May 27, 2024
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Is Selma Blair Gay? Actress’ Sexuality Explored

Selma Blair

Selma Blair Beitner is an American film and TV actress from Detroit, Michigan. Over the course of her more than two-decade-long career, Selma has appeared in various roles. But she is most well-known for Cruel Intentions and the Hell Boy franchise. Much like other celebs, there has also been a fair share of gay rumors about Selma. But are any of them true? Let’s find out!

   

Early Life!

Selma Blair Beitner was born on born June 23, 1972, in Detroit, Michigan. She was the youngest child of Attorney General Elliot Beitner and Judge Molly Ann Beitner. Selma grew up in Detroit alongside her three sisters, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Marie Beitner.

For her early education, she went to a Jewish school in Farmington Hills named Hillel Day School. But later on, she moved to Cranbrook Kingwood in Bloomfield Hills. After completing her schooling, Selma attended Kalamazoo College for higher education. Then she entered the University of Michigan and completed her graduation with a Bachelor of fine arts in photography.

Career!

After several auditions and rejections, Selma Blair finally began her acting career with a role in a TV commercial in 1993. Meanwhile, two years later, in 1995, Selma was cast for a role in the Tv series The Adventures of Pete & Pete. The following year, she appeared in his first feature film, playing the role of Pretzel Cart in the movie ‘The Broccoli Theory. In 1998, She was also seen in My Friend Steve’s music video titled Charmed. But it was the year 1999 when Blair got his first big break. She starred in 1999’s teen romantic drama film Cruel Intention alongside Sarah Michelle Geller and Ryan Phillippe. 

Selma Blair
Selma Blair

Her subsequent television appearance was in the seasons of “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane” between 1999 and 2000. She was hired for the comedy picture “Legally Blonde” in 2001, starring Reese Witherspoon, but was let go during pre-production. She later re-joined the project, though. Later, Selma had an appearance in the 2002 film “Highway.” She also featured in the romantic comedy “The Sweetest Thing” with Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz. She later worked on two indie films, which brought her praise from the critics. The movies were Kill Me Later by Dana Lustig and divisive Storytelling” by Todd Solondz.

Later, in 2004, Selma got one of her most well-known roles in the superhero fantasy film Hell Boy. In the film, she starred as Liz Sherman alongside Ron Perlman. The movie was based on the comic book of the same name and enjoyed huge success at the box office. Additionally, she co-starred with Jennifer Lawerence in the indie movie The Poker House, written and directed by Lori Petty in 2008. Selma appeared on television in the same year, co-starring with Molly Shannon in one of the seasons of NBC’s Kath & Kim.

Then, in 2012, she played Dr Kate Wales in the television series Anger Management. She made a brief appearance on television in 2014 before making an appearance in the 2015 drama “Sex, Death, and Bowling.” Blair was also featured in FX’s true crime thriller The People vs OJ Simpson in 2016. The actress appeared in After, a romantic drama film, and Another Life, a science fiction series on Netflix. She was also chosen to play the lead role in The Great Illusion, a horror crime film. She participated in Dancing with the Stars in 2022, but she had to leave the competition early due to health issues.

Is Selma Blair Gay?

Selma Blair
Cruel Intentions

Selma Blair turned a lot of heads with her famous lesbian kissing scene with Sarah Michelle Geller in 1999’s Cruel Intentions. In addition, During a 2008 interview, actress Selma Blair remarked that Lesbians are in love with her. Because of this, many of her fans started to wonder whether the actress might be gay. However, taking a look at the information available about her in the public domain, we can say that the actress is not gay in her real life. 

Blair was married to writer and producer Ahmet Zappa in 2004. Prior to filing for divorce at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Blair claimed that they had irreconcilable disagreements. They cohabited in Los Angeles. In 2006, they got divorced. She later started dating fashion designer Jason Bleick in 2010, and the two eventually gave birth to their first child, Arthur Saint Bleick. They declared their separation after two years of marriage without giving any details as to why.

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