Blake was voted #9 in BuddyTV's 'TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2009'.
On Live with Regis and Kelly, Blake stated that her older brother didn't want to go to school alone when it came time for him to be in 1st grade. At the time she was 3 but very tall for her age. Her mother lied and said Blake was 6. Blake attended 1st grade and the school reported that she was "slow" when in reality she was 3 and couldn't talk very well. She claims it made her brother happy, so she was happy.
Blake is very good friends with the whole cast of Gossip Girl.
In the US Elections 2008, Blake campaigned for Senator Barack Obama.
Blake dated actor Kelly Blatz for 3 years from 2004 to 2007.
As of 2008, Blake resides in New York and Los Angeles.
Blake's favorite movies are Waiting for Guffman, Wizard of Oz, Moulin Rouge! and Romeo and Juliet.
Blake is right-handed.
When Blake was 5 years old, her brother (aged 11) made her drive a barbie mini electric car to take him to his girlfriend's house at 6.00 am. After a few miles, the car battery ran out, so she had to push the car with her brother inside, until their neighbor found them on the highway and called their mother.
Blake was teased by the cast and crew while on the set of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 because she was accident prone. Her incidents included crashing a moped on the first day of shooting as well as later stepping on a sea urchin.
In 2009, Blake was nominated for Performance in a Drama Episode for her role in Gossip Girl at the Prism Awards. In 2008, Blake won Choice TV Actress: Drama and Female Choice TV Breakout Star for her role in Gossip Girl at the Teen Choice Awards. She also won Breakout Performance in her role in Elvis and Anabelle at the Newport Beach Film Festival. In 2005, Blake was nominated for Female Choice Breakout Performance for her role in The Siterhood of the Traveling Pants at the Teen Choice Awards.
List Rankings: Was voted to have the "Sexiest Pout" in an online poll by TVGuide.
NO. 9 on AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25". 2008
On People's "100 Most Beautiful People". 2008
On Maxim's list of "The Hottest Women of Fall TV ´08" for her role as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. 2008
No.39, ugo.com's "50 Hottest Women on Television" 2008
No.43, Maxim's "Hot 100" 2008
No.9, FHM Online's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" 2008
No.99, AskMen.com's "Top 99 Women" 2007 -
No.4, BuddyTV.com's "Top 7 of '07: Sexiest Women" 2007
No.100, FHM UK's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" 2006
No.80, AskMen.com's "Top 99 Women"
Blake's nephew, Wyatt Blake Johnson, was given her middle name in honor of her.
Blake is the youngest of the four leads in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Blake was the last of her 3 co-stars on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants to earn a lead role on a television series.
Blake's trademark is her long blonde hair.
In 2007, Blake starred in the movie named Elvis and Annabelle as Annabelle.
Blake attended Burbank High School in Burbank, California.
Blake was involved in a lot of activities in high school including: cheerleading, the choir, and the student government. She was also class president.
Blake's long hair in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants are actually extentions, but she loved them so much that she kept them.
Blake loves going to Disneyland.
Blake loves every shade of Pink.
Blake is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meteres).
Jason Lively, Blake's brother, has appeared in TV shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard, and 21 Jump Street.
Blake's brother, Eric Lively, has acting credits that include the movie American Pie and TV shows So Weird and The L Word.
Blake's other sister, Lori Lively , is also an actress. She has been in shows like Cold Case, Two and a Half Men, Melrose Place and ER.
Blake's sister, Robyn Lively, has acted in TV shows such as American Dreams, Strong Medicine, and JAG.
Blake's mother is Elaine Lively. She was in the movie Return to Zork.
Blake's father is actor Ernie Lively. He also played her on-screen father in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
When auditioning for The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, Blake walked in and gave the casting agents nothing but her photo since she had had only one small acting role prior to then, they all thought she was joking but when she left the room they knew that she was definitely the Bridget they wanted.
Blake is the sister-in-law of Bart Johnson.
Blake: (about her fellow Gossip Girl cast members) Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me.
Blake: I can't believe we're being paid to live in New York.
Blake: (about her Gossip Girl character Serena) (laughs) She's not caught up so much in the superficial anymore, she's really trying to find her inner self.
Blake: (about filming racy scenes in Gossip Girl) It's the most awkward thing! There's a room of 40 people watching you, they're telling you exactly how to move your head, and it's completely silent. It's awful!
Blake: (about not being a party girl) I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work, you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to be going to a club and taking off my panties.
Blake: (When asked "What's the gossip, girl?") I'm being adopted by Brad and Angelina.
Blake: (on moving to New York to film Gossip Girl) I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats!
Blake: In high school, there are so many cliques. You're never safe. In between my junior and senior years, I went away to film Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and I came back ready to do the things with my friends that we always did, but things change. People get older, and there are some inside jokes that you don't know about that have happened. You feel lost for a while, and it's hard to come back from that. Then the friends who have "replaced" you are territorial. I've experienced that a little bit. There are catty, insecure, and gossipy girls everywhere, but for me, I don't think it's a matter of any of them being genuinely bad at heart. I just think that maybe the different ways in which people are raised make them different and insecure. They point out the bad things in others just to make themselves feel better. It's everywhere.
Blake: (on the gossip about her and her costars) The biggest thing I've noticed is they kind of want everybody to be their character. Like Leighton [dating] Chace, and me and Leighton hating each other. Those are our characters on the show – that's not us in real life.
Blake: I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be!
Blake: (about the debut of Gossip Girl) It just hit me yesterday that our show is going to come out soon. I thought, Oh crap, the show is going to premiere in two weeks. It's so anonymous right now, and people are going to see it.
Blake: (about her Gossip Girl character Serena) Serena does have a past of being a bit wild, but what's interesting is that even though she's so young, she realizes that the way she's been living her life is wrong. It just makes her a cool person, that she's able to see that and wants to change.
Blake: (about her name) Actually, my grandma's brother's name was Blake, and my sister wrote it down when she was reading a family tree. And they said, "If it's a boy, we'll name him Blake, and if it's a girl, we'll name her Blakely." And everybody thought I was going to be a boy, and then I came out and I was a girl. And they had already been calling me Blake for months because they were positive I was going to be a boy. And they had been calling me Blake for so long, they just kept it.
Blake: My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy.
Blake: If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never yours to begin with.
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