Born to Ernie and Elaine Lively August 25, 1987, Blake Christina Lively and her entire family has all been in show business. Her older sister Robyn is the star of cult-hit movie Teen Witch and brother Eric starred in Disney Channel hit show “So Weird”. So it was very natural that Blake would head that direction as well. She led a very normal life, by attending Burbank High School in CA and participated in Choir. She juggled AP courses and soon became student council president.
Her very first movie role was a small role as Trixie in Sandman in 1998. But her very first leading role came in 2005 as Bridget Vreeland in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She had no real experience in the film industry, so she just walked in for the audition, handed her photo and left. The casting directors were floored, obviously. But they admitted to each other that she was perfect for the part and gave it to her. This role placed her with other hot young Hollywood stars such as Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, and Alexis Bledel.
In the year 2006, Blake landed roles in teen movie Accepted, Simon Says, and a small role in Elvis and Anabelle. In 2007, she made her most important role to date – as the glamorous and envied Serena van der Woodsen in the CW’s “Gossip Girl”. The show received an impressive 3 million viewers for its first showing and has maintained about that much ever since.