Blake Lively is an American actress with a net worth of approximately $16 million. She was born on August 25, 1987 in Los Angeles. Her father, Arnie, is an actor and her mother, Elaine, is a talent scout. She’s got one full brother and three half-siblings from her parents. Everyone in her family is involved in show business in some way or another, so it was not a big surprise to the family when she made the decision to go into acting on her own. She spent her entire childhood accompanying her parents to acting classes that they taught since they did not believe in leaving her with a sitter while they went to work. She learned her skills there, and it has been something that has worked out very well for her over the course of her life.
Blake Lively was only 10 when she began her acting career. She was cast in “Sandman,” in a minor role thanks to the fact that her father was the director of the movie. She would not get her big break in the business until 2005, though, when she was cast alongside three other young actresses with impressive careers as one of a group of friends would share this one magical pair of jeans. The movie was called “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” after the book from which it was written. She starred in two films by the same name, and she was given a Teen Choice Award nomination for her role in the movie. While she is quite well known for her role in that movie, it was her role as the wealthy and very bad-girl type Serena Van Der Wooden in the very popular teen drama “Gossip Girl,” that helped her to become a household name.
From there, she was able to star in a number of other roles, but she always managed to keep her personal life fairly private. She dated a few of her co-stars from the show for a time, but she didn’t spend much time going out and hanging out in public so that she could end up on the covers of magazines and things of that nature. In fact, she is quite honest about the fact that she doesn’t even drink alcohol. Blake Lively’s personal life was splashed all over the news for a time when she began dating her former movie co-star Ryan Reynolds in 2011. She married him in 2012 in a very secret and very private wedding ceremony in South Carolina. They have one daughter together, who was born in 2014. Her name is James. News broke in 2016 that the actress is pregnant with her second child with her husband and that they are very excited. She’s said on numerous occasions that the single most important thing in her life is being a mother and that she would have a hundred children if she could.
She is still working, though she brings her daughter on set with her most of the time or else leaves the baby with her husband so that she always has a parent present when she is without the other.
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