In 2009 Lively appeared as Gabrielle Di Marco, a minor role in the romantic comedy New York, I Love You, a sequel to the 2006 film Paris, je t'aime.Despite positive critical reception, the film did not fare well at the box office.Herself [on how she deals with any tension between work and anything else] - I love what I do. Lively has also starred in the films 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.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.
Lively replaced Jennifer Lawrence as Ophelia, after the latter dropped out to do The Hunger Games.
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While Accepted was not well received by critics, Lively's performance was, earning her a 'Breakthrough Award' from Hollywood Life.
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.