Selma Blair was born Selma Blair Beitner on June 23, 1972, in Southfield, Detroit, Michigan. She is the youngest child of judge Molly Ann (née Cooke) and Elliot I. Beitner.
Selma began her professional acting career in 1995, appearing in guest roles of mainstream films and lead roles in B movies like Amazon high.
It was not until 1999, where she gained mainstream recognition after starring in the teen movie Cruel Intentions, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon.
Selma achieved international acclaim through her role as Liz Sherman in Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Her other notable films include Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, and The Fog and Purple Violets.
In 2011, Selma was nominated for the Grammy Award for her narration of The Diary of Anne Frank.