Blake Christina Lively was born 22 years ago on this day in Los Angeles, California, the youngest of five children, all of whom have worked in show business.
Blake's first acting role was in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as Bridget. Soon enough, she was cast on our favorite TV show and the rest is history!
What a joy it is to watch her as Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl and in all her other roles. She's beautiful, talented and seems surprisingly down to earth considering the success and fame she's achieved at such a young age.
Here's a little 22-photo tribute we put together - featuring the star in character as Serena van der Woodsen and in real life - in honor of her 22nd birthday.
Happy birthday from all of us at Gossip Girl Insider, Blake!
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