Born into a large family in Tarzana, Calif. on August 25, 1987, Blake Lively is no stranger to showbiz. Her mother is a talent manager and her father is an actor-director.
Since her breakout role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, the blonde beauty has seen success on the small screen, starring in the CW series Gossip Girl - a drama that explores the scandalous life of teens living on the Upper East Side of New York City, since 2007. Playing naughty but nice Serena van der Woodsen alongside rising stars Chace Crawford, Leighton Meester, and former beau Penn Badgley, Lively is among the most sought-after young talents in Hollywood.
Several months after splitting with Badgley, Lively began dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio in spring 2011. Following their split, the actress romanced her Green Lantern costar Ryan Reynolds; the two married in September 2012.