Blake Lively, born on August 25, 1987, started her acting career with her father’s movie “Sandman,” and she has grown in leaps and bounds ever since. She began as a child actor and graduated to teen movies. Later, she began to direct music videos too. She has found massive success in all her endeavors, and this is reflected in the multiple awards she has won. We will help you celebrate this fantastic entertainer right here.
Blake Ellender Lively
August 25, 1987
Blake Lively is one of the most iconic actresses in the world, as she has warmed herself into the hearts of millions of fans with her beauty and excellent acting skills. Lively grew up in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California with her parents Ernie and Elaine Lively. Her ethnicity is English, German, and Irish. Her father, Ernie, is a movie director, and naturally, he played a big part in Lively’s decision to pursue a career on the screen. He also gave her her first acting role in his 1998 movie, “Sandman.”
She would not appear in another movie until 2005 when she starred in “The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants” and later in its 2008 sequel, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” She appeared in “Accepted” (2006) the following year, a comedy. But she wasn’t recognized as a star actress till she appeared in “Gossip Girls,” a teen drama series. Subsequently, she starred in romcoms including “New York, I Love You” (2008) and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” (2009), “The Town” (2010), and “Green Lantern” (2011). She met Ryan Reynolds on the set of green, they got married in 2012, and they have three daughters together.
She appeared in “The Age of Adaline” (2015), “The Shallows” (2016), the psychological drama “All I See Is You” (2016), “A Simple Favor” (2018), and “The Rhythm Section” (2020). She made her directorial debut in 2021 with Taylor Swift’s “I Bet You Think About Me” music video, and she did an excellent job. She even got nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award.
We are excited that Lively’s career is on an upward trajectory and we look forward to seeing what other projects she will get into in the future.
Lively’s father gives her a chance to star in "Sandman," his movie project.
After an eight-year break, Lively resumes acting.
Lively gets married to actor Ryan Reynolds.
Lively works with Taylor Swift to make the video for "I Bet You Think About Me."
Why We Love Blake Lively
She loves helping the poor
In 2011, Lively created a cupcake to be sold at Sprinkles bakery. The proceeds were donated to a foundation focused on ending poverty.
She took in a stray dog
Before Lively gave it a home, her pet dog "405" wandered on the 405 highway. We love people who play their part in making the world safer for animals.
She cares about the climate and water
Lively and her husband donated half a million dollars to Water First, a Canada-based foundation that provides water for indigenous communities.
5 Surprising Facts
Martha Stewart saved her wedding
In an interview, Lively disclosed that her wedding was headed for the rocks before Martha Stewart intervened to help salvage it.
She hated going to auditions
When she was in high school, Lively didn't have plans to become a movie superstar, and she only went to auditions to please her brother, Eric.
She went to 13 different schools
Due to her parents' unique careers, Lively constantly changed schools before graduating high school.
She is obsessed with Guitar Hero
Her passion for this video game started when Lively was in high school and continued into adulthood.
She does not take alcohol
You might be shocked that Lively does not drink and has never tried any drugs.
Blake Lively FAQs
Do Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have a happy home?
The couple has been married for a decade. This suggests a good relationship.
Why did Blake Lively change her name?
Her birth name was Blake Brown. But she followed in her father’s footsteps and swapped Brown for her mother’s surname, Lively.
How old was Blake Lively when she married Ryan Reynolds?
She was 25. While her husband was 36.
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