|A.K.A.||Selma Blair Beitner|
|Is||Actor Film actor Television actor Voice actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||23 June 1972, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA|
|Residence||Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA|
Selma Blair Beitner (born June 23, 1972) is an American actress. She played a number of small roles in films and on television before obtaining recognition for her leading role in the film Brown's Requiem (1998). Her breakthrough came when she starred as Zoe Bean on the WB sitcom Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (1999–2000), and as Cecile Caldwell in the cult film Cruel Intentions (1999). Blair continued to find success with the comedies Legally Blonde (2001) and The Sweetest Thing (2002), and achieved international fame with her portrayal of Liz Sherman in the big-budget fantasy films Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).
Her other notable film credits include Storytelling (2001), A Guy Thing (2003), A Dirty Shame (2004), The Fog (2005), WΔZ (2007), Feast of Love (2007), The Poker House (2008), Dark Horse (2011), In Their Skin (2012), Ordinary World (2016), Mothers and Daughters (2016), Mom and Dad (2017), and After (2019).
On television, Blair starred as Kim in the American remake of Kath & Kim (2008–2009); as Kate Wales on the sitcom Anger Management (2012–2014); and as Kris Jenner in the first season of the FX drama series American Crime Story (2016). In 2010, Blair narrated the audiobook The Diary of Anne Frank, earning a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.
Selma Blair Beitner was born on June 23, 1972, in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. She is the youngest of four daughters of Judge Molly Ann (née Cooke) and Elliot I. Beitner.
Blair had a Jewish upbringing; her Hebrew name is Bat-Sheva. Her father was an attorney, active in the U.S. Democratic Party, and labor arbitrator until his death in 2012 at the age of 82. Her parents divorced when Blair was 23; she subsequently legally changed her surname. She has three older sisters, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Marie Beitner.
Blair attended Hillel Day School, a Jewish day school in Farmington Hills and Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills soon after. She spent her freshman year (1990–1991) in Kalamazoo College, where she studied photography and acted in the play The Little Theater of the Green Goose. At the time, she wanted to be a ballerina and a horse trainer.
At the age of 20 Blair moved to New York City, where she lived at The Salvation Army. She attended New York University (NYU), as well as acting classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory, the Column Theatre, and the Stonestreet Screen Acting Workshop; later, she returned to Michigan to finish her studies. After transferring from NYU, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1994 with a bachelor of fine arts in photography, bachelor of arts in psychology with a double major in fine arts and English. Blair then returned to New York City to pursue a career in the arts.
1990–1998: Career beginnings
In 1990, during her time at Cranbrook Kingswood, Blair was involved in a production of T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral. According to Blair, it was a failure, but her English teacher told her not to give up; that was the first time she thought she could be an actress. In 1993, she began training at acting schools in New York. She was discovered by an agent in acting class; subsequently, Blair signed with her. After 75 auditions, she got her first advertising contract for a television spot ad for a theater in Virginia, for which she received her Screen Actor's Guild membership.
Blair began auditioning in the mid-1990s. Her first audition was for a cereal commercial. She won her first professional role in 1995, in an episode of the children's television sitcom The Adventures of Pete & Pete. She portrayed the love interest of the main character Big Pete. In 1996, she landed her first feature film role in The Broccoli Theory, an "unromantic comedy" set in NYC. In 1997, she made her first appearance on a mainstream feature film, the Kevin Kline comedy In & Out. Blair auditioned six times for the role and remained several weeks on the set, but most of her scenes were cut from the final screened edition. She obtained her first lead role in a feature film on the teen drama Strong Island Boys, based on true events about a Long Island 80's street gang. Alec Baldwin gave her a favorable review—he called her "a cross between Debra Winger and Marlene Dietrich".
