Dahéli Hall [da-hay-lee] is a Los Angeles based performer, writer and director. She is best known as a MAD TV cast member and writer; and can currently be seen on Netflix’s DEAR WHITE PEOPLE and GRACE & FRANKIE. Her short films, THE MEMO and MANDINGO IN A BOX, both won HBO Short Film awards and were licensed to air on the network. Dahéli most recently wrote and directed Disney Channel’s hit digital micro-movie EXCHANGE, and her writing can also be seen on Funny or Die, VH1, CBS, and FOX. Her original comedy ANGRY BLACK WOMEN has been invited to screen at 2017’s Just For Laughs, Series Fest, The New York Television Festival, and IFP Film Week.
Dahéli has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program. She has studied with The Uprights Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings. Dahéli hosts a monthly show at UCB Sunset; performs standup at local venues such as The World Famous Comedy Store; and regularly performs with her improv team, Hot Croissant.
Dahéli is of Jamaican and Haitian decent and believes that comedy is the greatest diplomat.