121 Blake Lively Facts You Should Know About The American Actress

Anusuya Mukherjee
Oct 05, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jan 06, 2022
Blake Lively facts give a sneak peek into the 'Gossip Girl' star's real life.

Blake Lively is a famous American actress who rose to fame for her portrayal of Serena van der Woodsen in the teen drama television series 'Gossip Girl'.

Born to a family involved in the entertainment world, Blake Lively was exposed to acting from a very early age. She made her debut in movies with a minor role in the 1998 film 'Sandman', directed by her father.

Blake Lively is best known for her role in 'Gossip Girl'. However, she stepped into the limelight after landing a major role in the 2005 chick-flick 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and its debut three years later.

Since the end of the 'Gossip Girl' series in 2012, Lively has starred in films such as 'The Town', 'Green Lantern', 'Savages', 'The Age of Adaline', 'The Shallows', 'The Rhythm Section', and others.

While some of her performances have been applauded by critics, others have landed her accolades, such as the Teen Choice Awards for 'Gossip Girl' and the People's Choice Awards for 'The Shallows'. She is currently married to 'Deadpool' actor Ryan Reynolds who she has three children with.

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Fun Facts About Blake Lively

Here are some fun and astonishing facts we bet you didn't know about 'Gossip Girl' Blake Lively!

Blake Lively dated her 'Gossip Girl' co-star Penn Badgley for three years, from 2007 to 2010. The actress has said that she and Badgley had known each other since they were children.

She also launched a digital magazine called 'Preserve' that shut down after about a year. The website was supposed to be an e-commerce site and a digital monthly magazine. According to Lively, the site was taken down because it failed to make a difference in the life of people.

In an interview with 'Vogue', Blake said that she has never had a drink in her life. However, she has also admitted that she is the 'in-house mixologist' for her family and loves the idea of making cocktails for their taste.

She also said that she secretly brings spices and sauces from countries she travels to by hiding them in teddy bears! Also, Bake named her first dog 405 after the LA freeway where he was found. Blake Lively considers Martha Stewart to be her idol.

Blake Lively once went on a double date with her current husband, Ryan Reynolds, and he wasn't her date at the time. Even when they met on the set of the 2011 film 'Green Lantern', Blake and Ryan were in separate relationships.

Blake was dating Penn Badgley, and Ryan was with his then-wife Scarlet Johansson. Those relationships didn't work out, and Ryan and Blake decided to date each other instead.

Besides being an excellent actress, Blake Lively is quite the cook. She is a fan of English television cook and food writer, Nigella Lawson, and takes an active interest in culinary activities.

Lively has attended a culinary workshop at Paris's Le Cordon Bleu and has baked a cake with Martha Stewart during a 2008 episode of 'The Martha Stewart Show'. In addition, Blake reportedly collaborated with Sprinkles Cupcakes back in 2012 on her special-edition cupcakes inspired by s'mores.

Blake Lively is a die-hard player of the 'Guitar Hero' video game series. Before she met her husband Reynolds, Lively stated that she was looking for a partner who would share her love for 'Guitar Hero'.

Facts About Blake Lively's Acting Career

Blake Lively is best known for portraying the character of Serena van der Woodsen in the American teen drama television series 'Gossip Girl'.

Blake Lively made her acting debut at the age of 10 in her father Ernie Lively's 1998 directorial project 'Sandman'. In 2005, Blake was cast as one of the four female leads in Ken Kwapis's American comedy-drama film 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'.

The name of Blake's character in the movie was Bridget Vreeland. She was nominated for the 2005 Teen Choice Awards for the same.

Lively acted opposite Justin Long in the 2006 American comedy film 'Accepted' directed by Steve Pink. She played the character Monica Moreland.

Although 'Accepted' failed to win the hearts of critics, Lively's performance earned her the 'Breakthrough Award' from Hollywood Life. In the same year, Lively played minor roles in the horror film 'Simon Says'.

