Selma Blair is a Actor and Director American born on 23 june 1972 at Southfield (USA)
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Birth name Selma Blair BeitnerNationality USABirth 23 june 1972Selma Blair (born Selma Blair Beitner; June 23, 1972) is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial Hollywood motion pictures, indie and art house films.
(47 years) at Southfield (USA
Blair officially started her professional acting career in December 1995 in the Nickelodeon sitcom The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Her early work consisted of several television guest roles, brief appearances in mainstream films and lead roles in unreleased projects, including the New Zealand fantasy film Amazon High (1997). Later, she gained mainstream recognition after starring in the 1999 teen drama Cruel Intentions.
She achieved international fame as a result of her portrayal of the pyrokinetic heroine Liz Sherman in the fantasy films Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Other notable films include Legally Blonde (2001), The Sweetest Thing (2002), The Fog (2005), Purple Violets (2007), The Poker House (2008) and Columbus Circle (2012).
In the 1990s, Blair portrayed the titular role of Zoe on the teen sitcom Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane. In the 2000s, she starred as Kim in the American remake of Kath & Kim. In 2012, she returned to television as the female lead in the first two seasons of the TV series Anger Management.
Blair narrated the Holocaust-related documentary The Diary of Anne Frank. Her performance, for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011, drew positive reviews from critics.
Relationships and family
In 1990, Blair's childhood sweetheart died in an accident at the age of 18; later, talking about her tragic loss, she commented: "It made me realize I have to live... Having the boy I loved not anymore on this planet, I'd better live, I'd better do something".
On January 24, 2004, after six months of dating, Blair married writer and producer Ahmet Zappa (son of musician Frank Zappa) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California. She filed for divorce from Zappa at the Los Angeles Superior Court on June 21, 2006, citing "irreconcilable differences". In a statement to People magazine, a spokesperson for the couple said, "Selma and Ahmet have decided to divorce but love each other very much and will continue to be close friends”. The divorce became final in December 2006.
Blair dated her Kath and Kim co-star Mikey Day from 2008 to 2010.
In 2010, Blair began dating fashion designer Jason Bleick. In January 2011, Blair's representative announced that she was pregnant with her first child. Their son, Arthur Saint Bleick, was born on July 25, 2011. In September 2012, Blair and Bleick announced that they had separated after two years.
On May 27, 2012, Blair attended the National Memorial Day Concert as a special guest, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. She presented the story of Brigette Cain, a war widow, who lost her husband (Pfc. Norman L. Cain III), in Afghanistan.
Later, in October of the same year, Blair starred in the political satire sketch The Woman for Romney, about the campaign proposals of the former Republican Party's nominee for the 2012 United States presidential election, Mitt Romney. She also supported Marianne Williamson for the 2014 congressional elections.
Fashion and media
During the early 2000s, Blair appeared two times on the cover of the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue; as one of the "Hollywood's Next Wave of Stars".
Blair is known to follow new style and fashion trends in addition to her radical hairstyle changes, lending her image to the Marc Jacobs-Brian Bowen Smith clothing line. Blair has also worked with others fashion-designers including Karen Zambos, Martin Margiela, Isaac Mizrahi, Reinaldo Herrera and Stella McCartney. She also is a frequent guest star at New York Fashion Week, among other fashion events.
On October 30, 2005, Blair appeared in The New York Times Magazine award-winning photography gallery, "The Selma Blair Witch Project: Fall’s Dark Silhouettes Have a Way of Creeping Up on You" by the art photographer Roger Ballen, which was in exhibition at the Palau Robert in Barcelona in 2012.
In 2010, Blair posed with Demi Moore and Amanda De Cadenet for a spread in Harper's Bazaar magazine.
In 2012, Blair became the spokesperson for, and first actress to appear on, the Get Real For Kids campaign. In the spring of that year, she released a line of handbags and wallets called SB, which she designed.
Blair has appeared on the covers and photo sessions of several magazines. In 1999, she appeared in Seventeen, and in subsequent years the list has grown to include Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Vogue, Glamour, Rolling Stone, The Lab Magazine, Interview, Dazed & Confused, The Hunger Magazine and Elle among others. Blair has been the face of several fashion houses including Chanel, Miu Miu and Gap.
Interests and charity work
Blair enjoys child and animal care; moreover, she has practiced horseback riding since age 17. Wink, her dog since her beginnings in the acting industry, died in February 2011. She also collects black and white photographs and practices ice skating.
Blair's charity work and causes include Marc Jacobs' Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign, H&M's Fashion Against AIDS 2011 Campaign, Children's Action Network, AmFAR AIDS Research 2011, Lange Foundation (dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals), Bulgari-Save the Children 2012 Ad Campaign, No Kid Hungry, Staying Alive Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. On October 2, 2015, Blair was awarded "The Universal Smile Award" during THE SMILE GALA LA 2015 in favour of little kids with cleft lip and palate.