Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She is best known for her starring role as the devious socialite Blair Waldorf on teen drama television series Gossip Girl on The CW (2007–2012). She has also appeared in films such as Killer Movie (2008), Country Strong (2010), The Roommate (2011), Monte Carlo (2011), The Oranges (2011) and The Judge (2014). Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men (2014). She portrays Angie D’Amato on the ABC sitcom Single Parents (2018–present).
In addition to acting, Meester has also ventured into music. In 2009, she featured on Cobra Starship’s “Good Girls Go Bad”, which charted in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and released her first single “Somebody to Love” on the Universal Republic label. She released a second single “Your Love’s a Drug” in 2010. Meester has also recorded songs for various soundtracks. Her debut album, Heartstrings, was independently released in 2014. She has also modeled, having been the face of brands such as Jimmy Choo, Herbal Essences, and Vera Wang.
Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance Lynn (née Haas) and Douglas Jay Meester. Her father is a real estate broker; her mother is a writer. She has two brothers: an older brother, Douglas Logan Meester (born 1983), and a younger brother, Alexander “Lex” Meester (born 1994). At the time of her birth, Meester’s parents were serving time in a federal prison for their involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the United States. Constance was able to give birth to Leighton in a hospital and nurse her for three months in a halfway house, before returning to prison to complete her sentence. Her paternal grandparents cared for Meester during this period. She has maintained that her parents gave her a normal upbringing and, despite their criminal past, has stated, “It made me realize that you can’t judge anyone—especially your parents—for what they’ve done in their past, because people change.” She grew up in Marco Island, Florida, where she participated in productions at a local playhouse. Her parents separated in 1992.
When she was 11 years old, Meester and her siblings moved with their mother to New York City. She attended the Professional Children’s School and began working as a model with Wilhelmina, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber, and working with then-photographer Sofia Coppola. Meester also booked commercials for Tamagotchi and Clearasil, and modeled for Limited Too alongside Amanda Seyfried. At age 14, she relocated to Los Angeles, California and attended Hollywood and Beverly Hills High Schools. Meester then transferred to a small private school and graduated a year earlier than normal.
In July 2011, Meester and her mother, Constance, filed lawsuits against each other over Meester’s financial support of her younger brother, Alexander, who has multiple health problems. Meester’s suit claimed that her mother used the money she sent for “cosmetic procedures”, such as botox and hair extensions. Her mother’s suit made a counterclaim alleging breach of contract and physical abuse. Constance claimed that a verbal contract was in place where Meester had promised US$10,000 a month, instead of the US$7,500 she received. Her mother also claimed that she was due a larger sum in return for “sacrificing her own happiness” when she moved Meester to Los Angeles as a child to pursue acting. In court, the judge dismissed this claim. Constance accused her daughter of calling social services and fabricating a claim that she was abusing Alexander; investigators interviewed Meester and found no merit in the complaint. In November 2011, Constance dropped the US$3 million claim for damages against her daughter. Meester said that she would be willing to pay for her brother’s medical expenses as well as his school tuition, but denied that she agreed to pay US$10,000 each month, which she stated was a “ridiculous” claim. Meester obtained a default judgment on December 7, 2011. In June 2012, Meester won the lawsuit, with the judge rejecting the claims in her mother’s counter-suit.
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Residence and family
Meester resides in Los Angeles. In November 2013, she became engaged to actor Adam Brody, whom she met while filming The Oranges in March 2010. The couple was married in a private ceremony on February 15, 2014. Their first child, daughter Arlo Day Brody, was born on August 4, 2015, in Whittier, California.
Leighton Meester Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age
|Real Name||Leighton Marissa Meester|
|Nickname||Bla Bla, Lei Lei, Mom, Meest|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Model|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Height and Weight|
|Height in Feet-Inches||5 ft 5 in|
|Height in Centimeter||165 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.65 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||53 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||117 pounds|
|Feet/ Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Dress Size||8 (US) or 38 (EU)|
|Fitness and Measurements|
|Body Measurements||34-24-34 in or 86-61-86 cm|
|Waist Size||24 Inches|
|Hip Size||34 Inches|
|Hair Color||She is a natural blonde; but, dyes her hair brown.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1986|
|Age (2020)||34 Years|
|Birth Place||Fort Worth, Texas, United States|
|Birth Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Aries|
|Siblings||Douglas (Brother), Alexander (Younger Brother)|
|School||Professional Children’s School
Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School
|Affairs and Relations|
|Boyfriends||Sebastian Stan (2008-2010)
Garrett Hedlund (2011)
Aaron Himelstein (2011-2012)
|Current Relationship/ Affair||Adam Brody (2013-Present)|
|Marriage and Children|
|Husband||Adam Brody (2013-Present)|
Daughter- Arlo Day Brody
|Filmography and Television Serials|
|First Film||The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke|
|First Television Show||Law & Order|
|First Single||Somebody to Love|
|Favourite Makeup||Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Split Ends Protection Cream, Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colour in Cherry Lush, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Enigma, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20, Rosebud Salve, OPI Avoplex High-Intensity Hand and Nail Cream, Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Light Reflecting Serum, eyelash curlers|
|Favourite Perfume||Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Chanel No 5|
|Favourite Book||Siddhartha (By Hermann Hesse published in 1922)|
|Favourite Film||Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Exorcist (1973), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)|
Leighton Meester Facts
- Leighton was born in Texas but spends most of her life in Los Angeles and New York (moved when she was 11).
- Her last name is Meester, which is a Dutch word for “Master” or “Teacher”.
- At the time of Leighton’s birth, her mother was in federal prison regarding smuggling of marijuana drug from Jamaica to USA.
- She considers her mother as her style icon. And says that her parents are good people, despite of having a criminal background in the past. They have totally changed.
- She grew up in Marco Island in Florida.
- She has a dachshund puppy.
- Her mother is of Spanish descent.
- She enjoys creative writing.
- In 2009, she appeared at no. 12 in Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
- She once quoted – “I don’t want to do drugs. I don’t want to have to start over a million times. I want to have an abundance of good things in my life, and I want it to spread out evenly – I don’t want it to come and go”.
|2003||Hangman’s Curse||Elisha Springfield|
|2007||Remember the Daze||Tori|
|2008||Killer Movie||Jaynie Hansen|
|2010||Going the Distance||Amy|
|2010||Country Strong||Chiles Stanton|
|2011||The Roommate||Rebecca Evans|
|2011||Monte Carlo||Meg Kelly|
|2011||The Oranges||Nina Ostroff|
|2012||That’s My Boy||Jamie Martin|
|2014||Life Partners||Sasha Weiss|
|2014||The Judge||Carla Powell|
|2014||Like Sunday, Like Rain||Eleanor Logan|
|2014||By the Gun||Ali Matazano|