Blake Ellender Lively (born Blake Ellender Brown; August 25, 1987) is an American
actress, model and celebrity homemaker. She starred as Serena van der Woodsen in the
television teen drama series Gossip Girl, and has appeared in
such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town, Green Lantern, Accepted and Savages.
Following her 2012 marriage to actor Ryan Reynolds, the couple relocated to Bedford, a suburb in Westchester County, New York. Citing Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson as inspirations, Lively has filmed cookery demonstrations for Vogue's website, and has forged creative partnerships with Sprinkles bakeries and La Cornue ovens.