Blake Lively

as Serena van der Woodsen

Blake Lively stars as Serena van der Woodsen in The CW’s hit drama Gossip Girl, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C.), based on the tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

Lively will next be seen opposite Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm in the Warner Bros. feature The Town, a Boston-set crime drama that Affleck also directed, in theaters this September. Lively recently wrapped production on the upcoming blockbuster Green Lantern, set for release in June 2011, in which she will star opposite Ryan Reynolds.

In November 2009, Lively starred in Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, with Robin Wright Penn and Maria Bello. She had her film debut in 2005 as Bridget in the Warner Bros. hit The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and then reprised her role in the film’s sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, in August 2008. Lively also appeared on the big screen starring alongside Justin Long and Jonah Hill in Universal’s Accepted, directed by Steve Pink (writer of High Fidelity), as well as the independent feature Elvis & Annabelle, starring opposite Max Minghella and Mary Steenburgen.

Lively currently resides in New York City.

Hometown: Burbank, California
About the Show