped raise awareness. "But it's been hard to raise money," she admits.

Regina Hall will co-host the 2022 Oscars

The 94th Oscars will have not one, not two, but three hosts. Alongside Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall will join her fellow comedic actors to host the high-profile gig that's been hostless for the previous three years. With the announcement, Oscar show producer Will Packer, Academy President David Rubin, and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson expressed their excitement over the female host trio. Craig Erwhich, President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, added that "Regina, Amy and Wanda are comedy powerhouses." Similarly, while speaking with Entertainment Tonight about her big night, Hall stated that she was both "excited and nervous" but ultimately believes "it's gonna be a fun night."

Still, despite being a big deal in terms of entertainment awards, the Oscars allegedly don't their hosts top dollar. According to Yahoo, Alec Baldwin stated to the outlet in 2013 that the Oscars "don't pay you any money, the Oscars pay you like chicken feed," adding that the hosting experience itself was meant to be its own reward. The news source adds that in 2013 the average Oscar hosting fee was supposedly $15,000 to $25,000. Later, in 2016, Jimmy Kimmel reported that he would receive $15,000 for his 2017 Oscar hosting duties. Though the price tag is still nothing to scoff at, it looks like Hall's hosting will serve more for the memorable experience than the salary.