Born Blake Ellender Brown August 25, 1987 (age 26)
Tarzana, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Residence Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.
Citizenship United States
Occupation Actress, model Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Ryan Reynolds (m. 2012)
Blake Ellender Lively (born Blake Ellender Brown; August 25, 1987) is an American actress, model and celebrity homemaker. She starred as Serena van der Woodsen in the television teen drama series Gossip Girl, and has appeared in such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town, Green Lantern, and Savages. Following her 2012 marriage to actor Ryan Reynolds, the couple relocated to Bedford, a suburb in Westchester County, New York.
Citing Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson as inspirations, Lively has filmed cookery demonstrations for Vogue's website, and has forged creative partnerships with Sprinkles bakeries and La Cornue ovens. Blake Ellender Brown was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California to actor Ernie Lively (né Ernest W. Brown) and his wife, Elaine (née McAlpin).
Blake and her four older siblings/half-siblings were raised as Southern Baptists. She has an older brother, Eric, two half-sisters, Lori and Robyn, and a half-brother, Jason. Both of her parents and all of her siblings are, or have been, in the entertainment industry.
During her childhood, her parents took her with them 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 classes helped her learn the "drills" of acting and gain confidence as she got older.
Lively was initially not particularly interested in acting. During the summer between her junior and senior years of high school, her brother Eric asked his agent to send her on a few auditions over a period of a few months.
From these few auditions, she got the role of Bridget for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.Lively filmed her scenes in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants between her junior and senior years at Burbank High School, where she was class president.
Lively dated actor Kelly Blatz from 2004–07; the two had been friends since childhood. Lively dated actor Penn Badgley from late 2007 to mid-September 2010 Lively married actor Ryan Reynolds on September 9, 2012, at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
The two first met while filming Green Lantern in early 2010, when Reynolds was still married to actress Scarlett Johansson and Lively was dating Badgle. Reynolds filed for divorce in December 2010 and began dating Lively in October 2011.
the same month she split from actor Leonardo DiCaprio after five months of dating. Lively and Reynolds live in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, having bought a home there in June 2012