American actress, Selma Blair is well-known for appearing in films like "Cruel Intentions" in 1999, "Legally Blonde" in 2001, "The Sweetest Thing" in 2002, and "Hellboy" in 2004.

Picture of American actress, Selma Blair
Caption: Picture of American actress, Selma Blair (Photo: Instagram)

Selma Blair Mother

Selma is the youngest of four daughters of Molly Ann Beitner, and Elliot I. Beitner. On June 23, 1972, she was born with the birth name Selma Blair Beitner. Her birth place is Southfield, Michigan, who grew up in a Jewish household. Her mother Molly worked as a judge and father Elliot an attorney, active in the U.S. Democratic Party, and labor arbitrator. He died at the age of 82 in the year 2012. When she was 23 years old, her parents split up. Selma legally changed her last name to Blair. Likewise, she has three elder siblings sister; they are Katherine, Elizabeth, and Marie Beitner

She joined Hillel Day School and Cranbrook Kingswood. Then she enrolled at Kalamazoo College to study photography. She studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory, the Column Theatre, and the Stonestreet Screen Acting Workshop in addition to attending NYU. Blair returned to Michigan to finish her studies. She transferred from NYU and earned a triple major in photography, psychology, and English at the University of Michigan in 1994, where she received a magna cum laude degree. Having American nationality, Blair is of Scottish ethnicity.

Career of Blair 

In an acting class in New York City, Selma's first agent spotted her, and after 75 auditions, she landed a TV spot for a Virginia theater and became a member of the Screen Actors Guild. In a 1995 episode of Nickelodeon's "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," Blair made her television debut. In 1996, she starred in her first movie, "The Broccoli Theory." Additionally, she had an appearance in the Kids in the Hall film "Brain Candy" and had an uncredited cameo on "The Dana Carvey Show." Selma co-starred opposite Kevin Kline in the 1997 film "In & Out," played the title role in "Strong Island Boys," and overheard on the phone with Sarah Michelle Gellar's character Cici in the blockbuster horror movie "Scream 2."
With Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, and Ryan Phillippe, Blair co-starred in the 1999 film "Cruel Intentions," and nominated for an MTV Movie Award. 

Selma Blair clicking a selfie
Caption: Selma Blair clicking a selfie (Photo: Instagram)

She started playing Zoe Bean on The WB's "Zoe, Duncan, Jack, and Jane" in the year 1999. With the comedy "Down to You," Selma ushered in the new millennium. In 2001, she teamed up once more with Witherspoon for the box office success "Legally Blonde," which brought in $141.8 million. She co-starred in "The Sweetest Thing" in 2002 alongside Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz, made a cameo appearance on "Friends," and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2004, Blair portrayed the superhero Liz Sherman in "Hellboy," and she returned to the character in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (2008) as well as the animated straight-to-DVD movies "Hellboy: Sword of Storms" (2006) and "Hellboy: Blood and Iron" (2007).

Selma Blair posing for the picture
Caption: Selma Blair posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)

She debuted in 2008 as Kim on NBC's "Kath & Kim," where she played the character for one season. She later appeared as a guest performer on "Web Therapy" (2010) and "Portlandia" (2011) before securing the part of Dr. Kate Wales on the FX series "Anger Management." Selma starred as Kris Jenner, the ex-wife of O.J. Simpson's lawyer Robert Kardashian, in the 2016 movies "Ordinary World" and "Mothers and Daughters" and in Ryan Murphy's renowned "The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story." She next had appearances in the motion pictures "Mom and Dad" (2017), "After" (2019), and "After We Collided" (2020), as well as appearing as a guest star on three episodes of the Netflix remake of "Lost in Space" (2018-2019) and four episodes of "Heathers," which was based on the Winona Ryder-Christian Slater movie from 1988. In 2019 Blair started performing as Harper Glass on the Netflix science fiction drama "Another Life." Blair's participation in Dancing with the Stars season 31 was officially revealed on September 8, 2022. Sasha Farber served as her partner. In the fifth week of the competition, Blair left the competition on the advice of her physicians due to her failing health.

