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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 movie The Great Illusion
Latest Project:
Movie Mom and Dad 2017-09-09
Known For
Poster of WAZ - Welche Qualen erträgst du?
Poster of Highway
Poster of On Safari
Poster of Die letzten Heuler der Marine
Series LA Shrinks Darcy 2019
Movie The Great Illusion Dr. Doris Baxter 2019
Movie Mom and Dad Kendall Ryan 2017-09-09
Series Hellboy: Sword of Storms Unknown 2016
Series Didi – Der Untermieter Peg 2016
Series American Crime Story Kris Kardashian 2016-02-02
Movie Ordinary World Karen 2016-10-14
Movie Mütter und Töchter Rigby 2016-05-06
Series The Romeo Section Jane 2015-10-14
Series Really Joanna 2014-08-28
Movie In Their Skin - Sie wollen dein Leben Mary 2012-11-09
Movie Columbus Circle Abigail 2012-03-05
Series Anger Management Kate Wales 2012-06-28
Movie The Family Tree Ms. Delbo 2011-09-26
Movie Kingdom Come Herself 2011-01-01
Series Portlandia 2011-01-21
Movie Dark Horse Miranda 2011-09-05
Movie Lauschangriff - My Mom's New Boyfriend Emily Lock 2008-04-30
Series Kath & Kim 2008-10-09
Movie Hellboy - Die goldene Armee Liz Sherman 2008-07-11
Movie The Poker House Sarah 2008-06-20
Movie Zauber der Liebe Kathryn Smith 2007-09-28
Movie Purple Violets Patti Petalson 2007-04-30
Movie WAZ - Welche Qualen erträgst du? Jean Lerner 2007-05-19
Movie Hellboy Animated - Blut & Eisen Liz Sherman 2007-03-10
Movie The Night of the White Pants Beth Hagan 2006-04-27
Movie Hellboy Animated - Schwert der Stürme Liz Sherman (voice) 2006-10-28
Movie Alibi Adelle 2006-01-12
Movie The Deal - Im Visier der Öl-Mafia Abbey Gallagher 2005-06-17
Movie The Big Empty Alice 2005-07-01
Movie The Fog - Nebel des Grauens Stevie Wayne 2005-10-14
Movie Reine Chefsache Kimberly 2004-12-29
Movie Coast to Coast Stacey Pierce 2004-04-03
Movie A Dirty Shame Caprice Stickles 2004-09-12
Movie Gelegenheit macht Liebe Karen Cooper 2003-01-17
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Highway Cassie 2002-01-01
Movie Storytelling Vi 2001-11-08
Movie Natürlich blond Vivian Kensington 2001-07-13
Series Static Shock Liz Sherman 2000-09-23
Movie Eiskalte Engel Cecile Caldwell 1999-03-05
Series Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane 1999-01-17
Series ママチャリ刑事 Shawn Holloway 1999-01-07
Movie Ich kann's kaum erwarten Girl Mike Hits On #1 1998-06-12
Movie No Laughing Matter Lauren Winslow 1998-04-01
Movie Strong Island Boys Tara 1997-01-03
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie In & Out - Rosa wie die Liebe 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 Friends Unknown 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
Movie Prom Night 3 - Das letzte Kapitel Unknown 1990-03-30
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Yentl Unknown 1983-11-18
Series On Safari Grace Anderson 1982-02-16
Movie Die letzten Heuler der Marine Unknown 1981-12-01
Series Austin City Limits Cyrus 1975-01-01
Series Judd for the Defense Jane Burns 1967-09-08