Filmography Leighton Meester

Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986)[1] is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and fashion model best known for her role as Blair Waldorf in the TV show Gossip Girl. 
Meester was born while her mother was serving a federal prison sentence in Fort Worth, Texas.[3][4] Although her mother, Constance, was serving time in prison for her involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the United States, she was able to give birth to Meester in a hospital and nurse her for three months in a halfway house before returning to prison to complete her sentence.[3][4] 
Meester 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."[5] Meester jokes, "Look, I could've turned out a lot worse."[6] 
Meester grew up in Marco Island, Florida, where she participated in productions at a local playhouse.[7] When she was 11 years old, Meester and her mother moved to New York.[7] Meester attended the Professional Children's School and also began working as a model with Wilhemina, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber and working with then photographer (now film maker) Sofia Coppola.[8][7] Meester made her television acting debut as a murder victim's friend on an episode of Law & Order.[7][8] At 14, Meester moved to Los Angeles, California, wanting more stable work and attended Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School.[8][9] She then transferred to a small private school and graduated a year early.[10] Her surname Meester, means "master" or "teacher" in Dutch.

Filmography Leighton Meester

The Judge - Drama
November 2014

The Judge

Drama Directed by: David DobkinWith: Robert Downey Jr., Leighton Meester,...Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
Country Strong - Drama, Musical
May 2011

Country Strong

Drama, Musical Directed by: Shana FesteWith: Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton MeesterA drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester).

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