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 Accepted, The Town, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Savages 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.