Robyn Lively is best known as the sister of the Gossip Girl star Blake Lively. But in reality she is a star in her own right. She is talented, beautiful and an active actress for decades.

Robyn Lively Early Life and Childhood

Robyn Lively was born on February 7, 1972. She was one of the three children that her mother Elaine Lively had with her first husband Ronald Otis (Ronnie) Lively. Then her mother divorced from her father and married an actor Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr., who took his wife’s surname and is known in the industry as Ernie Lively. So Robyn had a brother and a sister, a half brother and a half sister. Her mother was a talent agent, her step-father Ernie Lively was an actor. And hence, all the siblings went into the show business.

Robyn Lively has been active in the industry from the age of 6 years. She starred as a child star in the movie Summer of my German Soldier in 1978. Since then, there was no looking back. Throughout the 80s, she worked for several movies and television shows. She was the star of the family.

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Career Highs for Robyn Lively

  Teen Witch

Robyn Lively had been active for over a decade but she was noticed when she starred in the fantasy film ‘Teen Witch’. The movie failed to do well at the box office but the film gained the status of cult over the years and due to frequent TV airings and re-runs. For her work in the movie, she was nominated for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture in Young Artists Awards.

teen witch

ABC Afterschool Special

In 1991, Robyn Lively starred in ABC Afterschool Special’s Episode ‘The Less than Perfect Daughter’. In this episode, Robyn Lively played the role of a troubled and free-willed teenage daughter who wants to break free from the shackles of overprotective family. Interestingly, her step-father Ernie Lively Played the role of the protagonist’s father in this episode. For her brilliant acting, she was nominated for an Emmy Awards in 1991.

After receiving acclaim in the above mentioned work, Robyn continued to work for the small screen regularly and the big screen occasionally. But she hasn’t been lucky to deliver a spellbinding performance or blockbuster hit. She is recognized for her work in  Doogie Howser, M.D., Twin Peaks, Savannah, and Saving Grace.

Personal Life Highlights

Not quite a great success in the professional life, Robyn Lively has been particularly lucky with her personal life. She has had some short term relationships in the early 90s. She was linked with Neil Patrick Harris, the star of Gone Girl , who later came out as gay in 2006.

She was also rumoured to be with Jason Priestley, who later acquired fame for his work in Beverly Hills, 90210.

But the success story for Robyn Lively began when she married her highschool sweetheart Bart Johnson.

She is one of the few successful love stories of hollywood that are still going strong. Her instagram is a live testament of a secure relationship and happy family life.

She has 3 children, Baylen, Kate, and Wyatt Blake born in 2003, 2005 and 2008 respectively. The children are highlight of her life.

Loves of my life right here!! ❤️

A post shared by Robyn Lively (@robynlively) on

She is the elder sister of Blake Lively and is 15 years her senior, but the bond shared by the two sisters is very strong.

They are very close and meet frequently. Ever since Blake entered the phase of motherhood, the two sisters have gotten even closer by sharing their experiences and having fun together.


Trivia Facts

Height 5 Feet 8 Inches
Age 46
Date of Birth February 7, 1972
Weight 57kg
Body Measurement Size 35-26-36
Eye Color Hazel