Later, she was selected to take the lead in the fantasy film, Amazon High, alongside Karl Urban. Blair starred as a present-day orphaned high school student who accidentally travels back in time to the mythical days of the Amazons. Amazon High, which also was proposed as a third show set in the Hercules and Xena mythological genre, never has been aired. Later, portions of the pilot were adapted and edited into the Xena: Warrior Princess episode "Lifeblood" in 2000. In the same year, Blair was cast as Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek, but was later replaced by Katie Holmes. Soon afterward, she auditioned for the title role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Sarah Michelle Gellar was chosen instead. Blair starred opposite Suzanne Somers in the family drama No Laughing Matter as a pregnant teenager. She subsequently appeared in several independent and short productions, including Debutante, opposite Josh Hartnett. The short drama was shot in NYC and won multiple awards after its premiere in September 1998.
In 1998, Blair starred opposite Dominique Swain in the teen drama Girl, as well as in the suspense thriller Brown's Requiem, based on the crime novel of the same name. In the same year, Blair appeared in My Friend Steve's 1998 music video for the song "Charmed" (which was also the opening theme for the first season of Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane in 1999). She also appeared in the music video for the single "Every You Every Me" by the British alternative rock band Placebo; the track was featured on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack.
1999–2004: Breakthrough and mainstream success
Following several auditions, independent film roles, and guest-roles in television series, Blair achieved her breakthrough opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe in the 1999 coming-of-age drama Cruel Intentions, loosely based on the 18th-century novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The film received mixed reviews, with Variety finding "newcomer" Blair to be " too broad" while "overdoing [her role]'s clumsiness". Nevertheless, the film made an impressive US$75.9 million at the international box office, and earned the actress an MTV Movie Award nomination for "Best Breakthrough Performance" and a win for "Best Kiss", shared with Gellar. Cruel Intentions has since developed a cult following.
Blair went on to star as Zoe Bean on Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane, alongside Azura Skye and Michael Rosenbaum. The first season follows the lives of four high school classmates from Manhattan. The second season was just renamed Zoe..., which follows the title character a few years later as a psychology student; the show was not renewed for a third season. She was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for "TV – Breakout Performance" category for her role in Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane.
In 2000, Blair won a Movieline's Young Hollywood Award in the "Exciting New Face – Female Category", and portrayed a seductive college student in the teen comedy Down to You, alongside Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Julia Stiles. A lukewarm critical and commercial response greeted the film upon its release. Her film career continued with the independent drama Kill Me Later opposite Max Beesley. She starred as a suicidal bank teller taken hostage during a bank robbery, who tries to persuade her captors to kill her. The film received a limited release in September 2001, in New York and Los Angeles.
Blair co-starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the comedy Legally Blonde, portraying a preppy, snobby law student and the "rival" for the affections of Witherspoon's ex-boyfriend. The Hollywood Reporter found her to be a "strong presence" in her role, "coming on as a bitch initially, then softening into feminine solidarity with [Witherspoon's] heroine". The film was released on July 13, 2001, topping the US box office in its opening weekend; it went on to gross US$96.5 million in North America and a worldwide total of US$141.7 million. She next starred as a college student having an affair with her professor in the controversial independent drama Storytelling, alongside Leo Fitzpatrick. It premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, and received a limited release in most international markets. SPLICEDwire remarked in its review for the film that both Blair and Fitzpatrick gave "painfully authentic performances as an emotionally insecure coed and her cerebral palsy-stricken dorm neighbor and lover".
She starred with Jared Leto and Jake Gyllenhaal in the crime drama Highway, which was released directly-to-DVD in March 2002. The independent film, filmed in locations of Seattle, is set in the mid-'90s grunge music scene and follows a road trip to the 1994 Kurt Cobain vigil. Blair next appeared opposite Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate in the comedy The Sweetest Thing, as the roommate of Diaz's character. While the film received mixed reviews, it grossed US$68.6 million worldwide. For her part, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards, in the "Best Actress in a Comedy" category.
In 2002, Blair appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, and in a television commercial for The Sims Online video game. She also had a guest role in the episode "The One with Christmas in Tulsa" on the hit sitcom Friends. In 2003, Blair co-starred with Jason Lee in the romantic comedy A Guy Thing, playing the fiancé of a man who wakes up after his bachelor party in bed with another woman (played by Julia Stiles). The film received negative reviews and made a lackluster US$15.5 million at the North American box office.
