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BLAKE LIVELY BIOGRAPHY

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Blake Lively was born on August 25, 1987 is an American actress and model who stars as Serena van der Woodsen in the television teen drama series Gossip Girl. She has also starred in movies, including Accepted, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town and Green Lantern.

Blake Lively was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles to actors Ernie and Elaine Lively. She was raised as a Southern Baptist. The youngest of five siblings, Blake Lively has a brother, Eric, two half-sisters, Lori and Robyn, and a half-brother, Jason. Both of her parents and all of her siblings are, or have been, in the entertainment industry. During Blake Lively's childhood, her parents would take her with them to acting classes that they taught because they did not want to leave her with a babysitter. Blake Lively said that watching her parents teach acting classes helped her learn the "drills" of acting and gain confidence as she got older.

Blake Lively was initially not particularly interested in acting, however during the summer between her junior and senior years of high school, her brother, Eric, asked his agent to send her out on a few auditions over a period of a few months. From these few auditions, she got the role of Bridget for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Blake Lively filmed her scenes in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants between her junior and senior years at Burbank High.

Blake Lively began her acting career at age 11, when she appeared in the 1998 film Sandman, which was directed by Blake Lively's father. Blake Lively describes her role in the film as having been a "bit part". Blake Lively 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. Blake Lively's performance in the film earned her a nomination for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Movie Breakout - Female."[citation needed]

In 2006, she co-starred with Justin Long in Accepted, and Blake Lively had minor roles in the horror film, Simon Says. While Accepted was not well received by critics, Blake Lively's performance was, earning her a 'Breakthrough Award' from Hollywood Life.[citation needed] In 2007, Blake Lively played one of the two title characters in Elvis and Anabelle as Anabelle, a bulimic girl who hoped to win a beauty pageant. Blake Lively said of getting into character for the role that she had 'shed serious weight' for her height. Blake 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".

Blake Lively was cast in the CW's series Gossip Girl, which premiered in September 2007. She plays Serena van 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.

In 2008, Blake Lively reprised her role in the sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Similar to the first film, Blake Lively was positively received by critics. As of November 2009, the film had earned over $44 million at the box office. In 2009, Blake 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 reception from critics, the film had a poor box office performance.

One of Blake Lively's most acclaimed roles to date is her supporting role playing the younger version of the title character in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009). Paul Byrnes, of the Brisbane Times, described Blake Lively's performance in the film as being "sensational". In October, 2009, Blake Lively began filming her scenes for her role as Krista Coughlin, in the 2010 film The Town, based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. In the film, Blake Lively's role has been described as "the sister of Jem and Doug's ex-girlfriend who has a 19-month old daughter, Shyne." The film, which also stars Ben Affleck, was released in the United States on September 17, 2010 to critical acclaim. In an interview with Marie Claire, Blake Lively stated that she wasn't relying on her career as an actress, having felt that having her own interior decorating firm would be a substitute as a back-up plan, and because of her 'fascination'[clarification needed] with "colors and textures and layering things."

In January 2010, it was announced that Blake Lively would play 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. but was considered as a summer flop as it "failed to perform to expectations" even though it grossed more than its budget. Blake Lively appeared in the music video for The Lonely Island's "I Just Had Sex" together with Jessica Alba in December 2010.
Blake Lively with the cast of Green Lantern at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International

She will next star in Oliver Stone's Savages. Blake Lively was originally considered for the lead role in Steven Soderbergh's The Side Effects. However, it was later reported Rooney Mara would replace her.

Blake Lively dated actor Kelly Blatz from 2004 to 2007; the two had been friends since childhood. Blake Lively dated Penn Badgley from late 2007 to mid-September 2010.

During the 2008 United States presidential election Blake Lively expressed her support for Barack Obama. Blake Lively and 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 CW, MTV and Comedy Central.

In 2011, she was featured in the annual TIME magazine 100 influential people. AskMen named her the most desirable woman of 2011.People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.

 

 
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