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BLAIR, Selma 1972


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Full name, Selma Blair Beitner; born June 23, 1972, in Southfield, MI; married Ahmet Zappa (a musician and actor), January 24, 2004. Education: University of Michigan, B.A., English, and B.F.A.; attended New York University and Kalamazoo College (199091); studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory, The Column Theater, and Stone Street Theatre, New York City. Avocational Interests: Fashion photography, collecting black and white photographs, and horseback riding.


Addresses: Agent International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager BrillsteinGrey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Career: Actress. Appeared in a television commercial for the Theater of Virginia and The Sims Online video game, 2002.


Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award (with Sarah Michelle Gellar), best kiss, MTV Movie Award nomination, breakthrough female performance, 2000, both for Cruel Intentions; Young Hollywood Award, exciting new facefemale, 2000; Young Hollywood Award, next generation, 2002; DVD Premiere Award nomination, best actress, 2003, for Highway.


CREDITS


Film Appearances:

Shea, Two in the Morning (short film), 1997.

Tara, Strong Island Boys, 1997.

Cousin Linda, In & Out, Paramount, 1997.

Gone Again (short film), 1997.

Nan, Debutante (also known as Modern Girl ), 1997.

(Uncredited) Voice of Cici's friend on the phone, Scream 2, 1997.

Drugged woman, Arresting Gena, 1997.

Jane Baker, Brown's Requiem, Artist View Entertainment, 1998.

First girl Mike hits on, Can't Hardly Wait, Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Darcy, Girl, KushnerLocke, 1999.

Cecile Caldwell, Cruel Intentions (also known as Sexual Provocation ), Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

A Leonard Cohen Afterworld, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Cyrus, Down to You, Miramax, 2000.

Shawn Holloway, Kill Me Later, Seventh Arts Releasing, 2001.

Vi, "Fiction," Storytelling, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Vivian Kensington, Legally Blonde, MetroGoldwynMayer, 2001.

Cassie, Highway, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Herself, Inside "Legally Blonde, " 2001.

Jane Burns, The Sweetest Thing, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Herself, The Making of "The Sweetest Thing " (also known as Politically Erect ), Columbia, 2002.

Karen, A Guy Thing, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2003.

Peg, Dallas 362, 2003.

Liz Sherman, Hellboy, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2004.


Television Appearances; Series:

Zoe Bean, Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (also known as Zoe and Zoe ... ), The WB, 19992000.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Lauren Winslow, No Laughing Matter, USA Network, 1998.

Stacey Pierce, Coast to Coast, Showtime, 2003.


Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

Herself, Reel Comedy: The Sweetest Things, Comedy Central, 2002.


Television Appearances; Pilots:

Cyane, Amazon High, 2000.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Trish August, "La mano negra," Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as S.O.F., Inc. and SOF, Inc. ), 1997.

Carla Braver, "Designated Driver," Promised Land, CBS, 1998.

Herself, Total Request with Carson Daly, MTV, 1999.

Cyane, "Lifeblood," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 2000.

Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 2002.

Herself, RI: SE, 2002.

Wendy, "The One with Christmas in Tulsa," Friends, NBC, 2002.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2003.

Also appeared as Penelope Ghiruto, "Das Bus," The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Nickelodeon; receptionist, Getting Personal, Fox.


Stage Appearances:

Appeared as a monkey and a baby in Little Theatre of the Green Goose, Kalamazoo, MI.


OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

The Advocate, April 13, 1999, p. 10.

Entertainment Weekly, March 12, 1999, p. 77.

Hollywood Reporter, March 31, 1999, p. 6.

Interview, November, 2001, p. 48; November, 2002,
p. 97.

Vanity Fair, March, 1999, p. 193.

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