She filmed supporting parts for the independent road film Dallas 362 (2003) and the well-received comedy-drama In Good Company (2004), and appeared alongside former NBA star John Salley and Judy Davis in the television movie Coast to Coast. In 2004, Blair took on the role of Liz Sherman, a depressed pyrotechnic superhero, in Guillermo Del Toro's blockbuster fantasy film Hellboy, co-starring Ron Perlman. Based on Mike Mignola's popular comic book series, the film was favorably received by critics; The New York Times remarked: "Blair's heavy-lidded eyes seem to be at half mast from some lovely lewd fantasy. With her sleepy carnality and dry, hesitant timing, she is a superb foil for Mr. Perlman's plain-spoken bravado". Hellboy topped the box office in the U.S. and Canada in its opening weekend, and ultimately grossed US$99.3 million around the globe.
Also in 2004, Blair played the role of an exhibitionist dancer in John Waters' satirical sex comedy A Dirty Shame, alongside Tracey Ullman. The film received a limited theatrical run in North America, garnering an overall mixed response; A.V. Club described the production as a "proud retreat back into the sandbox of sexual juvenilia" and a "potty-mouthed manifesto from an elder statesman of shock", while positively pointing out that both Blair and Ullman "throw themselves headfirst into the insanity, reveling in the forfeiture of dignity, self-respect, and self-consciousness their roles demand". Blair took part on the social project The 1 Second Film as a producer, and was included on the FHM list of "The 100 Sexiest Women of 2004".
2005–2011: Independent films and The Diary of Anne Frank
Blair starred as a young Harvard-trained economist involved in an international oil scandal in the political thriller The Deal (2005), opposite Christian Slater and Angie Harmon. The film received limited release in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Blair next played supporting role in the independent black comedy Pretty Persuasion (2005), starring Evan Rachel Wood. Her last film release in 2005 was the John Carpenter-produced remake The Fog, in which she did her own stunts; among other acts, she spent 12 hours in a water tank over two days to shoot her underwater scenes. The film, co-starring Tom Welling and Maggie Grace, was met with an overwhelmingly negative critical response, while it grossed a modest US$46.2 million worldwide. She also starred alongside Elias Koteas in the fantasy short film The Big Empty, based on the story The Specialist and produced by George Clooney. The production revolved around a young woman suffering a psychosomatic medical condition.
Blair starred in the dysfunctional family drama The Night of the White Pants, with Nick Stahl. The film premiered through a limited theatrical run in NYC in 2006. She also appeared in a small role in the comedy-drama The Alibi (2006). In 2007, Blair took on the lead role in Edward Burns' Purple Violets, a romantic comedy co-starring Burns, Patrick Wilson and Debra Messing. In the film, Blair played a frustrated and lonely writer who falls in love with her childhood sweetheart. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was the first feature film to debut exclusively on the iTunes Store.
She co-starred in Robert Benton's romantic dramedy Feast of Love (2007), opposite Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman, portraying a woman who begins a lesbian relationship due to her marital frustrations. The film received mixed critical reviews upon its limited theatrical premiere in North America. She next appeared in the British crime thriller WΔZ (2007), opposite Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George and Tom Hardy. Blair starred as a lab assistant who is sexually assaulted by a criminal gang, and becomes a serial killer after watching her mother's death. The film had a limited theatrical run, but was favorably received by critics.
Blair was included in the list of People Magazine's "World's Most Beautiful People 2007". In 2008, she reprised her role of Liz Sherman in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, where her character has a larger role in the storyline than its predecessor. The film garnered largely positive reviews from critics and became a worldwide commercial success, grossing US$160 million. She was nominated for the Scream Awards for Best Actress in a Fantasy Movie or TV Show.
