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Created in 1995, Lengthy Island’s Steplively was a ska strap having a typically large roster of hornmen and punky drum and string players. Immediately after their development, several the band’s unique users splintered off to create Edna’s Goldfish, departing the music group with eight users. That assortment of players was instrumental in crafting Steplively’s self-titled debut EP, that was released in 1998 on Pinball Information. In the springtime of 1999, the music group dropped another member, departing a primary of seven — the construction that was presented, along with visitor appearances from users of Edna’s Goldfish as well as the Stubborn All-Stars, within the group’s 1st full-length recording, The Trigger Impact, which was released by Triple Crown Information in nov 1999.

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Full Name Step Lively
Music Songs Opening music, Background music and dialogue , Where Does Love Begin, Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are, As Long As There's Music, Where Does Love Begin, Some Other Time, Why Must There Be An Opening Song, Ask The Madam, FINALE, As Long As There's Music, Some Other Time, As Long As There's Music, Where Does Love Begin
Nominations Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White


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#Fact
1 Has said that she was the exact opposite of her character on ''Gossip Girl'' as a teenager.
2 Growing up, she often visited Disneyland twice a week with her mother and still enjoys going.
3 When filming wrapped on Savages, Blake bought every member of the crew a T-shirt that reads, "I Survived Oliver Stone.".
4 She was a cheerleader and class president in high school.
5 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 29, a daughter in September 2016. Child's father is her husband, Ryan Reynolds.
6 Blake Lively was fitted for Serena's wedding dress on Gossip Girl (2007) the day after her actual wedding to Ryan Reynolds.
7 Long before they played star-crossed lovers on Gossip Girl (2007), Penn Badgley and Blake Lively dated in real life from 2007 to 2010.
8 Long before starring together on Gossip Girl (2007), Penn Badgley and Blake Lively were home schooled together as children.
9 Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter James to begin filming All I See Is You (2016).
10 Her second name Ellender is a variant of Allender. Respelling of German Elender, a nickname for a stranger or newcomer, from Middle High German ellende 'strange', 'foreign', or a habitational name for someone from any of twenty places named Elend, denoting a remote settlement, as for example in the Harz Mountains or in Carinthia, Austria.
11 Her name originates from a surname which was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale".
12 Was 2 months pregnant with her daughter James when she completed filming The Age of Adaline (2015).
13 Her older sister Robyn Lively is godmother of her daughter James.
14 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 27, a daughter named James Reynolds on December 16, 2014. Child's father is her husband, Ryan Reynolds.
15 She is of English, with smaller amounts of Scottish, German, and Welsh, ancestry. On her father's side, she is the granddaughter of Ernest Wilson Brown, Sr. and Beatrice Gray/Grey Walton. On her mother's side, she is the granddaughter of James Olin McAlpin and Willie Inez Thrash.
16 Blake's influences include Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Seberg, Martha Stewart, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé Knowles, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Florence Welch, Diane Kruger, Emma Stone, Jessica Alba and Zoe Saldana.
17 Blake's favorite movies include The Wizard of Oz (1939), Holiday Inn (1942), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Vertigo (1958), Breathless (1960), Annie Hall (1977), Return to Oz (1985), A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Waiting for Guffman (1996), Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Lives of Others (2006), Volver (2006) and Ratatouille (2007).
18 Ranked #13 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2013.
19 (September 9, 2012) Married her boyfriend of 11 months Ryan Reynolds.
20 Ranked #32 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012.
21 Ranked as having one of "The Most Beautiful Faces" by "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World." She was ranked #39 in 2010, #68 in 2009, and #85 in 2008.
22 Ranked #30 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
23 Ranked #1 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2011.
24 Lively was chosen by designer Karl Lagerfeld as the "face" of Chanel's new "Mademoiselle" handbag line on the January 5, 2011. The ad campaign, shot by Lagerfeld, is expected to premiere mid-March, 2011.
25 Has stated that she is rather self conscious about being tall. (She's a little over 5'10".) So much so, that she actually dislikes wearing heels.
26 Ranked #4 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
27 On Live with Kelly and Michael (1988), she stated that her older brother, Eric Lively, didn't want to go to school alone when it came time for him to be in the 1st grade. At the time, she was three 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.
28 Ranked #43 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
29 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) was her first job, not just in acting.
30 She was involved in a lot of activities at her high school including: cheerleading, choir, and student government. She was class president.
31 Has stated that she has known her Gossip Girl (2007) co-star Penn Badgley since she was 11 years old.
32 She stayed busy juggling duties as class president and cheerleader as well as performing with her national championship show choir.
33 When auditioning for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), she walked in and gave them nothing but her photo, since she had never done anything before that, they all thought she was joking but when she left the room, they knew that she was definitely the Bridget they wanted.
34 Sister-in-law of Bart Johnson.
35 Daughter of actor Ernie Lively and talent manager Elaine Lively, younger sister of Eric Lively, and younger half-sister of Lori Lively, Jason Lively and Robyn Lively.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All I See Is You 2016 Gina
The Shallows 2016 Nancy
Café Society 2016 Veronica
The Age of Adaline 2015 Adaline Bowman
Gossip Girl 2007-2012 TV Series Serena van der Woodsen
Savages: The Interrogations 2012 Video short Ophelia
Savages 2012 O
Hick 2011 Glenda
Green Lantern 2011 Carol Ferris
Saturday Night Live 2008-2010 TV Series Girlfriend / Transexual / Herself
The Town 2010 Krista Coughlin
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 Young Pippa
New York, I Love You 2008 Ex-Girlfriend (segment "Brett Ratner")
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 Bridget Vreeland
Elvis and Anabelle 2007 Anabelle
Simon Says 2006 Jenny
Accepted 2006 Monica Moreland
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 Bridget
Sandman 1998 Trixie / Tooth Fairy

