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 ...

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Highway (2002)

Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from Pilot's drug source where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cox
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Selma Blair  •  Jared Leto  •  John C. McGinley

A Dirty Shame (2004)

Sylvia Stickles runs a convenience store with her husband and mother-in-law. One day, Sylvia is hit on the head and transforms from an uptight prude to a sex-crazed lunatic. As she goes on a rampage through town, Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray Ray, a sexual ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Tracey Ullman  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Selma Blair  •  Chris Isaak

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom into grown-up romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Elfont  •  Deborah Kaplan
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Ethan Embry  •  Charlie Korsmo  •  Lauren Ambrose

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Selma Blair

Hellboy (2004)

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In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon—Hellboy—has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Selma Blair  •  Rupert Evans  •  John Hurt

Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)

When Hellboy, Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapien are assigned to investigate the ghost-infested mansion of a publicity-hound billionaire, they uncover a plot to resurrect a beautiful yet monstrous vampire from Professor Bruttenholm’s past. But before they can stop her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tad Stones  •  Victor Cook
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Selma Blair  •  John Hurt  •  Doug Jones

Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)

A folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy to a supernatural ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tad Stones  •  Phil Weinstein
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Selma Blair  •  Doug Jones  •  Peri Gilpin

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

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An evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, and is on a mission to release 'The Golden Army', a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat prince ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Selma Blair  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Doug Jones

In Good Company (2004)

Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new supervisor becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Topher Grace  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Marg Helgenberger

Legally Blonde (2001)

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Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Luke Wilson  •  Selma Blair  •  Matthew Davis

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcos Siega
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Selma Blair  •  David Wagner  •  Brent Goldberg

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

The Alibi (2006)

Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a murder suspect in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Checkowski  •  Kurt Mattila
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Steve Coogan  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jon Polito

The Fog (2005)

Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years earlier, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sank, drowning all aboard. Now they're back – ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Tom Welling  •  Maggie Grace  •  Selma Blair  •  DeRay Davis

The Night of the White Pants (2006)

The patriarch of a distinguished but crumbling Dallas family is forced to hit the town with his daughter's punk rock boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Talkington
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  Nick Stahl  •  Selma Blair  •  Frances Fisher

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

Christina's love life is stuck in neutral. After years of avoiding the hazards of a meaningful relationship, one night while club-hopping with her girlfriends, she meets Peter, her perfect match. Fed up with playing games, she finally gets the courage to let her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Christina Applegate  •  Selma Blair  •  Thomas Jane

In & Out (1997)

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Joan Cusack  •  Tom Selleck  •  Matt Dillon

A Guy Thing (2003)

Paul Morse is a good guy. When his friends throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience clean -- which is why he's shocked when he wakes up in bed with a beautiful girl named Becky and can't remember the night before. Desperate to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Koch
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  James Brolin

Storytelling (2001)

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Solondz
CAST:  Selma Blair  •  John Goodman  •  Leo Fitzpatrick  •  Robert Wisdom

Down to You (2000)

College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a predatory porn star who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kris Isacsson
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  Shawn Hatosy
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