Blake Christina Lively is an American actress. She stars in the book-based TV series Gossip Girl as Serena van 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.
As a young actress, Blake Lively is on the fringe of having great sex appeal. She stands at 5'8" -- most of that height being attributed to her long, shapely, tanned legs. Blake Lively has great skin tone, but the cutesy little-girl hair and childlike clothing is keeping her image too young. She has beautiful blue eyes and a medium-set smile that accentuates her oval facial features. A distraction to these good features, however, is her obvious dark roots. In the '80s, it was a fashion craze that made women look sexy and dangerous, but on Blake Lively, it just looks like she needs to hit the salon.
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 van der Woodsen in the teen drama. While rumors of infighting among the Gossip Girl co-stars have circulated in the tabloids, Lively denies that there is any unfriendly competition on-set. “The media is always trying to pit us against each other," she said in an interview, "I guess because it’s just not interesting to say, ‘Everyone gets along; everybody just works 18-hour days and goes home to sleep.’ That’s not fun to read, I guess.” 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 more 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 the August 2008 issue of Seventeen. The star also was on the cover of "Girls' Life"'s August 2008 issue, along with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, and America Ferrera. More recently Lively also appeared on the cover of the September 2008 issue of Cosmopolitan and the cover of the February 2009 issue of Vogue. Lively has a brief cameo in a pre-recorded Saturday Night Live skit entitled "Murray Hill" alongside James Franco, where she portrays a transexual partygoer .
Blake Christina Lively Quotes
"My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy."
" I can't believe we're being paid to live in New York."
"(about filming racy scenes in Gossip Girl) It's the most awkward thing! There's a room of 40 people watching you, they're telling you exactly how to move your head, and it's completely silent. It's awful! "
"I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be!"
"I don't want to go to a club and not wear panties."
" Serena does have a past of being a bit wild, but what's interesting is that even though she's so young, she realizes that the way she's been living her life is wrong. It just makes her a cool person, that she's able to see that and wants to change."
"It just hit me yesterday that our show is going to come out soon. I thought, Oh crap, the show is going to premiere in two weeks. It's so anonymous right now, and people are going to see it."
"If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never yours to begin with."
- Blake Lively
1. New York, I Love You (2009) (completed) .... Girlfriend (segment "Brett Ratner")
... aka New York, je t'aime (France: literal title)
2. "Gossip Girl" .... Serena van der Woodsen (43 episodes, 2007-2009)
- The Goodbye Gossip Girl (2009) TV episode .... Serena van der Woodsen
- Valley Girls (2009) TV episode .... Serena van der Woodsen
- The Wrath of Con (2009) TV episode .... Serena van der Woodsen
- Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (2009) TV episode .... Serena van der Woodsen
- Seder Anything (2009) TV episode .... Serena van der Woodsen
3. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) .... Teenage Pippa Lee
4. "Saturday Night Live" .... Transvestite (1 episode, 2008)
... aka "NBC's Saturday Night" (USA: complete title)
... aka "SNL 25" (USA: alternative title)
... aka "SNL" (USA: informal title)
... aka "Saturday Night Live '80" (USA: sixth season title)
... aka "Saturday Night Live 15" (USA: new title)
... aka "Saturday Night Live 20" (USA: new title)
... aka "Saturday Night Live 25" (USA: new title)
... aka "Saturday Night" (USA: first season title)
- James Franco/Kings of Leon (2008) TV episode (uncredited) .... Transvestite
5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) .... Bridget Vreeland
6. Elvis and Anabelle (2007) .... Anabelle
7. Simon Says (2006) .... Jenny
8. Accepted (2006) .... Monica
9. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) .... Bridget
... aka The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Australia) (UK)
10. Sandman (1998) .... Trixie / Tooth Fairy
on her name
Actually, my grandma's brother's name was Blake, and my sister wrote it down when she was reading a family tree. And they said, "If it's a boy, we'll name him Blake, and if it's a girl, we'll name her Blakely." And everybody thought I was going to be a boy, and then I came out and I was a girl. And they had already been calling me Blake for months because they were positive I was going to be a boy. And they had been calling me Blake for so long, they just kept it.
# Blake is ranked #9 in AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25".
# Blake is in Maxim's list of "The Hottest Women of Fall TV ´08" for her role as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl.
# In the US Elections 2008, Blake campaigned for Senator Barack Obama.
# Blake Lively was one of People's "100 Most Beautiful People" in 2008.
# Blake Lively was voted to have the "Sexiest Pout" in an online poll by TVGuide.
# Blake loves going to Disneyland.
# Blake LOVES every shade of Pink.
# Her trademark is her long blonde hair.
No. 15 "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM"
2008 - No.39, ugo.com's "50 Hottest Women on Television"
2008 - No.43, Maxim's "Hot 100"
2008 - No.9, FHM Online's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2008 - No.99, AskMen.com's "Top 99 Women"
2007 - No.4, BuddyTV.com's "Top 7 of '07: Sexiest Women"
2007 - No.100, FHM UK's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2006 - No.80, AskMen.com's "Top 99 Women" edit »
2005 Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie Breakout- Female
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Nominated
2008 Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Actress Drama
Gossip Girl Won
2008 Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Breakout Star-Female
Gossip Girl Won
2008 Newport Beach Film Festival
Achievement Award-Breakout Performance
Elvis and Anabelle Won
2009 Prism Awards
Performances in a Drama Episode
Gossip Girl Nominated
Birthname:Blake Christina Lively
Assets:Sexy Legs, Multi-Talented
Country of Origin:United States