She is a fictional character from the Gossip Girl novel series and the series' television adaptation of the same name.In addition, the television series' proposed spin-off, Valley Girls, would have centered on her life as a teenager in the Not much is known about Lily's past, except that she is the second born daughter in a wealthy family.Lillian Celia "Lily" van der Woodsen (née Rhodes, previously Mueller, Bass, and Humphrey) is the youngest daughter of music executive Richard "Rick" Rhodes and the late Celia "Ce Ce" Rhodes.
Although she had always previously behaved as a proper member of upper class society, Lily was influenced by the LA lifestyle, changing her into a wild child.
It was mentioned she is an alumna of Brown University, as well as The Thacher School, a prestigious boarding school in southern California (although she was dismissed).
At the Palace Hotel, Lily shows Serena a dress to wear to the Kiss On Lips Party, but Serena says she has plans to see a Lincoln Hawk concert with Dan instead.
Lily then goes to the art gallery owned by Rufus, and questions him about why Dan and Serena have a date.
Carol Rhodes, Lily's older rebellious sister, moved out of home and into San Fernando Valley when Lily was 16 years old.
Little more than a year later, Lily ran away after a disagreement with her parents, to join Carol.