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Blake Lively is an actress who rose to fame with the teen drama television series Gossip Girl and her role as Serena van der Woodsen.
Blake Lively was born in Los Angeles on August 25, 1987. Her father was an actor and director and her mother was a talent manager. While studying in high school, the girl auditioned for a role in a teenage series, but only after a while she got the main role in the “girly” action movie “Jeans Mascot” (2005). Two years later, the actress appeared in the acclaimed series Gossip Girl, which aired until 2012. To date, this multi-episode film adaptation, released by the CW Network, is one of the most popular and viewed.
Blake Lively was not born into a simple family. From birth, she was surrounded by show business. There are five children in their family, and each of them moved into the film industry. Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business, Lively's parents lived in Tarzana, California.
The actress admits that she had a strong southern family. Many do not believe that she is from Los Angeles, as she respects the traditions in which her parents raised her. Perhaps the reason is in the former place of residence of her parents. This is especially evident in culinary preferences: Blake prefers fried, sweet, cheese dishes.
It's amazing, but Blake Lively started first grade when she was only three years old. Her six-year-old brother was so nervous about going to school alone that his mother sent our heroine along with him. At the admissions office, the teachers did not ask questions, because the woman convinced everyone that Blake Lively had enough years to study.
Lively recalls that a few weeks later, teachers told her she would have to attend a class with the mentally handicapped because she couldn't keep up with the other kids. Everyone thought she was very slow and incapable because she got tired quickly and wanted to sleep all the time while other children were active.
After the teachers literally put an end to the abilities of the future actress, the girl managed to change 13 different schools before graduating from primary school. She was eventually transferred to Burbank High School, where she excelled both in her academic and extracurricular activities. Lively was a cheerleader, class president and the voice of the school choir.
The actress first starred infilm when she was only 10 years old. In 1998, she had a brief role in the film "Sandman" directed by her father.
Despite strong pressure from her older brothers and sisters, the girl did not aspire to leave school and start an acting career - she did not show much interest in this type of activity. Instead, Lively dreamed of attending Stanford University. However, sensing her sister's potential and talent, her older brother Eric sent her to the first audition.
The actress recalls that her brother tried to force her to make life decisions at the age of 15. He began to contact agents and tell them about his charming and talented younger sister. She was very busy at school, but when the agents called and said that an audition was scheduled, it was very difficult for Lively to say “No” because she did not want to upset her brother.
At the age of 17, Blake Lively (you can see a photo of the famous actress below) finally agreed to attend several auditions. The girl was waiting for almost instant success. After several months of auditions, she starred in Mascot Jeans (2005) as Bridget. The lead role earned her a Teen Choice Breakout Movie Star nomination.
Gossip Girl fame
After filming Mascot Jeans, the actress returned to Burbank to attend prom and finish high school. As soon as the actress received her diploma, she immediately returned to acting and got into the comedy “We were accepted!” (2006), where she starredwith Justin Long and John Hill.
A year later, in 2007, the world saw Lively's new role in the teen drama Gossip Girl. It is believed to be her best-known role to date, aside from the acclaimed film The Age of Adaline (2015).
Gossip Girl is about privileged teenagers in New York. Company leader - stylish blonde and reformed party girl - Serena van der Woodsen.
With heavy media coverage of the series and provocative and controversial photo shoots in The Rolling Stones magazine, Gossip Girl quickly became a cult hit among teenagers. The handsome and young cast has consistently appeared on all the covers of fashion magazines.
More Blake Lively films
Due to her dazzling looks, natural acting talent, and incredible support from Gossip Girl fans, the girl began to be perceived as a potential top movie star. In January 2010, Esquire magazine named the girl "promising, interesting, talented actress of the year." In the same year, viewers watch the crime thriller City of Thieves, where Lively plays the role of the young mother of Ben Affleck's character Doug McRae. Both the film itself and Lively's performance received widespread acclaim from critics and the public.
The following year, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds starred together in Green Lantern, which was based on the story of a comic book character. The picture received a lot of negative reviews and disappointed commercially, but the romance between the characters of the main characters turned into something more and grew into a deep love.feeling in real life.
