Blake Lively (born Blake Ellender Brown; August 25, 1987) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Serena van der Woodsenin the CW teen-drama television series Gossip Girl (2007–2012). She starred in films, such as, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), Accepted(2006), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Town (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Savages (2012), The Age of Adaline (2015) and The Shallows(2016). She is the wife of actor Ryan Reynolds.
Blake Lively was born as Blake Ellender Brown on August 25, 1987 in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Elaine (née McAlpin), worked as a talent scout, and her father, Ernie Lively (né Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), was an actor. Lively was named after her grandmother’s brother.She is of English, Irish and German descent. She has also said that she has Cherokee ancestry, but no proof has been provided to substantiate this.
She has an older brother, Eric Lively, two half-sisters, Lori Lively and Robyn Lively, and a half-brother, Jason Lively. Both of her parents and all of her siblings are, or have been, in the entertainment industry.
During her childhood, her parents took her to acting classes that they taught because they did not want to leave her with a babysitter. Lively said that watching her parents teach acting helped her learn the “drills” and gain confidence as she got older and entered the entertainment industry.She began her acting career at age 10, when she appeared in the 1998 film Sandman, which was directed by Lively’s father. She describes her role as a “bit part”. She was initially not particularly interested in acting, and wanted to attend Stanford University.
She attended Burbank High School, where she was a senior class president, a cheerleader and a member of the championship choir. Her brother Eric asked his talent agent to send her on a few auditions over a period of a few months during the summer.From these auditions, she was cast as Bridget for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), and filmed her scenes in between her junior and senior years. /Gjithqka Nga Pak