Blake Lively is an American actress most famous for her role as Serena van der Woodsen on the CW drama series ‘Gossip Girl’, which was successful for six seasons in a row.

Blake Lively Fast Facts

Birthday August 25, 1987

U.S. citizenship

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Sun sign: Virgo

Born: Tarzan, Los Angeles, California

Famous as a Model and actress

Blake Lively Biography

Blake Lively was born as Blake Ellender Brown on August 25, 1987 in Tarzana, Los Angeles. His father, Ernie Lively, was an actor and director, while his mother, Elaine Lively, worked as a talent scout.

She comes from a large family and is the youngest of five children, including three step-siblings on her mother’s side. In addition to her parents, she and all of her siblings, Eric, Lori, Robyn, and Jason, are connected to the entertainment industry.

She was introduced to acting at a very young age, as her parents used to take her to acting classes they taught, instead of leaving her with a babysitter at home. As a result, she learned the tools of the trade when she was very young.

A Burbank High School student, she was very active during her school days. She was named senior class president, she was part of the cheerleading squad and performed in the championship choir.

Lively, who trained all her life to attend Stanford University, auditioned for movie roles to appease her brother Eric, who had asked his agents to send her out for auditions. 

She is very close to her brother, who, while touring Europe with her, had discussed possible career options for her and found that acting was appropriate.

Blake Lively Career

She comes from a family deeply rooted in the entertainment industry. She landed the role of Bridget in the hit movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants‘ simply by showing her picture at the audition. 

She cemented her place in Hollywood with movies like “Accepted,” “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” “The Town,” “Green Lantern,” “Savages,” “The Age of Adaline,” and “The Shallows.” She is also a successful model who has been the face of famous brands like L’Oreal and Gucci

Lively has already been nominated for numerous awards in her short career so far, and has won many of them. Known as a famous homemaker for her love of cooking and interior decorating, she has participated in various cooking workshops and been featured in magazines with her cooking equipment and dishes. 

She first acted in a movie when she was only 10 years old. In 1998, he had a short role in the movie ‘Sandman’, directed by his father.

In 2005, she was cast as Bridget, one of the four female leads in the movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’. She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her performance in the film.

She acted alongside Justin Long in the 2006 film ‘Accepted’. The film did not receive favorable reviews from critics, but Lively was able to win Hollywood Life’s ‘Breakthrough Award’. The same year, she also played a supporting role in the horror film ‘Simon Says’.

She played the role of Anabelle, a girl with an eating disorder who competes for a beauty pageant, in the 2007 film ‘Elvis and Anabelle.’ Lively, who considers herself a foodie, had to work hard to lose a lot of weight to get into the character she played.

In 2007, she was chosen to play the role of Serena van der Woodsen in the CW television series ‘Gossip Girl‘. She played the role for six seasons until 2012, after which the series ended.

In 2008, she was recast as Bridget in the sequel to ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’. Once again, her performance earned her critical acclaim.

She landed a supporting role as the younger version of the main character in ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee‘ (2009). Despite her small role, she wowed critics with her “sensational” performance. In 2009, she also had a supporting role in ‘New York, I Love You‘, a collection of eleven romantic short films from different directors.

In 2010, she was cast opposite Ben Affleck in the crime drama ‘The Town’, an adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s novel ‘Prince of Thieves’. Her portrayal of a young mother in the film received critical acclaim.

In 2011, she played the female lead in the superhero movie ‘Green Lantern’. The film, unfortunately, was not a commercial success. In the movie, she was cast opposite her future husband Ryan Reynolds.

In the 2012 film ‘Savages,’ Lively replaced Jennifer Lawrence to play the role of Ophelia “O” Sage. Her portrayal of a “needy broken little soul” was praised by ‘HitFix’ film critic Drew McWeeny.

She acted alongside Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford in the film ‘The Age of Adaline‘ which was released in 2015. Her most recent performance was in the horror film ‘The Shallows’ which has been well received by critics.

Blake Lively Major Jobs

Serena’s role on the television series ‘Gossip Girl‘ made her a household name. Her character influenced the fashion choices of a generation of young girls and created a cult following.

Blake Lively Awards And Achievements

In 2008, she received two Teen Choice Awards for her role on the series ‘Gossip Girl.’ She won another Teen Choice Award for the series in 2012.

Her 2010 film ‘The Town’ brought him two more awards. She received awards from the National Board of Review and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association as part of the ensemble cast.

In 2011, she won Cinema Con’s ‘Best Entertainer of the Year Award‘. In the same year, she was named among ‘TIME’ magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and she also topped the list of “Most Desirable” Women.

Blake Lively Trivia

Blake , who was too tall for her age, was admitted to 1st grade at the age of three to accompany her 6-year-old brother Eric, who was very nervous to go to school alone. Later, she was attending 13 different schools before graduating from elementary school.

She made a music video with Jessica Alba in 2010 for her album “The Lonely Island”, on the song “I Just Had Sex”.

Salon has called her the celebrity housewife as she is a foodie and a great cook. She is a huge fan of Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson.

She appeared on the cover of Cosmo magazine in 2008, stating in the interview that he does not use drugs or drink alcohol, but instead sleeps a lot.

Blake Lively Filmography
  • Blue Hell  (2016) – Nancy
  • Cafe Society  (2016) – Veronica
  • Savages  (2012) – O
  • Green Lantern  (2011) – Carol Ferris
  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee  (2010) – Young Pippa
  • Dangerous Attraction  (2010) – Krista
  • Gossip Girl  (2007) – Serena van der Woodsen

Blake Lively Net Worth

She has a net worth of around $16 million.

The actress rose to fame as Serena van der Woodsen on the popular CW television show. Gossip girl – but that was only the beginning of her financial success. 

While the star initially wanted to attend Stanford University, her brother encouraged her to go on some auditions with her talent agent when she was 17. She landed the role of Bridget in the film adaptation of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants which she filmed between her junior and senior years.

Since her initial roles, Lively has starred in Green Lantern (where she met Reynolds), The Shoals , Age of Adeline , and the new 2018 Femme Fatale thriller, A Simple Favor .

Real estate is always a solid investment, and if their combined net worth is anywhere near $100 million, they can make big purchases, which is exactly what the couple did. 

Reynolds and Lively recently purchased a $2.35 million, 4,753-square-foot estate in Pound Ridge, New York, which has 1.8 acres of land, including gardens and a brick wall to ward off paparazzi.

The home may look like an estate, but it has plenty of luxury details to complement its charm, including French doors that lead to a covered porch, a custom stone deck, and two private walk-in closets off the master bedroom.

Blake Lively Personal Life

Blake Lively’s first crush was her ‘Simon Says’ co-star Kelly Blatz. The two have been childhood friends dating from 2004 to 2007.

She has known Penn Badgley, her ‘Gossip Girl’ co-star, since the age of eleven when they were homeschooled together. The on-screen pair dates from real life between 2007 and 2010.

She has been in a romantic relationship with the ‘Titanic’ star Leonardo DiCaprio with whom she spent a fun-filled summer in France. The two broke up in October 2011 after dating for five months.

In October 2011, Lively began dating Ryan Reynolds, whom she met on the sets of her movie ‘Green Lantern.’ 

They bought a house in Bedford in June 2012 and were married on September 9, 2012. They have two daughters named James and Ines.

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