Full Name: Selma Blair Beitner
Birth Date: June 23, 1972
Birth Place: Southfield, Michigan, USA
Height: 5' 3"
Quote: "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."
Selma Blair Biography
In the town of Southfield, Michigan, Selma Blair Beitner was born June 23,
1972. After receiving a combined degree in Fine Arts and English from Michigan
University, Blair decided to move to New York City to pursue a career in photography.
Once in the Big Apple, she began taking photography classes at New York University,
but soon realized that being a photographer wasn't what she really wanted
and instead turned to acting.
At the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City, Blair honed her raw skills
and was soon discovered in one of her acting classes by an agent. She earned
her Screen Actor's Guild card one week later, after doing a television commercial
for the Theater of Virginia. Her official acting debut was on the TV series
The Adventures of Pete and Pete in 1993, which was followed by spot roles
in Soldier of Fortune, Inc. and Promised Land.
Her first few films were independent releases or mediocre films, with the
exception of the Kevin Kline film In and Out. The independent films, however,
garnered a great deal of praise for Blair, but were shown to a very limited
audience. Girl (with Dominique Swain and
Tara Reid) was a tremendous film, which certainly
would have faired decently at the box office but was never given the funding.
Additionally, Strong Island Boys and Brown's Requiem both received excellent
reviews, particularly for Selma's performances. It was the praise from these
films which helped get her name out among filmmakers' circles.
Blair's career began to snowball and her great performance in Cruel Intentions
was all she needed to push herself over the edge. Contacts were made and the
phone was ringing off the hook after the success of the film, for which Blair
received a "Best Kiss" award from the MTV Movie Awards and a nomination
for Best Breakthrough Performance for her role as Cecile Caldwell. The Warner
Brothers network also grabbed her for the title role in the 1999 sitcom Zoe
(formerly Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane), which received great reviews and
amassed a sizeable audience.
Following Cruel Intentions, Blair appeared in Storytelling, in which she
appears nude, after stripping to sleep with her
college professor. This roll helped to keep Blair's name buzzing in Hollywood.
Roles in hits Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, and Hellboy followed, keeping
her busy and continuing her success.
Blair is currently married Ahmet Zappa and in her spare time she enjoys horseback
riding; collecting black and white photography and figure skating.
Selma Blair Filmography
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (2007) .... Liz Sherman
The Listening Party (2007)
Waz (2007) .... Jean Lerner
Hellboy: Blood and Iron (2007) (TV) (voice) .... Liz Sheridan
Hellboy: Sword of Storms (2007) (TV) (voice) .... Liz Sherman
Purple Violets (2006) .... Patti Petalson
Chlorine (2006) .... Elise
The Night of the White Pants (2006) .... Beth Hagan
The Alibi (2006) .... Adelle
... aka Lies & Alibis (USA)
... aka Lies and Alibis (USA)
The Big Empty (2005) .... Alice
The Fog (2005) .... Stevie Wayne
The Deal (2005) .... Abbey Gallagher
Pretty Persuasion (2005) .... Grace Anderson
In Good Company (2004) .... Kimberly
A Dirty Shame (2004) .... Caprice Stickles
Coast to Coast (2004) (TV) .... Stacey Pierce
Hellboy (2004) .... Liz Sherman
... aka Super Sapiens (Malaysia: English title)
DeMarco Affairs (2004) (TV) .... Kate DeMarco
Dallas 362 (2003) .... Peg
A Guy Thing (2003) .... Karen Cooper
- The One with Christmas in Tulsa (2002) TV Episode .... Wendy
The Sweetest Thing (2002) .... Jane Burns
Highway (2002/I) .... Cassie
Legally Blonde (2001) .... Vivian Kensington
Storytelling (2001) .... Vi ('Fiction')
Kill Me Later (2001) .... Shawn Holloway
"Xena: Warrior Princess"
- Lifeblood (2000) TV Episode .... Cyane
Down to You (2000) .... Cyrus
Cruel Intentions (1999) .... Cecile Caldwell
"Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (1999) TV Series .... Zoe Bean
... aka Zoe (Australia) (USA: new title)
... aka Zoe... (USA: promotional abbreviation)
Debutante (1998) .... Nan
... aka Modern Girl (International: English title)
Can't Hardly Wait (1998) .... Girl Mike Hits On 1
Girl (1998) .... Darcy
No Laughing Matter (1998) (TV) .... Lauren Winslow
... aka Home of the Brave
- Designated Driver (1998) TV Episode .... Carla Braver
Brown's Requiem (1998) .... Jane
Scream 2 (1997) (voice) (uncredited) .... Cici's Friend on Phone
"Soldier of Fortune, Inc."
... aka S.O.F. Special Ops Force (USA: second season title)
... aka S.O.F., Inc.
... aka SOF, Inc.
- La Mano Negra (1997) TV Episode .... Tish August
In & Out (1997) .... Cousin Linda
Gone Again (1997) .... Ayla
Arresting Gena (1997) .... Drugged Woman
Two in the Morning (1997) .... Shea
Strong Island Boys (1997) .... Tara
Amazon High (1997) (TV) .... Cyane
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) .... Girl at rock concert
... aka Brain Candy (USA: short title)
... aka Kids in the hall: La pilule du bonheur (Canada: French title)
... aka Pilule du bonheur, La (Canada: French title: short title)
The Broccoli Theory (1996) .... Pretzel Cart Lesbian
"The Adventures of Pete & Pete"
... aka Pete and Pete (USA: short title)
- Das Bus (????) TV Episode .... Penelope Ghiruto
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