Blake Lively made her screen debut in the 1998 musical drama film ‘Sandman’ directed by Ernie Lively. In 2005, she played the role of ‘Bridget Vreeland’ in the American comedy-drama film ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ directed by Ken Kwapis. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and grossed over $42 million on a budget of $25 million. The following year, she starred as ‘Monica Moreland’ in the Steve Pink-directed American comedy film ‘Accepted.’ The film received a mixed response from critics and earned a 38% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. She next portrayed ‘Anabelle Leigh’ in the 2007 American romantic drama film ‘Elvis and Anabelle’ directed by Will Geiger. The film holds a 7.1 out of 10 rating on IMDb. The same year, she also joined the main cast of the American teen drama television series ‘Gossip Girl’ developed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. She played the role of ‘Serena van der Woodsen’ which earned her 3 ‘Teen Choice Awards.’ The series ran for 6 seasons and went off-air in 2012. She next starred in films like ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’ (2008), ‘New York, I Love You’ (2009), ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee’ (2009), and ‘The Town’ (2010).
In 2011, she portrayed ‘Carol Ferris’ in the American superhero film ‘Green Lantern’ directed by Martin Campbell. The film was panned by critics and was a box office disappointment. That same year, she also played the role of ‘Glenda’ in the Derick Martini-directed American comedy-drama film ‘Hick.’ The film opened to a negative critical reception and holds a 5% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. She was next seen in films such as ‘Savages’ (2012), ‘The Age of Adaline’ (2015), ‘The Shallows’ (2016), ‘Café Society’ (2016), ‘All I See Is You’ (2017), and ‘A Simple Favor’ (2018). Lively was last seen in the 2020 action thriller film ‘The Rhythm Section’ directed by Reed Morano. The film received a mixed response from critics and was a commercial failure.