Selma Blair

  • Birth Name: Selma Blair Beitner
  • Birth Place: Southfield, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Moved from Michigan to New York City to pursue a career in fashion photography, before becoming more interested in acting.
  • Studied acting at New York's Stella Adler Conservatory and the Column Theater.
  • Appeared as a monkey and a baby in surreal theatre productions at the Little Theatre of the Green Goose in Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Made her TV debut in a 1995 episode of Nickelodeon cult favorite The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
  • Had a breakout year in 1999, starring in big-screen teen drama Cruel Intentions and on the WB sitcom Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane.
  • A spokesperson for the Get REAL for Kids campaign.
  • Is an avid equestrian.


  • Arthur Saint Bleick — Son
  • Molly Cooke — Mother
  • Ahmet Zappa — Ex-husband
  • Jason Schwartzman — Ex-significant Other
  • Mikey Day — Ex-significant Other
  • Jason Bleick — Ex-significant Other
  • Elliot Beitner — Father
  • Matthew Felker — Ex-significant Other
  • Lizzie Lies — Sister
  • Catherine — Sister
  • Marie Cooke — Sister


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States (BA and BFA in English and Fine Arts, 1995); attended New York University, New York, New York, United States; attended Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States