Born into a large family in Tarzana, California, 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 prime-time, soapy drama that explored the scandalous life of teens living on the Upper East Side of New York City. She played 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. Together, they have two children: daughter James and a second child born September 30, 2016.
She has starred in films such as Savages, The Age of Adaline and Café Society.