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.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Blake Lively – what do they all have in common? They’re all female, they’re all actresses and they’ve all launched their own successful business. But, Paltrow argues, the four should never be compared as their businesses are all very “different”.
There’s one thing Gwyneth Paltrow hates more than all the non-organic, fatty food combined and that’s being compared to other actresses who have turned their considerable talents to business enterprises. Paltrow, who is currently on hiatus from acting whilst she focuses on her business GOOP, revealed she considers being compared with other actresses as sexist as actors, who launched business, are not grouped together in the same way.
Gwyneth Paltrow hates being compared to other actresses turned business women.
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The 'Gossip Girl' actress was spotted in LA over the weekend showing off her baby bump, and E! News confirmed the happy announcement on Monday.
The 29 year old former ‘Gossip Girl’ star was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon with her actor husband Brody (35) and displaying a prominent baby bump. Entertainment website Popsugar was the first to get the pictures, and E! News has confirmed it.
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their first child together
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Ryan Reynolds has shared the first picture of his daughter James. The 38-year-old actor shared the adorable snap with fans on Instagram on Thursday (14th May).
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first photograph of his daughter James. There's not much to see as the photograph is of baby James' tiny hand wrapped around Reynolds' thumb. Reynolds, in his typical fashion, jokingly captioned the photograph: 'Thumb wrestling isn't always fair. Curiously, my hand is the small one.'
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively welcomed baby James last December.
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After having a child herself, Blake Lively had a far easier time portraying the character of a mother - even if her daughter was older than her by that point.
In her new film 'The Age of Adaline', Blake Lively plays a woman who stops ageing at age 29, watching her daughter grow up into her 80s. She made the film while she was pregnant with her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds, and their daughter James was born in December.
Blake Lively in 'Age of Adaline'
"Having a baby is just living in the constant unexpected," she says of the experience. "You never know when you're going to get crapped on or when you're going to get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict!"
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Like Benjamin Button, this drama plays around with the human lifespan, is slickly produced and feels far too serious for its own good. There's a sweeping romanticism to the premise, but it's ultimately so sentimental that it becomes rather corny. Fans of Nicholas Sparks-style movies will adore every golden-hued moment and yearning glance. More cynical viewers will enjoy the premise and performances, but will find the tidal wave of plot twists too yucky to bear.
In present-day San Francisco, Adaline (Blake Lively) is preparing to change identities as she does every decade or so. She's been 29 since a fateful accident in 1933 stopped her ageing process, due to a convergence of random factors at the time of a car crash, and she doesn't want to arouse suspicion. The only person who knows her secret is her daughter Flemming (Ellen Burstyn), who after all this time now introduces herself as Adaline's grandmother. Then the dashing Ellis (Michiel Huisman) tenaciously starts pursuing Adaline, and Flemming encourages her to stop running. So she decides to let herself live for a change, travelling with Ellis for a weekend to meet his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker). But fate has a few more surprises in store.
The story is told by an omniscient narrator (Hugh Ross) and camerawork that often stares down from a godlike point of view, as if Adaline has no say in her own story. And without a sense of humour or irony, it's tricky for a film audience to root for her. The story is engaging, and it's enjoyable to watch the events unfold, but the moment the plot loudly clanks into gear the film becomes difficult to like. Revelations and coincidences pile on top of each other in the story's final act, making everything both achingly emotional and suspiciously convenient.
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Blake is back on our screens in ‘The Age of Adaline’, but her daughter James is what’s really keeping her busy.
She might be starring in The Age of Adaline on the big screen but Blake Lively’s most important role in recent months has been as a mother, to her five month old daughter James. The 27 year old actress has been speaking about the demands of motherhood as she promotes her new movie, comparing it to ‘living with a drug addict’ as you’re faced with the ‘constant unexpected’.
Blake is a new mom to daughter James with husband Ryan Reynolds.
In an interview with the LA Times Lively said, "Having a baby is just living in the constant unexpected. You never know when you're gonna get crapped on or when you're gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict.”
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The star took on personas from unusual sources.
'The Age Of Adaline' is released in the US today and it sure looks to be a movie with many layers. Playing a woman who ceases to age and lives as a young woman throughout the 20th century can't be easy, but Blake Lively reveals she looked at unusual sources for inspiration.
Blake Lively embodies her 'Age Of Adaline' character
The 'Gossip Girl' star plays Adaline Bowman in the slightly mystical romantic drama, which sees her character rendered ageless following an accident. While the idea of immortality is seemingly appealing, the movie explores how it complicates her life; constantly faced with love affairs that must end and even a daughter who she must live to see pass away. For a young woman, she surprises all she meets over her long life with her sense of poise and wisdom, but where exactly did her character's personality come from?
Some dresses deserve to never be forgotten.
Tribeca Film Festival was once again a roaring success this week, with some incredible films on show and not to mention some seriously jaw-dropping sights on the red carpet. Blake Lively completely stole the show with her variety of style statements, but there was one dress in particular that caught our eye.
Blake Lively looked incredible at Tribeca Film Festival
If anyone is trend-setting at the 2015 New York event, it's 'The Age Of Adaline' star. She completely took everyone's breath away as she showed off a sensational red dress with a feathered skirt. The lace top half with its nude under-layer and flattering halter-neck clung to the actress' enviably slender frame; you wouldn't know just by looking at her that she had given birth to a daughter only four months previously.
Following a three-year break from acting to be a mother, Blake Lively has struggled to channel those feelings for her maternal role in 'The Age of Adaline'.
In 'The Age of Adaline', Blake Lively plays a young mother who remains permanently 29 after an accident, watching her daughter grow up and become a grandmother herself. This is Lively's first film in three years, after taking a break to marry Ryan Reynolds and give birth to their daughter James, now 4 months old.
Blake Lively in 'The Age of Adaline'
"After I wrapped 'Gossip Girl' I took about a year off because I was just tired." she says. "We worked 10 months a year, 16 to 18 hours a day. So I just wanted a break. I read a bunch of scripts and there were a few movies that I liked, but this is the first one that I thought, 'I can't not do this movie.' So I talked my way into it!"
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Blake Lively looks ultra chic in a heavily embellished dress with red heels and printed trench coat as she greets fans and photographers upon arriving outside the Apple store in SoHo, New York. She stops briefly for press photos before signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
American actress and model Blake Lively who has also been married to Actor Ryan Reynolds since 2012 was snapped as she visited Good Morning America in Times Square, New York City , New York, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015
'The Age of Adaline' stars Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman were spotted on the red carpet of the film's New York premiere held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13. They were joined by director Lee Toland Krieger. Other arrivals at the premiere included model Melissa Bolona, The Deafening frontwoman Lena Hall and celebrity stylist June Ambrose.
Blake Lively appears at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 for the New York premiere of her new film 'The Age of Adaline' alongside co-star Michiel Huisman and director Lee Toland Krieger. The film is released on April 24th 2015.