Blake Christina Lively (born August 25, 1987) is an American actress. She stars in the book-based TV series Gossip Girl as Serena фургон, ван der Woodsen. She has also appeared in several films including Accepted and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as well as its sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
Lively, the youngest of five children, was born in Tarzana, California, the daughter of actors Ernie and Elaine Lively. Lively has two sisters, Lori and Robyn, and two brothers, Jason and Eric. Both of her parents and all four of her siblings are, или have been, in the entertainment industry. Her brother-in-law is Bart Johnson.
As a child, Lively was homeschooled (one of her homeschool classmates was actor and future boyfriend Penn Badgley). Lively attended Burbank High School in Burbank where she participated in Burbank High School's Показать choir, In Sync, and was a cheerleader. Lively stated in a interview for the August 2008 Seventeen magazine that she attended thirteen schools. She wanted to attend Stanford University, Lively was not at all interested in Актёрское искусство but during the summer between her junior and senior год of high school, her brother made his agent send her out on a few auditions. Of the two auditions, she got the role of Bridget for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Lively started out in film with a bit role in Sandman in 1998. In 2005, Lively played Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, for which she received a Teen Choice Award nomination for "Choice Movie Breakout - Female." She reprised the role in 2008 in the sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. She starred in Accepted, Simon Says, and Elvis and Anabelle in 2006. She received the Breakthrough Award from Hollywood Life for her role in Accepted in December 2006.
Lively was cast in the CW's series Gossip Girl which premiered in September 2007. She plays Serena фургон, ван der Woodsen in the teen drama. 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. She has since appeared on the January 2008 cover of shopping magazine Lucky. She has еще recently appeared on the March 2008 cover of Teen Vogue, as well as the May 2008 cover of NYLON with her Gossip Girl co-star Leighton Meester. She appeared on the cover of "Seventeen"'s August 2008 issue. The звезда also was on the cover of "Girls' Life"'s August 2008 issue, along with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costars Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, and America Ferrera. еще recently Lively also appeared on the cover of "Cosmopolitan"'s September 2008 issue. Lively was also featured in a Saturday Night Live skit entitled "Murray Hill" alongside James Franco.
Lively dated actor Kelly Blatz from 2004 to 2007; the two had been Друзья since childhood. In late 2007, rumors circulated that Lively was dating her Gossip Girl costar and former childhood classmate Penn Badgley. In May 2008, People magazine published фото of the two Поцелуи while on vacation in Mexico. Lively and Badgley have since become еще open about their relationship.
In October 2008, Lively appeared alongside Badgley in a MoveOn.org campaign ad in support of Presidential candidate Barack Obama.