Blake Lively (born Blake Ellender Brown 25.08.)
Blake Lively is an American actress, best known for her work on the television series 'Gossip Girl', as well as the films 'Green Lantern' and 'The Town'.
Net Worth: In 2014, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Blake Lively had a net worth of 16 million USD.
Childhood: Blake Lively was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, Elaine and Ernie Lively. Both of her parents and her three siblings have been part of the entertainment industry at some point in their lives, so Blake began acting at an early age. As they did not want to leave her with a babysitter, Blake's parents taught her at acting classes they worked at. Blake's first acting role came in 1998, in the film 'Sandman'. The film was directed by her father. In 2005, her brother, Eric, asked his agent to set her up with an audition, which led to her casting in the film 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'.
Career: In 2006, Lively co-starred in the film, 'Accepted' before having a minor role in the horror film, 'Simon Says'. The following year, she played the role of Annabelle in 'Elvis and Annabelle', which has been cited as her breakthrough role. In late 2007, she was cast in The CW television series, 'Gossip Girl'. She starred in the show until it finished in 2012. 2008 saw her return for the sequel to 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' which received favourable reviews. She then went on to appear in the film, 'New York, I Love You' the following year. The film was a sequel to the 2006 film 'Paris, je t'aime' and it was received favourably by critics. She then starred in one of her most critically acclaimed films of all time, as the title character of 'The Secret Lives of Pippa Lee'. In late 2009, Lively began work on Ben Affleck's 2010 movie, 'The Town'. The following year, she played the love interest of the main character in 'Green Lantern'. She then also appeared in the music video for The Lonely Island's song, 'I Just Had Sex'. Then, in 2012, Lively appeared in the film 'Savages'.
Personal Life: After meeting on the set of 'Green Lantern' in 2010, Lively began dating Ryan Reynolds in 2011, following his divorce from Scarlett Johansson the previous year. The couple bought a house together in New York, in June 2012, before getting married in September that year.
With a simple premise and plenty of visual style, Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) takes the audience on a terrifying odyssey involving a lone woman and a menacing shark. What emerges is a gruelling one-woman show, as Blake Lively throws herself into a ferocious cat and mouse game that's relentlessly suspenseful.
She plays Nancy, a young medical school drop-out on a pilgrimage to a mythical beach her mother told her about before dying of cancer. So she has very personal reasons to visit it. And with the help of nice-guy guide Carlos (Oscar Jaenada), she finds it on a remote stretch of Mexico's coastline. After video chatting with her father and sister (Brett Cullen and Sedona Legge), she paddles out to join a couple of local surfers. Then when she decides to stay for one last wave on her own, the great white pounces. Injured and alone, she takes refuge on a tiny rock that will disappear when the tide rises. And in order to survive, she'll have to get creative.
Shot in Australia, the film is carefully assembled to ratchet up the intensity right from the start. Collet-Serra gleefully stirs in plenty of creepy Jaws-like insinuation, hinting at what's coming long before he reveals the enormous single-minded shark. The combination of digital effects and rubbery models never quite looks real, but the film is so sharply well-made that we never mind. And besides, Lively does a great job at convincing us that she's in proper peril. This is a full-bodied performance, so grounded and authentic that Lively is able to take the audience through the ordeal right with Nancy. Her experience in the water is bolstered through visions and flashbacks that add a surprising emotions. And her banter with Carlos offers some insight into her feisty personality.
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The former 'Gossip Girl' actress said that women should not feel pressured into slimming down to their pre-baby body sizes after birth.
Blake Lively has revealed her frustration at society’s expectations of what a woman’s body should look like after giving birth, describing the pressure to slim down as “unfair”.
Appearing on Australian morning show ‘Sunrise’ on Wednesday (August 11th), the 28 year old actress, who is currently pregnant with her second child with her husband Ryan Reynolds, was promoting her new movie The Shallows.
It was filmed a few months after Lively had given birth to her first daughter James, who is now 19 months old. When the interviewer complimented her on her bikini-ready figure in the movie, she questioned why it was that every woman was increasingly expected to look like that.
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Lively’s one-and-a-half year old daughter has an interesting way of pronouncing certain words.
Blake Lively has revealed that her daughter has already got a bit of a potty mouth, despite being only one-and-a-half years old. Appearing on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, Lively explained how little James has a NSFW way of pronouncing certain words, which can lead to some embarrassing situations.
Blake Lively’s daughter had some interesting first words.
"She says 'shump' for 'jump,' 'shtand' for 'stand,' and if she wants to sit down, it's ’s**-t,’" Lively explained. "She said, 'Hey, come s**t with me!' She's like, 'Yay, s**t!’” But I'll take that any day over like, when we go to the park and we take off our socks, for some reason she doesn't have her 'sh' for 'socks,' she has a 'c' for ‘socks.”
