Blake Lively is known for playing as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW teen-drama television series Gossip Girl (2007–2012).
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.
Born Name Blake Ellender Brown
Nick Name Blake Lively
Occupation Model, actress, celebrity homemaker
Age: 30 years and 6 months
Sun Sign Virgo
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Measurements 35-28-36 in or 89-71-91.5 cm
Bra Size 32C
All-American Dream Girl (as Karl Lagerfeld said)
Beauty mark underneath right eye
Father – Ernie Lively (né Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.) (Actor)
Mother – Elaine (née McAlpin) (Talent Manager)
Siblings – Eric Lively (Older Brother) (Actor), Lori Lively (Older Half Sister) (Actress), Robyn Lively (Older Half Sister) (Actress), Jason Lively (Older Half Brother) (Actor)
Blake Lively attended Burbank High School, Burbank, California, USA until 2005. When she was not confirmed about taking acting as a career, Lively wanted to attend Stanford University.
Blake Lively was born in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Her mother, Elaine (née McAlpin), worked as a talent scout, and her father, Ernie Lively (né Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), was an actor.
Lively was named after her grandmother’s brother.
She is of English, Irish, and German descent.
She has an older brother, Eric Lively, two half-sisters, Lori Lively and Robyn Lively, and a half-brother, Jason Lively. Both of her parents and all of her siblings are, or have been, in the entertainment industry.
During her childhood, her parents took her to acting classes that they taught because they did not want to leave her with a babysitter. 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 began her acting career at age 10, when she appeared in the 1998 film Sandman, which was directed by Lively’s father. She describes her role as a “bit part”.
She was initially not particularly interested in acting and wanted to attend Stanford University.
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.
2005-2006: Career beginnings
Manager Management 360
Brand Endorsements Gucci Fragrance (2012)
She appeared in the film adaptation of the novel of the same name, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, in 2005, as Bridget, one of the four female leads. Lively’s performance in the film earned her a nomination for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Movie Breakout – Female.
In 2006, Lively co-starred with Justin Long in Accepted, and Lively had minor roles in the horror film, Simon Says. While Accepted was not well received by critics, Lively’s performance was, earning her a ‘Breakthrough Award’ from Hollywood Life.
In 2007, she played one of the two title characters in Elvis and Anabelle as Anabelle, a bulimic girl who hoped to win a beauty pageant. Lively said of getting into character for the role that she had ‘shed serious weight’ for her height. Lively stated that that process was difficult for her because food is “the No. 1 love of my life.”
MovieLine.com praised her performance in the film and credited it as having been her “breakthrough role”.
2007-2012: Gossip Girl
Lively was cast in The CW’s series Gossip Girl, based on the book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar, which premiered in September 2007. Already having deferred college for a year, Lively intended to turn the role down and become a student, but was told that she could attend college part-time while filming the show (she later said “This is advice to anyone: when they say, ‘We promise, but we can’t put it in writing,’ there’s a reason they can’t put it in writing”).
She played the role of Serena van der Woodsen in the teen drama until 2012 when the show ended.
Her first magazine cover was the November 2007 issue of Cosmo Girl, where she discussed her time in high school and her career prior to Gossip Girl.
In 2008, Lively reprised her role as Bridget in the sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Similarly to the first film, Lively’s performance was positively received by critics.
As of November 2008, the film had earned over $44 million at the box office.
In 2009 Lively appeared as Gabrielle DiMarco, a minor role in the romantic comedy New York, I Love You, a sequel to the 2006 film Paris, je t’aime. Despite positive critical reception, the film did not fare well at the box office.
One of Lively’s most acclaimed roles to date is her supporting role as the younger version of the title character in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009).
Paul Byrnes, of the Brisbane Times, described Lively’s performance in the film as “sensational”.
In October 2009 Lively began filming her scenes for her role as Kristina “Kris” Coughlin in the 2010 film The Town, based on Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves.
The film, which was directed by and starred Ben Affleck, was released in the United States on September 17, 2010. In December of that year, Lively appeared in the music video for The Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex” together with Jessica Alba.
Lively played Carol Ferris, the female lead and love interest of Hal Jordan in the superhero film Green Lantern, which was released in June 2011.
The film grossed a worldwide total of $219,851,172.
In 2011 she was featured in the annual TIME magazine 100 influential people.
Additionally, AskMen.com named her the most desirable woman of 2011 and People magazine named her one of 2012’s Most Beautiful at Every Age.
In 2012, she starred in Oliver Stone’s Savages alongside Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, and John Travolta. Lively replaced Jennifer Lawrence as Ophelia, after the latter dropped out to do The Hunger Games. HitFix film critic Drew McWeeny praised Lively’s performance, which he described as “smart and sad precisely because she plays O as such a broken, needy little soul”.
Also that year, she was selected as the face of the new Gucci fragrance, Gucci Premiere. She appeared in a short film ad directed by Nicolas Winding Refn for the fragrance.
2013-present: Continued career
In October 2013, Lively was named the new face of L’Oreal, marking her first major makeup campaign.
Lively starred in the film The Age of Adaline (2015), opposite Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford, playing a woman who “stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident.”
The film was a modest commercial success, grossing $54.5 million from a production budget of $25–30 million.
In 2016, Lively starred in the survival horror film The Shallows. It received mostly positive reviews and Lively’s performance was praised by critics.
