Blake Lively is an American actress. She is very much successful in television drama. She is known for playing as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW teen-drama television series Gossip Girl. Lively has also starred in the films The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), Accepted (2006), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Town (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Savages (2012), The Age of Adaline (2015), and The Shallows (2016). She is the wife of actor Ryan Reynolds.
Early life of Blake Lively
Blake Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown on August 25, 1987, in Tarzana, California, to a show business family. Lively was named after her grandmother’s brother. She is of English, Irish, and German descent.
Her mother, Elaine Lively (née McAlpin), is an acting coach and talent manager, and her father, Ernie Lively (born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), is an actor and teacher. Her brother is actor Eric Lively, and her half-siblings are actors Lori Lively, Robyn Lively, and Jason Lively. Both of her parents and all of her siblings are or have been, in the entertainment industry, and She followed her parents’ and siblings’ steps.
- Full Name: Blake Ellender Brown
- Other Names: Blake Ellender
- Born Date: August 25, 1987
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Occupation: Actress, Model, Homemaker
- Years active: 1998–present
- Education: Burbank High School
- Religion: Baptist
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
During her childhood, her parents took her to acting classes that they taught because they did not want to leave her with a babysitter. Blake Lively said that watching her parents teach acting helped her learn the “drills” and gain confidence as she got older and entered the entertainment industry.
She attended Burbank High School, where she was a senior class president, a cheerleader and a member of the championship choir. Her brother Eric asked his talent agent to send her on a few auditions over a period of a few months during the summer. From these auditions, she was cast as Bridget for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and filmed her scenes in between her junior and senior years.
- Spouse(s): Ryan Reynolds (m. 2012)
- Children: Ines Reynolds, James Reynolds
- Parents: Elaine Lively (mother), Ernie Lively (Father)
- Siblings: Robyn Lively (Sister), Eric Lively (Brother), Lori Lively (Sister), Jason Lively (Brother)
Blake Lively began her acting career at age 10, the role was Trixie, the Tooth Fairy in the musical movie Sandman (1998), directed by her father. She describes her role as a “bit part”. She was initially not particularly interested in acting and wanted to attend Stanford University.
Her big break came along a few years later, though. Blake was up to finish high school when she got the co-starring role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). Her performance earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination for Breakout Movie Star.
Blake was so perfect for the role of Bridget Vreeland that, with no big references or even auditioning, she landed the role. According to her, all she did was walk in and leave a photo of herself. It was clear that she was the Bridget needed. After the film, Blake went back to high school for her senior year to have the life of a regular teenager — or a very busy regular teenager. She was class president, a cheerleader, and performed with the choir.
After finishing her diploma, she immediately returned to acting, starring opposite Justin Long and Jonah Hill in the 2006 comedy Accepted. A year later, in 2007, Lively landed her most famous role to date on the CW’s hit teen drama Gossip Girl.
In 2009, she performs in the movie ‘New York, I Love You’. Following the year in 2010, she showed her terrific performance in the movie ‘The Town’.
With her dazzling good looks, natural acting talent, and devoted backing from devoted Gossip Girl fans, Lively seemed to be on the verge of breaking out as a top-flight movie star. In a January 2010 profile, Esquire called Lively “the most promising and interesting and talented young actress of the year.” She displayed a grittier side in her role as a young mother in Ben Affleck‘s crime thriller The Town that same year. Both the film and Lively’s performance drew widespread critical acclaim.
In 2011, she played the female lead in the superhero movie ‘Green Lantern’. The movie, unfortunately, was not a commercial success.
Lively met actor Ryan Reynolds while filming Green Lantern in early 2010. They began dating in October 2011. Lively and Reynolds quickly became inseparable. They bought a home together in upstate New York, in April 2012. Managing to keep their plans hidden from the media, the couple married on September 9, 2012, near Charleston, South Carolina.
In December 2014, the couple had their first child, a daughter named James. They welcomed their second daughter Ines in September 2016.
- Sandman (1998)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
- Accepted (2006)
- Simon Says (2006)
- Elvis and Anabelle (2007)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
- New York, I Love You (2009)
- The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
- 2010 The Town (2010)
- Green Lantern (2011)
- Hick (2011)
- Savages (2012)
- The Age of Adaline (2015)
- The Shallows (2016)
- Café Society (2016)
- All I See Is You (2017)
- A Simple Favor (2018)