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Selma Blair

​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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Jun 23, 1972 In Southfield, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan 1988-09-05
Latest Project:
Movie A Dark Foe 2021-07-30
Known For
Poster of Eva Hesse
Poster of In Good Company
Poster of Strong Island Boys
Poster of The Broccoli Theory
Movie A Dark Foe Dr. Doris Baxter 2021-07-30
Movie After We Collided Carol Young 2020-09-02
Movie After Carol Young 2019-04-11
Series Another Life Harper Glass 2019-07-25
Series Lost in Space Jessica Harris 2018-04-13
Movie Mom and Dad Kendall Ryan 2017-09-09
Series American Crime Story Kris Kardashian 2016-02-02
Movie Eva Hesse Eva Hesse (voice) 2016-04-27
Movie Mothers and Daughters Rigby 2016-05-06
Movie Ordinary World Karen 2016-10-14
Movie Sex, Death and Bowling Glenn McAllister 2015-07-01
Series Really Joanna 2014-08-28
Movie Columbus Circle Abigail 2012-03-05
Movie In Their Skin Mary 2012-11-09
Series Anger Management Kate Wales 2012-06-28
Movie Kingdom Come Herself 2011-01-01
Series Portlandia Unknown 2011-01-21
Movie Dark Horse Miranda 2011-09-05
Movie The Family Tree Ms. Delbo 2011-09-26
Movie My Mom's New Boyfriend Emily Lock 2008-04-30
Movie The Poker House Sarah 2008-06-20
Movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army Liz Sherman 2008-07-11
Series Kath & Kim Kim Baker 2008-10-09
Movie Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron Liz Sherman (voice) 2007-03-10
Movie Purple Violets Patti Petalson 2007-04-30
Movie Feast of Love Kathryn Smith 2007-09-28
Movie WΔZ Jean Lerner 2007-05-19
Movie The Alibi Adelle 2006-01-12
Movie The Night of the White Pants Beth Hagan 2006-04-27
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-18
Movie Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms Liz Sherman (voice) 2006-10-28
Movie Pretty Persuasion Grace Anderson 2005-01-22
Movie All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame' Herself 2005-06-14
Movie The Big Empty Alice 2005-07-01
Movie The Deal Abbey Gallagher 2005-06-17
Movie The Fog Stevie Wayne 2005-10-14
Movie Hellboy Liz Sherman 2004-04-02
Movie Coast to Coast Stacey Pierce 2004-04-03
Movie A Dirty Shame Caprice Stickles 2004-09-12
Movie In Good Company Kimberly 2004-12-29
Movie A Guy Thing Karen Cooper 2003-01-17
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Dallas 362 Peg 2003-09-12
Movie Highway Cassie 2002-03-26
Movie The Sweetest Thing Jane Burns 2002-04-12
Movie Legally Blonde Vivian Kensington 2001-07-13
Movie Storytelling Vi 2001-11-08
Movie Kill Me Later Shawn Holloway 2001-09-14
Movie Down to You Cyrus 2000-01-21
Series Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Zoe Bean 1999-01-17
Movie Cruel Intentions Cecile Caldwell 1999-03-05
Movie No Laughing Matter Lauren Winslow 1998-04-01
Movie Can't Hardly Wait Girl Mike Hits On #1 1998-06-12
Movie Debutante Nan 1998-09-01
Movie Girl Darcy 1998-11-05
Movie Brown's Requiem Jane 1998-11-01
Movie Strong Island Boys Tara 1997-01-03
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie In & Out Cousin Linda 1997-09-10
Movie Scream 2 Cici's Friend on Phone 1997-12-09
Movie The Broccoli Theory Pretzel Cart Lesbian 1996-01-05
Series Xena: Warrior Princess Unknown 1995-09-04
Series Friends Wendy 1994-09-22
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05