Blake Lively was born in August of 1987 in the city of Los Angeles, in the state of California. She is famous for her acting as well as her amazing beauty. Due to the fact that both of her parents, Elaine Lively and Ernie Lively, had successful careers in the entertainment and film industries, Lively decided to give acting a try herself. Due to the fact that both of her parents worked in the performing field, she was able to take acting training from them. Because of this, the little girl went on to get one-of-a-kind training that aided in her development into the actress that she is today. Lively received her first major part in the 1998 film “Sandman,” and in 2005, she landed a role that would prove to be a turning point in her career. After gaining fame for her role as Bridget in “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” she went on to feature in the films “Accepted” in 2006 and “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” in 2008.
The stunning blonde actress rose to fame quickly, and in 2007, she was cast in the role of Serena van der Woodsen on the teen drama series “Gossip Girl,” for which she was signed on for many seasons. The character that the actress played, Serena Van der Woodsen, continues to win the hearts of fans even now. Her filmography continues to expand with roles in films like as “The Town” with Ben Affleck, “A Simple Favor” alongside Anna Kendrick, and “The Green Lantern” in 2010 alongside Ryan Renolds, who would go on to become her future husband. Her acting career continued to flourish.
Following their time spent working together on “The Green Lantern,” the two actors went on to maintain a friendship with one another. Lively was dating famous actors like Leonardo DiCaprio while Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson. After a period of time, eventually, the two started dating soon after Reynolds finalized the divorce from Johansson in the summer of 2011. After a short time, Lively and Reynolds were unable to live without one other and ultimately tied the knot in September of 2012. After a number of years together, the famous couple now has three children and a thriving family life. Lively said that the birth of her kids has provided her with a lot deeper awareness of herself as a woman as well as a much greater level of self-confidence.
Lively, who had become an entrepreneur, presented her line of non-alcoholic mixers under the brand name Betty Buzz in the year 2021. She spoke candidly about her early beginnings in the entertainment industry during an exclusive interview with Forbes magazine in May of 2022. “When you begin acting, you’ll accept any work you can get,” she said, sharing her experience. “I started acting when I was 16 years old,” she said.
“With opportunity, if you’re fortunate enough, you’re able to be a little bit more selective about your jobs,” said the famous actor. “But even once you’re there, as an actor, you are very often just a ‘person-for-hire,’ as opposed to the person telling the story or the person leading the way,” he continued.
Because of this, expanding her career outside acting was something that was very important to her. The famous actress wanted to have some control over her professional life. “I’m just far too inquisitive, engaged, interested, and active to be content simply saying, ‘Put me somewhere, and I’ll just stand and say whatever you want and wear whatever clothing you want,’” she said. “I’m just way too nosy, involved, curious, and active.” Therefore, even in the course of my professional career, I saw that I was experiencing a diminishing sense of fulfillment whenever I was unable to additionally have authorship.
The famous actress, businesswoman, wife, and mother went on to remark that as she assumed her most significant position to date, that of a mother, she realized that it was even more essential than ever before for her to maintain control over her choices and her schedule.
She stated, “Once I had children, it simply became even more poignant because my time was even more valuable.” In addition, “I believe having children for me made me feel so much more in my skin,” she said on how having children had affected her.
“I never felt more myself or at ease in my own body or more confident,” Lively said, “not to say that there aren’t a bevy of insecurities coming at me a million times a day, but I just feel incredibly settled.” Lively is currently at a point in her life where she feels very in control, and she shared this sentiment with the audience.
In addition, Lively said that, these days, she is searching for important reasons in both her job and her life. “I just think that growing up, having kids, and all of those things made me feel that I only want to do things where I can have really meaningful collaborations and have authorship,” she said. “I just think that growing up, having kids, and all of those things made me feel like I only want to do things where I can have those things.”
The actress and businesswoman is focused not just on doing work that has value for her, but she has also said that all she does is for the sake of her family. “First and foremost, my family. My family has always been my number one priority, and this has been the case ever since I was a child. This includes both my biological family, which consists of my parents and my siblings, as well as the family I’ve created for myself. My family is the driving force behind everything that I accomplish, and they are also the driving force behind everything that I create.
Lively said that she takes great care to ensure that everything she does, from the movies she chooses to appear in to the outfits she chooses to wear, is something of which her family can be proud.
“This also factors into the kinds of movies I’d like to be a part of,” she said. I want to act in movies, I want to create movies, and I want to write movies that I’d be happy for my kids to see. All of these things are on my bucket list. Even down to the dresses I wear, all I want is for my children to be proud of me. My family is the foundation of everything I do, and they are the reason I feel good about what I’m doing because what I’m doing has genuine significance and a heart behind it all.