Blake Lively is an actress notable for her role as Serena van der Woodsen on the CW network's teen drama Gossip Girl.
20. Her full name is Blake Christina Lively.
19. Blake comes from a family of actors, as both of her parents and four of her siblings and half-siblings have appeared in various TV shows and films.
18. When Blake Lively auditioned for 2005's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, her resume boasted one credit: playing the tooth fairy in one of her father's films. But the unknown with an acting pedigree landed the role of leggy, soccer-loving Bridget.
17. Blake was born August 25th, 1987 in Tarzana, Los Angeles
16. If she were to live anywhere other than the East Coast it would be Paris.
15. Blake was personally chosen by Karl Lagerfeld to be the face of Chanel’s “Mademoiselle” handbag line.
14. Her leggy frame, blonde locks and signature style attracted fashion's finest, earning her two coveted covers of Vogue and a Chanel spokesperson deal.
13. She’s the youngest of five kids
12. Her favorite movie is Wizard of Oz.
11. Lively began the first grade when she was only 3 years old. Her 6-year-old brother was so nervous about beginning first grade alone that her mother told the school that Blake (who was extremely tall for her age) was also 6 years old so that she could accompany him.
10. One of Blake's hobbies is cooking, and she takes cooking classes in many different areas of the world.
9. Blake Lively was the only actual teenager in 2005's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn.
8. Her parents taught acting classes when she was young, and since they didn’t want to hire a babysitter, Blake went with them
7. Blake Lively has read Harry Potter!
6. She was named after her grandmother's brother.
5. If it weren't for Blake Lively's actor brothers, Eric and Jason, she wouldn't have taken the initiative to be an actress.
4. Blake was raised Southern Baptist.
3. She attended Burbank High School and originally wanted to attend Stanford University.
2. After finishing high school and getting diploma, she immediately returned to acting, starring opposite Justin Long and Jonah Hill in the 2006 comedy Accepted.
1. Blake once kept a duck as a pet.
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