1. How old is Blake Lively?
Blake was born on the 25 August 1987, making her 32 years old this year. No wonder Blake scored the lead role in The Age of Adaline - does this woman not age?
2. How tall is Blake Lively?
Blake's height is 1.78 metres, or roughly 5 foot 8 inches.
3. What is Blake Lively's net worth?
Celebrity Net Worth suggests that Blake Lively is worth $16 million dollars.
4. Who are Blake Lively's parents?
Blake Lively's parents are Elaine and Ernie Lively. Her mother was a talent scout and her father was an actor, and together the couple taught acting classes. When Blake was a young child, she was taken along to her parents classes because it was easier than arranging for a babysitter. These classes were Blake's first experiences with acting, and she has said that watching her parents teach gave her confidence.
5. Does Blake Lively have any siblings?
Blake Lively has an older brother, Eric Lively, two older half-sisters Robyn and Lori Lively, and an older half-brother Jason Lively. Her half-siblings are her mother's children from an earlier marriage. All her family have made their careers in the entertainment industry.
- Eric is an actor, starring in Speak and The Butterfly Effect 2.
- Lori is an actress, television show host and an acting coach. Her filmography is extensive, including Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Melrose Place, Cold Case and The Mentalist.
- Robyn is also an actress. She played Louise Miller in the iconic 1980s film Teen Witch and had a reoccurring role in Twin Peaks, as well as appearing in The X Files, Cold Case, The Good Doctor and countless other films and series.
- Jason is a semi-retired actor, having appeared in the original Dukes of Hazzard series and first 21 Jump Street series.
With all this talent running through her family tree, its no surprise that Blake has followed in their footsteps.
6. Is Blake Lively Australian?
As much as we'd love to, we can't claim Blake as one of our own. She's American through and through, born in Los Angeles California.
7. Has Blake Lively had a nose job?
Judging by pictures of Blake in her younger days, it does appear that the star has had some plastic surgery done. Dr Miami, plastic surgeon to the rich and famous, hasn't worked on Blake but has given his professional opinion about her change in looks. "It does look like Blake Lively has had a rhinoplasty to slim her tip and make her bridge less wide" he said.
Dr Matthew Schulman (@realdrschulman) hasn't operated on Blake either but has some thoughts about the look of her nose. "Blake’s nose appears more narrow in the bridge and the tip, suggesting surgery or rhinoplasty,” says Dr. Matthew, “The surgery most likely consisted of narrowing the nasal bones and trimming the cartilage of her nasal tip.”
He speculates that she likely got the surgery because “the more narrow nose better fits her face,” and that the reason her nose still looks natural is thanks to the small “imperfections and asymmetries” that her surgeon intentionally left, making the end result look more natural. As with so many things, it seems like less is more when it comes to a nose job!
8. Is Blake Lively married?
Blake Lively has only been married once, and has retained her maiden name as is customary for many actresses.
9. Who is Blake Lively's husband?
Blake Lively's husband is the Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer and certified hottie Ryan Reynolds. Hey, he wouldn't be the new face of Armani Beauty if he wasn't a bit of a hunk right?
Blake and Ryan met in early 2010 when they were both cast in Green Lantern. At the time, Blake was dating her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley and Ryan had been married to actress Scarlett Johansson since 2008. In September 2010, Blake and Penn split but remain good friends, and in December 2010 Ryan and Scarlett release a statement announcing the end of their marriage. In 2011, Ryan flew from his home in Boston to visit Blake, who was filming Gossip Girl, in New York and shortly after they confirmed they were boyfriend - girlfriend.
On 9 September 2012, the couple were married at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. 'Whoa, hang on just a second', we hear you say, 'What about their engagement?' That's practically what all their fans said too! Blake and Ryan kept their engagement incredibly private, so the first the media knew of it was when news of their wedding became public.
Blake's engagement ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz, a firm favourite amongst Hollywood A-listers like Kim Kardashian. Blake's rose gold 12 carat ring was a custom design and is rumoured to have set Ryan back $2 million. Blake is clearly a big fan of Lorraine Schwartz's work, and regularly teams her engagement ring with other jewels designed by the jeweller.
Blake and Ryan are inseparable and it's clear they have such a strong bond. What's refreshing to see is that they don't take themselves too seriously. They regularly poke fun at each other on social media and engage in witty banter. "It was just sort of an organic thing" says Blake of her faux-feud with Ryan. "I don’t know where or why or when it happened. But all day long we are just taking the piss out of each other because that’s my best friend." Our favourite prank so far has to be Blake's birthday "tribute" to her husband, pictured below. Technically, Ryan is in the shot!
10. Does Blake Lively have kids?
Blake and Ryan have two daughters, James who will turn 5 in December and Inez who will be 3 in September. The couple have been applauded for their humour and honesty when it comes to sharing stories about parenting. Ryan Reynold's tweets about being a father are comedy gold.
