Jun. 23rd, 1972
Southfield, Michigan, USA
Selma Blair's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - My Mom's New Boyfriend
2008 - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2007 - w Delta z
2007 - Feast of Love
2007 - Purple Violets
2006 - The Alibi
2005 - Pretty Persuasion
2005 - The Deal
2005 - The Fog
2004 - A Dirty Shame
2004 - In Good Company
2004 - Hellboy
2003 - A Guy Thing
2002 - The Sweetest Thing
2001 - Storytelling
2001 - Legally Blonde
2000 - Down to You
1999 - Cruel Intentions
1998 - Can't Hardly Wait
1997 - Scream 2
1997 - In & Out
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Guest Judge
One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained our attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions (1999), a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses". 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 The Column Theatre.
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 (I)'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 Skarsg�rd in w Delta z (2007), in Ed Burns's Purple Violets (2007), in Robert Benton (I)'s Feast of Love (2007) starring opposite Morgan Freeman (I) and Greg Kinnear.and Newton Thomas Sigel's award-winning short film, The Big Empty (2005) opposite Elias Koteas.
Selma's upcoming projects include My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008) opposite Colin Hanks, Antonio Banderas (I) and Meg Ryan (I) and is in production on Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).
- Wore a very large pair of fake breasts to play a stripper in the movie _A Dirty Shame (2004)_ (qv), directed by 'John Waters (I)' (qv).
- Best friend with 'Reese Witherspoon' (qv).
- Went to camp at Black River Farm and Ranch, a horseback riding camp for girls.
- Before heading to New York, Selma spent her freshman year (1990-91) at Kalamazoo College where she did a play called "The Little Theater of the Green Goose" and studied photography.
- Developed a fear of the water and sharks after seeing _Jaws (1975)_ (qv).
- References 'Sissy Spacek' (qv), 'Julie Hagerty' (qv), and 'Judy Davis (I)' (qv) as her influences.
- Her mother was a judge and her sister was a police officer (for 11 years).
- Attended Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield, Michigan, at the same time as 'Elizabeth Berkley' (qv).