Blake Lively - biographyBlake Christina Lively is primarily known as the star of the TV show Gossip Girl. It was the role of Serena van der Woodsen that marked the rise of her career. However, the life and work of this exceptional American actress did have and, undoubtedly, will still have many other bright moments and memorable appearances. Net worth: $30 million.
Blake Lively – early yearsBlake Lively was born in the small California neighborhood of Tarzana. Her parents - Ernie and Elaine Lively - were actors. True, Elaine was never able to become a prominent actress and became a talent agent, while Ernie frequently starred in popular TV shows, even though he mostly played guards and motel administrators. In addition to little Blake, there were four older children in her family (two brothers and two sisters) who, to some degree or another, also connected their lives to the world of cinema.
Blake Lively’s first rolesThe film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, released in 2005, was the first famous appearance of the young actress. This was a kind, fun, and inspiring film about the adventures of four young friends (Amber Tamblyn, Alexes Bledel, and America Ferrera also got main roles), whose life is changed by magic jeans. The film was received with a bang by the audience and critics, so the actresses immediately signed a contract for a sequel that saw the light in 2007. As for the role of extravagant Bridget, Blake Lively received her first nomination for the Teen Choice Awards for it, as well as recognition and fame. She had started being perceived as one of the most promising actresses in the genre of youth cinema.
Gossip Girl and new peaks of Blake Lively’s careerThe history of the project, which literally turned the life of Blake Lively upside down, making her one of the most sought-after beauties of Hollywood, began rather trivially. The creator of the series Lonely Hearts stumbled upon a book by Cecily von Ziegesar. The writer narrated the adventures of students in an elite school, which are closely watched by a blogger that goes by the nickname Gossip Girl.
As the popularity of the TV show grew so did Blake Lively’s fame, who performed the leading role in it. In the three years since the premiere of Gossip Girl, Lively has been nominated for many prestigious awards and won the Teen Choice Awards twice. After the success of Gossip Girl, Blake Lively migrated smoothly from youth comedies and soap operas to Hollywood blockbusters. That’s how, in 2009, she starred in the drama The Private Lives of Pippa Lee alongside Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder and Monica Bellucci.