Blake Ellender Brown who is simply known as Blake Lively is a renowned American actress and celebrity homemaker. She is best known for acting as Serena van Der Woodsen in the CW drama television series, “Gossip Girl” between 2007 and 2012. The adorable actress has starred in quite a number of movies.
Blake Lively Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
Blake Lively was born on August 25, 1987 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, to an acting family. Her father’s name is Ernie Lively who was an actor and her mother’s name is Elaine, who worked as a talent scout. She was raised as a Baptist Christian and she is the youngest of the five children of her parents. She has English, Irish and German descent. Her family—both of parents and siblings—are, or have been, in the entertainment industry. Lively’s parent used to take her, as a child, to acting classes they taught which she said helped her learn the “drills” and also gain confidence as she got older. Her acting career began very early—at age 11—when she appeared in the movie “Sandman” in 1998 which was directed by her father.
Blake Lively Education Details
After attending a staggering 13 different schools because she was perceived as not being up to pace with the rest of the kids. She finally settled at Burbank High School, where she was exceptional in both her academics and extracurricular activities. She was also the class president and member of her school’s show choir. Later, with the help of her brother Eric, she auditioned for a movie role and was cast as Bridget for “The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants” (2005) and filmed her scenes between her junior and senior years.
Blake Lively Career Details
Lively’s career began when she appeared in “Sandman” aged 11. After shying away from the silver screen for seven years, in 2005, she was cast in a movie adaptation of “The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants”. This movie won her a Teen Choice award for best breakthrough actress and also helped her secure a starring role alongside Justin Long in “Accepted” (2006). In 2006, she took the lead female (Anabelle) in “Elvis and Anabelle”. Lively landed her most famous role (as Serena van Woodsen) to date on the CW’s hit teen drama titled “Gossip Girl” (2007-2012). In 2008, she reprised her role as Bridget in the sequel “The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants 2”. She has graced the covers of magazines like Glamour, Cosmo Girl amongst others.
In 2009, she starred in the romantic comedy “New York, I Love You” and also filmed her scenes in the Ben Affleck-directed crime thriller “The Town” which was released in September 2010. She co-starred as Carol Ferris with Ryan Reynolds in the superhero movie “Green Lantern” which was released in June, 2011. In the same year, she featured in the annual TIME magazine of 100 most influential people. Lively starred in the romantic fantasy “The Age of Adaline” in 2015 and the following year she played the lead role in the horror shark movie “The Shallows”. In 2018, she co-starred with Anna Kendrick and took up the role of a woman who disappeared without an explanation in Paul Feig-directed comedy-thriller “A Simple Favor”. The movie adaptation of the James Burnell novel, “Rhythm Section” was the movie she last starred in, in 2019. She has won a few awards and got nominated for several others since she began her career.
Is Blake Lively Married?
Blake Lively is married to Ryan Reynolds who she first met in early 2010 while filming “Green Lantern” in which he co-starred. They started dating in 2011 and bought a home together in upstate New York, in April 2012. The couple got married on the 9th of September, 2012, near Charleston, South Carolina.
Before dating and eventually marrying Reynolds, she has been previously linked to actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. In December 2014, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, whom they christened James. They welcomed their second child, Inez, who is also a daughter. It was revealed that the couple was expecting a third child when Lively step out for the premiere of her husband’s film—of which she later gave birth.
Blake Lively Net Worth
As of 2019, her approximate net worth is valued at $16 million.
Apart from acting and fashion, the 32-year-old mother of 3 takes a keen interest in cooking and interior design. Lively described herself as a “foodie and a cook,” and has said Martha Stewart is her “idol”. 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.”