Just who is Blake Lively? Besides being Ryan Reynolds’ wife, this blonde bombshell has a lot of success to her name. Read on to learn more about her.
Who is Blake Lively?
Blake Ellender Brown was born August 25, 1987, in the neighborhood of Tarzana located in Los Angeles, California. Her parents, Elaine Lively and Ernie Lively, are no strangers to the entertainment biz. Elaine worked as an acting coach and talent manager. Ernie, Lively’s father, was actually an actor himself. He is known for his roles in the 1992 film Passenger 57, as well as Turner and Hooch and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, in which he actually played Blake Lively’s character’s (Bridget’s) father. Neat, huh? Blake Lively also has four siblings, none of whom shy from the entertainment business either. Lori Lively, Robyn Lively, and Jason Lively are all Blake’s half-siblings. Each has been involved in various movie genres through many years. Lori and Robyn are both actresses while their brother Jason is a director. Don’t worry; I know that only equals three siblings for Blake. She does have a full sibling from both mother and father. Eric Lively has starred in many movie roles himself as well as television roles. Before everything Blake Lively has accomplished, just by family success and history, it’s no doubt her net worth would be fantastic. As of 2017, her net worth is standing at $10 million. Amazing indeed! Lets see what exactly Blake Lively has accomplished in her career. Below are five facts you should know about the beautiful blonde wife of the Deadpool actor, Ryan Reynolds.
#1: Stardom Before Becoming Mrs Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively’s acting debut was in a play titled Sandman, directed by her father. Lively then started going to auditions for her first movie role. This landed her the part in the movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It was said that during her audition for the part of Bridget, she only handed them a photo without a resume since this would be her first job. Everyone thought she was joking until the audition was over. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a movie adaption of the book series.
#2: Before being a wife, she was our S
Around October 2006, Blake Lively was cast in a TV show that ended up being bigger then what was anticipated. A TV show that ended up going on for six seasons with a total of 121 episodes. Based on the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar, the pilot episode of Gossip Girl hit our televisions in 2007. Our blonde bombshell was cast in one of the leading roles: Serena Van Der Woodsen, teenager returning home from boarding school to face her friends and the lies and scandals that happened before she left, without any thought of what would be soon to come. Gossip Girl was filled with everything a young teenage girl would love to see unfold. Scandal, love, friendships, and let’s not forget, drama! Blake Lively starred alongside Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, and Ed Westwick. A little fun fact: Lively and Badgley have known each other for many years prior to Gossip Girl because they were homeschooled together. Blake and Penn actually dated during the first season and half of the second. It has been said the whole crew knew they were dating, but when they broke up, they kept it a secret from the TV crew for months. No one found out they were no longer together till after the finale of season 2. Another interesting thing about Blake Lively and her audition for the TV show: she, in fact, got the part but initially turned it down because she wanted to go back to school. A deal was proposed to her that she could go to Colombia University one day a week and that the hype from the show would die down quickly and her life would go right back to normal. This, however, was definitely far from the truth.
Throughout each season, the tabloids went into a frenzy, trying to claim things like “Leighton and Blake hate each other” or vice versa. In one interview, Michelle Trachtenberg, who played Georgina Sparks, aka Lively’s characters old bestie, actually stated that nothing about the cast not getting along was true. Even some of the crew members said that Leighton Meester and Blake Lively were never friends but they were nice. Once in front of the camera though, taking on the Serena and Blair roles, they were best friends. Fun fact: during the fitting for Serena’s wedding dress to Dan in the sixth and final season of Gossip Girl. Blake Lively was in the midst of marrying husband Ryan Reynolds! With all the hype behind Gossip Girl, this was just one giant notch up the ladder to Lively’s current net worth of 10 million.
