She is best known as her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW drama series Gossip Girl (2007–12), Lively has also starred in such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), Accepted (2006), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Town (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Savages (2012), The Age of Adaline (2015), and The Shallows (2016).
During Lively's childhood, her parents took her with them to acting classes that they taught because they did not want to leave her with a babysitter.
Lively said that watching her parents teach acting classes helped her learn the "drills" of acting and gain confidence as she got older.
From these auditions, she was cast as Bridget for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.She appeared in the film adaptation of the novel of the same name, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, in 2005, as Bridget, one of the four female leads.Lively's performance in the film earned her a nomination for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Movie Breakout – Female.In May 2011, Lively was seen holding hands with Leonardo Di Caprio in Monte Carlo, France where the two attended a yacht party together and announced they were dating. After five months together, Blake Lively and Leonardo Di Caprio have parted ways, reps for both stars confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.
The pair "remain friends," Lively and Di Caprio's reps added.PHOTOS: Blake and Leo's whirlwind romance First spotted getting cozy while aboard Steven Spielberg's yacht in Monte Carlo on May 17 during the Cannes Film Festival, the couple embarked on a whirlwind, super-luxe summer romance that spanned the globe.During their time together, the star, 36, took their PDA parade to romantic locales ranging from Venice, Italy to Anaheim, Calif. In late August, Lively even flew thousands of miles from the U. to Sydney, Australia -- for a quick weekend -- where her beau was filming .PHOTOS: Blake's best hairstyles ever Weeks before he and Lively became an item, Di Caprio and model Bar Refaeli called it quits on their on-and-off, five-year relationship.Back in October 2010, Lively and costar Penn Badgley ended their three-year romance. " The duo also bonded with one another's parents. VIDEO: How Leo wooed Blake's dad The pair's recent split is sure to come as a surprise to some Di Caprio pals, one of whom told Us they'd "never seen him like this with a girl." Back in June, the couple were ensconced in Di Caprio's L. home, where Lively "spent the whole time baking.... Echoed another insider this summer: "I bet they get engaged in six months." PHOTOS: Sad celeb splits As for Lively, she's long said she never lets public opinion affect her relationships.