Blake Lively is an actress who is known for her work in both television and film. She is also part of a celebrity couple, as she is married to actor Ryan Reynolds. Due to her acting career success, Blake Lively now has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Here is how this talented actress became so wealthy.
Blake Lively’s Early Life
Lively was born in Los Angeles on August 25, 1987. She was born into a family with connections to the film industry as her mother was a talent scout, and her father, Ernie Lively, is an actor. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that their daughter felt drawn to a career in entertainment. Acting is something that runs in the family. Not only was Blake’s older brother an actor, but her two half-sisters and her half-brother from her mother’s former marriage are also actors. According to Wikipedia, Blake Lively first started acting lessons when she was a child, and she began her acting career at the age of just 10. Her first acting job was a small role in the 1988 film ‘Sandman.’ However, she was not particularly interested in pursuing a career in acting and hoped to attend university instead.
The Beginning of Blake Lively’s Career
Although she had planned to attend university, Lively’s plans changed after her older brother set up some auditions for her via his talent agent during the summer holidays while she was at high school. One of these auditions landed her the role of Bridget in the 2005 film ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.’ It was a role that she later reprieved in its sequel ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’ in 2008. In 2006, Lively landed a major role in ‘Accepted,’ followed by a minor role in ‘Simon Says,’ a horror film. The following year, she played Annabelle in ‘Elvis and Annabelle.’ For this role, Lively lost a significant amount of weight as her character suffered from bulimia. She was praised for her performance in this film.
Lively’s Career Between 2007 and 2012.
In the first few years of her career, Blake Lively predominantly worked in film. However, this changed when she was cast in the role of teenager Serena van der Woodsen in The CW’s teen series ‘Gossip Girl.’ It was a role that she played from 2007 to 2012 when the show ended. Although she had now made a name for herself in television, Lively continued to appear in films while also appearing in ‘Gossip Girl.’ The first of these was the ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’, and she then played the role of Gabrielle DiMarco in the 2009 romantic-comedy film ‘New York, I Love You.’ The latter failed at the box office, despite a good response from critics.
In 2009, Lively gave one of the most critically acclaimed performances of her career when she played the younger version of Pippa Lee in ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.’ The following year, she was in ‘The Town’ playing Kristina Coughlin alongside Ben Affleck, who also directed the film. In the same year, she was in ‘Green Lantern’ playing Hal Jordan’s love interest. She was in several more films between 2010 and 2013. These included ‘Savages,’ in which she played Ophelia. The role was originally given to Jennifer Lawrence, who dropped out to film ‘The Hunger Games.’
Lively’s Career from 2013 to the Present Day
After a brief hiatus from her acting career, during which time Lively gave birth to her first daughter, she starred in the 2015 film ‘The Age of Adaline,’ and then in the survival horror film ‘The Shallows’ the following year. For her role in the latter, Lively received praise from critics. In recent years, Lively has starred in films including ‘A Simple Favor’ in 2018, and then ‘The Rhythm Section’ in 2020. According to IMDb, it has been announced that Lively will play the role of Celia Fitzpatrick in the upcoming film ‘The Husband’s Secret.’ This film is based on a novel written by Liane Moriarty, and the screenplay is written by Pamela Gray. It is about how a woman discovers secret letters written b her husband, and the lives of thee women crumble following the discovery.
After appearing in ‘Savages in 2012, Lively was chosen as the face of the fragrance ‘Gucci Premiere.’ A year later, she became the face of L’Oreal, and this was her first makeup campaign. Lively has also appeared on television and on website videos cooking, as she considers herself a celebrity homemaker. She launched her own website promoting one-off homeware products but took it down to improve it before relaunching the website. The actress has also made appearances in two music videos. The first of these was in 2010 when she appeared in the video for the single ‘I Just Had Sex’ by ‘The Lonely Island ft. Akon. She then appeared in the 2014 music video for ‘Herself’ by Jay-Z ft. Beyoncé.
Blake Lively’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Blake Lively now has a net worth of around $30 million. She has made this money through a combination of her work in the film and television industries. Lively has also made some of her fortunes through her other ventures.
Her Personal Life
Blake Lively’s first reported serious relationship was with Penn Badgley, her ‘Gossip Girl’ co-star who she dated for three years. She began dating actor Ryan Reynolds in 2012 when they were co-starring in the film ‘Green Lantern.’ They married two years later at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The couple now has three daughters together. Their first daughter, James, was born in 2014, followed by Inez in 2016. Their youngest daughter, Betty, was born in 2019. Blake Lively, her husband, and three daughters live together in Pound Ridge, New York.
Written by Allen Lee
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