Filmography Leighton Meester

Date of birth: 09/04/86 (34 years)
Maiden name: Leighton Marissa Claire Meester
 Nationality: United States

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][ Read his whole biography [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

The Judge

Drama 
November 2014
Country Strong - Drama, Musical

Country Strong

Drama, Musical 
May 2011