Selma Blair

Biography

​Blair was born Selma Blair Beitner in Southfield, Michigan, the daughter of Molly Ann, a judge, and Elliot Beitner. She has three older sisters, Katherine (a book publicist), Elizabeth, and Marie. Blair attended Hillel Day School, a Jewish day school in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Cranbrook Kingswood school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She attended Kalamazoo College in Michigan, then later transferred to the University of Michigan, where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1994. After training at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, Blair began acting in the mid-90s. Blair began her career with small roles and guest roles in various television series. Blair appeared with co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Phillippe in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions , for which Blair won an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss - Lesbian Kiss between Blair and co-star Gellar. Blair went on to star as Zoe Bean in two seasons of TV series Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (1999-2000), She rejoined actress Reese Witherspoon in the comedy film Legally Blonde (2001). Later, Blair appeared in Highway (2002). She also starred opposite Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate in The Sweetest Thing and in two independent films that garnered her much critical acclaim: Dana Lustig's Kill Me Later and Todd Solondz's controversial Storytelling, and one of her most recognized roles, Liz Sherman in Hellboy (2004) and its successful sequel released in 2008, Hellboy II: The Golden Army based on the popular comic. Other films include the political thiller The Deal, The Big Empty, Feast of Love (opposite Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman), Ed Burn's Purple Violets and the horror thriller W?Z (opposite Stellan Skarsgard). Blair starred opposite Molly Shannon in the TV series Kath & Kim, based on the Australian television series of the same name. Blair's upcoming projects are Happy Together (2009), as Mrs. Delbo, Columbus Circle (2010) and Different Kind Of Love (2011) with Juliette Lewis . Selma can also be seen in the My Friend Steve 1998 music video Charmed . Her stage work includes the role of Kayleen in Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries, which had its world premiere at Houston's Alley Theatre in October 2009.

​Blair was born Selma Blair Beitner in Southfield, Michigan, the daughter of Molly Ann, a judge, and Elliot Beitner. She has three older sisters, Katherine (a book publicist), Elizabeth, and Marie. Blair attended Hillel Day School, a Jewish day school in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Cranbrook Kingswood school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She attended Kalamazoo College in Michigan, then later transferred to the University of Michigan, where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1994. After training at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, Blair began acting in the mid-90s. Blair began her career with small roles and guest roles in various television series. Blair appeared with co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Phillippe in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions , for which Blair won an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss - Lesbian Kiss between Blair and co-star Gellar. Blair went on to star as Zoe Bean in two seasons of TV series Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (1999-2000), She rejoined actress Reese Witherspoon in the comedy film Legally Blonde (2001). Later, Blair appeared in Highway (2002). She also starred opposite Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate in The Sweetest Thing and in two independent films that garnered her much critical acclaim: Dana Lustig's Kill Me Later and Todd Solondz's controversial Storytelling, and one of her most recognized roles, Liz Sherman in Hellboy (2004) and its successful sequel released in 2008, Hellboy II: The Golden Army based on the popular comic. Other films include the political thiller The Deal, The Big Empty, Feast of Love (opposite Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman), Ed Burn's Purple Violets and the horror thriller W?Z (opposite Stellan Skarsgard). Blair starred opposite Molly Shannon in the TV series Kath & Kim, based on the Australian television series of the same name. Blair's upcoming projects are Happy Together (2009), as Mrs. Delbo, Columbus Circle (2010) and Different Kind Of Love (2011) with Juliette Lewis . Selma can also be seen in the My Friend Steve 1998 music video Charmed . Her stage work includes the role of Kayleen in Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries, which had its world premiere at Houston's Alley Theatre in October 2009.

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Birthday 1972-06-23

Place of Birth Southfield, Michigan, USA

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2017 Mom and Dad
2016 Mothers and Daughters as Rigby
2016 Eva Hesse as Eva Hesse (voice)
2016 Geezer as Karen
2016 American Crime Story(10 episodes) as Kris Kardashian
2015 Sex, Death and Bowling as Glenn McAllister
2014 Really(1 episode) as Joanna
2012 In Their Skin as Mary
2012 Dark Horse as Miranda
2012 Anger Management(100 episodes) as Kate Wales
2012 Columbus Circle as Abigail
2011 The Family Tree as Ms. Delbo
2011 Portlandia(41 episodes)
2011 Kingdom Come as Herself
2008 Kath & Kim(17 episodes)
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Liz Sherman
2008 The Poker House as Sarah
2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend as Emily Lock
2007 Feast of Love as Kathryn Smith
2007 W Delta Z as Jean Lerner
2007 Purple Violets as Patti Petalson
2007 Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron as Liz Sherman
2006 Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms as Liz Sherman (voice)
2006 The Megan Mullally Show(1 episode)
2006 The Night Of The White Pants as Beth Hagan
2006 Lies & Alibis as Adelle
2005 The Fog as Stevie Wayne
2005 The Big Empty as Alice
2005 The Deal as Abbey Gallagher
2005 All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame' as Herself
2005 Pretty Persuasion as Grace Anderson
2004 In Good Company as Kimberly
2004 A Dirty Shame as Caprice Stickles
2004 Coast to Coast as Stacey Pierce
2004 Hellboy as Liz Sherman
2003 Dallas 362 as Peg
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 A Guy Thing as Karen Cooper
2002 The Sweetest Thing as Jane Burns
2002 Highway as Cassie
2001 Storytelling as Vi
2001 Kill Me Later as Shawn Holloway
2001 Legally Blonde as Vivian Kensington
2000 Down to You as Cyrus
1999 Cruel Intentions as Cecile Caldwell
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane(26 episodes)
1998 Girl as Darcy
1998 Brown's Requiem as Jane
1998 Can't Hardly Wait as Girl Mike Hits On #1
1998 No Laughing Matter as Lauren Winslow
1997 Scream 2 as Cici's Friend on Phone
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 Strong Island Boys as Tara
1996 The Broccoli Theory as Pretzel Cart Lesbian
1995 Xena: Warrior Princess(1 episode)
1994 Friends(1 episode) as Wendy
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1900 Hellboy: Sword of Storms(0 episodes)
1900 Hellboy: Blood and Iron(0 episodes)

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