He's also a hands-on husband. Giving advice to father-to-be Seth Meyers, Ryan said "Just do the dirty work...You gotta do the diapers. You gotta do the middle of the night thing ... A human being will exit your wife, so she’s done enough!" Amen to that! Also, who looks this chic whilst pregnant? Here's pregnant Blake carrying Inez in 2016. That's one hot mama!
11. Who has Blake Lively previously dated?
Blake has had two confirmed boyfriends and two rumoured flings that all took place before she started dating Reynolds.
1. Kelly Blatz (2004 -2007)
His name might not immediately jump out at you, but that's because Blake and Kelly kept their relationship fairly low-key. Kelly is also an actor, you may have seen him in films like 4 Minute Mile or in the medical television series The Good Doctor.
2. Penn Padgley (2008 - 2010)
These Gossip Girl co-stars dated for two years, before parting ways as friends and continuing to work on the show together. Now that's what we call professionalism!
3. Ryan Gosling (rumoured October 2010)
It's never been confirmed, but Blake and Ryan Gosling were rumoured to have been dating after they were spotted together at Disneyland and at the Blue Valentine afterparty. Blake frequently uses Ryan Gosling to troll her husband, so whether their relationship was a complete rumour or it was a brief fling, Blake clearly sees the funny side.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio (rumoured May-September 2011)
Leo certainly has a reputation for dating the crème de la crème of Hollywood beauties, and Blake was likely one of them. The pair travelled around Europe during their whirlwind holiday romance, but it wasn't long before their fling ended and Blake began dating her future husband.
12. Does Blake Lively have a tattoo?
No, but on multiple occasions she has been spotted with temporary tattoos either just for fun or for an upcoming role.
13. What are Blake Lively's best red carpet outfits?
Undoubtedly some of Blake's best red carpet moments have been when she has attended The Met Gala. Here she is looking visionary at the prestigious haute couture event, dressed in Versace.
14. What are Blake Lively's best hairstyles?
Blake Lively has long blond tresses that most women can only dream of! This means she has a lot of versatility when it comes to hair styles.
She can do stylish beach babe waves like it's nobody's business...
She rocks the house with a casual side-plait...
And here she is killing the 'sleek-and-tidy' ponytail...
What's even cooler is that she doesn't have a stylist - everything you see is Blake herself. Which is why Blake's clap-back to this insult was so funny!
15. What TV Shows has Blake Lively appeared on?
Blake Lively played Serena van de Woodsen in the hit television series Gossip Girl. Since then she hasn't played a role in any other long running television series, choosing to appear in feature length films instead. She has, however, appeared in an episode of Sesame Street.
16. What movies has Blake Lively acted in?
Blake's first big role was in the coming-of-age tale The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants, for which she was nominated for 'Best Breakout Female' at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards. It was her performance in this teen film that won her a place as a Gossip Girl cast member. Blake has gone on to star in
- The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants 2
- Green Lantern
- The Age of Adaline in which she plays a woman who is destined to remain 29 years old for eternity.
- Thriller The Shallows, in which Blake's character is stranded a mere 200 metres from shore due to the presence of a great white shark.
- Black comedy mystery A Simple Favour. Blake wore nothing but tailored suits to promote the film, and even temporarily deleted her Instagram account to cause further hype (her character in A Simple Favour disappears without a trace)
She has two more films that are currently in post-production, The Rhythm Section, and have been announced, The Husband's Secret.
17. Does Blake Lively do charity work?
Blake is a passionate voice for the international Child Rescue Coalition, an organisation dedicated to combating child pornography, convicting the perpetrators and helping children who have been abused by them. Blake herself made an emotional speech at Variety's 2017 Power of Women lunch highlighting how prevalent this form of child abuse has become, and what Child Rescue Coalition is doing to fight it.
18. Has Blake Lively ever appeared nude in a movie?
Blake Lively's first ever nude scenes were for her role in the film All I See Is You, a psychological thriller about a blind woman who regains her sight. She previously worked with a strict no-nudity rule, but felt comfortable with the scenes because the nudity was not simply gratuitous. Blake also had a nude portrait of herself done for her role in A Simple Favour - the portrait itself now hangs in front of Blake and Ryan's fireplace!
19. Is Blake Lively vegan?
No, but she cut out all soy and gluten in preparation for filming The Shallows.
20. Is Blake Lively on Instagram?
Yes! You can follow her on Instagram @blakelively. Be prepared for lots of food porn and fashion inspo!
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With a film in post-production and another in the works, it sounds like we will be seeing a lot more of the sensational Blake Lively over the coming months - and to be honest, we wouldn't have it any other way!