Hollywood actress and entrepreneur Blake Ellender Lively was born on August 25th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. She has won several honors including, the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress, two Teen Choice Awards, and a Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble. The actress has starred in several films and TV dramas throughout her career, making her one of the most successful actresses in the industry.
Blake Lively Net With 2023
As per reports by Celebrity Net Worth, the Gossip Girl star has a net worth of $30 million, making her one of the most bankable actresses in the industry. She has had an incredibly successful career in Hollywood spanning nearly two decades and unquestionably remains one of the most loved actresses. For her super popular TV show Gossip Girls, the actress charged nearly $60,000 per episode. The show lasted for nearly 6 years with 120 episodes and the actress nearly pocketed $7,260,000. For her film A Simple Favour alone she earned $800,000.
Apart from her career in the movies, Lively also enjoys some successful business deals and brand endorsements. The actress apparently inked a major multimillion deal with the beauty brand, L’Oréal Paris to appear in a series of ads back in 2013. Moreover, the actress further pocketed nearly $4 million for her Gucci Campaign along with an additional $50,000 for every store opening she attended.
Interestingly, the actress also has her own non-alcoholic beverage brand Betty Buzz. Launched back in September 2021, the brand took the market by storm. Lively previously revealed to Forbes, that she sold nearly 2.5 million bottles—that’s over 100 thousand cases, and that too with no marketing. Not long ago, the brand even became the official sponsor of the Wrexham training kits ahead of the upcoming season.
Blake Lively's Early Life and Career
Blake Ellender Lively was born on August 25th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. She was raised by her parents, Ernie and Elaine Lively, in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. She is English, German, and Irish in ethnicity. She is the youngest of five children in a large family, including three stepbrothers on her mother's side. Other than her parents, she has ties to the entertainment world, as do all of her siblings: Eric, Lori, Robyn, and Jason.
Blake Lively, a Burbank High School alum, was particularly involved in her studies. Throughout her time at school, she was highly active. She was elected senior class president and participated in the championship choir in addition to being a cheerleader. She spent her entire life training and later attended Stanford University.
Since Lively's father, Ernie, is a film director, it is only logical that he had a significant influence on her decision to pursue a career in acting. She performed a brief role in her father's 1998 film Sandman. She was chosen to play Bridget, one of the four leading ladies in the film, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, in 2005. For her role in the film, she received a Teen Choice Award nomination.
Blake Lively's Family and Personal Life
A large portion of Blake Lively's family has connections to the entertainment business. Other than her parents, she has ties to the entertainment world, as do all of her siblings: Eric, Lori, Robyn, and Jason. She reportedly attended a casting call for a movie role to please her brother Eric, who had requested that his agents send her to the call. She has a close relationship with her brother, who suggested acting as a possible career for her during a trip to Europe with her.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds initially met on the set of Green Lantern in 2010, but they were both dating other people at the time. He was still married to his first wife, Scarlett Johansson while she was dating her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley.
The rumors of them dating started in the autumn of 2011 when Lively was seen leaving Reynolds' Boston flat early in the morning. Later on, the new couple was photographed holding hands in Vancouver in December 2011 while visiting Reynolds' family for the holidays. As reported by Style Caster, Reynolds once joked that fell in love with Lively "after the s*x." The couple enjoys an incredibly adorable bond and is considered to be one of the most wholesome couples in Hollywood.
On September 10, 2012, Lively and Reynolds held their secret wedding ceremony at the Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina. It was a hugely secret wedding with friends and family as the attendees. The pair had their first child, James, two months after announcing their pregnancy in October 2014. They welcomed their second child, a daughter, in October 2016. The baby's birthdate, like that of her older sister, is unknown, but her proud parents named her Inez. Betty, the couple's third child, and third daughter, was born on October 2019.
The Gossip Girl actress revealed her fourth pregnancy with the Green Lantern actor at the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women's Summit. Months later, however, Blake submitted a photo to Instagram on February 12, 2023, with the remark, "Puppy Bowl Sunday 2023 been busy," which was the only indication of her childbirth. Fans instantly observed that her pregnancy had vanished, indicating that the couple had their fourth child around February 2023. Their newest child completes their family of six.
Being married for more than a decade now, the couple surely enjoys an incredibly adorable bond and is considered to be one of the most wholesome couples in Hollywood. Previously, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot also opened up about her views on the couple.