In 2008, Blair starred as a drug-addicted and alcoholic mother in Lori Petty's independent drama The Poker House, opposite Jennifer Lawrence (in her breakthrough role) and Chloë Grace Moretz, who starred as her daughters. The film is set in 1976 and was based on Petty's real story, in which she and her two little sisters were abused by their mother and a violent pimp. The production initially had a 2008 limited release in theaters only, but was later re-released in 2015 in the UK as Behind Closed Doors; it received generally favorable reviews from critics, with The Hollywood Reporter considering her performance one of the best of her film career. Blair worked with Antonio Banderas and Meg Ryan in the comedy My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008), where she played a young FBI agent. The movie was screened only in Latin American cinemas and went straight-to-DVD in Anglo America.
Blair accepted the titular role on the NBC sitcom Kath & Kim, opposite Molly Shannon. The sitcom was based on the Australian television series of the same name about a mother and daughter who are obsessed with celebrity culture. Blair had to gain weight and use hair extensions to play her role as Kim, a self-absorbed suburban young princess who is forced to reassess her relationship with her mother. The series was canceled after one season. Blair also appeared with Rainn Wilson singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for the 2008 Gap winter ad campaign, and was included in Glamour's list of the 50 Most Glamorous Women of 2008.
In 2009, Blair returned to the stage, whe she took on the lead role of Kayleen in Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries, opposite stage actor Brad Fleischer. The drama made its world premiere at Houston's Alley Theatre on October 16, 2009, to largely positive reviews. In 2010, Blair lent her voice to narrate The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition, originally written by Holocaust victim Anne Frank. The audiobook received generally positive reviews from critics and readers. Her performance received a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children nomination.
Blair starred in the music video for Danko Jones' "Full of Regret"; the video also featured Elijah Wood and Lemmy Kilmister. She next had a guest role in three episodes of the online series Web Therapy starring Lisa Kudrow, and appeared as a guest judge in Heidi Klum's fashion reality show Project Runway. She appeared in a supporting role as a lesbian teacher in the small-scale black comedy The Family Tree (2011), with Madeline Zima, and starred in the psychological thriller Columbus Circle, with Amy Smart and Giovanni Ribisi, playing an agoraphobic heiress who has to face her fears after she killed a man in her apartment. Filming for Columbus Circle took place in 2009, but the movie received a straight-to-DVD release in March 2012.
In 2011, Blair appeared as guest-star in the Portlandia episode "Blunderbuss", appeared in Animal Love, a short college film about life in the post global warming world premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and also starred in the comedic short film The Break-In, directed by Jaime King. In the independent comedy-drama Dark Horse (2011), Blair starred with Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow and Jordan Gelber, reprising her role of Storytelling (2001), who has become an "overmedicated depressive" woman. Dark Horse received a limited theatrical release and garnered a positive response from critics. A.V. Club felt that "the scenes between Gelber and Blair are the strongest in [in the film], because they form a bond not out of shared interests or passion, but a weary kind of compromise".
2012–present: film and television
In 2012, Blair starred in the short film Slideshow of Wieners: A Love Story, a satirical love story about the Internet. Shortly after, Blair returned to the small screen as the female lead with the premiere of FX's Anger Management co-starring Charlie Sheen. Blair starred in 53 episodes as Dr. Kate Wales, Sheen's neurotic therapist and love interest. The series premiered to mixed critical reviews, but broke ratings records with 5.74 million viewers in its series debut and ranks as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history. Blair left the show during the shooting of second season due to disagreements with Sheen. Blair's departure was officially in June 2013.
In 2012, Blair narrated Xfinity TV commercials, including the London 2012 Olympics ads, and reprised her role as a woman who pretends she is pregnant in two episodes of the reformatted television version of Web Therapy. Blair starred opposite Rachel Miner and James D'Arcy in the thriller In Their Skin (2012), about a woman and her family who suffer a brutal home invasion by their psychopathic neighbors after the death of their daughter. The film received a mixed critical response upon its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and had a limited theatrical release in North America.
