She arrived to fame for playing Serena van der Woodsen in the hit television teen drama series, Gossip Girl. Born August 25, 1987, Blake Christina Lively is an American actress, model, and style icon. During her stint as Serena in GG, Blake was offered to star in movies including Accepted, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town and the latest, Green Lantern.
Blake was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles to a couple that works as actors and was raised a Southern Baptist. Despite her being uninterested in acting, Blake was forced to begin her acting career at age 11 when she took a “bit part” (as she describes it) in the 1998 movie Sandman, which was directed by her father. Then her star began to shine, little by little. Her latest major role is starring in the the superhero film Green Lantern, released June this year, as Carol Ferris who is the long-time love interest of Green Lantern.
As for her personal life, it was reported that Leonardo Dicaprio is dating Blake after ending her three-year relationship with GG co-star Penn Badgley. 2011 is such a year for Blake as she was featured in the annual TIME magazine’s 100 influential people.
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