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Shooting in 'The Shallows' 2016 Video documentary short Herself
The Shallows: How to Build a Shark 2016 Video documentary short Herself
Made in Hollywood 2009-2016 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2016 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
The Chew 2015-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Today 2005-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2016 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
A Love Story for the Ages 2015 Video documentary short Herself
Good Morning America 2008-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2015 TV Series short Herself
A Path Appears 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself
73 Questions 2014 TV Series documentary short Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
The Sound of Change Live 2013 TV Movie Herself
Celebrity Style Story 2013 TV Series Herself
A Big Farewell to Our Upper East Siders 2013 Video short Herself
Gossip Girl: Series Retrospective 2012 TV Movie Herself
Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary Serena van der Woodsen / Herself
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
5 Years of Iconic Style 2012 Video short Herself
Gossip Girl: Gossip Girl Turns 100 2012 Video short Herself
Gucci Première 2012 Short Herself
Charlie Rose 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2012 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Nate Berkus Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Green Lantern's Light: Focus Points 2011 Video documentary Herself
Ryan Reynolds Becomes the Green Lantern 2011 Video short Herself
Bisoux à Paris! 2011 Video short Herself
Teen Choice 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011 TV Series Herself
Green Lantern: An Exclusive Look 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series Herself
2011 MTV Movie Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Herself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2011 TV Series Herself
Ben's Boston 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary short Herself / Krista Coughlin
Scream Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Herself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2010 TV Series Herself
Luxury Unveiled 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Top 20 Under 25 2010 TV Movie Herself
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2009 TV Special Herself
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series Herself - Host / Various / Elin Nordegren / ...
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Fifth Avenue Meets Gossip Girl 2009 Video short Herself
Gossip Girl: Faces Behind the Design 2009 Video short Herself
Stylish Confessions: The Fashion of 'Gossip Girl' 2009 Video short Herself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Drama
The 10th Annual Family Entertainment Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Gossip Girl Couture 2008 Video short Herself
The Beginning, XOXO 2008 Video short Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself
Gossip Girl Revealed 2008 TV Movie Herself
The View 2005-2007 TV Series Herself
Total Request Live 2007 TV Series Herself
Reject Rejection: The Making of 'Accepted' 2006 Video short Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '05 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Telenoche 2016 TV Series Herself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Herself
An SNL Valentine 2015 TV Special Various
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself - Mom-to-Be
SNL Sports Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Michelle Rayburn-Gene (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special Elin Nordegren Michell Rayburn-Gene (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2011 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Breakthrough Performer of the Year
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Town (2010) · Ben Affleck
· Jeremy Renner
· Jon Hamm
· Rebecca Hall
· Slaine
· Owen Burke
· Titus Welliver
· Pete Postlethwaite
· Chris Cooper
2010 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The Town (2010) · Owen Burke
· Jon Hamm
· Ben Affleck
· Jeremy Renner
· Rebecca Hall
· Slaine
· Titus Welliver
· Chris Cooper
· Pete Postlethwaite
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star Female Gossip Girl (2007)
2008 Achievement Award Newport Beach Film Festival Breakout Performance Elvis and Anabelle (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress The Age of Adaline (2015)
2016 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Female The Shallows (2016)
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Liplock The Age of Adaline (2015) · Michiel Huisman
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama The Age of Adaline (2015)
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2012 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actress Green Lantern (2011)
2012 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Drama Actress
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Green Lantern (2011)
2011 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Drama Actress
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2010 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Drama Actress
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress The Town (2010)
2009 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2009 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Hottie - Female
2009 Astra Award Astra Awards Favourite International Personality or Actor Gossip Girl (2007)
2009 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Episode Gossip Girl (2007)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