In 2013, Blair was the voice of Destiny in the IFC's animated series Out There. She also had a guest role on the season two of the TV series Comedy Bang! Bang!. In August 2014, Blair obtained her first small-screen role since she left Anger Management when she was cast as Joanna in the Amazon's comedy pilot Really, alongside Sarah Chalke. The comedy, about the complicated life of a group of friends in their 30s is, as of May 2015, available only in the US and the UK.
Blair starred in the drama Sex, Death And Bowling (2015), alongside Adrian Grenier and Bailey Chase. The film is about the marriage of an American soldier who fought in the American intervention in Iraq and who suffers from terminal pancreatic cancer. The film began shooting in October 2013, and was released in selected American theaters in October 2015. Blair also starred with Green Day punk rock frontman Billie Joe Armstrong in the musical drama Ordinary World (2016), as the hard-working lawyer wife of Armstrong's aging rock star character. The production premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2016.
In February 2016, Blair returned to television in the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People vs. O. J. Simpson, where she appeared with Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, and David Schwimmer, portraying Kris Jenner, the former wife of Simpson's attorney Robert Kardashian. The project recreated the 1995 publicized O. J. Simpson murder case, and aired to critical and popular acclaim. Also in 2016, Blair starred as a "single, unfulfilled rock photographer" in the independent drama Mothers and Daughters, as part of a large ensemble cast, consisting of Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Mira Sorvino and Courteney Cox. The film was released on 6 May 2016 for digital markets and received largely mixed reviews. The Hollywood Reporter found the "talented actresses" involved to be "hamstrung" by the film's "unsubtle script that piles on far too many melodramatic plot contrivances for a 90-minute [production]", and remarked that while Blair's "voiceover narration promises to be a connective thread, [her] device is quickly abandoned, with the profusion of barely interconnected characters".
In June 2016, Blair was cast alongside Nicolas Cage and Anne Winters in Brian Taylor's horror comedy film, Mom and Dad, which was released in theaters on January 19, 2018. The film received positive reviews from critics.
On August 21, 2018, it was announced that Blair was cast in a recurring role on the Netflix science-fiction drama series, Another Life.
During the early 2000s, Blair appeared twice on the cover of the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue; as one of "Hollywood's Next Wave of Stars." In early 2002, Blair appeared in a Pirelli Calendar alongside Rachael Leigh Cook.
Blair is known to follow new style and fashion trends in addition to her radical hairstyle changes, lending her image to the Marc Jacobs-Brian Bowen Smith clothing line. Blair has worked with other fashion designers, including Karen Zambos, Martin Margiela, Isaac Mizrahi, Reinaldo Herrera, and Stella McCartney. She has been a frequent guest at New York Fashion Week, and other fashion events.
On October 30, 2005, Blair appeared in The New York Times Magazine award-winning photography gallery, "The Selma Blair Witch Project: Fall’s Dark Silhouettes Have a Way of Creeping Up on You" by the art photographer Roger Ballen, at the Palau Robert in Barcelona in 2012.
In 2010, Blair posed with Demi Moore and Amanda De Cadenet for a spread in Harper's Bazaar magazine. In 2012, Blair became the spokesperson for, and first actress to appear on, the Get Real For Kids campaign. In the spring of that year, she released a line of handbags and wallets called SB, which she designed. Blair has appeared on the covers and photo sessions of other magazines. In 1999, she appeared in Seventeen, and in subsequent years, the list has grown to include Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Vogue, Glamour, Rolling Stone, The Lab Magazine, Interview, Dazed & Confused, The Hunger Magazine, and Elle, among others. Blair has been the face of fashion houses Chanel, Miu Miu, and GAP.
In February 2016, Blair appeared on the cover of CR Fashion Book magazine.
In February 2018, Selma Blair presented parts of the collection of Christian Siriano celebrating his 10th stage anniversary in Masonic Hall during New York Fashion Week 2018.
Relationships and family
In 1990, Blair's childhood sweetheart died in an accident at the age of 18; later, talking about her tragic loss, she commented: "It made me realize I have to live... Having the boy I loved not anymore on this planet, I'd better live, I'd better do something."
