Ernie Lively

Ernie Lively
Born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.
(1947-01-29) January 29, 1947
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Elaine (McAlpin) Lively (m. 1979)
Children Blake Lively
Eric Lively

Ernie Lively (born January 29, 1947) is an American actor, and the father of actors Blake and Eric Lively.

Life and career

Lively was born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr. in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Beatrice Gray (Walton) and Ernest W. Brown, Sr.[1] In 1979, he married talent manager Elaine (McAlpin) Lively, and took her surname. They are the parents of Blake and Eric Lively, both actors. Ernie is stepfather to Elaine's children from her previous marriage: Lori, Robyn and Jason Lively. He may be best known for his roles in Passenger 57, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. In the latter two films, he played his daughter Blake's character's father.

He resides in Heber City, Utah with his wife. In 2003, Ernie suffered a heart attack. In November 2013, Ernie was treated with stem cell therapy as part of an experimental retrograde gene procedure.[2][3]



  1. Whitehurst, Lindsay (November 27, 2013). "Dad of 'Gossip Girl' star gets experimental therapy in Utah". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  2. Lee, Esther (November 27, 2013). "Blake Lively's Dad Has Heart Operation, Says She Wants "30 Kids"". Us Weekly. Retrieved December 3, 2013.

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