Who is Blake Lively?
Blake Lively is an American actress, model, and director. She is famous for her role in Gossip Girl.
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Her early life and career beginnings
Her birth name is Blake Ellender Brown. Her father, Ernie Lively, was an actor, and her mother, Elaine, worked as a talent scout. She has an older brother Eric, two half-sisters Lori and Robyn, and a half-brother Jason from her mother’s previous marriage.
Since her family worked in the entertainment industry, Blake, in her childhood days, joined her parents in the acting classes they taught. Watching her parents teach instilled in her the confidence she needed to thrive in the industry. She made her debut at 10 when she appeared in Sandman, a film directed by her father.
Blake Lively attended Burbank High School in California, becoming a cheerleader, choir member, and class President.
She was Bridget Vreeland in the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants that was released in 2005 by Warner Bros. Pictures after her elder brother asked his talent agent to send her on auditions during the summer period.
She continued to co-star, play in minor roles, and starred as Anabelle Leigh in Elvis and Annabelle, a romantic drama film. She later reprised her role as Bridget in its sequel in 2008. Critics praised her position, and the film garnered over $44 million at the box office.
Her professional career life
From 2007 to 2012, she portrayed Serena Van der Woodsen in the series Gossip Girl, an American teen drama about the lives of privileged teen girls.
She played outstanding roles in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Town (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Savages (2012),
Blake Lively’s acting prowess in her starring performance in the 2015 film The Age of Adaline was well received, with the film grossing $65.7 million. After that, she starred as Nancy Adams in the 2016 survival horror film The Shallows, where she became stranded while surfing in the sea. Critics praised her witty performance, with the film becoming a box office success.
In 2016, she starred in another successful film Café Society as Veronica Hayes, and in the psychological drama, All I See Is You.
In 2018, she starred in A Simple Favor, an adaptation of the 2017 novel by Darcy Bell, and aced her performance in the mystery thriller.
She played the lead in a 2020 action thriller, The Rhythm Section. Critics praised her performance, although it was a financial flop.
As announced in May 2021, Blake Lively will star in Lady Killer, an adaptation of a comic book series written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich.
She has been nominated for several awards and won Teen Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards, and others.
Blake’s personal life
She married Ryan Reynolds on September 9, 2012, and they have three daughters, all residing in Pound Ridge, New York.
She has appeared on several magazine covers
including featuring in the annual Time magazine 100 influential people.
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