Who is Elaine Lively?
Elaine McAlpin was born in Tarzana, California USA, on 11 June 1947 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and talent manager, but she’s perhaps known best for having been the wife of the late American actor and acting coach Ernie Lively, and for being the mother of American actress Blake Ellender Lively.
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Early life and education
Elaine was raised in Tarzana alongside her brother, by their father James Olin McAlpin and mother Willie Inez Thrash; she hasn’t shared many details concerning her family, as she respects their privacy.
She grew up being interested in a number of activities, as she enjoyed appearing in plays performed at her elementary school, and later high school, while Elaine also played soccer and practiced singing; it’s believed that she spent a year on her school’s cheerleading team, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
She matriculated in 1965, and because she hasn’t spoken of any further education, most of her fans believe that she didn’t attend college.
Elaine has mostly been focused on being a homemaker, including raising her children, and has just a single acting credit to her name: she played Molly Moodock in the 1993 adventure fantasy mystery video game “Return to Zork”.
The video game has the player controlling a man who has come to the empire of Zork, and is helping its people defeat the monster Morphius.
Elaine has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, including in the 2015 episode “Don” of “Extra with Billy Bush”.
Love life and husband
Elaine has been married twice. She exchanged vows with her first husband Ronnie Lively when she was 19 years old, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; they remained married for the following 13 years, during which Elaine gave birth to their children Robyn, Jason and Lori.
She married Ernie Lively – born Ernest Wilson Brown – on 12 December 1979, in the same year when her divorce from Ronnie was finalized. Elaine gave birth to their daughter Blake on 25 August 1987, and their son Eric followed on 31 July 1981; the marriage ended with Ernie’s death on 3 June 2021.
Elaine hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, she seems to be single, has been married twice, and has three children with her first husband Ronnie Lively, and two children with her second husband Ernie Lively.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Elaine’s nowadays mostly focused on being a good grandmother and spending time with her six grandchildren; she can be seen featured in many of her daughter Blake’s Instagram pictures.
Elaine was once passionate about travelling and has been to various US states and European countries; her dream travel destination is believed to be Rome, Italy.
She’s a philanthropist and has donated money to a couple of charity organizations, while mostly to those which aim to help war veterans and underprivileged children.
Elaine was physically quite active during her 20s and 30s, as she had several training sessions at the gym every week, but she no longer works out today.
She has her own favorite actor and actress, Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Gran Torino”, “The Bridges of Madison County” and “The Devil Wears Prada”.
Age, height and net worth
Elaine’s age is 74. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of May 2022, Elaine’s net worth stands at more than $500,000, her daughter Blake’s net worth has been estimated at over $30 million, while her husband’s net worth at the time of his death was more than $10 million.
Who is her daughter Blake Lively?
Blake was born in Los Angeles, her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She has appeared in close to 30 movies and TV series, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of the main character Serena van der Woodsen in the romantic series “Gossip Girl”.
It was created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, also starred Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley, and follows a blogger who keeps revealing secrets of teens who are living on New York City’s Upper East Side; the series aired from 2007 to 2012 and won 21 of the 57 awards for which it was nominated.
Blake became interested in acting mostly thanks to her parents, as they often took her with them while they were teaching acting; she was 10 years old when she made her debut film appearance, playing Tooth Fairy in her father’s 1998 musical family drama “Sandman”. Following this, Blake lost interest in acting and planned to pursue a degree from Stanford University; she studied at Burbank High School and was mostly interested in dancing during her four years there, while she was on the school’s cheerleading team.
She matriculated in 2005, and then chose to pursue acting over a college degree.
Blake starred as Bridget in the critically acclaimed 2005 romantic comedy movie “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants”, directed by Ken Kwapis, and which also starred Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel. It follows the lives of four best friends, and the movie won one of the 15 awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Blake’s following notable performances were in the 2006 horror thriller film “Simon Says”, the 2007 romantic movie “Elvis and Annabelle”, and the 2009 romantic comedy film “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee”.
The year 2016 saw her play the lead character Nancy in the action horror movie “The Shallows”, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, and which also starred Oscar Jaenada and Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo. It follows Nancy who is being attacked by a shark, and has 200 yards (180m) to go to reach the shore; the movie won one of the 16 awards for which it was nominated.
Two of Blake’s most recent notable performances have been in the 2018 mystery crime comedy movie “A Simple Favor”, and the 2020 action mystery film “The Rhythm Section”.
She has won eight of the 32 awards for which she has been nominated: these wins include a 2010 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble, for “The Town”, three Teen Choice Awards for her performance in “Gossip Girl”, and a 2017 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress.
Blake married famous American actor Ryan Rodney Reynolds on 9 September 2012, and gave birth to their first daughter James in December 2014, while their second daughter Inez followed in September 2016, and third daughter Betty in October 2019.