Blake Lively was born in Southern California, to parents who were both English. She grew up going to the local public libraries and reading anything she could get her hands on, which led to her lifelong passion for reading and writing. She received a great deal of attention while attending college, studying drama at the University of Southern California. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she appeared in various popular theater venues, most notably Cats. She also worked briefly on television, playing a prostitute in an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, before moving back to Los Angeles.
Blake Lively is currently an up and coming actress playing a vital character in the Coen brothers’ latest film, The Hateful Eight. She plays Bob Huddleston, a bounty hunter whose volatile personality is characterized by her relentless determination to find the bounty of a lifetime, Bob Marley. Born in Southern California, Blake Lively was raised in southern California, in a home near San Diego. She is currently an American actor, most notably appearing in the films of George Clooney, Alexander Flores, and Alec King.
Prior to entering the world of acting, Blake Lively had spent years studying acting, attending numerous acting classes in Los Angeles. She studied with such notables as Kevin Dunn, Hector Elizondo, Lee Strasberg, Peter Sellers, Tim Burton, and Warren Beatty. Additionally, she took acting classes in England, Japan, and Australia.
Blake Lively credits many of her Hollywood roles to her love of acting, but she admits to having a rather large collection of books in her home. According to Blake Lively’s mother, Pat, her daughter began acting at a very young age, inspired by the television show MASH, which was about a group of young adults who served in the military. Blake Lively said that she was chosen to play one of the characters because she was “lucky” to be chosen to be one of the show’s characters.
While living in Los Angeles, Blake Lively said that she frequently sends her mother text messages while she is on location shooting a movie. She referred to her mother as her “soul mate,” and the two have been married since 1985. Blake Lively is married to the musician, Mark Linn-Baker, as well as his former band, Powertech. She has also been active in the community and credits her own steady growth as an actor on the back of her devotion to the Los Angeles community and her passion for social issues and helping to create positive change.
Blake Lively was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Kaylee Frye in the movie Green Lantern. The award marked the first time that a female performer was nominated for the same role as a man in an Academy Award nominated movie. Prior to receiving the Oscar nomination, Lively had never received an Academy Award for any role in movies or theatre. Now that she has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as Kaylee Frye, it is clear that Blake Lively has long been considered a versatile actor throughout her career.