Selma Blair (born June 23, 1972) is an American actress, who has worked in film, theatre and television. She has performed in feature films including Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, Hellboy, The Fog, Purple Violets and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. She also played the titular role of Kim in the US version of the TV series Kath & Kim.
Blair was born Selma Blair Beitner in Southfield, Michigan, the daughter of Elliot and Judge Molly Ann Beitner. She has three older sisters, Katherine (a book publicist), Elizabeth, and Marie. Blair attended Hillel Day School, a Jewish day school in Farmington Hills, Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills, and Kalamazoo College, where she spent her freshman year (1990–91) and she did a play called "The Little Theater of the Green Goose" and studied photography.
After transferring from New York University, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1994 with a BFA in photography, a Double major in Fine Arts & English and a BA in Psychology.