Selma Blair

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Selma Blair
Blair in 2023
Born (1972-06-23) June 23, 1972 (age 51)
EducationUniversity of Michigan (BA)
Years active1990–present
(m. 2004; div. 2006)

Selma Blair (born June 23, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, and the Hellboy franchise.

Blair, born in Southfield, Michigan, emerged from a background in legal and political involvement: both her parents were lawyers and her father active in the U.S. Democratic Party. Blair's upbringing was predominantly Jewish. She initially pursued photography at Kalamazoo College before moving to New York to become involved in the arts, graduating from the University of Michigan. Blair's early career was marked by numerous auditions to land her first roles in television and film, with her breakthrough in "Cruel Intentions" and subsequent mainstream success in projects like "Legally Blonde" and "Hellboy."

Blair's personal life include her marriage to Ahmet Zappa and subsequent relationships and motherhood. Her health journey became public with her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2018, an experience she has openly shared, contributing to her advocacy work. In 2021, Blair starred in Introducing, Selma Blair, a documentary about her life since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her autobiography, Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up, was published by Knopf in 2022.

Early life[edit]

Blair was born on June 23, 1972,[1] in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan, the youngest of four daughters of Molly Ann (née Cooke) and Elliot I. Beitner. Her maternal grandfather was the founder of Penn Fruit and she spent a great deal of her childhood in Philadelphia.[2] Both of her parents were lawyers; her father was a labor arbitrator and was active in the U.S. Democratic Party until his death in 2012; her mother died in 2020. Her parents divorced when Blair was 23. Selma and her sister Elizabeth officially changed their surname to 'Blair'; in her memoir, Blair wrote that, following a concerted effort on the part of her father's girlfriend to derail her career, she did not speak to her father for 12 years.[3][4]

Blair's father and maternal grandfather were Jewish; her Scottish maternal grandmother, and her mother, were Anglican but Selma and her sisters had a Jewish upbringing and Selma formally converted to Judaism in the second grade; her Hebrew name is 'Bat-Sheva'.[5][6][7] Blair attended Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, and Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills. She then spent two years (1990–1992) studying photography at Kalamazoo College.[8]

At age 21, Blair moved to New York City, where she lived at The Salvation Army.[9] Intending to become a photographer, she attended New York University (NYU), and took acting classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory, the Column Theater, and Stonestreet Studios. She returned to Michigan, transferred from NYU to the University of Michigan and, in 1994, graduated magna cum laude with a triple major in photography, psychology, and English. She then returned to New York City to pursue a career in the arts.[10][11]


1990–1998: Career beginnings[edit]

In 1990, during her time at Cranbrook Kingswood, Blair was involved in a production of T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral. She considered it a failure, but her English teacher told her not to give up; that was the first time she thought she could be an actress. In 1993 in New York, an agent discovered her in an acting class and Blair signed with her. After 75 auditions, Blair got her first advertising job, a TV ad for the Theater of Virginia.[12]

Blair won her first professional role in a 1995 episode of the children's sitcom The Adventures of Pete & Pete. In 1996, she landed her first feature film role in the comedy The Broccoli Theory.[13] In 1997, she made her first appearance in a mainstream feature film, the comedy In & Out. She auditioned six times for the role and remained on-set for several weeks, but most of her scenes were cut from the film's final version.[14]

Her first lead role was in the film Strong Island Boys.[15] She then won the lead in the 1997 fantasy film Amazon High. The film, which was proposed as a third show set in the Hercules and Xena mythological genre, did not air, but portions of it were used in the 2000 Xena: Warrior Princess episode "Lifeblood".[16][17] She was considered for the role of Joey Potter in Dawson's Creek, a role which ultimately went to Katie Holmes.[18] She subsequently appeared in several independent and short productions, including the award-winning Debutante.[19][20]

1999–2004: Breakthrough and mainstream success[edit]

