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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 June 1972Southfield, Michigan, USA
Birth NameSelma Blair Beitner
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions (1999), a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses".

Selma was born in Southfield, Michigan, to Molly Ann (Cooke), a judge, and Elliot I. Beitner, a lawyer. She had a Jewish upbringing. After graduating from high school in Michigan, Selma moved to New York City to pursue her goal of being a photographer but found her way to acting classes at The Stella Adler Conservatory and Stonestreet Studios.

Selma starred for two seasons as the title character in the WB's Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (1999) and then appeared in the hit comedy, Legally Blonde (2001) opposite Reese Witherspoon. She then starred opposite Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate in The Sweetest Thing (2002) and in two independent films that garnered her much critical acclaim: Dana Lustig's Kill Me Later (2001) and Todd Solondz's controversial Storytelling (2001).

In 2004, Selma starred in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy (2004) and appeared in John Waters's A Dirty Shame (2004). Her other film credits include Paul Weitz's In Good Company (2004), opposite Topher Grace in Pretty Persuasion (2005), opposite Stellan Skarsgård in The Killing Gene (2007), in Ed Burns's Purple Violets (2007), in Robert Benton's Feast of Love (2007) starring opposite Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear.and Newton Thomas Sigel's award-winning short film, The Big Empty (2005) opposite Elias Koteas.

2008 was a busy year for Selma Blair. After My Spy (2008) (aka "Homeland Security"), Selma returned to the big screen as "Liz Sherman" in Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). She also starred in an independent film by writer and director Lori Petty, titled The Poker House (2008), starring opposite Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, Jennifer Lawrence. In the fall of 2008, Selma went to television and shot one season with NBC's Kath & Kim (2008), starring opposite Molly Shannon. In the fall of 2009, Selma took to the stage and played "Kathleen" in award-winning playwright Rajiv Joseph's "Gruesome Playground Injuries". In 2010, Selma starred in the suspense thriller, Columbus Circle (2012), starring opposite Jason Lee, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin Pollak. Selma did some shorts during 2010, including 3 episodes of Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy (2008), a Danko Jones music video starring opposite Elijah Wood, a guest episode of Fred Armisen's web TV show Portlandia (2011) and a Mollie Jones short titled Animal Love (2011). Selma completed two films in 2011. In Their Skin (2012), a home invasion thriller, starring opposite James D'Arcy, and Dark Horse (2011) - Todd Solondz's latest film starring opposite Jordan Gelber, Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow. Dark Horse (2011) was selected for competition and is set to have its world premiere at the 68th annual Venice Film Festival followed by the Toronto Film Festival in September of 2011. 2011 also brings Selma Blair's latest project, motherhood. Selma and her "Ever Clothing" fashion designer boyfriend, Jason Bleick, welcomed their son, Arthur Saint Bleick, on July 25th 2011.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Manager/Publicist

Spouse (1)

Ahmet Zappa (24 January 2004 - 27 November 2006) (divorced)

Trivia (26)

Audtioned for the role of Buffy on the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) which eventually went to Sarah Michelle Gellar, whom she appeared opposite in Cruel Intentions (1999).
Was supposed to be a regular on the TV show Getting Personal (1998), but was fired after the original pilot.
Originally moved to New York to pursue photography. Her plans soon changed, however, as she wound up studying at the Stella Adler Conservatory and Column Theater.
Before heading to New York, Selma spent her freshman year (1990-1991) at Kalamazoo College where she did a play called "The Little Theater of the Green Goose" and studied photography.
Throughout high school she disliked her first name and went by just Blair.
Attended Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield, Michigan, at the same time as Elizabeth Berkley. Another graduate was Jaime Ray Newman.
Engaged to Ahmet Zappa (October 2003)
Former sister-in-law of Moon Unit Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, and Diva Zappa.
Wore a very large pair of fake breasts to play a stripper in the movie A Dirty Shame (2004), directed by John Waters.
Graduated from the University of Michigan in 1994 (BFA in Photography).
Wore a pale pink wedding dress for her wedding and had an identical dress made in black for the reception.
She has a one eyed dog named Wink
She and Ahmet Zappa were married at the Beverly Hills mansion of actress Carrie Fisher.
Went to camp at Black River Farm and Ranch, a horseback riding camp for girls.
References Sissy Spacek, Julie Hagerty, and Judy Davis as her influences.
Her mother was a judge and her sister was a police officer (for 11 years).
Developed a fear of the water and sharks after seeing Jaws (1975).
Best friends with Reese Witherspoon.
Announced that she and her boyfriend, fashion designer Jason Bleick, are expecting their first child together (13 January 2011).
Was in a relationship with Mikey Day, having met on the set of Kath & Kim (2008) (December 2008-August 2010).
Gave birth to her son Arthur Saint Bleick, with boyfriend Jason Bleick, 21 days late and weighing in at 7lbs 12oz (25 July 2011).
Was 5 months pregnant with her son Arthur when she completed filming on Dark Horse (2011).
Was in consideration for the role of Susan Johnson in Arthur (2011), but Jennifer Garner was cast instead.
Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her son Arthur in order to begin filming Anger Management (2012).
Was delivered via Caesarean section.
Selma's paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants (from Poland and Russia), and Selma's maternal grandfather was from a Jewish family from Ukraine/Russia. Selma's maternal grandmother was of English ancestry.

Personal Quotes (2)

On husband Ahmet Zappa's noteworthy proposal: "I said, 'I need something to make sure that this is real,' a Ferrari or something, and so he gave me a highlighter pen. It was a yellow highlighter pen. ... He told me that his father, Frank Zappa, had asked his mother to marry him with a pen".
[on performing in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)] I loved being surrounded by monsters and I guess it goes back to my childhood. I loved fairy tales - Aesop's Fables, Grimm's Fairy Tales. I was a big fan of Little Matchstick Girl.

Salary (1)

Anger Management (2012) $40,000 per episode (2012-2013)

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