Equally successful Blake Lively films:
- In 2015, the girl starred in the romantic, fantasy, dramatic film “The Age of Adaline”. In this film adaptation, the actress plays a woman who, as a result of an accident, has stopped aging. The age of the main character is stuck at the turn of 29-30 years.
- In 2016, the girl reappears on the screens, but already in the thriller Shallows, where her heroine survived a shark attack.
Awards and achievements
Lively won the 2008 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress on Gossip Girl. The last episode of the film adaptation was released in 2012.
In 2010, the film "City of Thieves" brought her two more awards. She received them from the Washington DC Film Critics Association and the US National Board of Film Critics.
In 2011, she won the CinemaCon Performer of the Year Award. In the same year, she was included in the Times Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People and also topped AskMen's list of Most Desirable Women.
Personal life and relationships
The first relationship of the actress was noticed immediately after the movie "Simon Says". But Lively herself admits that Kelly Blatz was a good childhood friend for her, with whom they became close after filming between 2004 and 2007.
In 2007, due to on-screen romance on Gossip Girl, Lively began dating her co-star Penn Badgley. They met from 2007 to 2010.
BlakeLively and Ryan Reynolds quickly became inseparable. They bought a shared home in upstate New York in April 2012. Having managed to hide their plans from the media, the couple registered their marriage in a private ceremony on September 9, 2012, near Charleston, South Carolina. About 70 guests attended Reynolds and Blake Lively's wedding celebration.
A friend of the actress, singer Florence Welch, performed right during the ceremony. It should be noted that this is Lively's first marriage. Before meeting and marrying Reynolds, the girl met with actor Leonardo DiCaprio. They were seen in France, where they spent holidays together. The couple broke up in October 2011 after a five-month relationship.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold's children: James, who was born in December 2014, and Inez, who was born in September 2016.
- Blake Lively launched an electronic project in 2014 called Save. On this site, the actress sold unique items that she somehow received. All proceeds went to charity. The girl closed the site in the fall of 2015, saying that the launch was premature and that it would be launched again soon.
- The actress shot a video with Jessica Alba in 2010 for her album The Lonely Island for the song I Just Had Sex.
- Blake Lively is called an excellent housewife and an incredibly talented cook, because the girl is a big gourmet. The actress is an ardent fan of Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson. But cooking at homeconditions - not all the merits of the girl. The actress takes cooking classes all over the world.
- She participated in Gucci's Chime for Change campaign to raise awareness for women's education, he alth and justice issues.
- Lively was featured on the cover of Cosmo magazine in 2008, stating in an interview that she has never used drugs or alcohol. Of the "bad" habits, there is only one - she likes to sleep a lot.
- During the 2008 presidential election in the United States, Lively expressed support for Barack Obama. The actress with Penn Badgley even appeared in a campaign ad as part of a youth voting program.
Blake Lively's filmography does not have a rich list, but her roles are bright and memorable. When she was a child, her parents often took the girl with them to the acting classes they taught, because they did not want to leave the baby with a nanny. She often talks about watching her parents conduct classes, which helped her gain confidence as she got older and started acting in films.
Funny and funny moments
When the actress first auditioned for a role in the movie “The Mascot Jeans”, she just came and gave her photo. Before that, she had never been to auditions and had no idea how to behave in auditions, and this despite the fact that her whole family was literally absorbed in show business. It was this film that nominated her for the Teen Award. Choice.
Blake Lively was repeatedly teased for her clumsiness, because during the filming of "Talisman Jeans" the girl constantly got into comical situations, but this did not stop the future actress - she became popular. So, Gossip Girl became so famous that any outfit worn by Blake Lively as Serena appeared in stores the very next day.
The actress admitted that shooting intimate scenes is the most difficult thing in cinema. It is very hard to relax and be as natural as possible when 40 people in the hall are looking at you and telling you what to do.
In October 2010, a photo appeared in the media where Ryan Gosling and Blake Lively were relaxing together at Disneyland. However, they still claim that they are just good friends. In addition, the actress has repeatedly admitted that she loves this park very much, which is why she visits it so often with her colleagues, family and friends.
Around the same time, the actress started a serious affair with Reynolds. You will see a photo of Blake Lively's husband and her children below.
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