Ernie Lively

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

Ernie Lively
Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.

(1947-01-29) January 29, 1947
ResidenceHeber City, Utah
OccupationActor, acting coach
Years active1975–present
Elaine McAlpin (m. 1979)
ChildrenEric Lively
Blake 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]

Lively 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 the father of a character played by his own real life daughter, Blake.

Personal life

In 1979, Ernie Brown married talent manager Elaine (née 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 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. Russell, Doris McAlpin (22 January 1990). "McAlpin(e) genealogies, 1730-1990: Alexander McAlpin of South Carolina and Georgia and his descendants, plus other McAlpin(e) families of North America". Gateway Press via Google Books.
  2. Whitehurst, Lindsay (November 27, 2013). "Dad of 'Gossip Girl' star gets experimental therapy in Utah". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  3. 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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