Leighton Meester 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. She has also appeared in films such as Killer Movie, Country Strong, The Roommate, Monte Carlo, The Oranges and The Judge. Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men. She plays the character Angie D’Amato on the ABC television sitcom Single Parents. She has also modeled, having been the face of brands such as Jimmy Choo, Herbal Essences, and Vera Wang.

Birth Name

Leighton Marissa Meester

Nickname

Bla Bla, Lei Lei, Mom, Meest

Profession

Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Model

Genre

Pop Rock, Folk, Indie Pop, Alternative

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

Universal Republic, Hotly Wanting

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Leighton Meester was born on  April 9, 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

Age

She’s currently 32 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Meester attended the Professional Children’s School in NYC, USA. At 14, after moving to Los Angeles in California, she went Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School. She then transferred to a small private school and graduated a year early.

Family Details

  • Father – Douglas Meester
  • Mother – Constance Meester
  • Siblings – Douglas (Brother), Alexander (Younger Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Leighton Meester has dated –

  • Sebastian Stan (2008-2010) – After meeting on the set of Gossip Girl, Romanian actor, Sebastian Stan and Leighton started dating in August 2008. He used to make guest appearances in the Gossip Girl and Meester was a part of the regular cast. In April 2010, the couple parted ways.
  • Garrett Hedlund (2011) – In summer of 2011, actors Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester briefly dated each other.
  • Aaron Himelstein (2011-2012) – Aaron Himelstein and Leighton dated briefly in 2007 and then from 2011 to 2012.

  • Adam Brody (2013-Present) – Leighton and actor Adam Brody became an item in January 2013. After dating for months, the couple engaged in November of 2013. Leighton and Adam met for the first time on the set of 2011 movie The Oranges. But, they didn’t give their relationship a go until early 2013. They secretly married on February 15, 2014. They have a child together, daughter Arlo Day Brody (b. August 2015).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

She is a natural blonde, but dyes her hair brown.

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Queen Bee, Blair Waldorf on popular television series Gossip Girl (2007-Present) from 2007 till present.

Film Debut

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.

Television Debut

She appeared in the episode titled “Disciple” in the American police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order for her role as Alyssa Turner.

Singing Debut

In 2009, she released her first single, entitled “Somebody to Love” featuring Robin Thicke. The song was co-written by Meester. The song was released as a digital single on October 14, 2009 by Universal Republic Records.

Brand Endorsements

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.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2008Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaGossip GirlNominated
Choice TV Breakout Star: FemaleNominated
2009Choice TV Actress: DramaWon
MTV Video Music AwardsBest Pop VideoGood Girls Go BadNominated
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaGossip GirlWon
Hollywood Film AwardsSpotlight AwardCountry StrongWon
2011MTV Movie AwardsBest VillainThe RoommateNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: DramaCountry StrongNominated
Choice Movie: VillainThe RoommateNominated
2012Choice TV Actress: DramaGossip GirlNominated
Choice Summer Movie Star: FemaleThat’s My BoyNominated
2013Golden Raspberry AwardsWorst Screen CoupleNominated
Worst Screen EnsembleNominated
2014Broadway.com Audience AwardsFavorite Featured Actress in a PlayOf Mice and MenNominated

Leighton Meester Favorites

  • Favorite Book – “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse (Published in 1922)
  • Favorite Animal – Penguin
  • Favorite Ice Cream – Chocolate
  • Favorite Movie – The Oranges (2011)
  • Favorite Disney Movie – Cinderella
  • Favorite Horror Movies – Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Exorcist (1973), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Favorite Perfume – Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Chanel No 5

Leighton Meester Net worth

Leighton Meester has a net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Leighton Meester

  • Leighton was born in Texas but spends most of her life in Los Angeles and New York.
  • Her mother gave birth to Meester while serving jail term for trafficking marijuana from Jamaica to the USA.
  • Her last name is Meester, which 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 is French.
  • She is best friend is 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.
  • In 2009, she appeared at no. 12 in Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
  • 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’.
  • In 2015, Meester embarked on a tour to support the album, which began on January 6 in Los Angeles, California and ended on March 2 in San Francisco, California.
  • In March 2016, she was cast in Fox’s comedy series Making History as Deborah Revere, a colonial woman from 1775 and the daughter of American artisan Paul Revere.
  • In January 2018, Meester joined the cast of Semper Fi, starring alongside Jai Courtney, Nat Wolff and Finn Wittrock.
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