TitleSalary
Gossip Girl (2007) $60,000 per episode (2011-2012)
Gossip Girl (2007) $50,000 /episode (2009-10)

#Quote
1 All my eggs are in one basket, and its my family. That's where my heart is. that's where my everything is.
2 [on rumors that she and husband Ryan Reynolds are purchasing a Fifth Avenue luxury apartment] Newspapers say a lot of stuff, don't they? Though I wish I could afford half the places that I hear I'm looking at. Sign me up!
3 My mom liked to infuse my life with a lot of magic. When she read my fortune cookies, the predictions were full of princesses and castles and jewels and pirates. When I got old enough to read them, I was shocked to find out how boring they really were.
4 [on if she still feels competitive for roles] You know, women are always pit against each other, and there is room for everyone. And if someone else is going to get it, there's no way I'm going to get it, and if I'm going to get it, no one else--everyone is very different. So I just think it's kind of nasty the way people are pit against each other. There are roles that I love; I think oh my gosh, I'd love that movie, I want to be in it. But also the ones that I love the most, I don't want to be in, because I don't want to mess them up! [laughter] Because I'll never be able to watch it, it's my stupid voice, and I don't want to see that! And The Age of Adaline (2015) was one of those where I thought, ah, I love the script so much, I probably shouldn't do it because I want to watch this movie on rainy days and love this movie forever. And it's just not cute when you're watching yourself on rainy days. Like, let's cuddle up to me. [laughter] That's not... that's not good.
5 I just don't believe that things are that simple in life. I think certain people are the way they are for certain reasons that we can't necessarily judge without knowing.
6 I feel like there are so many people I admire for so many reasons that I can't look at one person's life and say, "I want that life." I want to make my own history.
7 I don't drink. I don't do drugs. I grew up with the mindset that after work you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to go to a club and not wear panties.
8 [on her character "O/Ophelia" in Savages (2012)] To play a blond California girl who gets with two men was scary. If it looks like me and talks like me, how do I turn it into something different? It would have been easier if I'd been thrown into the movie with a Scottish accent and purple hair.
9 [on the characters in Savages (2012)] I think it's really hard for people to digest that these privileged kids are in a three-way relationship. Your heroes are all sleeping with each other, but they're also in love. It's very easy to dislike them, so when my character gets kidnapped, it's like, "Well, good riddance!". My greatest challenge was to make her life worthy of saving, to find the heart in this story. I started thinking about the state of young people these days. In my character's situation, her mom is off with nine different husbands and her dad left her when she was a kid. She has nobody to learn from, so she's making her own mistakes. Dad takes a hike and now she's hiking up her dress for two guys. You don't think there's a parallel there? These kids are very much the product of this cynical generation.
10 [on Savages (2012)] It's especially exciting because our movie's released amongst a ton of superhero movies, and a movie like this doesn't normally exist amongst that. But, I look back to the movies that I love from the 70s, those movies were the most successful movies; the best movies were the most successful. And, now the most successful are the ones that everybody goes to see but they're not the critically-acclaimed ones. So, when we made this movie, it is such a graphic, intense, violent, honest film that we knew that we were very much the black sheep. It's not a movie that is appealing to all the masses. It will challenge people, and normally you don't want that because you want people just to pay for your movie so you don't want to challenge everyone; you want to please them all. So, the fact that this movie can stand up amongst those superpowers, all the other films, that's something that I feel really proud of. And still please them but to show that that you can be good and successful.
11 I'm not in the business of trying to win the approval of my cast members, my director, or my audience. If I were, I'd be so beaten down by insecurity that I'd never be able to perform. The only person I'm trying to prove something to is myself.
12 I like to play someone who is unlike me and the character I play most often [Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl (2007)]. Time and again, I keep playing drug addicts with sexual issues! I never knew I had a dark side, but this is where I get it out of my system.
