An estimated $6 million dollars has been amassed by Selma Blair, an American actress. Actors like “Cruel Intentions” (1999), “Legally Blonde” (2001), “The Sweetest Thing” (2002), and “Hellboy” have made Blair a household name (2004). “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” (1995), “Promised Land” (1998), In & Out” (1997), and “Can’t Hardly Wait” (1998) are just a few of the television and film roles she has had since the mid-1990s (1998).
“Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane” (1999–2000), “Kath & Kim” (2008–2009), “Anger Management” (2012–2013), and most recently, “Another Life,” in which she played Kris Jenner. She also appeared in three episodes of the Emmy Award-winning FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (2016).
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 23, 1972 (49 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Born Selma Blair Beitner on June 23, 1972, in Southfield, Michigan, Selma Blair is an American actress. Elliot, her father, died in 2012 at the age of 82, and she was raised in a Jewish home by her mother Molly (a judge), and her older sisters Elizabeth, Marie, and Katherine.
Selma’s parents divorced when she was 23 years old, and she changed her last name legally to Blair. At Kalamazoo College, she studied photography after attending Hillel Day School and Cranbrook Kingswood. When Selma moved to New York City at the age of 20, she took acting classes at the Stonestreet Screen Acting Workshop, the Stella Adler Conservatory, and the Column Theatre while attending New York University (NYU) and residing at The Salvation Army.
She appeared in “The Little Theater of the Green Goose” at Kalamazoo College. She later changed schools and earned her magna cum laude at the University of Michigan in 1994. Blair double-majored in English and visual arts, graduating with a BA in psychology and a BA in photography as a result of her hard work and dedication. She returned to her old stomping grounds in New York City after receiving her degree.
When Selma’s first agent found her at an NYC acting class, she booked a commercial for a Virginia theatre after 75 auditions and became a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild.
A 1995 episode of “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” aired on Nickelodeon, and her first feature picture, 1996’s “The Broccoli Theory,” followed. On “The Dana Carvey Show,” she also starred in the Kids in the Hall movie, “Brain Candy.”
Her most recent film roles are In & Out with Kevin Kline, Strong Island Boys, and Scream 2 with Sarah Michelle Gellar, in which she was heard on the phone with Cici (Sarah Michelle Gellar). For her performance in the 1999 film, “Cruel Intentions,” Blair won an MTV Movie Award. The WB’s “Zoe, Duncan, Jack, and Jane” cast her as Zoe Bean in 1999.
To kick off the new millennium, Selma appeared in the romantic comedy “Down to You” before reuniting with Reese Witherspoon for the box office smash “Legally Blonde.”
“The Sweetest Thing” co-stars Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate, and she appeared on the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine during the year 2002. “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Hellboy: Sword of Storms,” and “Hellboy: Blood and Iron” have all had Blair reprising her role as Liz Sherman, the superhero she first played in 2004’s “Hellboy” (2007).
Before winning the part of Dr. Kate Wales, Dr. Kate Wales on FX’s “Anger Management,” she played Kim on NBC’s Kath & Kim for one season in 2008, and then guest-starred on Web Therapy and Portlandia in 2010.
While Selma featured in the films “Ordinary World” and “Mother and Daughters” in 2016, she also played Kris Jenner, Robert Kardashian’s ex-wife in Ryan Murphy’s “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which received critical acclaim. “Mom and Dad,” “After,” and ‘After We Collided’ followed.
She also participated in three episodes of the Netflix adaptation of “Lost in Space” (2018–2019) and appeared in four episodes of “Heathers” (2018), which was based on the 1988 Winona Ryder/Christian Slater picture. The Netflix sci-fi drama “Another Life” cast Blair as Harper Glass in 2019.
His abrupt death at the age of 18 has puzzled Selma; he had epilepsy, she claims, but she doesn’t know for sure what caused it. Wed on January 24, 2004, at Carrie Fisher’s Beverly Hills residence, Blair and Ahmet Zappa were divorced in December 2006.
Since her split with co-star Mikey Day (now a cast member of “Saturday Night Live”) in 2010, Selma has been in a relationship with fashion designer Jason Bleick. They had a son, Arthur (born in July 2011), during their time together.
Despite years of battling with symptoms like fuzzy memory, stumbling, and dropping things, Blair was finally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August of last year. Selma has donated to numerous non-profits throughout the years, including the National MS Society, Operation Smile, Children’s Action Network, and the Staying Alive Foundation.
Awards and Nominations:
Breakout Star at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards for her role in “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane,” and in the following year, she was named the Young Hollywood Awards’ Exciting New Face – Female, as well as being nominated for two MTV Movie Awards, where she shared the Best Kiss award with “Cruel Intentions” co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Blair won the Young Hollywood Awards’ Next Generation award in 2002 and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Actress Comedy for her performance in “The Sweetest Thing.” “A Dark Foe” won her a Best Actress award at Barcelona Planet Film Festival and a Best Supporting Actress award at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival in 2019.
She was also awarded Operation Smile’s Universal Smile Award in 2015. As part of the “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition” audiobook project, Selma received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for Children that same year. The DVD Exclusive Awards, the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and the Scream Awards have all recognized her work.
Selma paid $645,000 in West Hollywood, California, buying a small house in 2001. For $1.2 million in 2005, she sold that house to another buyer. A year later, she acquired a second house in the neighborhood for $1.3 million, which she sold for $1.7 million.