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Selma Blair

Actress & Alzheimer’s Advocate

Biography

Acclaimed for films such as Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions, the Sweetest Thing and the sitcom Zoe, actress Selma Blair is also the daughter of a mother with Alzheimer’s. She recently came out to share her mother’s story, her family’s caregiving experiences and her own sense of helplessness and grief in the face of a loved one’s struggles. Read More >

A versatile actress that is known for both comedic and dramatic roles, Blair recently portrayed Kris Jenner in The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, FX’s nine-time Emmy award winning crime anthology. She also starred with Nicholas Cage in the horror comedy, Mom & Dad, and as the voice of Eva Hesse in a documentary about the esteemed Jewish German-born artist who escaped the Nazis as a child. Blair will also be appearing in the television series, Heathers, a re-boot of the ‘80s classic premiering in July of 2018.

Blair’s diverse career took off with pop culture classics Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde. She has worked with an array of acclaimed directors including Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Todd Solodnz (Storytelling and Dark Horse). Other film appearances include Robert Benton’s Feast of Love, John Water’s A Dirty Shame and Roger Kumble’s The Sweetest Thing, co-starring with Cameron Diaz. On television, Blair starred on Kath & Kim for NBC and has made memorable guest star appearances including Friends, Portlandia and Web Therapy. On stage, she starred in 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. Blair is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan.

The youngest of four sisters in a Jewish family, Blair grew up in Michigan. Her mother, who now struggles with Alzheimer’s, was an attorney, and later, a judge. Blair’s sisters now care for their mother on a daily basis while she remains in close contact and visits frequently. Speaking from the heart and from her family’s personal experience, Blair is an empathetic voice for families and caregivers and a moving spokeswoman for research, treatment and compassionate care. Read Less ^

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A Family's Journey with Alzheimer’s

Acclaimed for films such as Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions, the Sweetest Thing and the sitcom Zoe, actress Selma Blair is also the daughter of a mother with Alzheimer’s. Selma recently came out to share her mother’s story, her family’s caregiving experiences and her own sense of helplessness in facing her mother’s struggles.

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