Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl
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Party/Celebratory, Slick, Stylish, Fun, Sexy, Energetic
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Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986)is an American actress and singer. Meester gained fame for playing the role of Blair Waldorf in the CW young-adult television series Gossip Girl. She most recently appeared in the 2010 country drama film Country Strong and the 2011 thriller The Roommate. As of 2011, she is set to appear in another two big screen movies: Monte Carlo, and The Oranges. Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Constance (née Haas) and Douglas Meester. At the time, her mother was serving a federal prison sentence for her involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the United States. She 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. At this time Leighton's grandmother cared for her.
Meester has maintained that her parents gave her a normal upbringing and, despite their criminal past, are good people with experience that has only made Meester more open-minded and non-judgmental, "It made me realize that you can't judge anyone—especially your parents—for what they've done in their past, because people change." Meester has joked, "Look, I could've turned out a lot worse".She has cited her mother as her style icon.
Meester grew up in Marco Island, Florida, where she participated in productions at a local playhouse. When she was 11 years old, Meester and her mother moved to New York. Meester attended the Professional Children's School and also began working as a model with Wilhelmina, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber and working with then photographer (now film maker) Sofia Coppola as well as many commercials including Tamagotchi toys and Clearasil. Meester made her television acting debut as a murder victim's friend on an episode of Law & Order. At 14, Meester moved to Los Angeles, California, wanting more stable work, and attended Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School. She then transferred to a small private school and graduated a year early.
Meester's last name is a Dutch name which means "master" or "teacher."
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Leighton Marissa Meester
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Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer and model. She is mostly known for her starring role as Blair Waldorf in the teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007–12). She has also appeared in the 2010 country drama film Country Strong, the 2011 thriller The Roommate, the 2011 romantic-comedy Monte Carlo, the comedies The Oranges (2011) and That's My Boy (2012), and the comedy-drama The Judge (2014). Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men (2014).
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True Blood, Chopped
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) 1813
Herbal Essences & eSpoir cosmetics (2010), Missoni (2011)
Beverly Hills High School
Ask Enquired (2009), Reebok & Nikon (2008), Vera Wang fragrance "Love Struck" (2011)
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Naf Naf, Biotherm (2014)
Big brown eyes, Pouty lower lip
(2011) Print ads for Ver Wang's Lovestruck fragrance.
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Married||Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have been married since Feb 2014.|||