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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 -- Very Public Breastfeeding

Selma Blair
Very Public Breastfeeding

Selma Blair is mixing fun bags with shopping bags -- the former "Anger Management" star was unabashedly breastfeeding in plain sight at one of the biggest shopping spots in L.A. like it was no big… READ MORE >

Selma Blair -- Officially FIRED from 'Anger Management'

Selma Blair
Officially FIRED from 'Anger Management'

Chalk up a victory for Charlie Sheen ... 'cause Selma Blair has officially been 86'd from "Anger Management."TMZ broke the story ... Sheen personally fired Blair over the weekend after hearing… READ MORE >

- 1105 days ago
Charlie Sheen Threatens 'Anger Management' Producers -- Fire Selma Blair ... Or I'll Quit

Charlie Sheen
Threatens 'Anger' Producers Fire Selma Blair ... Or I'll Quit

Charlie Sheen has told "Anger Management" producers -- FIRE SELMA BLAIR ASAP OR ELSE HE'S QUITTING THE SHOW ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story -- Charlie has been on a mission to get Selma… READ MORE >

- 1105 days ago
Charlie Sheen -- At War With Selma Blair ... She's FIRED!

Charlie Sheen
At War With Selma Blair She's FIRED!

Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair are in an all out WAR on the set of "Anger Management" ... so much so, Sheen says he fired the actress and REFUSES to shoot if she comes to set today, this according… READ MORE >

- 1107 days ago
Selma Blair -- Famous Person Sells Mansion to Famous Person

Selma Blair
Famous Person Sells Mansion to Famous Person

Selma Blair unloaded her swanky L.A. mansion after 6 months on the market, TMZ has learned, but she didn't let just anyone buy it -- she waited until ANOTHER celebrity came along to scoop it… READ MORE >

- 1442 days ago
Selma Blair -- The Ugly Truth About Odd Baby Names

Selma Blair
Ugly Truth About Odd Baby Names

Listen up, future parents -- Selma Blair has awesome advice if you want to name your baby Voldemort ... don't! Unless you're 1000% positive the kid's gonna be a looker. READ MORE >

- 1622 days ago
Selma vs. Rashida: Who'd You Rather?

Selma vs. Rashida
Who'd You Rather?

Smokey-eyed actresses Selma Blair, 37, and Rashida Jones, 34, both showed up to the same event in NYC this weekend.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 2254 days ago
Blair's Bitch Project -- The Bloody Truth

Blair's Bitch Project -- The Bloody Truth

Selma Blair's bitch boy/co-star Mikey Day (the dude from "Wild N' Out") knows what leads here at the ol' TMZ -- and last night the dude was on a mission to create scandal ... cause if the… READ MORE >

- 2839 days ago
Selma Blair -- Not Razor Sharp

Selma Blair -- Not Razor Sharp

Perhaps foreshadowing the fate of her new sitcom, Selma Blair bit it big time while riding a Razor scooter.Selma is the breakout star of the fall season -- literally. See Also The Blair Ditch… READ MORE >

- 2853 days ago
NKOTB Still Got It (The Right Stuff)

NKOTB Still Got It
(The Right Stuff)

With a tour on the horizon, the New Kids on the Block were all hard at work on their new video shoot this weekend. Also in L.A.: Wynona Ryder hid her face, Shirley MacLaine got lost, 65-year-old… READ MORE >

- 2968 days ago

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