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Eric Lively
Eric Lawrence Brown

(1981-07-31) July 31, 1981 (age 40)
Years active1983–2014
Angelina Davydova
(m. 2005)
Parent(s)Ernie Lively
Elaine Lively 
RelativesBlake Lively (sister)
Lori Lively (half-sister)
Robyn Lively (half-sister)
Jason Lively (half-brother)

Eric Lawrence Lively (né Brown; born July 31, 1981) is an American former actor. He played the role of Andy Evans in Speak (2004), Carey Bell in So Weird (1999-2001), and Mark Wayland in The L Word (2005).

Early life

Eric Lawrence Lively was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a sister, actress Blake Lively, half-sisters Lori and Robyn Lively, and a half-brother, Jason Lively, who played Rusty in National Lampoon's European Vacation. He is the son of actor Ernie Lively ( Ernest Wilson Brown Jr.) and talent manager Elaine Lively (née McAlpin).[1] All of his four siblings have been in the entertainment industry.


Lively's first film was as a baby in the 1983 film Brainstorm. After graduating high school, Lively moved to New York City to study photography, his first passion. He studied photography at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. At one time, he was an Abercrombie and Fitch model.[citation needed]

He guest starred on an episode of Full House at age 13, where he played Stephanie Tanner's first boyfriend. He had a role in American Pie (1999). He followed this up on the television series So Weird, on which he played Carey Bell from 2000 to 2001. He learned to play the guitar for his character on So Weird. Lively then became a cast member of the short-lived 2003 Norm Macdonald series A Minute With Stan Hooper. In 2004 he acted in Speak with Kristen Stewart. In 2005, Lively was offered two different television roles – on 24 and The L Word. He took the role on The L Word as documentary filmmaker Mark Wayland. He chose a recurring role on The L Word over a regular role on 24 because he felt the subject matter was more important. He was part of the cast of the WB series Modern Men from March until May 2006. He was the main character in The Butterfly Effect 2 in 2006.[citation needed]

Lively played the president's son, Roger Taylor, in 24: Redemption, a television film prequel to the seventh season of 24.[2]

He appeared as Pink's on-screen boyfriend in her music video "Please Don't Leave Me" in 2009, with stuntman Justin Sundquist serving as his stunt double. In 2012, he guest starred in the Lifetime series The Client List. In 2013 Lively played in A Madea Christmas as Conner.


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Brainstorm Baby Uncredited
1994 Armed and Innocent Sammy Television film
1998 Sandman Bobby Doll
1999 American Pie Albert
2001 A Mother's Fight for Justice Andrew Stone Television film
2001 Uprising Arie Wilner Television film
2002 The Pact Christopher Harte Television film
2004 Speak Andy Evans
2006 The Breed Matt
2006 The Butterfly Effect 2 Nicholas "Nick" Larson Direct-to-video
2007 Live! Brad
2007 Sex and Breakfast Charlie
2008 Deep Winter Tyler Crowe
2008 24: Redemption Roger Taylor Television film
2013 A Madea Christmas Conner
2014 BFFs Tom
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Full House Jamie Episode: "Is It True About Stephanie?"
1999–2001 So Weird Carey Bell Main cast (seasons 2–3); 48 episodes
2003–2004 A Minute with Stan Hooper Ryan Hawkins Main cast; 13 episodes
2005 The L Word Mark Wayland Main cast (season 2); 10 episodes
2006 Modern Men Doug Reynolds Main cast; 7 episodes
2007 The Nine Paul Episode: "Man of the Year"
2009 24 Roger Taylor Uncredited; episode: "Day 7: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m."
2010 Covert Affairs Conrad Sheehan III Episode: "Pilot"
2012 The Client List Derek West Episode: "Games People Play"
Music videos
Year Title Artist
1999 "Walk Me Home" Mandy Moore
2008 "Please Don't Leave Me" Pink


  1. ^ Russell, Doris McAlpin (July 1, 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 Internet Archive. Ernest Wilson Ernie Brown, Jr., b. 29 Jan 1947, Baltimore, Md..
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva (May 23, 2008). "'24' prequel adds cast - Eric Lively, Tony Todd, Gil Bellows join the fray". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 26, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2008.