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Selma Blair

One of today's most exciting and versatile actors, Selma Blair first gained our attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions, a youthful retelling of the classic novel Les Liaisons dangereuses.

After graduating from high school in Michigan, Blair 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 The Column Theatre.

Blair will next star in George Gallo's My Mom's New Boyfriend, opposite Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan and Colin Hanks, and Lori Petty's The Poker House. On the small screen, Blair will star opposite Molly Shannon in the NBC show Kath and Kim, based on the successful Australian show of the same name. The show is premiering in fall 2008.

Blair 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.

Blair starred in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy and appeared in John Waters' A Dirty Shame. Her other recent film credits include Paul Weitz's In Good Company, with Topher Grace; Marcos Siega's Pretty Persuasion; and Newton Thomas Sigel's The Big Empty, with Elias Koteas. She was most recently seen co-starring opposite Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman in Robert Benton's Feast of Love, and starring in Ed Burn's Purple Violets and Tom Shankland's Waz, opposite Stellan Skarsgard.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Selma Blair Facts

Birth NameSelma Blair Beitner
BirthdayJune 23, 1972 (51)
BirthplaceSouthfield, Michigan, USA
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Selma Blair compared to you?
Awards2000 MTV Movie Awards: Best Kiss (for Cruel Intentions)

Selected Filmography

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Legally Blonde
My Mom's New Boyfriend
The Poker House
Cruel Intentions
Down To You
In Their Skin
Pretty Persuasion
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