Blake Lively's Acting Career
Blake Lively is perhaps one of the most popular and established actresses in the industry. Starting her acting career at a very young age, Lively has successfully carved a niche for herself in the acting industry. Lively's first breakthrough role is considered to be in the 2015 movie The Age of Adaline. Lively plays the titular Adaline, a woman born in 1908 who becomes trapped at the age of 29 after crashing her car during a lightning storm. The cast includes well-known actors such as Harrison Ford and Amanda Crew.
Earlier in her career, the actress gave starred in some incredible films including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants2, and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. The actress even made her first (so far only) appearance with her husband Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern in 2011. Her last outing as an actress was in the 2018 movie, A Simple Favour. While the actress has starred in a plethora of films and shows, her role in the TV series Gossip Girl remains to be unmatched in terms of popularity. Spanning over six seasons from 2007 to 2012, the actress starred as Serena Van Der Woodsen.
Meanwhile, the actress also enjoys a career as a director. A lesser-known fact about the actress is that she directed her famous friend Taylor Swift's music video for 'I Bet You Think About Me.' Meanwhile, reports by The Hollywood Reporter suggest that the actress will direct Seconds from a script by Edgar Wright.
Surprising Facts about Blake Lively
It might surprise you to know but Lively does not consume alcohol. During an interview with the People, the actress revealed how she does not like the after-effects of alcohol. Meanwhile, another surprising fact about the actress is that during her first kiss on-screen she was merely 16 years old. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are huge dog lovers and own 4 cute pets in their home. Interestingly, her first pet was a dog she found on the LA Freeway. She once revealed in an interview how she named the dog after the number of the freeway AKA 405.
Interestingly, a lesser-known fact about the actress is that she also ran a digital news website Preserve back in the summer of 2015. However, it did not bring in much revenue as a result of which the actress shuttered it the same year. We are no strangers to the incredible job she did in the TV series, Gossip Girls but before she landed the role, the actress was rejected for the role of Amanda Seyfried’s Iconic ‘Mean Girls’. Meanwhile, in her free time, the actress also holds a keen interest in designing her own customized cupcakes.
Blake Lively is a Fashionista and Style Icon
Apart from being one of the most successful actresses and entrepreneurs, Blake Lively is also a huge fashion icon and an incredibly popular model. The actress never fails to impress the audience with her ultra-glamorous, and totally high-fashion looks. Over the years, we have witnessed how the actress has often raised the bar with her fashion style. Creative as it sounds, the actress has often drawn inspiration from Disney Princess for her outfits. Throughout her various appearances, the actress has often dressed up as multiple Disney Princesses ranging from Cinderella to Ariel.
Moreover, the actress has collaborated with a number of renowned fashion brands. As we all know, Lively was the face of the popular skincare brand L'Oreál back in 2013. She has also introduced various apparel lineups with brands such as Amour Vert and Nordstrom as well. The actress has also never failed to win hearts with her Red Carpet appearances. Be it dressing up for an award event and reading out a speech for her husband to attending ceremonies post-pregnancy, Lively always manages to win hearts.
Blake Lively is considered to be an effortless fashionista, often stealing looks and dressing effortlessly. She has even been labeled as the Met Gala Queen often raising the bar with her outfits. While there aren't many who troll the actress for her looks, Ryan Reynolds was once left in splits after looking at Blake Lively's attire back in 2017.
Blake Lively's Philanthropy and Advocacy
While the actress surely wins hearts with her acting and fashion looks, Blake Lively is also a huge philanthropist and avidly participates in various social causes. The Green Lantern actress has been a keen member of a number of charities and her donation extends to various organizations including Alzheimer's Association, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Autism Speaks M·A·C AIDS Fund and also St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.
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Alongside her husband, Lively donated nearly $2 million to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Young Center for Migrant Child Rights. The proceeds from her donation would be used to protect the rights of immigrant children separated from their families and also to support efforts to advance social justice. Meanwhile, Lively is an active promoter of Women's Rights and Empowerment. Moreover, she has also been very open to speaking about the sexism that goes on in the film industry.
Overview of Blake Lively
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|Born||August 25, 1987|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Education||Graduated from Burbank High School|
|Parents||Ernie Lively and Elaine Lively|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)|
|Weight||Approximately 135 lbs (61 kg)|
|Spouse||Ryan Reynolds (2011-present)|
|Kids||James Reynolds, Inez Reynolds, Betty Reynolds, Unnamed fourth child|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|