Leighton Meester

Actress
Actress Leighton Meester vaulted into the pop culture vanguard in the fall of 2007 as the anti-heroine Blair Waldorf on the teen soap, "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007- ). Prior to her star-making turn on the popular show ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1986 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Like Sunday, Like Rain 2015 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

By the Gun 2014 (Movie)

Ali Matazano (Actor)

Drive Thru 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flourish 2014 (Movie)

Lucy Covner (Actor)

Inside 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Life Partners 2014 (Movie)

Sasha (Actor)

The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Judge 2014 (Movie)

Carla Powell (Actor)

Gossip Girl 2007 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

2012 MTV Movie Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

The Oranges 2012 (Movie)

Nina Ostroff (Actor)

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

Meg (Actor)

The 44th Annual CMA Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Roommate 2011 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

2009 MTV Video Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

Chiles Stanton (Actor)

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

Katy (Actor)

Going the Distance 2010 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Teen Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Gossip Girl Revealed 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Remember the Daze 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Movie 2007 (Movie)

Jaynie (Actor)

24 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tarzan 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Veritas Project: Hangman's Curse 2003 (Movie)

Elisha Springfield (Actor)

Family Affair 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

("Friends In Low Places") (Song Performer)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Somebody To Love") (Song Performer)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Somebody To Love") (Song)

Biography

Actress Leighton Meester vaulted into the pop culture vanguard in the fall of 2007 as the anti-heroine Blair Waldorf on the teen soap, "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007- ). Prior to her star-making turn on the popular show, the young Meester established her credentials with a voluminous list of television credits that included episodes of "7th Heaven" (WB/The CW, 1996-2007), "Veronica Mars" (UPN/The CW, 2004-07) and "24" (Fox, 2001-10). She graduated to a regular series role on the short-lived action drama, "Surface" (NBC, 2005-06), and had a recurring role on the equally fleeting "Shark" (CBS, 2006-08). Throughout her small screen career, Meester cleverly juxtaposed cattiness with doe eyes and a fresh-scrubbed, angelic face, all of which served her well as the shallow, intelligent, but ultimately good-natured fashionista on "Gossip Girl." Meester veered slightly from that formula when launching her film career, appearing mostly in low budget, direct-to-DVD offerings, where she took on a slightly broader range of razor-witted, high school alpha females - all of which promised greater things to come.

Relationships

Adam Brody Actor

Fiance
Co-starred in "The Oranges" (2011) Reportedly dating February 2013 Engagement announced November 20, 2013.

Robert Haas

Grandfather
Served time for his part in a marijuana smuggling operation

Judith Haas Mcnelis

Aunt
Served time for her part in a marijuana smuggling operation Became the first woman on the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted List when she escaped from jail on July 27, 1983; was on the run for more than 18 months

Aaron Himelstein Actor

Companion
Met on set of "Remember the Daze" (2007) No longer together

Doug Meester

Father
Served time for his part in a marijuana smuggling operation Split from Leighton's mother in 1992

Connie Meester

Mother
Sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling marijuana from Jamaica to the U.S.; gave birth to daughter while she was just beginning her sentence Wound up serving only 16 months and was released in 1986 Split from Leighton's father in 1992 Leighton sued her mother in July 2011 regarding money she sent to help pay for her brother's health needs

Alexander Meester

Brother

Sebastian Stan Actor

Companion
Met when Stan guest starred on "Gossip Girl" (The CW) 2007 Reportedly split April 2010

EDUCATION

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg in "That's My Boy"

2011

Played the obsessive and violent title character opposite Minka Kelly in "The Roommate"

2010

Appeared opposite Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the comedy "Date Night"

2010

Portrayed beauty queen-turned-singer opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in "Country Strong"

2008

Reprised her role of Justine Chapin on season five of "Entourage" (HBO)

2007

Landed breakthrough role as snobbish socialite Blair Waldorf on The CW drama series "Gossip Girl"

2007

Played the female lead in the comedy-horror film "Drive-Thru"; appeared with "Gossip Girl" co-star Penn Badgley

2006

Co-starred in the independent comic-thriller "Flourish" with Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer

2005

Cast on the short-lived series "Surface" (NBC)

2004

Played Chandler's new girlfriend in season eight of The WB drama "7th Heaven"

2004

Guest starred as pop singer Justine Chapin on the first season of "Entourage" (HBO)

2003

Made feature film debut in "Hangman's Curse"

1999

Landed first professional acting role on an episode of "Law & Order" (NBC) as a dead teen's classmate

Moved with her mother to New York City

Became interested in acting after appeared in a local production of "The Wizard of Oz"

Worked as a model with Wilhelmina, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber

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