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Selma Blair

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One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions, 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 and then appeared in the hit comedy, Legally Blonde opposite Reese Witherspoon. She then starred opposite Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate in The Sweetest Thing and in two independent films that garnered her much critical acclaim: Dana Lustig's Kill Me Later and Todd Solondz's controversial Storytelling.In 2004, Selma starred in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy and appeared in John Waters's A Dirty Shame. Her other film credits include Paul Weitz's In Good Company, opposite Topher Grace in Pretty Persuasion, opposite Stellan Skarsgård in The Killing Gene, in Ed Burns's Purple Violets, in Robert Benton's Feast of Love starring opposite Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear.and Newton Thomas Sigel's award-winning short film, The Big Empty opposite Elias Koteas.2008 was a busy year for Selma Blair. After My Mom's New Boyfriend (aka "Homeland Security"), Selma returned to the big screen as "Liz Sherman" in Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army. She also starred in an independent film by writer and director Lori Petty, titled The Poker House, 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, 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, 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, a Danko Jones music video starring opposite Elijah Wood, a guest episode of Fred Armisen's web TV show Portlandia and a Mollie Jones short titled Animal Love. Selma completed two films in 2011. In Their Skin, a home invasion thriller, starring opposite James D'Arcy, and Dark Horse - Todd Solondz's latest film starring opposite Jordan Gelber, Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow. Dark Horse 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.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Selma Blair -- I Blacked Out On Booze and Meds

Selma Blair
I Blacked Out On Booze and Meds

Selma Blair is apologizing for her outburst on her flight back from Cancun, and admitting she mixed alcohol with pills. Blair says, "I made a big mistake yesterday. After a lovely trip with my son… READ MORE >

Selma Blair -- Gets Nurses' Assist During In-Flight Outburst (PHOTO)

Selma Blair
Gets Nurses' Assist During In-Flight Outburst

Selma Blair was comforted by 2 nurses ... minutes after she lost control during the flight. TMZ broke the story ... Selma was flying to L.A. from Cancun when she apparently mixed meds with alcohol… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Selma Blair -- The Calm Before the Flight (PHOTOS)

Selma Blair
The Calm Before the Flight

Selma Blair was the picture of serenity over the weekend ... just a day or so before she ended up being carried off a jet on a stretcher. TMZ broke the story ... Selma went off the rails on a… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Selma Blair -- Outburst on Flight ... Removed by Stretcher

Selma Blair
Outburst on Flight Removed by Stretcher

Selma Blair was taken off a Delta flight Monday on a stretcher after losing control ... TMZ has learned. Witnesses on a flight from Cancun, Mexico to LAX tell us, Blair was in first class and… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Sarah Michelle Gellar & Selma Blair -- Awesome Intentions!! Sucking Face While Reese Witherspoon Watches

Sarah Michelle & Selma
Awesome Intentions!! Sucking Face While Reese Watches

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair recreated their epic "Cruel Intentions" make out scene last night -- and it was just as epic ... 16 years later. Reese Witherspoon made it a full… READ MORE >

- 461 days ago
'American Crime Story' --  Dead Ringer Cast for O.J. Simpson Show (PHOTOS)

'American Crime Story'
Dead Ringer Cast For O.J. Simpson Show

Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden are going to have serious flashbacks after seeing these photos of David Schwimmer, John Travolta and Selma Blair decked out in their 'American Crime Story'… READ MORE >

- 475 days ago
Kris Jenner -- David Schwimmer Is Gonna Nail Robert Kardashian & Selma Blair Playing Me ...

Kris Jenner
Schwimmer's Gonna Nail My Ex & Selma Blair Playing Me ...

David Schwimmer will not be stuck in 2nd gear when it comes to playing Robert Kardashian -- at least according to Kris Jenner ... who gave him tips on how to nail the role. The Queen of the… READ MORE >

- 477 days ago
Selma Blair -- Sarah Michelle Gellar Has a Permanent Reservation ... In My Mouth!

Selma Blair
Sarah Michelle Gellar Has a Permanent Reservation ... In My Mouth!

Everyone remembers Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar sucking face in "Cruel Intentions" -- but that kinda heat doesn't just happen. Takes practice, damn it. How much? We asked… READ MORE >

- 638 days ago
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge

Lots going on this week. George Zimmerman is a menace to his community -- so says the police chief. Dina Lohan ended up in the drunk tank. Selma Blair is out for blood after getting sacked from… READ MORE >

- 1083 days ago
Selma Blair Threatens Lawsuit -- You Screwed Me Over, Charlie Sheen!

Selma Blair
Threatens Lawsuit You Screwed Me, Charlie!

Selma Blair has called in the legal hounds ... threatening Charlie Sheen and Lionsgate Entertainment with a retaliation lawsuit after getting the ax on "Anger Management."Sources connected with… READ MORE >

- 1084 days ago

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