Selma Blair Beitner was born on June 23, 1972, in Southfield, Michigan. Blair achieved international fame with her portrayal of Liz Sherman in the big-budget fantasy films Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Her breakthrough came when she starred as Zoe Bean on the WB sitcom Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane. In 2010, Blair narrated the audiobook The Diary of Anne Frank, earning a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.
About Selma Blair in brief
Selma Blair Beitner was born on June 23, 1972, in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Blair had a Jewish upbringing; her Hebrew name is Bat-Sheva. Blair attended Hillel Day School, a Jewish day school in Farmington Hills and Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills soon after. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1994 with a bachelor of fine arts in photography, bachelor of arts in psychology with a double major in fine arts and English. Blair moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts at the age of 20. Blair starred as Kim in the American remake of Kath & Kim; as Kate Wales on the sitcom Anger Management ; and as Kris Jenner in the first season of the FX drama series American Crime Story. In 2010, Blair narrated the audiobook The Diary of Anne Frank, earning a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. Her breakthrough came when she starred as Zoe Bean on the WB sitcom Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane, and as Cecile Caldwell in the cult film Cruel Intentions. Blair achieved international fame with her portrayal of Liz Sherman in the big-budget fantasy films Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Her other notable film credits include Storytelling, A Guy Thing, A Dirty Shame, The Fog, WΔZ, Feast of Love, The Poker House, Dark Horse, In Their Skin, Ordinary World, Mothers and Daughters, Mom and Dad, and After.
On television, Blair starred in the pilot episode of the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess, which has never been aired. In 2000, she was selected to take the lead in the fantasy film, Amazon High, alongside Karl Karl, Karl Dietrich, and Urban Xena Warrior Princess. In the same year, she also starred as a present-day orphaned high school student who accidentally travels back in time to the mythical days of the Amazons in the TV show Hercules Xena High, which also was also proposed as a third show in the Hercules mythological genre. Her father was an attorney, active in the U.S. Democratic Party, and labor arbitrator until his death in 2012 at the Age of 82. Her parents divorced when Blair was 23; she subsequently legally changed her surname. She has three older sisters, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Marie Be itner. In 1996, she landed her first feature film role in The Broccoli Theory, an unromantic comedy set in NYC. In 1997, she made her first appearance on a mainstream feature film, the Kevin Kline comedy In & Out. In 1998, she played the love interest of the main character Big Pete on the children’s television sitcom The Adventures of Pete & Pete. In 1999, she appeared in the film The Bro broccoli Theory, which was based on true events based on a Long Island 80’s street gang. In 2002, she had a role in the movie Strong Island, based on the true events of the 80’s Boys Boys.