In 2007, Blake Lively starred in the romantic drama film 'Elvis and Anabelle' where she portrayed the character of Anabelle Leigh, a beauty pageant girl. She won the Newport Beach Film Festival Achievement Award-Breakout Performance for this.

Blake Lively's rise to fame began in 2007 when she was cast to play the role of Serena van der Woodsen in the CW teen drama television series 'Gossip Girl'. The show ran for six seasons and earned Lively three Teen Choice Awards and several other nominations, including a People's Choice.

Blake attended college part-time while filming the 'Gossip Girl' series. In 2008, Lively was recast for the role of Bridget Vreeland in the sequel 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2'.

In 2009, Blake bagged the role of young Pippa Lee in the American rom-com 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' directed by Rebecca Miller.

In the same year, the actress landed a minor role in 'New York, I Love You', an American rom-com ensemble film consisting of 11 short films from different directors.

Thereafter, in 2010, Blake Lively was cast alongside Ben Affleck in the crime thriller 'The Town', a film adaptation of Chuck Hogan's novel 'Prince of Thieves'. Blake's gritty role as a young mother in the film earned critical acclaim and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress by the San Diego Film Critics Society.

She also received awards from the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association and National Board of review as part of the ensemble cast.

In 2011, Blake Lively played the female lead opposite Ryan Reynolds in the American superhero film 'Green Lantern'. She was nominated for the Best Choice Actress Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre for her portrayal of the character of Carol Ferris.

She also starred in the 2011 American comedy-drama film 'Hick' based on a novel of the same name by Andrea Portes. In 2012, Blake Lively replaced Jennifer Lawrence in Oliver Stone's 'Savages'. Blake's portrayal of Ophelia 'O' Sage was praised by HitFix film critic Drew McWeeny as 'smart and sad'.

Blake Lively acted alongside Michiel Huisman in the 2015 romantic fantasy film 'Age of Adaline', in which she played a woman who hasn't aged beyond 29 years after a life-threatening accident.

In 2016, Lively played Nancy Adams in the horror film 'The Shallows', which won her a People's Choice Award for the Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress.

Her subsequent releases include the 2016 rom-com 'Café Society', the 2017 psychological drama 'All I See Is You', the 2018 black comedy thriller 'A Simple Favor', and the 2020 action thriller film 'The Rhythm Section'.

Blake Lively made her acting debut at the age of 10.

Facts About Blake Lively's Childhood

Being born to parents who were associated with the entertainment industry, Blake Lively was introduced to acting from a very young age.

Instead of leaving her with a babysitter, Blake Lively's parents took her along with them to the acting classes they taught. Watching her parents teach helped Lively learn the art and gain confidence as she began working in the industry.

Despite being raised in an acting family, Blake Lively was initially not interested in the industry and wanted to attend Stanford University. Blake's mother enrolled her in the first grade when she was only three because she was tall for her age and looked like a six-year-old.

Blake Lively went to Burbank High School and was pretty active during her school years. According to her high school yearbook, Blake was part of the cheerleading team, the California Scholarship Federation, and the Associated Student Body.

Her older brother Eric persuaded her to audition for a role in 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'.

While on a trip around Europe, Eric helped her figure out that an acting career would be fit for her, and she went on auditions to solely appease her brother. She filmed her scenes for 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' during her years in high school.

Facts About Blake Lively's Family

Blake Lively is the youngest of five children and was named after her grandmother's brother.

Blake Lively was born on 25 August 1987, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Ernie Lively, was an actor, and her mother, Elaine Lively, was a talent scout.

Her elder brother is Eric, and her three half-siblings from Elaine's previous marriage are Jason, Robyn, and Lori. In 2011, Blake Lively started dating her 'Green Lantern' co-star Ryan Reynolds and the two tied the knot on 9 September 2012.

The couple has three daughters named James, Inez, and Betty. Blake and Ryan are a fun duo, and their unmistakable chemistry is evident in talk shows, interviews, and public appearances.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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