Novels: Fashion model High school student Dutch shipping heiress Television: Socialite Fashion model (former) Publicist (former) High school student (at Constance Billard; graduated) College student (at Columbia) Gossip Girl (former)William van der Woodsen (father) Lillian "Lily" van der Woodsen (mother) Eric van der Woodsen (brother) Television: Bartholomew "Bart" Bass (former stepfather; deceased) Rufus Humphrey (former stepfather / father-in-law) Scott Rosson (maternal half-brother) Charles "Chuck" Bass (former stepbrother / adoptive brother) Jenny Humphrey (former stepsister / sister-in-law) Henry Bass (nephew, via Chuck and Blair) Rick and Celia "Ce Ce" Rhodes (maternal grandparents) Serena Celia van der Woodsen is a main character in the Gossip Girl novel series and its TV adaptation, in which she is portrayed by Blake Lively.Serena is featured on the blog of the series' mysterious narrator, "Gossip Girl." Serena is Blair Waldorf's best friend and is a character that appears to easily get whatever she wants, because of her good looks, energy and charisma. Serena is a tall, blonde, slim and attractive teenage girl from the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.After throwing a disastrous Sweet Sixteen party for Jenny, Serena retreats to Spain with Poppy and Poppy's boyfriend, Gabriel Edwards.She returns to New York pursued by Gabriel after he broke up with Poppy and finds herself in a new relationship.
Serena is charismatic, charming, talented, funny, kind, care-free and laid-back.After Serena successfully reconciles with her, Chuck Bass reveals to Serena that he knows the cause of her sudden departure prior to the first season - taking Nate Archibald's (Blair's boyfriend) virginity during a wedding, and he attempts to kiss her. Jude's student from Brooklyn, who often expresses cynicism about the lifestyle his wealthier classmates lead.Serena also finds a friend in Jenny Humphrey, Dan's younger sister.During a dramatic party, she and Dan briefly reconcile their relationship and return to New York.After a disastrous double date with Dan and a new transfer, Amanda, that ends with two of Blair's mean girls throwing Nair at Amanda and Dan accusing Serena of being behind it, Serena takes matters into her own hands and easily re-establishes herself as Queen, thus reigniting her rivalry with Blair.