The daughter of silent screen stars Emory Johnson and Ella Hall, Ellen Hall made an inauspicious screen debut in an unbilled bit part in Universal's Academy Award-winning All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). She returned to films a decade later playing bits in Hellzapoppin' (1941) and Louisiana Purchase and was one of the "Goldwyn Girls" gracing the Danny Kaye extravaganzas Up in Arms (1944) and Wonder Man (1945). Hall also had a supporting role in Bela Lugosi's Voodoo Man (1944) and appeared opposite such B-Western heroes as Johnny Mack Brown, Sunset Carson and, in the Hopalong Cassidy series entry Lumberjack (1944), William Boyd. Retiring to marry restaurateur Lee Langer in 1946, she returned for Jimmy Wakely's Lawless Code and several Cisco Kid television entries. In the 1970s, Hall functioned as president of the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.