Lively replaced Jennifer Lawrence as Ophelia, after the latter dropped out to do The Hunger Games.Hit Fix film critic Drew Mc Weeny praised Lively's performance, which he described as "smart and sad precisely because she plays O as such a broken, needy little soul".February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last.Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.In 2007, she played one of the two title characters in Elvis and Anabelle as Anabelle, a bulimic girl who hoped to win a beauty pageant.
1 love of my life." Lively was cast in The CW's series Gossip Girl, based on the book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar, which premiered in September 2007.
She starred in films, such as, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), Accepted (2006), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Town (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Savages (2012), The Age of Adaline (2015) and The Shallows (2016). She has an older brother, Eric Lively, two half-sisters, Lori Lively and Robyn Lively, and a half-brother, Jason Lively.
Both of her parents and all of her siblings are, or have been, in the entertainment industry.
In 2006, Lively co-starred with Justin Long in Accepted, and Lively had minor roles in the horror film, Simon Says.
While Accepted was not well received by critics, Lively's performance was, earning her a 'Breakthrough Award' from Hollywood Life.
Already having deferred college for a year, Lively intended to turn the role down and become a student, but was told that she could attend college part-time while filming the show (she later said "This is advice to anyone: when they say, 'We promise, but we can’t put it in writing,' there’s a reason they can’t put it in writing").