Continue reading: Blake Lively Reveals Daughter James' Naughty First Words
The actress came under criticism in May, after she captioned an Instagram pic, ‘L.A. face with an Oakland booty’.
Blake Lively has spoken out about her minor Instagram controversy last month, when she came under fire after captioning an Instagram post, ‘L.A. face with an Oakland booty’, a line from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s 1992 hit ‘Baby Got Back’.
Blake Lively has spoken about her ‘Oakland Booty’ controversy.
Speaking on SiriusXM's Sway in the Morning show Lively said: "It's something I was proud of. I never meant to offend anyone.” After the backlash Lively was defended by Sir Mix-a-lot himself, something which meant a lot to the actress.
The actress came under fire for using the caption in an Instagram post earlier this week.
Earlier this week Blake Lively received backlash on social media after she posted a photo of herself in a Versace gown with the caption, ‘An L.A. Face with an Oakland Booty’, quoting a line from Sir Mix-a-lot’s 1992 hit ‘Baby Got Back’. Some accused the actress of being racially insensitive by quoting the lyric, but songwriter Sir Mix-a-lot has come to Lively’s defence.
The pregnant star posted a split image of her Cannes outfit from the front and behind with a lyric from 'Baby Got Back' as the caption. Cue outrage on Twitter.
Blake Lively has been accused of racism and being “white and privileged” after she posted a controversial caption on Instagram about her body.
The 28 year old star, who is pregnant with her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, posted a split picture of images taken from the front and back when she was at the premiere of her new movie Café Society at Cannes last week, captioning it “L.A. face with an Oakland booty”.
Anyone else wish they had Blake's stylist?
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how incredibly gorgeous Blake Lively is? They say that pregnant women are 'glowing' when they look especially stunning, but the 'Cafe Society' actress was positively luminescent in blue Versace at Cannes Film Festival over the weekend (May 14th 2016).
Blake Lively stuns in blue Versace
It's true, Blake has killed it with every look she's taken to the red carpet since Cannes began last week; that voluminous baby blue Vivienne Westwood number with all the frills, her glittering dusky pink Atelier Versace gown, her gold velvet Valentino piece, and not to mention her 'Cafe Society' red carpet red hot jumpsuit by Juan Carlos Obando. If anyone proves that maternity wear doesn't have to be limiting, it's Blake Lively.
Continue reading: Blake Lively Channels 'Frozen' Princess In Breathtaking Versace Gown
Café Society offers a glimpse in to the world of Hollywood in the 1930's. With its narrative following Bronx-born, Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Einsenberg) on his romantic journey following his dreams, in both Hollywood and New York.
At the beginning of the film Bobby works for his uncle in Hollywood where he falls in love with his charming assistant Vonnie, on finding out she has a boyfriend he settles for friendship. However when she breaks up with him Bobby wastes little time and proposes to her. All seems to be going well until an unexpected turn of events happen and Bobby ends up fleeing to New York heartbroken.
On returning to New York he works for his gangster brother Ben who is now the owner of a nightclub "Les Tropiques" which is where he is first introduced to Veronica. The couple marry and seem to be living happily until one night when Vonnie arrives at the club and events change once again. This film is charming in its diverse representations of the 30's from down town New York to the scandals of Manhattan's elite.
Futuristic fashion flooded the floor at this year's Costume Gala.
This year's Met Gala hosted probably one of the best themes its ever seen, with celebrities entering in their droves decked head to toe in futuristic fashion; metallics, latex and dark lipstick galore. Some of the best dressed included Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Blake Lively.
Zendaya dons a bowl-cut wig at the 2016 Met Gala
The 2016 Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featured an interesting fashion theme: 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology'. It was a chance to really get to grips with one's inner sci-fi fox, though many stars were disappointingly minimal with their costume execution.
Continue reading: Beyonce, Blake Lively And Kimye Are Tech-Terrific At Met Gala 2016
The Hollywood couple are apparently pregnant again.
There's happiness all round as it's announced that Blake Lively is pregnant with her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds; news that comes in the wake of Eva Mendes' and Ryan Gosling's similarly happy news today (April 15th 2016) regarding their second pregnancy. So many Hollywood babies!
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are apparently pregnant again
This could be a false alarm, however, as it isn't apparent that a rep has made a statement in regards to Lively and Reynolds' happy news, but Us Magazine have 'exclusively confirmed' that the joyful tidings are true. 'Blake is absolutely thrilled and so is Ryan', a source 'close to the actress' told People Magazine.
Continue reading: Are Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Set To Welcome Baby Number Two?
Date of birth
25th September, 1987
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