Blair achieved her breakthrough in the 1999 coming-of-age drama Cruel Intentions.[21] It received mixed reviews, with Variety finding "newcomer" Blair "too broad" and "overdoing [her role]'s clumsiness".[22] The film made US$75.9 million internationally and brought Blair a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and a win for "Best Kiss", shared with co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar.[23] Cruel Intentions has since developed a cult following.[24][25]

In 1999, Blair starred as Zoe Bean on Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane, and was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for "TV – Breakout Performance".[citation needed] In 2000, following her performance in the teen comedy Down to You, Blair won the Young Hollywood Award for "Exciting New Face".[26] In 2000 and 2002, Blair was included in Vanity Fair's "Hollywood's Next Wave of Stars" issues.[27]

Blair co-starred in the 2001 hit comedy Legally Blonde, portraying a preppy, snobby law student; The Hollywood Reporter found her to be a "strong presence" in her role.[28] The film topped the US box office in its opening weekend; it grossed US$96.5 million in North America and US$141.7 million worldwide.[29] She next starred as a college student having an affair with her professor in the 2001 independent drama Storytelling. It premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival; SPLICEDwire cited Blair and co-star Leo Fitzpatrick for "painfully authentic performances as an emotionally insecure coed and her cerebral palsy-stricken dorm neighbor and lover".[30] In its review, View Auckland noted: "The acting, throughout, is excellent, with Selma Blair giving a mature performance that suggests better roles await her than those she’s had so far."[31] Blair next appeared in the 2002 comedy The Sweetest Thing. While the film was generally panned,[32][33] it grossed US$68.6 million worldwide. Blair appeared with her co-starts from the film on the cover of Rolling Stone and was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for her work in the film.[34][35]

In 2004, Blair took on the role of Liz Sherman, a depressed pyrokinetic superhero,[36] in Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster fantasy film Hellboy, co-starring Ron Perlman. Based on Mike Mignola's popular comic book series, the film was favorably received by critics; The New York Times remarked: "Blair's heavy-lidded eyes seem to be at half mast from some lovely lewd fantasy. With her sleepy carnality and dry, hesitant timing, she is a superb foil for Mr. Perlman's plain-spoken bravado."[37] Hellboy topped the box office in the U.S. and Canada in its opening weekend, and ultimately grossed US$99.3 million.[38][39]

Also in 2004, Blair played the role of an exhibitionist dancer in John Waters' satirical sex comedy A Dirty Shame, alongside Tracey Ullman. The film received a mixed response; A.V. Club described the production as a "proud retreat back into the sandbox of sexual juvenilia" and a "potty-mouthed manifesto from an elder statesman of shock", while pointing out that Blair and Ullman "throw themselves headfirst into the insanity, reveling in the forfeiture of dignity, self-respect, and self-consciousness their roles demand".[40] Blair also took part on the social project The 1 Second Film as a producer, and was included on the FHM list of "The 100 Sexiest Women of 2004".[41][42]

2005–2011: Independent films and The Diary of Anne Frank[edit]

Blair in May 2010

From 2005 to 2007, Blair appeared in a string of independent films. In 2008, she reprised her role of Liz Sherman in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, where her character had a larger role than its predecessor.[43] The film garnered largely positive reviews from critics and became a worldwide commercial success, grossing US$160 million.[44] Blair was nominated for the Scream Awards for Best Actress in a Fantasy Movie or TV Show.[45]

Blair at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

In 2008, Blair starred as a drug-addicted and alcoholic mother in Lori Petty's independent drama The Poker House. It received generally favorable reviews from critics,[46][47] with The Hollywood Reporter considering Blair's performance one her best.[48][49]

Also in 2008, Blair accepted the titular role on the NBC sitcom Kath & Kim.[50] The sitcom, which was based on the Australian television series of the same name, was canceled after one season.[51][52]

In 2009, Blair returned to the stage, when she took on the lead role of Kayleen in Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries. In 2010, Blair she lent her voice to narrate the audiobook of The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition, originally written by Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Her performance received a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children nomination.

