Selma Blair

23 Jun 1972

Actor

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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Filmography (34 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Mom and Dad
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kendall Ryan)
(movie, 2016)
···Geezer
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Karen)
(movie, 2016)
···Mothers and Daughters
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Rigby)
(movie, 2012)
···In Their Skin
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mary)
(movie, 2012)
···Columbus Circle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Abigail)
(movie, 2011)
···Dark Horse
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Miranda (formerly 'Vi'))
(movie, 2008)
···Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Liz Sherman)
(movie, 2008)
···The Poker House
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sarah)
(movie, 2008)
···My Mom's New Boyfriend
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Emily Lock)
(movie, 2007)
···Feast of Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kathryn Smith)
(movie, 2007)
···W Delta Z
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jean Lerner)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Liz Sherman)
(movie, 2007)
···Purple Violets
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Patti Petalson)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Liz Sherman (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···The Alibi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Adelle)
(movie, 2006)
···The Night of the White Pants
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Beth Hagan)
(movie, 2005)
···The Fog
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stevie Wayne)
(movie, 2005)
···The Deal
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Abbey Gallagher)
(movie, 2005)
···Pretty Persuasion
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Grace Anderson)
(movie, 2004)
···In Good Company
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kimberly)
(movie, 2004)
6.0Hellboy
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Liz Sherman)
(movie, 2004)
···A Dirty Shame
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Caprice)
(movie, 2003)
···A Guy Thing
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Karen Cooper)
(movie, 2003)
···Coast to Coast
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Stacey Pierce)
(movie, 2002)
···The Sweetest Thing
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jane Burns)
(movie, 2002)
···Highway
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Cassie)
(movie, 2001)
···Storytelling
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Vi)
(movie, 2001)
···Kill Me Later
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Shawn Holloway)
(movie, 2001)
···Legally Blonde
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Vivian Kensington)
(movie, 2000)
···Down to You
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Cyrus)
(movie, 1999)
···Cruel Intentions
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cecile Caldwell)
(movie, 1998)
···No Laughing Matter
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lauren Winslow)
(movie, 1997)
···Amazon High
Role: Actor (as Cyane)
(movie, 1997)
···Strong Island Boys
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Tara)