In 2017, she was announced to play the female lead of the film adaptation of the Mark Burnell novel The Rhythm Section, produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and directed by Reed Morano.
The film is set for release from Paramount Pictures on February 22, 2019.
Lively describes herself as a “foodie and cook,” and has said Martha Stewart is her “idol” she is also a fan of Nigella Lawson’s work.
In 2008 Lively baked a cake with Stewart during an episode of The Martha Stewart Show.
In 2009 Lively stated that she “hoped one day to have an interior decorating company,” citing her love for antiques and fascination with “colors and textures and layering things.”
In 2010 she attended a tailor-made workshop at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and has spoken of her desire to return to the culinary school for further instruction.
Also in 2010 Lively spent an evening working as a pastry chef at the renowned Per Se in New York City.
She has remarked that, when travelling, she always takes cookery classes to immerse herself in the local culture.
In 2010 and again in 2011, Lively spoke publicly of her desire to become a restaurateur.
In 2011 she created a s’mores cupcake to be sold at Sprinkles bakeries.
In 2012 Lively’s wedding reception was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings; food photography was the focal point of the picture spread.
In 2013 she appeared in Elle Decor to recount her experiences designing a custom La Cornue oven for her newly purchased Bedford home.
In 2013 she filmed a cooking segment for Vogue’s website, demonstrating how to make a brie pastry.
In 2014 she launched Preserve, a digital magazine and e-commerce website with hand-made one-of-a-kind items all selected by Lively.
On October 9, 2015, Lively closed the site, stating that it had been launched before it was ready, and that she plans to rebuild and relaunch it properly.
During the 2008 United States presidential election, Lively expressed her support for Barack Obama. Lively and Penn Badgley appeared in a pro-Obama commercial, as part of MoveOn.org’s Youth Vote program. The commercial, directed by Doug Liman, aired during Gossip Girl on the CW, MTV and Comedy Central.
In 2013 she appeared in a video clip for Gucci’s “Chime for Change” campaign that aims to raise funds and awareness of women’s issues in the areas of education, health, and justice.
Lively met actor Ryan Reynolds while filming Green Lantern in early 2010, and the two began dating in October 2011.
They bought a home in Bedford, New York in June 2012, and got married on September 9, 2012, at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
They have two daughters: James and Ines.
1998 film Sandman for her role as Trixie / Tooth Fairy.
First TV Show
American teen drama TV series Gossip Girl from 2007 till present. She portrayed the role of “Serena van der Woodsen”, which is the lead role in this show. The show is based on the novel series of the same name. Lively has also won many awards for this show.
Bobby Strom. This celebrity trainer helped Lively to gain strength, core, and aesthetics. For ‘Green Lantern’, she needed a trainer who would lead her fitness to a higher level. He used to trainer Lively 4 times a week for 60 to 90 minutes. She did
Reverse Lunges with Dumbbell Press
Side-to-Side Speed Skaters
After doing these, she did see results after 3 weeks and now has developed a habit of doing some exercises daily.
Lively Diet Habits
She also ate lean proteins in the form of egg whites, fish / turkey breast.
She ate almonds, avocado and extra virgin olive oil for healthy fats.
She drank lots of water.
She ate low carbohydrates in the form of quinoa.
She reduced salts, sugars and ate smaller and regular meals.
She kept a cheat day (on that day you can eat whatever you want) for herself to eat her favorites like cheese, chocolate, ice-creams.
See Lively’s full workout routine and diet plan.
In June 2016, she hired Ryan Reynolds’s trainer, Don Saladino to make changes in her diet so as to adjust her then routine and lifestyle. She was pregnant at that time and Don made such a diet plan which included sufficient amount of eggs and veggies plus some room for eating pizzas and pastas.
Blake Lively Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Sprinkles’ Red Velvet Cupcakes, pizza, pasta
Favorite Music – Ray Charles, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake
Favorite Places – New York, Paris
Favorite Bands – Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Florence and the Machine
Favorite Movies – The Wizard of Oz (1939), Breathless (1959)
Favorite Perfume – Burberry The Beat
Favorite Clothing – Jeans, Tube Top, Heels
Favorite Holiday Destination – Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island in Hawaii
Favorite Brands – Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Chloé, Chanel
Favorite Beauty Products – Tarte lip gloss, Chanel foundation, Kérastase hair products star style
Favorite Style Icons – Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss
Blake Lively Facts
- Blake Lively began her acting career at the age of 11.
- Blake has 4 siblings. She is the youngest of the 5 children.
- Lively appeared in the music video for The Lonely Island’s “I Just Had S*x” together with Jessica Alba in December 2010.
- All of her family members have been/are in the film industry.
- As a kid, she used to go with her parents to the acting classes.
- In 2005, she acted in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” when she was in school.
- Blake has a crossbreed Maltese / Poodle dog.
- Lively was voted no. 4 in Maxim’s Hot 100 Women list in 2010.
- She once said “My whole family is in the business. My whole family is crazy”.
- In 2011, she appeared in the annual TIME magazine’s 100 Influential People.
- She was ranked no. 1 in AskMen’s Most Desirable Women of 2011.
- She was in the People magazine’s list for 2012’s Most Beautiful at Every Age.
- Connect with Blake on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.