It doesn’t matter how you know about Blake Lively, whether it is because of her role as Serena on your favorite teen show Gossip Girl, or whether you know her as Ryan Reynold’s wife, or even as that one celebrity who had one of the best outfits at the Met Gala.
The more you know about Blake Lively, the more you fall in love with her, because that’s just how funny, charming and good-looking she is, much like her husband. However, more recently, she has been associated with Reynold’s only, whether it is their tweets or playful banter, but now Blake Lively is in the spotlight for a whole new reason.
Colleen Hoover’s book It Ends With Us is getting a movie adaptation, and Blake Lively has been cast as the lead but internet has mixed feelings about it. Nevertheless, people continue to love and support Blake Lively, and here is everything you need to know about her, from her net worth to her biography to her dating history and much more:
Blake Lively’s Net Worth
Blake Lively has been acting since she was quite young, so her estimated $30 million net worth comes as no surprise. That’s not even counting the properties and investments she shares with her husband, Ryan Reynolds.
She starred in the hit television series Gossip Girl for several years, and her salary increased as time went on. For the third season, she reportedly earned $50,000 per episode for a total of about $1.1 million for the season.
By season six, she was earning about $60,000 per episode. Information regarding her film salaries isn’t readily available, but we do know that for one of her more recent films, A Simple Favor, it was reported that she earned $800,000.
A Simple Favor is also meant to have a sequel, so we imagine her paycheck will have a higher number written on it. Additionally, Lively has been the face of several sponsorships.
For instance, she had a two-year, $4 million contract with the high fashion brand Gucci, and she earned an additional $50,000 for each store opening that she attended.
Blake Lively Biography
Blake Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, on August 25, 1987. Both of Lively’s parents were actors, and she often attended the acting classes they taught when they did not want to leave her with a babysitter. When she was 10 years old, she made her professional debut in the 1998 film Sandman, directed by her father.
During her time as a student at Burbank High School, she served as class president and was a member of the choir and the cheerleading squad. Her older brother’s agent sent her on auditions over the summer, and she was cast as Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, filming her scenes during the summer between her junior and senior years of high school. Originally, Lively was not even interested in an acting career and wanted to attend Stanford University.
Lively’s career was jump-started following the release of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005. She appeared in several more films before being cast in Gossip Girl, the teen drama television series based on the book series by Cecily von Ziegasar.
The show premiered in September 2007, and Lively remained with the series until its finale in 2012. Her film career continued to grow.
She reprised the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 in 2008. In 2009, she starred in both New York, I Love You, and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. She also began filming her scenes for the 2010 film The Town, directed by Ben Affleck.
Blake Lively Early Days
Lively met her future husband, Ryan Reynolds when she played the female lead of Carol Ferris in the superhero film Green Lantern, released in June 2011. She began working with Gucci in 2012 when she was selected to be the face of the fragrance Gucci Premiere.
The following October, she also was named the face of L’Oréal. She starred in The Age of Adaline in 2015, portraying the titular character, a woman who stops aging after being involved in a near-fatal car accident. Next, she starred in the horror film The Shallows and Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Café Society.
Blake Lively Movies
In 2018, Lively starred alongside Anna Kendrick and Henry Golding in the mystery-thriller A Simple Favor, and fans are awaiting the sequel. Next, she starred in the film adaptation of Mark Burnell’s novel The Rhythm Section, which was released in January 2020.
She made her directorial debut in November 2021 when she co-wrote and directed her friend Taylor Swift’s music video for her song “I Bet You Think About Me,” featuring singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton. It was announced in January 2023 that she will star as Lily Bloom in the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s novel It Ends with Us.
Blake Lively Career
Lively launched a line of non-alcoholic drink mixers, Betty Buzz, in 2021. The mixers are often paired in advertisements with her husband’s own Aviation Gin. She enjoys cooking, baking and interior decorating and has expressed a desire to attend culinary school at some point, having attended a workshop at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Blake Lively’s Dating History
Lively was in a relationship with her Gossip Girl co-star, Penn Badgley, from 2007 to 2010. While fans were truly excited about this pair dating on-screen and off-screen, it simply wasn’t in the stars for either of them.
She first met Ryan Reynolds in 2010 when they began filming Green Lantern, portraying each other’s romantic interests. They began dating in October 2011 and married at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on September 9, 2012. This couple has been one of Hollywood’s strongest and most charming couples and we hope that continues to be the case years from now too.
Blake Lively Family
Blake Lively is one of two children born to Elaine and Ernie Lively. Her mother was a former talent scout, and her father was an actor. Her older brother Eric is also an actor. Additionally, she has three half-siblings from her mother’s previous marriage. All three siblings – Lori, Robyn, and Jason – have worked in the entertainment industry.
Blake Lively shares three daughters with her husband Ryan Reynolds. Their eldest, James, was born on December 16, 2014. She is named after Reynolds’ father who passed away shortly after she was born. James’ voice can be heard at the beginning of Taylor Swift’s song “Gorgeous,” and she was credited for her appearance in the album booklet when she was only two years old.
Their middle child, Inez, was born on September 30, 2016, and their youngest, Betty, was born on October 4, 2019. The family resides in Pound Ridge, New York, not a far drive from Manhattan.
As of September 2022, Lively is pregnant with their fourth child. She announced the pregnancy by showing up to the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit with her baby bump on display. Reynolds has hinted in interviews that he is hoping for another girl.
There you have it! A little bit of everything that would tell you everything you need to know about one of the most glowing women of Hollywood and American television.
Do let us know what you think about Blake Lively being cast as Lily Bloom in the movie adaptation of It Ends With Us.
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