Selma Blair



Place of birth:

Southfield, Michigan, USA:


​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.

Film Credits

After (2019)
as Carol Young
Mom and Dad (2017)
as Kendall Ryan
Ordinary World (2016)
as Karen
Mothers and Daughters (2016)
as Rigby
Eva Hesse (2016)
as Eva Hesse (voice)
Sex, Death and Bowling (2015)
as Glenn McAllister
In Their Skin (2012)
as Mary
Columbus Circle (2012)
as Abigail
The Family Tree (2011)
as Ms. Delbo
Dark Horse (2011)
as Miranda
Kingdom Come (2011)
as Herself
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
as Liz Sherman
The Poker House (2008)
as Sarah
My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008)
as Emily Lock
Feast of Love (2007)
as Kathryn Smith
WΔZ (2007)
as Jean Lerner
Purple Violets (2007)
as Patti Petalson
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)
as Liz Sherman
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)
as Liz Sherman (voice)
The Night of the White Pants (2006)
as Beth Hagan
The Alibi (2006)
as Adelle
The Fog (2005)
as Stevie Wayne
The Big Empty (2005)
as Alice
The Deal (2005)
as Abbey Gallagher
All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame' (2005)
as Herself
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
as Grace Anderson
In Good Company (2004)
as Kimberly
A Dirty Shame (2004)
as Caprice Stickles
Coast to Coast (2004)
as Stacey Pierce
Hellboy (2004)
as Liz Sherman
Dallas 362 (2003)
as Peg
A Guy Thing (2003)
as Karen Cooper
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
as Jane Burns
Highway (2002)
as Cassie
Storytelling (2001)
as Vi
Kill Me Later (2001)
as Shawn Holloway
Legally Blonde (2001)
as Vivian Kensington
Down to You (2000)
as Cyrus
Cruel Intentions (1999)
as Cecile Caldwell
Girl (1998)
as Darcy
Brown's Requiem (1998)
as Jane
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
as Girl Mike Hits On #1
No Laughing Matter (1998)
as Lauren Winslow
Scream 2 (1997)
as Cici's Friend on Phone
In & Out (1997)
as Cousin Linda
Strong Island Boys (1997)
as Tara
The Broccoli Theory (1996)
as Pretzel Cart Lesbian
The Great Illusion ()
as Dr. Doris Baxter

TV Series Credits

Another Life (2019)
Lost in Space (2018)
as Jessica Harris
The Gong Show (2017)
as Herself - Judge
American Crime Story (2016)
as Kris Jenner
Really (2014)
as Joanna
Anger Management (2012)
as Kate Wales
Kath & Kim (2008)
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (1999)
The View (1997)
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Friends (1994)
as Wendy
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)