Actress who played Serena van der Woodsen in The CW series Gossip Girl , a role that earned her three Teen Choice Awards. She also had prominent roles in such films as The Age of Adaline , The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Shallows .
As she was growing up, she was sent to acting classes by her parents due to their reluctance to hire her a babysitter.
She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her role in Green Lantern .
She and Leighton Meester starred on the teen drama series Gossip Girl, which aired for six seasons on The CW from 2007 to 2012.