Born in Tarzana, California to Elaine and Ernie, both actors, Blake Lively is known for her role as Serena van der Woodsen on the CW television show "Gossip Girl."
The youngest of five children, Blake was raised as a Southern Baptist. After attending 13 different schools by the time she graduated, she finally landed at Burbank High School where she was senior class president, cheerleader and member of the championship choir.
Blake Lively actually had no interest in acting; she had dreams of attending Stanford University.
Blake told the Edmonton Journal if it weren't for her brothers, she wouldn't have taken the initiative to be an actress. "They set me up on some auditions and after a very short amount of time I got 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.'" Her performance earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination for Breakout Movie Star.
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Blake Lively also had parts in "Accepted" and "Simon Says." Blake then landed the part on "Gossip Girl," and her profile rose. She also shot a controversial photo shoot in Rolling Stone magazine. More movie roles followed, including "The Town," "Green Lantern," and "Savages."
She told Marie Claire, "People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on 'Gossip Girl.' I dress the same as my character, so they think, 'She lives this life on and off set.' I recently shared how many boyfriends I've had [four] and people were like, 'That's impossible!' But it's true. I've been with very few people. If I'm not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I'd rather by myself."
She said, "I once heard someone say that I'm similar to Paris Hilton.it's a dumb thing to say.I don't go to clubs, I don't party, I don't dance on tables and I don't like sex tapes."
Blake also appeared on two covers of Vogue, as well as scoring a spokesperson deal for Chanel.
Blake claims she doesn't drink or do drugs and said she'd rather have cellulite and eat ice cream than be stick-thin. "To be around me, you must love food or I'm the most obnoxious person you've ever met."
Blake Lively married Ryan Reynolds in a secret ceremony in South Carolina with about 70 guests. Florence Welch of "Florence and the Machine" performed at the reception. Blake Lively told Allure Magazine, "I've always wanted to a big family.. I'd love 30 [children] if I could."
Blake is currently looking for a home with Ryan Reynolds.