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How Selma Blair Achieved a Net Worth of $6 Million

Selma Blair

Selma Blair has a net worth of $6 million. The American actress achieved her net worth mostly through her acting career. She is also a model and recently wrote a memoir. Selma Blair's acting career took off in the 1990's, She's performed in television commercials, television shows, independent movies, short films, theater, and several critical and commercial successful films. In recent years the talented actress announced she has multiple sclerosis. She is an advocate for MS as well as several other charities. Here's how Selma Blair achieved a net worth of $6 million.

She's from Michigan

Selma Blair born on June 23, 1972 and was raised in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Her father Elliot was a lawyer, labor arbitrator, and was active in the Democratic party. He died in 2012. Selma's mother Molly Ann served as a Judge. Selma is the youngest of four sisters, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Marie. Selma attended Hillel Day School and Cranbrook Kingswood School before studying at Kalamazoo College for a year. She studied photography and acted in school plays before heading to New York City. When she was just 20 years old, Selma Blair moved to New York City. She enrolled in New York University and studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory, The Column Theater, and Stone Street Acting Workshop. Selma acted in theater in the early 1990's and got an advertising contract for a Virginia theater. She returned to Michigan and completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Michigan. She graduated in 1994 with a triple major in English, psychology, and photography.

Acting Career

Getting roles in television commercials led to Selma Blair's first television role in 1995's The Adventures of Pete and Pete. The following year she got small roles in the movies The Broccoli Theory and Brain Candy. In 1997 Selma was in a few short films and played Linda in the Kevin Kline movie In and Out. She also had a couple of small roles on television shows. In 1998 Selma appeared in the movies Brown's Requiem, Can't Hardly Wait, and the Independent film Debutante with Josh Hartnett. She also appeared in a couple of music videos for the bands My Friend Steve and the Alternative British band Placebo. In 1999 Selma Blair had her breakout role as Cecile in Cruel Intentions with Sara Michelle Giller and Ryan Phillipe. She was nominated for an MTV Movie Awards ing "Best Breakthrough Performance" and won for "Best Kiss" with Geller. Selma also appeared in the television series Zoe, Duncan and Jane and was nominated for a Teen Choice Awards. In 2000 Selma won Movieline's "Young Hollywood" award for her role in Down to You with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles. The following year Selma played Vivian Thelma Kennsington in the hit movie Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon. Throughout the 2000's Selma Blair continued to perform in theater, television and film.


On television Selma appeared in an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, an episode of Friends, the television movie Coast to Coast, and in the series Kath and Kim, starring as Kim. In 2010 Selma created the audio book for The Diary of Anne Frank. She appeared in several episode of Web Therapy and in three episodes of the 2018-2019 Lost In Space. Selma played Dr. Kate Wales in the 2012-2013 series Anger Management. She was the main character, Harper Gloss, in the 2019-2020 series Another Life. After her success in the movie Legally Blonde, Selma Blair had roles in Highway, The Sweetest Thing, A Guy Thing, and Dallas. Selma appeared in Hellboy and its several sequels. She also voiced her character for the Hellboy video game. Other movies include The Fog, The Deal, Feast of Love, Dark Horse, The Family Tree, and Columbus Circle. Selma was in 2015's Sex, Death and Bowling. She was in 2016's Ordinary World and Mothers and Daughters. In 2017 Selma was in Mom and Dad. In 2019 Selma was in the movies A Dark Foe and After We Collide. She made 2021's documentary Introducing, Selma Blair.

Modeling and Fashion

Along with her steady acting career, Selma Blair modeled, appearing on the covers of several magazines. She was a fashion model for designers including Isaac Mizrahi, Stella McCarthy, and Marc James. She appeared in the New York Times Photo Gallery. Stella appeared on the cover of Harper's Baazar with Demi Moore and Amanda De Caderet in 2010. She's appeared in Vanity Fair, Marie Clare, Vogue, Glamour, Rolling Stone, and Elle. In 2016 Selma was featured on the cover of the CR Fashion Book. In 2018 Selma was a presenter during New York Fashion Week for designer Christian Soriano's 10th anniversary celebration. Selma developed and released a line of handbags called SB.


Selma Blair has earned her $6 million net worth and has given a lot of money and her time to several charities close to her heart. In 2012 she modeled for the Get Help For Kids Campaign. Prior to that she appeared in Marc Jacobs' Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign, H & M's Fashion Against AIDS Campaign, and Bulgari's Save the Children Campaign. Other charities that Selma supports include the Children's Action Network, AmFar, the Lange Foundation which helps homeless and abandoned animals, No Kids Hungry, the Staying Alive Campaign, and the National MS Society. Selma was awarded by Universal Smile in 2015 for her support of Kids with Cleft Palates. In 2017 she was named one of Time Magazine's Person of the Year as a Silence Breaker. In 2021 Selma was presented with the Equity in Entertainment Award at the Power 1000 Ceremony. Michelle Pfeifer presented the award to her.

Personal Life

In 2018 Selma Blair announced that she suffered from multiple sclerosis. She didn't recognize the symptoms for several years. She has become an advocate for healing the disease. This year Selma published a memoir titled Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up. Selma was married to Ahmet Zappa, musician Frank Zappa's son, from 2004 to 2006. The pair remain good friends. She dated comedian Mikey Day from 2008 until 2010. Selma dated fashion designer Jason Bieick and the two share a son. Selma enjoys her time helping charities, collecting black and white photographs, horseback riding, and ice skating.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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