Full Name: Blake Ellender Brown
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse: Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively is an American actress who is popularly known for her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the teen-drama TV series “Gossip Girls” aired on The CW. She was born on August 25, 1987, in Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Her father Ernie Lively was also an actor and a director and her mother Elaine used to work as a talent scout. She is the youngest in his family with 5 siblings. She has an elder brother named Eric Lively, a half-brother named Jason Lively and two half-sisters named Lori Lively and Robyn Lively. All of her siblings are connected to the entertainment industry.
From childhood, Lively had a keen interest in acting. According to her, her parents used to take her along with them on their acting classes where they taught. Her parents didn’t want to leave her with a babysitter. During this, she learned a lot about acting and gained more confidence as she grew up. Because of this, Lively entered the entertainment industry at a very early age of 10 when she appeared in the movie “Sandman” in 1998 which was directed by her father. However, she initially wanted to focus on her studies and aimed at going to the Stanford University.
In Lively’s teenage, she went to the Burbank High School which is a flagship public high school in Burbank, California. During high school, she became the senior class president and also a member of the cheerleading team and championship choir. Also, during her summer break, Lively’s brother Eric requested his talent agent to send her on some auditions for movie and TV series.
As already said, Lively made her acting debut at the age of 10 in the 1998 movie “Sandman” directed by her father. After the movie, Lively focused more on her studies than acting. Later, at the age of 18, Lively appeared on another movie after she was sent to auditions by her big brother Eric. In 2005, she was cast in the movie titled “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” as Bridget who was one of the four female leads of the movie. She was praised by the critics for her performance and was also nominated for the Choice Movie Breakout –Female at the Teen Choice Award for her role in the movie.
In 2006, Lively was cast in the movie “Accepted” co-starring alongside Justin Long. She also appeared in a small role in the horror movie “Simon Says”. The following year, she starred in one of the two title roles in the movie “Elvis and Anabelle”. In the movie, she played the role of Anabelle who is a bulimic girl hoping to win a beauty pageant. For her role, Lively had to lose some weight which was said to be very hard for her as she loved to eat. Later, her performance in the movie was praised by the critics with one of them saying that the role was her breakthrough role.
In 2007, Lively was cast in the series “Gossip Girls” which was a series based on a book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar. Initially, Lively rejected the role as she wanted to go to college but later when she was told that she could go to college part-time while shooting then she agreed to the series. The series first aired in September of 2007 in The CW in which she played the role of the girl named Serena van der Woodsen. The series continued for six seasons and ended in 2012.
In 2008, Lively starred in the sequel of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” titled “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” where she reprised her role as Bridget. The following year, she appeared in a small role in the romantic comedy movie titled “New York, I Love You” which is the sequel of the 2006 movie “Paris, Je t’aime”. However, the movie was not much of a success despite the positive reviews. In the same year, Lively starred in the movie “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” where she played the younger version of the title role. The role is one of the most acclaimed roles Lively has ever played in movies.
In 2010, Lively starred in the movie “The Town” which is an adaptation of the novel titled “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. In the movie, she played the role of Kristina Coughlin as known as Kris alongside Ben Affleck who is also the director of the movie. At the end of the year, she appeared in a music video of the song “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island. The following year, Lively starred in the superhero movie “Green Lantern” as the love interest of Hal Jordon, Carl Ferris. The movie was a success grossing a total of 219,851,172 dollars worldwide. In the year, she was listed in the list of 100 influential people by the TIME magazine.
In 2012, Lively starred in the movie “Savages” by Oliver Stone alongside actors such as Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, and John Travolta. In the same year, she became the new face of the new Gucci fragrance after she appeared in a short movie as for the fragrance directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The following year, she also became the face of L‘Oreal which was her first major makeup campaign. Later, in 2015, Lively came back to movies with “The Age of Adaline” alongside Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford. In the movie, she played the title role of Adaline Bowman, a woman who after a deadly accident stops aging. In 2016, she starred in the horror movie titled “The Shallows”.
Back in 2004, Blake Lively used to date Kelly Blatz who is also an American actor. The two were friends since childhood. According to an interview, both of them had a huge crush on each other from childhood and finally got together in 2004. The two also worked on the movie “Simon Says” together. The pair dated for almost 3 years and broke up in April of 2007. Just after a month of their separation, Lively started dating Penn Badgley who is an American actor.
The two are co-stars from The CW teen-drama series “Gossip Girls”. In the beginning, many fans speculated the two had been dating but didn’t confirm it. Later, in the 2008 Met Costume Institute Gala, the two showed up with each other making their relationship official. Later, the two were spotted kissing in Cancun and were photographed as well. After that, the two started showing up together more often in public. The two also went on a vacation to Mexico. However, the two split up after dating for 3 years in 2010.
Lively also briefly dated the Canadian actor Ryan Gosling in 2010. The two were spotted on a romantic date in Disneyland. However, when asked about their relationship, they said they were just good friends which most of the fans didn’t believe. The following year, Lively started dating the American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The two were seen spending time with each other in France and later in the US. However, the two only dated for 5 months. According to sources, Lively was not interested in a serious relationship which leads to their split up.
Later, in 2011, Lively started dating Ryan Reynolds, a Canadian actor who is famous for his roles in the movie like “The Proposal”, “Deadpool”, and “Definitely, Maybe”. At the beginning there were only rumors of the two dating, however, eventually, the two began giving public appearances. In 2012, it was reported that the two had purchased a house in Bedford, New York. Later that year, the two decided to tie the knot after dating for a year. The two got married on September 9, 2012, at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South California.
After two years of marriage, there were reports of Lively getting pregnant with the couple’s first child. Later, in December. Lively gave birth to the child but the child’s name, as well as sex, had not been revealed as the pair wanted to give their parenthood privacy. However, after a year, a family member revealed that the child is a baby girl named Violet. Later, Ryan announced that their baby girl’s name is James, not Violet. Later, on September 30, 2016, Lively gave birth to their second child, another baby girl named Ines.
|Store Opening Appearance||$50,000|
|Deal with Gucci||$4,000,000|
|The Gossip Girls per episode||$600,000|