BLAKE ELLENDER LIVELY born August 25, 1987, in Los Angeles is an American actress and model best known for her role as the sexy billionaire Serena van der Woodsen on the TV show Gossip Girl (The CW). Admitted, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town, Green Lantern, and Savages are among her film credits.
BLAKE ELLENDER LIVELY is now 34 years of age but still has not lost her charms of the 20s.
BLAKE ELLENDER LIVELY made her film debut in ‘Sandman,’ directed by her father Ernie Lively, as Trixie, the tooth fairy, alongside her brothers Eric and Lori Lively. She enrols at Stanford University, unaware that she will continue her acting career thanks to her brother, who encourages her to attend castings. She returns to the big screen in 2005 with “One for all,” in which she plays Bridget, a role she reprises three years later in the film’s sequel.
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In 2006, she co-starred with Justin Long and Jonah Hill in the comedy ‘Accepted,’ and she also appeared in the horror film ‘Simon Says.’ Her fame comes a year later when she is cast as Serena Van Der Woodsen on the television show “Gossip Girl.” Her career takes off, and she begins to appear in more relevant productions such as “New York, I Love Yo” (2009); “The Private Life of Pippa Lee” (2009); ‘The Town’ (2010), directed by Ben Affleck, and ‘Green Lantern (Green Lantern), in which she plays the girlfriend of the well-known DC Comics superhero, Ryan Reynolds.
Lively was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, to actors Elaine and Ernie Lively (born Ernest W. Brown). She grew up in a family that was active in the Southern Baptist Convention. Blake is the youngest of five siblings, with an older brother named Ernie Lively, two half-sisters named Lori and Robyn, and a half-brother named Jason.
Her parents and all of her siblings work in or have previously worked in the entertainment industry. Her parents took her to acting classes where they taught her as a child because they did not want to leave her with a babysitter.
Her brother Eric asked her agent to send her on auditions over a few months during the summer between juniors and seniors in high school. She landed the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants based on these few auditions. Lively shot her scenes at Burbank High School between her junior and senior years.