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Selma Blair

Lowest Rated:   3% Down to You (2000)
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Birthplace:   Southfield, Michigan
After a couple of years of independent films and TV, Selma Blair began to make her name in late-'90s teen-targeted work. The Michigan-born and educated Blair originally moved to New York to pursue a career as a photographer, but wound up taking acting classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory instead. After being discovered by an agent, Blair played substantial roles in indie films Strong Island Boys (1997), Girl (1998), and Brown's Requiem (1998), and the TV movie No Laughing Matter (1997). She truly arrived, as the proverbial young actress to watch, in 1999 as level-headed New York teen Zoe in the WB sitcom Zoe, Duncan, Jack, and Jane (retitled Zoe in 2000), and more prominently, as the gullible and bumbling Cecile Caldwell in the popular Les Liaisons Dangereuses update Cruel Intentions (1999). Although Cecile played a secondary role in the film's nefarious sexual machinations among rich Manhattan prep schoolers, Blair's attention-getting onscreen kiss with co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar earned the teen seal of approval with an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss in June 2000. Blair continued her youth movie work as a school drop-out-turned-porn star in the college romantic comedy Down to You (2000). After the cancellation of Zoe, Blair turned her attention again to movies. Though she played the lead in Kill Me Later (2001), Blair had a higher profile supporting role in the hit summer comedy Legally Blonde (2001). As the WASP Harvard law student Vivian Kensington, Blair was the uptight, brunette opposite of Cruel Intentions co-star Reese Witherspoon's pink and blonde Los Angeles princess Elle Woods, initially sneering at her vulgar rival before being won over by Elle's legal smarts and their shared love interest's idiocy. Taking a break from Hollywood froth, Blair also appeared as a co-ed who has a fateful intimate encounter with her writing professor in indie film provocateur Todd Solondz's customarily acidic third feature Storytelling (2001). A role as Elle Woods' (Reese Witherspoon) adversary turned friend in the hit 2001 comedy Legally Blonde found Blair offering an effective ying to star Witherspoon's yang, and subsequent roles in The Sweetest Thing (2002) and A Guy Thing (2003) found her offering a pair of winning supporting performances. Her status as an of-the-moment ingenue was further sealed by her participation, along with such other actresses as Julia Stiles and Mena Suvari, in the newfangled, tasteful 2002 version of the Pirelli Tires Calendar, and in 2004 Blair opted to expand her resume into special-effects laden blockbuster territory with the larger-than-life comic-to-screen adaptation Hellboy. After returning to fight the forces of darkness in the 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Blair began gravitating toward television with roles ni Kath & Kim, Portlandia, and Charlie Sheen's post-Two and a Half Men sitcom Anger Management.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mom & Dad
  • Actor
2017
53% Ordinary World
  • Karen
2016
19% Mothers and Daughters
  • Rigby
2016
76% Eva Hesse
  • Eva Hesse
$0.2M 2016
17% Sex, Death And Bowling
  • Glenn McAllister
2015
45% In Their Skin
  • Mary Hughes
2012
71% Dark Horse
  • Miranda
$0.2M 2012
10% The Family Tree
  • Ms. Delbo
$4.2k 2011
No Score Yet Columbus Circle
  • Abigail Clayton
2010
No Score Yet Happy Together
  • Actor
2009
85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
  • Liz Sherman
$75.8M 2008
57% The Poker House
  • Sarah
2008
No Score Yet My Mom's New Boyfriend
  • Emily
2008
39% Feast of Love
  • Kathryn
$3.5M 2007
No Score Yet Purple Violets
  • Patti Petalson
2007
No Score Yet Hellboy: Blood and Iron
  • Liz Sherman
2007
No Score Yet Hellboy: Sword of Storms
  • Liz
2006
57% Lies & Alibis
  • Adele
2006
No Score Yet The Night of the White Pants
  • Beth
2006
71% w Delta z
  • Jean Lerner
2006
4% The Fog
  • Stevie Wayne
$29.6M 2005
32% Pretty Persuasion
  • Grace Anderson
$59.1k 2005
21% The Deal
  • Abbey Gallagher
2005
53% Dallas 362
  • Peg
2005
83% In Good Company
  • Kimberly
$45.5M 2004
53% A Dirty Shame
  • Caprice Stickles
$1.3M 2004
81% Hellboy
  • Liz Sherman
$59.1M 2004
24% A Guy Thing
  • Karen
$15.5M 2003
26% The Sweetest Thing
  • Jane Burns
$24.5M 2002
53% Storytelling
  • Vi
$0.9M 2002
26% Kill Me Later
  • Shawn Holloway
2001
68% Legally Blonde
  • Vivian Kensington
$95.1M 2001
No Score Yet Highway
  • Cassie
2001
50% Brown's Requiem
  • Jane Baker
2000
3% Down to You
  • Cyrus
2000
No Score Yet Girl
  • Darcy
1999
49% Cruel Intentions
  • Cecile Caldwell
1999
40% Can't Hardly Wait
  • Girl Mike Hits on No. 1
1998
72% In & Out
  • Cousin Linda
1997
No Score Yet No Laughing Matter
  • Lauren
1997
No Score Yet Coast to Coast
  • Stacey Pierce
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
96% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
2015-2016
  • Kris Kardashian Kris Jenner
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
21% Anger Management
2012
  • Kate Kate Wales
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
  • Judge
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2000

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