#3: She starred in The Shallows
A movie titled The Shallows debuted in theaters in 2016. Blake Lively played the main character in the film, a surfer named Nancy who is attacked by a shark and becomes stranded on a tiny island 200 yards from shore. It becomes a terrifying trip for Nancy (Lively) to make it back to shore alive. In one interview, Blake Lively admitted a few interesting things about filming The Shallows. She stated that there wasn’t a single scene that wasn’t stunt-heavy. For the majority, except the actual surfing scenes, Lively stated she did not have a stunt double. During the surfing scenes though, professional surfer, Australian Isabella Nichols played Lively’s character Nancy. Blake stated her inspiration for filming The Shallows actually came from her husband Ryan Reynolds and his role in the film Buried. In Buried, Reynolds played a man who found himself buried alive in Iraq. Lively actually has a real-life fear of sharks, which was just another challenge for her during the filming of The Shallows. Notch number two up the net worth ladder for Blake.
#4: How Blake Lively met Ryan Reynolds and became his wife
Who ever knew that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds would become husband and wife? These two talented individuals actually met like most powerhouse couples in the entertainment industry: on the set of a movie, Green Lantern to be exact. Reynolds was cast as The Green Lantern and it just so happens that Lively was cast as the love interest to The Green Lantern. The movie was filmed in 2011. Reynolds and Lively were married in 2012. Portraying the DC superhero character The Green Lantern was just a symbol for the beginning of a unique relationship between these two. On his Twitter account, you can find many tweets from Reynolds claiming his love for Lively in his own unique, comedic type of way. Ryan Reynolds is known most now for his role as “The Merc with a Mouth” – another comic book character, named Deadpool. If you follow Reynolds on Twitter, it was a no-brainer that he was cast as the raunchy, mouthy Deadpool. Many have asked just how does Blake Lively handle such a guy as Ryan Reynolds? Well, I am about to give you a perfect example as to why she is actually the perfect woman for him. Just keep reading on!
#5: The connection between Ryan and Blake
Handling a man with a mouth like Ryan Reynolds has to be a task. A woman who’d handle someone such as him as to have a sense of humor herself. Blake Lively, little did we know, is a sneaky playful individual herself. Can I just say how adorable it is to see the playful side of her that her husband brings out to light?! It’s no secret Ryan Reynolds handles tabloid rumors with a grain of salt. For example, not very long ago, word was circling that their marriage was over because of their complicated and hectic schedules. It was stated they didn’t get to spend time with each other. Reynolds smacked the rumor down by tweeting to the world that he wishes that they didn’t, following up with, “I could use some me time.” I believe it’s safe to say these two are not calling it quits anytime soon. Here’s nother memorable moment of their marriage. In the delivery room, while Blake was giving birth, Ryan played the Marvin Gaye song “Let’s Get It On”. If I could type how much I’m laughing about that, I would! While Ryan’s quirkiness is the more memorable of the two, Blake has made it known on Instagram several times now that she can poke fun at her husband just as much as he does her! The best moment for her trolling Mr. Reynolds would have been her Father’s Day post captioned, “Since the day our baby was born, I’ve felt so strongly in my heart that you were most likely the father.” Too funny, I tell you. Nothing says true love more than making fun of your significant other on social media as much as these two do!
Wondering what Blake Lively is up to now?
Some of the films I listed above just scratch on the surface of Blake Lively’s acting career. She has so many fantastic movies you’d be crazy not to like her as an actress. After what she has given us, you’re probably wondering just what is to come for this gorgeous woman. I did some digging to give you guys the info on her next two movies to come: The Rhythm Section and A Simple Favor. Scratching your head at these titles? Yeah, I was too until I did my research. We’ll start with the film titled A Simple Favor. This movie is set to release this year in September. A Simple Favor will have Blake Lively starring alongside famous actress Anna Kendrick. A Simple Favor is about a mommy blogger whose best friend has suddenly vanished. As a writer/blogger myself, this sounds absolutely intriguing! I’ll definitely be checking it out. The Rhythm Section is a project still in the works. The set date for The Rhythm Section is yet to be announced but we do know it’ll be sometime next year in 2019. The basis behind the film is a woman seeking revenge on a man who set up a plane crash that killed her whole family. On IMDB, it has been said filming for The Rhythm Section has been put on hold until June 2018 so Lively can recover from an on-set injury.