Leighton Meester is an American actress, singer, and songwriter widely known for her role as Blair Waldorf in the television drama series ‘Gossip Girl’. She first gained fame after starring as Savannah Barnett in a science fiction television series, ‘Surface’.
Her work in films like ‘Killer Movie’, ‘Country Strong’, ‘The Roommate’, ‘That’s My Boy’ and ‘The Judge’ further catapulted her to fame and popularity. In addition to her successful acting career, she has written and recorded songs and released her debut studio album, “Heartstrings” in 2014.
Leighton Meester Biography
Leighton Meester was born on the 9th of April 1986, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America. She is currently 36 years old.
|Birth Name||Leighton Marissa Meester|
|Nickname||Bla Bla, Lei Lei, Mom, Meest|
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|Age||36 years old|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Model|
Leighton Meester is the daughter of writer Constance Lynn (née Haas) and real estate broker Douglas Jay Meester. She has two brothers; an older brother, Douglas Logan Meester, and a younger brother, Alexander “Lex” Meester. Her ancestry is one-quarter German, one-quarter Dutch, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and English.
Meester was educated at the Professional Children’s School in NYC, USA. After moving to Los Angeles at the age of 14 years, she attended Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School and later graduated a year earlier from a small private school.
Leighton Meester Marriage Life
Leighton Meester married actor Adam Brody in a private ceremony on February 15, 2014. They first met while filming The Oranges in March 2010 and soon after began dating each other. She gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Arlo Day Brody, on August 4, 2015, in Whittier, California. They welcomed their second child, a son in September 2020.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 5 inches|
Centimeters – 165 cm
Meters – 1.65 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 53 kg|
Pounds – 117 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Dress Size||8 (US) / 38 (EU)|
|Distinctive Features||Big eyes|
Meester made her on-screen debut in Hangman’s Curse in 2003, based on the bestselling book by Frank Peretti, in which she played the role of Elisha Springfield.
Leighton Meester earned her first acting role in 1999 as a murder victim’s friend, Alyssa Turner, on an episode of Law & Order.
Leighton released her debut single, “Somebody to Love” on October 14, 2009, followed by her debut studio album entitled “Heartstrings’ on October 28, 2014. The album debuted at #139 on US Billboard 200.
Meester is immensely popular for her portrayal of Blair Waldorf in the television series ‘Gossip Girl’.
She has also gained lots of fame for her significant roles in films such as ‘Killer Movie’ (2008), ‘Country Song’ (2010) and ‘The Roommate’ (2011).
Leighton Meester has appeared in commercials for Tamagotchi toys, Clearasil, Reebok’s Top Down sneakers, Nikon Coolpix, ASK Enquired, Herbal Essences, Vera Wang’s Lovestruck, Missoni, eSpoir, Penshoppe’s All Stars, Naf Naf, and Biotherm.
She served as the spokesperson for Sunsilk in 2008 and was made the brand ambassador for Biotherm Skincare in 2013.
- Movie – The Oranges (2011)
- Disney Movie – Cinderella
- Horror Movies – Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Exorcist (1973), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
- Book – “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse (Published in 1922)
- Animal – Penguin
- Ice Cream – Chocolate
Leighton Meester Beauty Staples
- Hair Care – Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Split Ends Protection Cream
- Lipstick – Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colour in Cherry Lush
- Makeup – Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Enigma, Rosebud Salve, OPI Avoplex High-Intensity Hand and Nail Cream
- Moisturiser – Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20
- Fair Color – Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Light Reflecting Serum
- Perfume – Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Chanel No 5
Leighton Meester Net Worth
As of 2022, Leighton Meester has a net worth of $16 million dollars.
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Leighton Meester Facts
Born in Texas, she had spent most of her childhood in New York and Los Angeles.
Her mother gave birth to Meester while serving a jail term for trafficking marijuana from Jamaica to the USA.
Her surname Meester is a Dutch word for “Master” or “Teacher”.
Meester has one tattoo, a purple-blue flower with a yellow center, on her left wrist.
In addition to English, she is also fluent in French.
She is the best friend of actress Emmy Rossum.
Leighton has a dog named Trudy.
She was named one of People magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful” in 2008 and the same year, she was ranked #48 on Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100 of 2008” list.
Leighton Meester received the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Drama, for two subsequent years 2009 and 2010 for her performance in the drama television series ‘Gossip Girl’.
She was featured on The Independent Critics’ list of “100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces”. She ranked #21 in 2008, #14 in 2009, #4 in 2010, #36 in 2011, and #76 in 2012.
Leighton was named ranked #1 on FHM magazine’s “Fall TV’s Hottest Stars” list in 2008.
She was ranked #17 on Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100 of 2010” list.
In 2010 she won the Spotlight Award in the Hollywood Film Awards for the feature film ‘Country Song’.