Blake Lively stars as Serena van der Woodsen, the golden girl with a past, in the stylish drama Gossip Girl, based on the popular book series about privileged young people in New York City. She has won a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress - Drama for her portrayal, in addition to winning for Choice TV Breakout Star - Female.
Lively has quickly become one of the most sought-after young actresses in Hollywood. This fall, she will star in the feature film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, alongside Robin Wright Penn and Alan Arkin. She will also star in the upcoming New York, I Love You, which also features a stellar ensemble cast.
Lively starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, the first of which earned her a Breakthrough Performance nomination at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards. Lively also starred in the independent feature Elvis & Annabelle, opposite Max Minghella and Mary Steenburgen, and in the summer comedy Accepted, alongside Justin Long and directed by Steve Pink.
Lively has been honored at the Hollywood Life Breakthrough Awards, and comes from a large family of California actors. She currently splits her time between New York City and her hometown of Los Angeles.