Selma Blair

United States

Selma Blair Bio

Who is Selma Blair

American film, television, and theater actress who played Reese Witherspoon's rival in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. She also had prominent roles in the films Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing, Columbus Circle and Hellboy.

Early Life (Childhood)

Born Selma Blair Beitner in Southfield, Detroit, Michigan, she was raised Jewish. Blair attended Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills where she studied photography.

Interesting Facts

After several auditions, independent film roles, and guest roles in various television series, Blair achieved her breakthrough role opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions.

Personal Life

Blair married writer and producer Ahmet Zappa in 2004 and got divorced in 2006. She had a child with her boyfriend Jason Bleick, in July 2011 and separated a year after that. Blair enjoys child and animal care, and has acted in many charity works.


She received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for her narration of the 2011 documentary The Diary of Anne Frank.