On January 24, 2004, after six months of dating, Blair married writer and producer Ahmet Zappa (son of musician Frank Zappa) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California. They lived in Los Angeles, in a 1920s-era home that they bought for $1.35 million in 2004. She filed for divorce from Zappa at the Los Angeles Superior Court on June 21, 2006, citing "irreconcilable differences." In a statement to People magazine, a spokesperson for the couple said, "Selma and Ahmet have decided to divorce, but love each other very much and will continue to be close friends." The divorce became final in December 2006.
Blair dated her Kath and Kim co-star Mikey Day from 2008 to 2010.
In 2010, Blair began dating fashion designer Jason Bleick. In January 2011, Blair's representative announced that she was pregnant with her first child. Their son, Arthur Saint Bleick, was born that July. In September 2012, Blair and Bleick announced that they had separated after two years.
In October 2018, Blair revealed that in August she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She had thought, for years, that she was suffering from minor illnesses or even a pinched nerve, but the diagnosis finally explained her disabilities, including her occasional falling, dropping things, foggy memory, and her left side acting like it was "asking for directions from a broken GPS." Blair was inspired to reveal the news as a way to thank Allisa Swanson, her costume designer, who had become her unofficial "dresser" for Blair's role in the Netflix series Another Life, stating that Swanson "gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, (and) buttons my coats."
On May 27, 2012, Blair attended the National Memorial Day Concert as a special guest, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. She presented the story of Brigette Cain, a war widow, who lost her husband (Pfc. Norman L. Cain III) in Afghanistan.
In October 2012, Blair starred in the political satire sketch The Woman for Romney, about the campaign proposals of the former Republican Party's nominee for the 2012 United States presidential election, Mitt Romney. She also supported Marianne Williamson for the 2014 congressional elections.
Blair enjoys child and animal care. She has practiced horseback riding since age 17. Wink, her dog since early in her acting career, died in February 2011. Blair collects black-and-white photographs and practices ice skating.
Blair's charity work and causes include Marc Jacobs' Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign, H&M's Fashion Against AIDS 2011 Campaign, Children's Action Network, AmFAR AIDS Research 2011, Lange Foundation (dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals), Bulgari-Save the Children 2012 Ad Campaign, No Kid Hungry, Staying Alive Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. On October 2, 2015, Blair was awarded "The Universal Smile Award" during THE SMILE GALA LA 2015 to benefit children with cleft lip and palate.
|1996||The Broccoli Theory||Pretzel Cart Lesbian|
|1996||Brain Candy||Girl at rock concert|
|1997||Strong Island Boys||Tara|
|1997||Gone Again||Ayla||Short film|
|1997||Arresting Gena||Drugged woman|
|1997||Two in the Morning||Shea||Short film|
|1997||In & Out||Cousin Linda|
|1997||Scream 2||Cici's Friend on Phone (voice)||Uncredited|
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Girl Mike Hits On No. 1|
|1999||Cruel Intentions||Cecile Caldwell|
|2000||Down to You||Cyrus|
|2001||Kill Me Later||Shawn Holloway|
|2001||Legally Blonde||Vivian Thelma Kensington|
|2001||Kill Me Later||Shawn Holloway|
|2002||The Sweetest Thing||Jane Burns|
|2003||A Guy Thing||Karen Cooper|
|2004||A Dirty Shame||Caprice Stickles / Ursula Udders|
|2004||In Good Company||Kimberly|
