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Selma Blair

Selma Blair is a famous actress and model from the United States. Selma Blair is widely known for playing Zoe Bean on the WB sitcom Zoe, and Duncan, and Cecile Caldwell in the 1999 cult film Cruel Intentions.

Early Life

Selma Blair was born in Southfield, Michigan, United States on the 23rd of June 1972. Her full name is Selma Blair Beitner. She is 51 years old under the zodiac sign Cancer. Blair holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion.

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Caption: Selma Blair with her kids and ex-husband source: Daily Mail.

Regarding her family background, she is the daughter of Elliot Beitner (Father) and Molly Ann Beitner (Mother). She grew up along with her three elder sisters, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Marie Beitner.

Her father was an attorney and a prominent American Democrat, while her mother served as a judge. She was twenty-three years old when her parents divorced.

Education

Speaking of her educational background, Blair attended Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills and the Jewish school Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills. She then enrolled in “Kalamazoo College.”

To pursue a photography career, Selma relocated to New York and enrolled at “New York University.” She eventually moved back to Michigan and obtained multiple degrees from the “University of Michigan” in photography, English, fine arts, and psychology.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about her career, Selma made her film debut by playing Pretzel Cart in the 1996 movie ‘The Broccoli Theory’. Later, she was cast in a respectable role in the movie “In & Out.” She also appeared in the 1998 music video for “Charmed” by My Friend Steve.

She experienced success in 1999 when she co-starred in the movie “Cruel Intentions” with actors like Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Her subsequent television appearance occurred in the seasons of “Zoe, Duncan, Jack, and Jane” that aired between 1999 and 2000. She was hired for the comedy film “Legally Blonde” in 2001, starring Reese Witherspoon, but was fired during pre-production. She later re-joined the project, though.

One of Selma’s most enduring performances was as Liz Sherman in “Hellboy” in 2004. Based on a well-known comic book of the same name, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” the film’s successful sequel, was released in 2008.

For Selma, 2008 was a busy year. She played the lead role in the independent film “The Poker House” by Lori Petty. She was paired with Golden Globe and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. Selma appeared on television in the fall of 2008, co-starring with Molly Shannon in one of the seasons of NBC’s “Kath & Kim.”

She made an appearance in the television series “Anger Management” in 2012, playing the part of Dr. Kate Wales. In the same year, Selma co-starred with Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee, Amy Smart, and Kevin Pollak in the suspense thriller film “Columbus Circle.”

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Caption: Selma Blair in the 2012 television series ‘Anger Management’ source: IMDb.

More about her career

Selma had a successful year in 2016 thanks to her role as Kris Jenner in the popular “FX” miniseries “American Crime Story: The People vs. O. J. Simpson,” which was based on the popular case of O. J. Simpson’s murder. She starred in the independent drama “Mothers and Daughters” that same year.

Selma was paired with Nicolas Cage in the highly regarded film “Mom and Dad” in 2017. In 2018, she made a comeback to television with recurring parts on shows like “Heathers” and “Liverspots and Astronauts.”

The actress appeared in the romantic drama film “After” and the science fiction series “Another Life” on Netflix in 2019. Additionally, she received a role in the crime-horror film “The Great Illusion.”

Selma Blair – Net Worth 2024

Selma Blair has earned a huge amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth as of 2023 is around $6 million.

Endorsements

Selma credits wise stock investments, significant real estate holdings, and lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics for her wealth. She also owns several eateries in Washington (the “Fat Blair Burger” chain), a football team called the “Southfield Angels,” and her vodka brand called Pure Wonderblair (US).

She is currently targeting the junior market with a top-selling perfume called With Love from Selma and a clothing line called “Selma Blair Seduction.”

Awards and Achievements

She won the MTV Movie Awards in 2000. Selma and her ‘Cruel Intentions co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, shared this award for their on-screen chemistry. In the same year, she also earned the ‘Face of the Year award. In 2015, Her million-dollar smile earned her the Operation Smile Award in the ‘Universal Smile’ category.

Personal Life

Regarding her love life, Selma started dating the well-known American author, producer, and publisher Ahmet Zappa in July 2003. They dated for roughly six months before getting married on January 24, 2004, but the union did not last long as they split up on November 27, 2006.

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Caption: Selma with Jason Bleick source: Closer Weekly.

She began dating fashion designer Jason Bleick in 2010. 2011 saw a public announcement from her representative stating that she was expecting Jason’s child. On July 25, 2011, a baby was born, and it was given the name Arthur Saint Bleick. In September 2012, the couple separated after two years of dating.

Blair revealed in October 2018 that she has multiple sclerosis, a condition that harms a portion of the nervous system. She admitted that despite having this illness for a long time, she was unaware of how serious it was.

Body Measurements

Selma is very beautiful and attractive undoubtedly. She has an excellent height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m/160 cm) and weighs around 52 kg (115 lbs). In addition, Blair has brown pair of lovely eyes and brown hair color.

Selma Blair – Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @selmablair with 3.1 million followers. Moreover, she also has 172.5K followers on Twitter and 240K followers on Facebook.