What is Selma Blair's Net Worth? 

As per reports, Selma Blair has an estimated net worth of $6 Million. Out of her acting career, he collected a hefty sum of money. She paid $645,000 on a modest home in West Hollywood, California in the year 2001.

Selma Blair clicking a selfie while sitting inside the car
Caption: Selma Blair clicking a selfie while sitting inside the car (Photo: Instagram)

In the year 2005, she sold that home for $1.2 million. She spent $1.3 million on a new house in the area at the time of the transaction, which she later sold for $1.7 million.

Is Selma Blair Still Married?

No, Selma Blair isn't still married to her husband. Previously, she was married to her husband Ahmet Zappa. On January 24, 2004, they tied the wedding knot at a lavish wedding ceremony at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California. Before their marriage, they dated for six months. The duo lived in Los Angeles in a 1920s-era home they bought for $1.35 million in the year 2004. 

Selma Blair with her ex-husband  Ahmet Zappa
Caption: Selma Blair with her ex-husband Ahmet Zappa (Photo: gettyimages)

On June 21, 2006, Blair filed for divorce from her husband Zappa citing "irreconcilable differences." A representative for the couple provided the following statement to People magazine:

"Selma and Ahmet have decided to divorce, but love each other very much and will continue to be close friends." 

In December 2006, they got divorced legally.

Does Selma Blair Have Kids? 

Selma Blair became the mother of a son Arthur Saint Bleick, born in the year 2011. Her son Arthur born out of her relationship with fashion designer Jason Bleick. The duo's romantic relationship began in 2010. Her representative made the announcement that she was pregnant with her first child in January 2011. Sadly, Blair and Jason's relationship ended after two years in September 2012. Previously, she dated "Rushmore" actor Jason Schwartzman between 2000 and 2001 before they became celebrities. In the year 2001, her relationship with Schwartzman ended.

Selma Blair clicking a selfie with her son Arthur
Caption: Selma Blair clicking a selfie with her son Arthur (Photo: Instagram)

She dated "The Sweetest Thing" actor Johnny Messner from 2006 to 2008. Also, Blair dated "Kath & Kim" actor Mikey Day in December 2008 but their relationship ended between 2009 and 2010. Selma was spotted on a movie date with singer & songwriter Josh Groban in July 2010. She spotted having dinner with music magnate David Foster in early March 2016. In the year 2017, she dated actor and producer, Ron Carlson

Selma Blair with her ex-boyfriend David Lyons
Caption: Selma Blair with her ex-boyfriend David Lyons (Photo: pagesix)

After her break up with Foster in January 2018, she rekindled their romance in January 2020, just after her split from her British producer and real estate developer boyfriend, David Lyons. In the year 2022, she split again with Carlson and filed dueling restraining orders against each other. In February, Blair requested a restraining order, stating that Carlson had assaulted her at home. Her temporary restraining order would last until their court date on March 22, 2022, at the time of the filing. 

Health of Blair

Blair revealed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October 2018. For a really long time, she had imagined that she was experiencing minor diseases or even a squeezed nerve, however the determination at last made sense of her inabilities, including her intermittent falling, dropping things, hazy memory, and her left side "behaving like it was requesting headings from a messed up GPS."

Selma Blair posing for the picture
Caption: Selma Blair posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)

She decided to tell the world the news in order to express her gratitude to Allisa Swanson, her costume designer. Swanson had become her unofficial "dresser" for her role in the Netflix series Another Life. She described Swanson as the one who "gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, (and) buttons my coats." In her memoir Mean Baby, Blair wrote about her experiences with multiple sclerosis: In May 2022, A Memoir of Growing Up was published.

Height of Selma Blair

Selma Blair has a height of 5 feet 2 inches or 1.6 m tall. Likewise, Blair has black color hair with dark brown eyes color.