Who is Selma Blair?
Selma Blair, a famous American actress, gained popularity with her outstanding roles in ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Cruel Intentions’. She is a talented performer with fantastic acting skills. First, she played a few roles in movies and television shows before becoming a renowned celebrity. Her comedy ‘The Sweetest Thing’ was another big success in 2002. The big-budget films including, Hellboy, Hellboy II and The Golden Army made her way to become the most influential actress of all times.
What is Selma Blair famous for?
She was born on June 23, 1972, in Michigan (Southfield). Selma Blair was graduated from the Michigan University in 1995 and got degrees in both Psychology and English. Later, she went to the New York City to fulfill her dream of becoming a Hollywood actress. Blair was 20 when she moved to the NYC, where she also attended the New York University. She played her first major roles in movies and television series in 1999.
She is the youngest of her parents’ four daughters. Selma is very outspoken when it comes to unveiling stress factors that she has been struggling with. Her battles with depression, anxiety, and alcoholism are no hidden secrets. Her life started to change after she had been diagnosed with the multiple sclerosis in 2018. This was a very disappointing time of her life as she couldn’t maintain to continue with her acting projects in full swing.
Blair belonged to Jewish background, and her name in Hebrew is Bat-Sheva. She altered her name legally at the age of 23, when her parents divorced each other. Her father’s name was Molly Ann, and Elliot Beitner was her mother. Selma’s father was a well-known attorney in the United States. He used to work for the US Democratic Party. He was also a labor arbitrator until died at the age of 82 in 2012.
The names of her older sisters are; Elizabeth, Marie Beitner, and Katherine. She attended Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfeild Hills and Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills. She had a desire to become a horse trainer and ballerina when she studied photography in Kalamazoo College. She also played a role in the Green Goose Theater play at the same time.
Selma had to struggle while stepping into the acting field. She got rejected quite a few times before making a debut in her commercial in 1993. She kept working in advertisements until got her first acting project in a television series known as ‘The Adventures of Pete and Pete’ in 1995. Let’s check out some of the most successful movies that gave lift to her acting career.
HellBoy and HellBoy II
She starred as a pyrokinetic-powered woman in HellBoy 2004. Her role was of Liz Sherman in that movie directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Hollywood fans praised her acting in that role. That is the reason why the director decided to cast her again in the sequel; HellBoy II (The Golden Army) released in 2008. This movie series was based on a fictional character ‘HellBoy’.
After doing small commercial ad projects, ultimately she played a breakout role in her evergreen film ‘The Cruel Intentions’. This was a cult drama movie filmed in 1999. She was starring opposite to Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Gellar. She played role of an innocent high school student known as Cecile Caldwell.
The comedy film ‘Legally Blonde’ was released in 2001. Selma came together with her co-star Witherspoon to play role of a law school student ‘Vivian Kensington’. Blair had a very good experience working with her colleague again in this movie. She admitted to work with Witherspoon again if an opportunity is provided in the future.
The Sweetest Thing
Blair earned the Teen Choice Award in 2002 in appreciation of her romantic comedy movie ‘The Sweetest Thing’. Here she appeared opposite to Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz. This film was another great feat of her acting career.
The Zoe series lasted for two seasons. This proved to be a big accomplishment for Selma Blair and her career. She was nominated for the ‘Teen Choice Award’ due to her amazing acting skills in this movie series.
Selma earned great prestige when it comes to showing her skills on television. She has done several wonderful TV shows, Ads, and comedies. She played role of a therapist in FX Comedy Charlie Sheen. Blair reportedly had grievances against her costar Sheen. She was supposed to have bad work habits with Blair. That’s the reason Selma was fired after she complained about the costar who was the executive producer of the show as well.
She was back to FX in 2016 for playing Kris Jenner’s role. The American Crime Story was a hit series in which Blair got a huge respect from around the world.
Is Selma Blair married now? Personal Life
Selma Blair has dated many handsome men in her life. However, she married only one of them. She tied the knot with a renowned producer and writer Ahmet Zappa on January 24, 2004. Unfortunately, they started to have problems and commotion in their marital relation. They remained together for nearly three years and decided to separate in December 2016. Both of them were legally divorced.
Later, Blair had fallen in love with actor Mikey Day and both of them keep dating each other from 2008 to 2010. Her next dream boy was the famous fashion designer and icon Jason Bleick. They started to live together and had a son named Arthur Saint Bleick. This relation also came to an end in September 2012.
Selma Blair has successfully completed more than fifty television series and movies until now. She has earned a large amount of money from her acting career. According to the recent estimations, she has the net worth of $14 Million. Her average annual income is estimated to be around $1.6 Million. It is said that she charged $40,000 per episode when she was working in the Anger Management.
Selma Blair Figure Measurement
Blair is 5 feet and 4 inches tall with a stylish figure. She weighs 52 kilograms, and her body measurements are 33-23-33 inches. The natural color of her hair is black and her eyes are brown. Her dress size is 2 (US), shoe size 7 (US), and bra size is 32A. She is known for her striking appearance behind the camera.