CW Stars: Then and Now
Blake Lively- She landed her first role at the age of 11, as the Tooth Fairy, Trixie, in the 1998 movie Sandman. The California native had her big break in 2005 when she co-starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and 2006’s, Accepted.
Leighton Meester- Model, actor, and singer, the 25-year-old she has done it all. One of her first major modeling jobs was for the style icon Ralph Lauren. She later went on to appear in movies such as Hangman’s Curse and numerous short lived TV series.
Rachel Bilson-Before the role of Dr. Zoe Hart, she played sunny California’s rich girl, Summer Roberts on The O.C. Before her major break, she appeared in countless commercials and even made an appearance on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her début on the big screen was in the movie The Last Kiss.
Tyra Banks- At the age of 17, she landed a contract with the largest modeling agency in the world, Elite Model Management. It was not until 1993 did she try her hand at acting, appearing in seven episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She later appeared in well-known movies such as, Coyote Ugly and Love and Basketball.
Sarah Michelle Gellar- At the age of four, she was discovered by a talent scout, and cast in her first commercial for Burger King. She went on to play roles in daytime soaps, movies, and TV series. Her most notable role was on the 1997 hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.