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Also Known As: Selma Blair Beitner Died:
Born: June 23, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Southfield, Michigan, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

In 2002, Vanity Fair magazine anointed Selma Blair as one of Hollywood's next wave of stars, an honor bestowed to the acting elite. Fearless and versatile throughout her career when it came to choosing her film projects, she played everything from a ditzy prep school student to a big-breasted stripper. Blair even made an icy law student seem likeable in the comedy "Legally Blonde" (2001), the film in which audiences first took notice of her. Seven years after her blockbuster debut, she still had everyone laughing in "Kath and Kim" (NBC, 2008- ), a remake of a popular Australian sitcom, where she co-starred with TV funny gal Molly Shannon and continued to enthrall fans with her quirky beauty and comedic gifts.

In 2002, Vanity Fair magazine anointed Selma Blair as one of Hollywood's next wave of stars, an honor bestowed to the acting elite. Fearless and versatile throughout her career when it came to choosing her film projects, she played everything from a ditzy prep school student to a big-breasted stripper. Blair even made an icy law student seem likeable in the comedy "Legally Blonde" (2001), the film in which audiences first took notice of her. Seven years after her blockbuster debut, she still had everyone laughing in "Kath and Kim" (NBC, 2008- ), a remake of a popular Australian sitcom, where she co-starred with TV funny gal Molly Shannon and continued to enthrall fans with her quirky beauty and comedic gifts.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Columbus Circle (2012)
2.
 Kingdom Come (2012)
4.
5.
 Purple Violets (2008)
6.
 Poker House, The (2008)
8.
 Feast of Love (2007)
10.
 Fog, The (2005) Cast
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Southfield, Michigan
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Moved to NYC to pursue career as a photographer
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Began studying acting at the Stella Adler Studio
1997:
Feature film debut in the comedy, "In & Out"
1998:
Appeared in the USA Network TV-movie "No Laughing Matter"
1998:
Played the female lead in "Brown's Requiem" based on the novel by James Ellroy
1999:
Cast as Zoe Bean in the WB sitcom, "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane"
1999:
Featured as Cecile in a modern-day reworking of "Les Liaisons Dangereuse" titled "Cruel Intentions"
2001:
Offered a supporting role in the comedy, "Legally Blonde"
2002:
Appeared on an episode of NBC's "Friends" as Chandler's co-worker
2002:
Co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate in the comedy "The Sweetest Thing"
2003:
Cast opposite Jason Lee and Julia Stiles in the comedy feature "A Guy Thing"
2004:
Cast as Pyrokenetic Liz Sherman in Guillermo del Toro's "Hellboy"
2004:
Starred opposite Tracey Ullman and Johnny Knoxville in the John Waters comedy "A Dirty Shame"
2005:
Co-starred with Tom Welling and Maggie Grace in the remake of John Carpenter's classic horror film, "The Fog"
2005:
Cast opposite Christian Slater in the political thriller "The Deal"
2007:
Played the wife of Greg Kinnear's character in Robert Benton's "Feast of Love"
2008:
Re-teamed with director Guillermo del Toro for "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"
2010:
Earned a Grammy nomination for narrating <i>Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl: The Definitive Edition</i>
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Education

Kalamazoo College: Kalamazoo , Michigan -
Cranbrook Kingswood School: Bloomfield Hills , Michigan -
Stella Adler Studio of Acting: New York , New York -
University of Michigan: Ann Arbor , Michigan - 1994

Notes

"... I had just looked in the mirror and thought, Wow! I look like Judy Davis, when the next thing I know, I get a call saying, "Do you want to do this movie with Judy Davis?" So now, I look in the mirror and say, 'Damn! I look like Nicole Kidman!' hoping the phone will ring again."---Blair quoted to Interview November 2002.

"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."---Blair, on husband Ahmet Zappa's noteworthy proposal People, April 6, 2004.

"I'm an actress for hire, and I haven't been able to indulge a snobbism that I'd like to in choosing films. Money-wise I work from film to film, so there are some things I'm just going to have to forgive myself for doing and see what there is to learn."---Blair quoted to Interview, September 2004.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Jason Schwartzman. Actor, musician. Born in June 1980; reportedly dated in early 2000; appeared to have reconciled in early 2001.
companion:
Matthew Davis. Actor. Reportedly dated in fall of 2000; acted together in "Legally Blonde".
husband:
Ahmet Zappa. Actor-rocker. Reportedly dating as of Summer 2003; got engaged October 2003; married January 24, 2004 in Coldwater Canyon, California, at the home of actress-writer Carrie Fisher.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Molly Blair. Magistrate. Divorced from Selma's father.
sister:
Elizabeth Blair. Born c. 1970.
sister:
Catherine Blair. Born c. 1968.
sister:
Marie Blair. Born c. 1960.
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