|2005||Pretty Persuasion||Grace Anderson|
|2005||The Deal||Abbey Gallagher|
|2005||The Fog||Stevie Wayne|
|2005||The Big Empty||Alice||Short film|
|2006||The Night of the White Pants||Beth Hagan|
|2006||Hellboy: Sword of Storms||Liz Sherman (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Hellboy: Blood and Iron||Liz Sherman (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Purple Violets||Patti Petalson|
|2007||Feast of Love||Kathryn Smith|
|2008||My Mom's New Boyfriend||Emily Lott|
|2008||The Poker House||Sarah|
|2008||Hellboy II: The Golden Army||Liz Sherman|
|2011||The Family Tree||Ms. Delbo|
|2011||Animal Love||Sorrel||Short film|
|2011||The Break-In||Beverly||Short film|
|2012||Columbus Circle||Abigail Clayton|
|2012||In Their Skin||Mary|
|2015||Sex, Death and Bowling||Glenn McAllister|
|2016||Eva Hesse||Eva Hesse (voice)||Documentary|
|2016||Mothers and Daughters||Rigby|
|2017||Mom and Dad||Kendall Ryan|
|2020||After We Collided||Carol Young|
|1995||The Adventures of Pete & Pete||Penelope Ghiruto||Episode: "Das Bus"|
|1996||The Dana Carvey Show||Uncredited||Episode: "The Szechuan Dynasty Dana Carvey Show "|
|1997||Soldier of Fortune, Inc.||Tish August||Episode: "La Mano Negra"|
|1998||Promised Land||Carla Braver||Episode: "Designated Driver"|
|1998||No Laughing Matter||Lauren Winslow||Television film|
|1999–2000||Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane||Zoe Bean||24 episodes|
|2000||Xena: Warrior Princess||Cyane||Episode: "Lifeblood"|
|2002||Friends||Wendy||Episode: "The One with Christmas in Tulsa"|
|2003||Coast to Coast||Stacey Pierce||Television film|
|2004||DeMarco Affairs||Kate DeMarco||Pilot|
|2008–2009||Kath & Kim||Kim||17 episodes|
|2010||Tommy's Little Girl||Lawyer / Assassin||Pilot|
|2010||Web Therapy||Tammy Hines||3 episodes|
|2011||Portlandia||Frannie Walker||Episode: "Blunderbuss"|
|2012–2013||Anger Management||Dr. Kate Wales||43 episodes|
|2012||Web Therapy||Tammy Hines||2 episodes|
|2012||Slideshow of Wieners: A Love Story||Becca||Short|
|2012||The Woman for Mitt Romney||Caroline||Short|
|2013||Out There||Destiny / Larry (voices)||2 episodes|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Herself / Cyber girl||Episode: "Andy Samberg Wears a Plaid Shirt & Glasses"|
|2016||The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story||Kris Jenner||3 episodes|
|2018–2019||Lost in Space||Jessica Harris||3 episodes|
|2018||Heathers||Jade Duke||4 episodes|
|2019||Another Life||Harper Glass||Main role (9 episodes)|
|2020||DuckTales||Witch Hazel||Episode: "The Trickening!"|
|1990||The Little Theatre of The Green Goose||Various roles|
|2009||Gruesome Playground Injuries||Kayleen||Alley Theatre|
|1998||Charmed||My Friend Steve|
|1999||Every You Every Me||Cecile Caldwell||Placebo||Film version|
|2010||Full of Regret||Katt||Danko Jones|
|2008||Hellboy: The Science of Evil||Liz Sherman (voice)|
|2010||The Diary of Anne Frank|
Awards and nominations
|1999||Teen Choice Awards||Nominated||Choice TV: Breakout Star||Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane|
|2000||MTV Movie Awards||Nominated||Breakthrough Female Performance||Cruel Intentions|
|2000||MTV Movie Awards||Won||Best Kiss||Cruel Intentions|
|2000||Young Hollywood Awards||Won||Exciting New Face – Female|
|2002||Teen Choice Awards||Nominated||Choice Movie: Actress Comedy||The Sweetest Thing|
|2002||Young Hollywood Awards||Won||Next Generation|
|2003||DVD Exclusive Awards||Nominated||Best Actress||Highway|
|2005||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Hellboy|
|2008||Scream Awards||Nominated||Best Actress – Fantasy Movie||Hellboy II: The Golden Army|
|2011||Grammy Award||Nominated||Best Spoken Word Album for Children||Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition|
|2015||Operation Smile||Won||Universal Smile Award|