Selma Blair

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Actress

Birth Date: June 23, 1972

Age: 51 years old

Birth Place: Southfield, Michigan

American actress Selma Blair enjoyed tremendous success as a young actress before later using her own experiences with the disease to promote awareness of multiple sclerosis. Born in Southfield, Michigan, she began gravitating towards acting in college. Living in New York, her early career was filled with fits and starts. She made her television debut in the children's sitcom "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" (Nickelodeon, 1992-96). Big screen roles followed in the drama "Strong Island Boys" (1997) and the comedy "In & Out" (1997), as well as the TV fantasy adventure "Amazon High" (1997). The profile of her roles continued to increase as she starred with Dominique Swain in "Girl" (1998) and the well-received thriller "Brown's Requiem" (1998). She found mainstream success when she joined Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon in the cast of "Cruel Intentions" (1999). Blair was then cast as the lead in "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (The WB, 1999-2000), playing first a high school and then, in the second season, college student. She continued working with her top contemporaries, starring alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles in "Down to You" (2000) and joining Witherspoon for the hit comedy "Legally Blonde" (2001). In between the studio fare, she worked steadily in independent films, including "Storytelling" (2001) and "Highway" (2002), with Jake Gyllenhaal. Now firmly established, she starred with Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate in the comedy "The Sweetest Thing" (2002), joined Stiles for "A Guy Thing" (2003), and made a memorable guest appearance on the hit TV show "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). She found a different kind of acclaim when she teamed with Ron Perlman for Guillermo Del Toro's superhero offering "Hellboy" (2004). She played Liz Sherman, a woman with pyrotechnic abilities, a role she would revisit in the sequel "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" (2008) and in animated follow-ups to the films. While continuing to work in a variety of film projects, Blair returned to television with starring roles in the sitcoms "Kath & Kim" (NBC, 2008-09), opposite Molly Shannon, and "Anger Management" (FX, 2012-14) with Charlie Sheen. She also took on the role of Kardashian family matriarch, Kris Jenner, in the high-profile miniseries "American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson" (FX, 2016), acting alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and John Travolta. The actress later joined the ensemble cast, along with Susan Sarandon and Courteney Cox, of the drama "Mothers and Daughters" (2016). Just as she was cast in a recurring role in the online series "Another Life" (Netflix, 2019), Blair revealed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The revelation led to a fresh round of dialogue and attention around the debilitating neurological disorder. Stars in "A Dark Foe" (2021) with Oscar Cardenas, Kenzie Dalton and Graham Green.

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Introducing, Selma Blair

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2021

CBS Mornings

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2021

Far More

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Glenn McAllister
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2021

Introducing, Selma Blair

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2021
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The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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2020

After We Collided

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Carol
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2020

A Dark Foe

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Dr. Doris Baxter
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2020

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

Another LifeStream

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Harper Glass
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2019
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Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Selma Blair: The Interview

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2019

After

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Carol Young
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2019

People Cover Story

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2018

The Gong Show

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2017

Stars to the Rescue

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2017

Mom and Dad

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Kendall Ryan
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2017

100 Women

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2016

Hollywood Medium With Tyler HenryStream

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2016

Eva Hesse

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2016

Mothers and Daughters

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Rigby
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2016

Ordinary World

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Karen
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2016

FABLife

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2015

Future-Worm!Stream

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Excavator Angrita
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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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2015

Sex, Death and Bowling

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Glenn McAllister
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2015

Really

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Joanna
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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

Anger ManagementStream

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Kate Wales
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2012

In Their Skin

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Mary
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2012

Web TherapyStream

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2011

PortlandiaStream

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2011
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Hellboy: Seeds Of Creation

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Dark Horse

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2011

ConanStream

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The Talk

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The Family Tree

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Ms. Delbo
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Columbus Circle

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Bookaboo

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2009

Kath & Kim

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Kim Day
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2008
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2008

Studio Spotlight

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2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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Liz
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Emily Lott
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2008

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Sarah
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2008
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Hellboy: Blood and Iron

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2007

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2007

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2007

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Patti
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2007

Lies & Alibis

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2006

The Night of the White Pants

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2006

Hellboy: Sword of Storms

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Liz Sherman
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2006

Dancing With the StarsStream

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2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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The Deal

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2005

The Fog

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2005

Pretty Persuasion

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Gail
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2005

Project RunwayStream

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2004

Coast to Coast

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Stacey Pierce
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2004

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Liz Sherman
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2004
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A Dirty ShameStream

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Caprice Stickles
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2004
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In Good CompanyStream

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Kimberly
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2004
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A Guy ThingStream

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Karen
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2003
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Dallas 362

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2003

The Sweetest Thing

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Debutante

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2001

Live With Regis and Kelly

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Legally BlondeStream

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Vivian
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2001
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Storytelling

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2001

Highway

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Cassie
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2001

Kill Me Later

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2001

Down to You

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2000

Zoe ...

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1999

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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1999

Cruel IntentionsStream

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Cecile Caldwell
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1999
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No Laughing Matter

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Girl

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1998

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Jane
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1998

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Strong Island Boys

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Wendy
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1994
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Late Night With Conan O'Brien

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Good Morning America

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Meet the Press

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