2012–present: Film and television[edit]

In 2012, Blair returned to television as the female lead with the premiere of FX's Anger Management, co-starring Charlie Sheen. She starred in 53 episodes as Dr. Kate Wales, Sheen's neurotic therapist and love interest.[53] The series premiered to mixed critical reviews,[54] but broke ratings records with 5.74 million viewers in its debut and ranks as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history.[55][56] Blair left the show in June 2013, during the shooting of the second season, due to disagreements with Sheen, who fired her via text message.[57][58][59][60][61]

In 2012, Blair narrated Xfinity TV commercials, including the London 2012 Olympics ads.[62] In 2014, she obtained her first television role since Anger Management when she was cast as Joanna in the Amazon's comedy pilot Really. [63] The pilot was not picked up but, in February 2016, Blair co-starred in the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People vs. O. J. Simpson.[64][65][66]

In 2018, Blair was cast in a recurring role on the Netflix science-fiction drama series Another Life; it ran from 2019 to 2021 before being canceled.[67][68]

In September 2022, Blair became a contestant on season 31 of Dancing with the Stars but left in the fifth week of the competition because of her deteriorating health.[69] [70]


Blair at the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards

Blair is known for her fashion-forward style, and for her frequent radical hairstyle changes.[71][72] She lent her image to the Marc Jacobs-Brian Bowen Smith clothing line,[73][74] and has worked with several other fashion designers, including Karen Zambos, Martin Margiela, Isaac Mizrahi, Reinaldo Herrera, and Stella McCartney.[75][76][77][78][79]

She was featured in the 2002 Pirelli Calendar,[80] and, in 2005, appeared in The New York Times Magazine award-winning photography gallery, "The Selma Blair Witch Project: Fall’s Dark Silhouettes Have a Way of Creeping Up on You" by the art photographer Roger Ballen, at the Palau Robert in Barcelona in 2012.[81][82]

Blair also appeared with Rainn Wilson singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for the 2008 Gap winter ad campaign, and was included in Glamour's list of the 50 Most Glamorous Women of 2008.[83][84]

In 2010, Blair posed with Demi Moore and Amanda De Cadenet for a spread in Harper's Bazaar magazine.[85] In 2012, she became the spokesperson for, and first actress to appear on, the "Get Real For Kids" campaign.[86] In the spring of that year, she released SB, a line of handbags and wallets which she designed.[87]

She has appeared on covers and photo spreads of other magazines, including CR Fashion Book magazine in February 2016.[88] In 1999, she appeared in Seventeen, and in subsequent years, in Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Vogue, Glamour, Rolling Stone, The Lab Magazine, Interview, Dazed & Confused, Hunger, and Elle.[89][90] She has been the face of fashion houses Chanel, Miu Miu and GAP.[91] She presented parts of the collection of Christian Siriano at a celebration of his 10th stage anniversary at Masonic Hall during New York Fashion Week 2018. In 2020, she appeared as a judge on a Project Runway special.[92]

Personal life[edit]

On January 24, 2004, Blair married writer and producer Ahmet Zappa at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California. They lived in Los Angeles in a 1920s-era home they bought for $1.35 million.[93] She filed for divorce from Zappa on June 21, 2006, citing "irreconcilable differences." The divorce became final in December 2006.[94][95][96]

Blair has dated actors Jason Schwartzman and David Lyons and, from 2008 to 2010, dated her Kath and Kim co-star Mikey Day.[97][98]

In 2010, Blair began dating fashion designer Jason Bleick; their son, Arthur Saint Bleick, was born that July.[99][100][101] In September 2012, they announced that they had separated.[97][102]

In 2022, Blair and her ex-boyfriend, filmmaker Ron Carlson, who she had been seeing since 2017, requested temporary restraining orders against each other, with both claiming physical abuse.[103] The order requests were mutually dismissed.[104]


