Selma Blair

Selma Blair

Highest Rated: 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

Lowest Rated: 3% Down to You (2000)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1972

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.


Highest Rated Movies



17% After Carol Young 2019
75% Mom and Dad Kendall Ryan 2018
47% Ordinary World Karen 2016
18% Mothers and Daughters Rigby 2016
80% Eva Hesse Eva Hesse $0.2M 2016
No Score Yet Geezer Actor 2016
17% Sex, Death And Bowling Glenn McAllister 2015
45% In Their Skin Mary Hughes 2012
70% 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
86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) Liz Sherman $75.8M 2008
63% The Poker House Sarah 2008
No Score Yet My Mom's New Boyfriend Emily 2008
40% 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
82% In Good Company Kimberly $45.5M 2004
53% A Dirty Shame Caprice Stickles $1.3M 2004
No Score Yet Cruel Intentions 3 Actor 2004
81% Hellboy Liz Sherman $59.1M 2004
24% A Guy Thing Karen $15.5M 2003
27% The Sweetest Thing Jane Burns $24.5M 2002
53% Storytelling Vi $0.9M 2002
26% Kill Me Later Shawn Holloway 2001
70% 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
54% Cruel Intentions Cecile Caldwell 1999
42% 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


6% Another Life
Harper Glass 2019
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2018
93% American Crime Story
Kris Kardashian Kris Jenner 2016
No Score Yet FABLife
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2016
23% Anger Management
Kate Kate Wales 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
Appearing 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Web Therapy
No Score Yet Project Runway
Judge 2010
20% Kath & Kim
Kim Day 2009
72% American Idol
Appearing 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2005
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
Utma 2000


Liz Sherman says: Red, white, whatever. Guys are all the same.

Agent John Myers says: Miss Sherman? Can I call you Liz? It's a beautiful name.

Liz Sherman says: 60 percent of the women in the world are named Liz.

Agent John Myers says: Well, it's impressive by my standards. My name's John. John T. Myers. Dr. Bruttenholm asked me to invite you back to the Bureau.

Kathryn Merteuil says: My advice is to sleep with as many people as possible.

Cecile Caldwell says: But that would make me a slut, wouldn't it?

Kathryn Merteuil says: Cecile, everybody does it; it's just that nobody talks about it.

Cecile Caldwell says: So, it's like a secret society?

Kathryn Merteuil says: That's one way looking at it.

Kathryn Merteuil says: [under her breath] Fucking idiot...

Sebastian Valmont says: [Cecile is wearing a shirt with a big koala bear on it] My, what an adorable shirt you're wearing!

Cecile Caldwell says: Thanks, my dad took me on a trip to Australia.

Sebastian Valmont says: And how are things down under? [looks up her skirt] Blossoming, I hope.

Cecile Caldwell says: This sure doesn't taste like an iced tea.

Sebastian Valmont says: It's from Long Island.

Cecile Caldwell says: He took down my pants and he started writing the alphabet but he was writing it with his tongue.

Vivian Kensington says: Nice outfit.

Elle Woods says: Oh, I like your outfit too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated.

Liz Sherman says: Open wide

Liz Sherman says: Open wide.

Miranda says: Are you for real?

Abe says: Absolutely. A thousand percent.

Sarah says: "It's like when people tell you that their dog doesn't bite ...well how do they know."