13 I probably feel the most alive when I'm with my family and also when I'm cooking, and those normally coincide with each other. I love to cook for my family, that's the best. I have all my nieces and nephews there, and you really use your hands and it's such an experience for all the senses; for the touch, for the smell, for the sight, so you feel really alive.
14 [on being cast as Carol Ferris in Green Lantern (2011)]: It was nice for me that this was a studio that wasn't looking for some girl to have her legs greased up and her boobs out - and that was all that mattered. I imagined that no one else knew anything about Green Lantern. As soon as I got the role I was humbled about how naive I was. They were grilling me about StarSapphire and Hector Hammond and how many Green Lanterns are going to show up. All I could say was "What are you guys talking about?".
15 With acting, I think half of it is just acting confident. We stand on these red carpets and pose in these dresses, but we're all only so confident. It doesn't mean we think we're great looking or anything. It's all a façade.
16 Yeah, I don't comment on my relationships... My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.
17 [on where her instinct in acting comes from] - I don't know. I think it comes from the fact that I never really thought about acting as a child. It wasn't like, "This is the career that I want to pursue." So when I first started acting, I was more concerned with just being on a set and all of the woes of that, and I didn't really know it or understand it as a craft yet. When I saw my first movie, I was fine, but I thought, "Oh, my heavens. It's not about just standing there on my mark and saying these lines. I need to actually act." It was great to have my first opportunity be such a big role, but also not great because all of the mistakes I made-the entire learning process was on the big screen for everyone to see. That's been something, movie by movie, that I've been able to grow and learn from-that I always need to work harder to be better because it's still a new craft for me. I just did it on my own. I've never worked with an acting coach, but my parents had acting classes and I grew up around them my whole life just because I didn't have a babysitter. I'm actually a very shy person-that's a big secret, so don't tell-but being in those classes pushed me to break out of that a little bit. It's like nature versus nurture: I'm naturally very shy, but I was brought up in a way where I had to get up and get out of that.
18 [on how she deals with any tension between work and anything else] - I love what I do. I love my work. So, you know, of course I wanted to be at the premiere [of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)], but I had a job to do, and so I had to be on the set in Boston and be a part of it. At the end of the day, a premiere is a premiere. It's not somebody living or dying. So for me, this other stuff - well, the perks is not the reason I do the job. Couture fashion week, getting to meet Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano and Christian Louboutin is so exciting. It's like being a little girl and looking at these designers saying, "Can you imagine one day seeing all of those ball gowns?". But, at the end of the day, I wouldn't be there without my job. There are a few things in life that matter above all else: your family, your friends, your loved ones. But everything else comes and goes - especially in this business where everything is so of the moment.
19 I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course!
20 I want to have a brunch place, a bakery, and a Southern restaurant - because my family's from Georgia - and then I want a place that is all-over-the-world cuisine. I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it's the best way to get to know a culture. It's what people bring to the family every day, what they break bread over - it's a very intimate thing.
21 I'm on a very commercial show [Gossip Girl (2007)], so the last thing I want to do is a commercial movie. I wanna take risks, I don't wanna play it safe. I mean, I could probably make more money if I did more commercial projects. It would be nice to buy an apartment, but I'm 22, and I don't need to yet.
22 I've kissed just three people in my life, other than stuff I have done for TV or movies. I know, I'm weird! I hope Brad Pitt doesn't hear this, he is never going to want to marry me!
23 (After moving to New York to film Gossip Girl (2007)) I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats!
24 In high school, there are so many cliques. You're never safe. In between my junior and senior years, I went away to film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), 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.
25 (On filming racy scenes on Gossip Girl (2007)) 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!
26 My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy.

#Trademark
1 Husky voice
2 Wavy blonde hair
3 Beauty mark underneath right eye

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