Selma Blair

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.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2017Mom and DadKendall Ryan2017-09-24
2016Ordinary WorldKaren2016-10-14
2016Mothers and DaughtersRigby2016-05-06
2016Eva HesseEva Hesse (voice)2016-04-27
2015Sex, Death and BowlingGlenn McAllister2015-11-06
2012In Their SkinMary2012-11-09
2012Dark HorseMiranda2012-06-08
2012Columbus CircleAbigail2012-03-05
2011The Family TreeMs. Delbo2011-09-26
2011Kingdom ComeHerself2011-01-01
2008Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyLiz Sherman2008-07-11
2008The Poker HouseSarah2008-06-20
2008My Mom's New BoyfriendEmily Lock2008-04-30
2007Feast of LoveKathryn Smith2007-09-28
2007WΔZJean Lerner2007-05-19
2007Purple VioletsPatti Petalson2007-04-30
2007Hellboy Animated: Blood and IronLiz Sherman2007-03-10
2006The AlibiAdelle2006-11-17
2006Hellboy Animated: Sword of StormsLiz Sherman (voice)2006-10-28
2006The Night of the White PantsBeth Hagan2006-04-27
2005The FogStevie Wayne2005-10-14
2005The Big EmptyAlice2005-07-01
2005The DealAbbey Gallagher2005-06-17
2005All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame'Herself2005-06-14
2005Dallas 362Peg2005-05-06
2005Pretty PersuasionGrace Anderson2005-01-22
2004In Good CompanyKimberly2004-12-29
2004A Dirty ShameCaprice Stickles2004-09-24
2004Coast to CoastStacey Pierce2004-04-03
2004HellboyLiz Sherman2004-04-02
2003A Guy ThingKaren Cooper2003-01-17
2002The Sweetest ThingJane Burns2002-04-12
2001Kill Me LaterShawn Holloway2001-09-14
2001Legally BlondeVivian Kensington2001-07-13
2000Down to YouCyrus2000-01-21
1999Cruel IntentionsCecile Caldwell1999-03-05
1998Brown's RequiemJane1998-11-01
1998Can't Hardly WaitGirl Mike Hits On #11998-06-12
1998No Laughing MatterLauren Winslow1998-04-01
1997Scream 2Cici's Friend on Phone1997-12-09
1997In & OutCousin Linda1997-09-10
1997Arresting GenaDrugged Woman1997-01-27
1997Strong Island BoysTara1997-01-03
1996The Broccoli TheoryPretzel Cart Lesbian1996-01-05