In October 2018, Blair revealed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August of that year.[105] In a 2023 interview with British Vogue, Blair said that her symptoms had begun to manifest themselves when she was a child, and that her un-diagnosed MS had caused brain damage. As the condition worsened, she was heavily medicated, developed a dependency on alcohol and attempted suicide.[106] She was inspired to reveal the news as a way to thank Allisa Swanson, her costume designer, who had become her unofficial "dresser" for her role in the Netflix series Another Life, saying that Swanson "gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, (and) buttons my coats."[105][107] Blair wrote about her experiences with multiple sclerosis in her memoir, Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up, which was published in May 2022.[108]


Blair with President Joe Biden at the White House in October 2023

On May 27, 2012, Blair was a special guest at the National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. She presented the story of Brigette Cain, a war widow who lost her husband (Pfc. Norman L. Cain III) in Afghanistan.[109][110]

In October 2012, Blair starred in the political satire sketch The Woman for Romney, about the campaign proposals of Mitt Romney, former Republican Party nominee for the 2012 United States presidential election.[111] She also supported Marianne Williamson for the 2014 congressional elections.[112]

Blair's charity work and philanthropic causes include Marc Jacobs' Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign, H&M's Fashion Against AIDS 2011 Campaign,[113] Children's Action Network,[114] AmFAR AIDS Research 2011,[115] Lange Foundation (dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals), Bulgari-Save the Children 2012 Ad Campaign,[116] No Kid Hungry,[117] Staying Alive Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.[118] On October 2, 2015, she received the Universal Smile Award during THE SMILE GALA LA 2015 to benefit children with cleft lip and palate.[119] She was included as one of the Silence Breakers selected as the 2017 Time Person of the Year.[120] In December 2021, Michelle Pfeiffer presented Blair with the Equity in Entertainment Award at the Power 100 Women ceremony.

In June 2022, Blair became chief creative officer of Guide Beauty, a company which creates cosmetic products for those with mobility challenges.[121] In December 2022 she was chosen as one of the BBC's 100 women.[122]


In February 2024, Blair made a comment, later deleted, on an Instagram video[123] related to the Israel-Hamas war commenting "Deport all these terrorist supporting goons. Islam has destroyed Muslim countries and then they come here and destroyed minds. They know they are liars. Twisted justifications. May they meet their fate."[124][125][126] The comment was criticized as Islamophobic, prompting Blair to delete it and issue a statement apologizing for her remarks.[127][128][129]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Broccoli Theory Pretzel cart lesbian
Brain Candy Girl at rock concert
1997 Strong Island Boys Tara
Gone Again[130] Ayla Short film
Arresting Gena Drugged woman
In & Out Cousin Linda
1998 Brown's Requiem Jane
Girl Darcy
Can't Hardly Wait Girl Mike hits on No. 1
1999 Cruel Intentions Cecile Caldwell
2000 Down to You Cyrus
2001 Storytelling Vi Segment "Fiction"
Legally Blonde Vivian Thelma Kensington
Kill Me Later Shawn Holloway
2002 Highway Cassie
The Sweetest Thing Jane Burns
2003 A Guy Thing Karen Cooper
Dallas 362 Peg
2004 Hellboy Liz Sherman
A Dirty Shame Caprice Stickles / Ursula Udders
In Good Company Kimberly
2005 Pretty Persuasion Grace Anderson
The Deal Abbey Gallagher
The Fog Stevie Wayne
The Big Empty Alice Short film
2006 The Alibi Adelle
The Night of the White Pants Beth Hagan
Hellboy: Sword of Storms Liz Sherman (voice) Direct-to-video
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron Liz Sherman (voice) Direct-to-video
Purple Violets Patti Petalson
WΔZ Jean Lerner
Feast of Love Kathryn Smith
2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend Emily Lott
The Poker House Sarah
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Liz Sherman
2011 The Family Tree Ms. Delbo
Animal Love[131] Sorrel Short film
The Break-In[132] Beverly Short film
Dark Horse[133][134] Miranda
Kingdom Come[135] Herself Documentary
2012 Columbus Circle[136] Abigail Clayton
In Their Skin[137][138] Mary Hughes
2015 Sex, Death and Bowling[139][140] Glenn McAllister
2016 Eva Hesse[141] Eva Hesse (voice) Documentary
Ordinary World Karen Miller
Mothers and Daughters[142][143] Rigby
2017 Mom and Dad[144][145] Kendall Ryan
2019 After Carol Young
2020 After We Collided Carol Young
A Dark Foe Doris Baxter
2021 Introducing, Selma Blair Herself Documentary
Far More[146] Glenn McAllister


Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Penelope Ghiruto Episode: "Das Bus"
1996 The Dana Carvey Show[147] Uncredited Episode: "The Szechuan Dynasty"
1997 Amazon High Cyane Pilot
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Tish August Episode: "La Mano Negra"
1998 Getting Personal Receptionist Pilot
Promised Land Carla Braver Episode: "Designated Driver"
No Laughing Matter[148] Lauren Winslow Television film
1999–2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Zoe Bean
2000 Xena: Warrior Princess Cyane Episode: "Lifeblood"
2002 Friends Wendy Episode: "The One with Christmas in Tulsa"
2003 Coast to Coast Stacey Pierce Television film
2004 DeMarco Affairs Kate DeMarco Pilot
2008–2009 Kath & Kim Kim
2010 Tommy's Little Girl[149] Lawyer / Assassin Pilot
Web Therapy[150] Tammy Hines 3 episodes
2011 Portlandia Frannie Walker Episode: "Blunderbuss"[151]
2012–2013 Anger Management Kate Wales
2012 Web Therapy Tammy Hines 2 episodes
Slideshow of Wieners: A Love Story[152] Becca Short
2013 Out There[153] Destiny / Larry (voices) 2 episodes
Comedy Bang! Bang![154][155] Herself / Cyber girl Episode: "Andy Samberg Wears a Plaid Shirt & Glasses"
2014 Really Joanna Pilot
2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Kris Jenner 3 episodes
Bookaboo Herself Post-production
2018–2019 Lost in Space Jessica Harris 3 episodes
2018 Heathers Jade Duke 4 episodes
2019 Another Life Harper Glass Main role (season 1)
2020 DuckTales Witch Hazel (voice) Episode: "The Trickening!"
2022 Dancing with the Stars[156] Herself Contestant (season 31)


Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Little Theatre of The Green Goose Various roles
2009 Gruesome Playground Injuries[157][158] Kayleen Alley Theatre

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Artist(s) Notes
1998 Charmed My Friend Steve
1999 Every You Every Me Cecile Caldwell Placebo Film version
2010 Full of Regret Katt Danko Jones

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role
2008 Hellboy: The Science of Evil Liz Sherman


Year Title
2010 The Diary of Anne Frank

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Title Notes Ref
1999 Teen Choice Awards Nominated Choice TV: Breakout Star Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane
2000 MTV Movie Awards Nominated Breakthrough Female Performance Cruel Intentions
Won Best Kiss Cruel Intentions (Shared with Sarah Michelle Gellar)
Young Hollywood Awards Won Exciting New Face – Female
2002 Teen Choice Awards Nominated Choice Movie: Actress Comedy The Sweetest Thing
Young Hollywood Awards Won Next Generation
2003 DVD Exclusive Awards Nominated Best Actress Highway
2005 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Nominated Best Supporting Actress Hellboy
2008 Scream Awards Nominated Best Actress – Fantasy Movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2011 Grammy Award Nominated Best Spoken Word Album for Children Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
2015 Operation Smile Won Universal Smile Award
2021 Media Access Awards Won Visionary Award Life's Work Presented by Keah Brown [159]
2022 People's Choice Award Won The Competition Contestant of 2022 Dancing with the Stars [160]
2022 100 Women (BBC) Nominated Actress


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