Gorgeous And Successful Leighton Meester (13 Photos)
Leighton Marissa Meester born April 9, 1986 (age 31), in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. She is well known American actress, singer, songwriter and model. 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 filmmaker) Sofia Coppola. She also booked commercials for Tamagotchi and Clearasil, and modelled for Limited Too alongside Amanda Seyfried. Meester made her television acting debut as a murder victim’s friend on an episode of Law & Order.
In 2007, Leighton Meester was cast in The CW’s teen drama series Gossip Girl as Blair Waldorf. The series is based on the book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar, and follows the lives of New York’s privileged Upper East Side young adults. Her performance was the most critically acclaimed of the show, with Blair being cited as the series’ breakout character, and also garnering much media recognition due to her wardrobe.
In 2011, she played the role of Rebecca, an obsessive bipolar girl, in the thriller film The Roommate. She has also appeared in the films Killer Movie (2008), Country Strong (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), The Oranges (2011), and The Judge (2014). Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men (2014).
In addition to acting, Meester has also ventured into music. In 2009, she featured on Cobra Starship’s Good Girls Go Bad which charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and released her first single Somebody to Love under Universal Republic.
November 2013, she became engaged to actor Adam Brody, whom she met while co-starring in the film The Oranges in 2010. The couple were married in a private ceremony on February 15, 2014. They welcomed their first child, daughter Arlo Day Brody, on August 4, 2015 in Whittier, California.