Name – Leighton Marissa Meester
Stage Name – Leighton Meester
Date Of Birth – April 9, 1986
Birthplace – Texas, US
Net Worth – $16 Million
Source Of Wealth: Model, Actor
Leighton Meester is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Blair Waldorf in the hit CW drama “Gossip Girl.” She was born on April 9, 1986, in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in Marco Island, Florida. Meester’s parents divorced when she was young, and her mother, Constance, was forced to serve time in prison when Meester was 11 years old. Meester was raised by her grandmother and later her mother, who supported the family by working as a real estate agent.
Meester began acting at a young age and made her film debut in the 1999 film “Law & Order.” She went on to appear in a number of television shows and movies, including “24,” “House,” and “Veronica Mars.” In 2007, Meester was cast as Blair Waldorf in “Gossip Girl,” which became a huge success and made her a household name. Meester played the role for six seasons, from 2007 to 2012.
In addition to her acting career, Meester is also a talented singer. She has released several singles and an album, “Heartstrings,” in 2014. Meester has also dabbled in modeling and has been featured in a number of fashion campaigns.
In 2014, Meester married actor Adam Brody, and the couple has a daughter together. Meester is known for being private and keeping her personal life out of the spotlight.
Aside from her successful career, Meester is also known for her philanthropic efforts. She has worked with various charities, including the United Way and Stand Up to Cancer. In 2016, she participated in the Global Citizen Festival, which aims to raise awareness and funds for global issues such as poverty, education, and gender equality.
Meester’s talent and dedication to her craft have earned her a devoted fan base and numerous accolades. She has been nominated for several awards, including a Teen Choice Award and a People’s Choice Award. Despite her success, Meester remains down to earth and humble, and is known for her friendly and approachable personality.