Selma Blair is an American actress best known for her role as Cecile Caldwell in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions, a youthful retelling of the classic novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
She currently stars as Kate Wales in the sitcom Anger Management, since 2012.
Blair also starred in Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster hit Hellboy, based on the popular comic. She reprised her role in the sequel, titled Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.
She can also be seen in George Gallo's My Mom's New Boyfriend, opposite Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan, and Colin Hanks; and starring in Lori Petty's The Poker House.
After graduating from high school in Michigan, Blair moved to New York City to pursue her goal of being a photographer, but found her way to acting classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the Column Theatre.
Her other film credits include Robert Luketic's hit comedy Legally Blonde, Roger Kumble's The Sweetest Thing, Dana Lustig's Kill Me Later, Todd Solodnz' Storytelling, John Waters' A Dirty Shame, Paul Weitz' In Good Company opposite Topher Grace, Marcos Siega's Pretty Persuasion, Thomas Sigel's The Big Empty (opposite Elias Koteas), Robert Benton's Feast of Love (opposite Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman), Ed Burn's Purple Violets and Tom Shankland's WAZ (opposite Stellan Skarsgard).
In television, she played the title role in Zoe (1999-2000) and starred opposite Molly Shannon in Kath & Kim (2008-2009), based on the popular Australian series of the same name.
She has also guest starred on episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess and Friends.
Blair was married to Ahmet Zappa from 2004 to 2006, divorcing due to irreconcilable differences.