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Selma Blair

2021 Speaker

SELMA BLAIR has been one of the most versatile and exciting actresses on screen throughout her long standing career. She began with her comedic roles in pop culture classics in the early 2000s. She was named one of Time magazine’s Person of The Year in 2017 as one of their Silence Breakers. Upcoming, Blair will be seen as the subject of the documentary, Introducing, Selma Blair, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2021 SXSW Festival, winning the Special Jury Recognition for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling. The documentary, which reveals Blair’s intimate and raw journey with Multiple Sclerosis, was acquired by Discovery+ and is slated for release in Fall 2021. Blair has appeared in numerous films, including, but not limited to: Mom and Dad, alongside Nicholas Cage; Todd Solodnz’s Dark Horse, alongside Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow; and Todd Solodnz’s Storytelling. Blair also appeared in After and its sequel, After We Collided, Robert Benton’s Feast of Love, John Water’s A Dirty Shame, and 2002’s The Sweetest Thing, alongside Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Jason Bateman. In 2008, she reprised her role as Liz Sherman in Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, after starring in the original Hellboy in 2004. Blair is perhaps best known for her scene stealing performance as Vivian Kesington in Legally Blonde, alongside Reese Witherspoon. The film was nominated in 2002 for a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. In 1999, Blair played the role of Cecile Caldwell in Cruel Intentions, alongside Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Phillippe. On television, Blair was recently seen co-starring as Kris Jenner in FX’s The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story for Ryan Murphy, and also starred as Kim on Kath & Kim for NBC. On stage, Blair starred in the World Premiere production of Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries at The Alley Theater, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording for her reading of The Diary of Anne Frank. @selmablair