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Leighton Meester is an actress. Meester has no children.


Leighton Meester (born Leighton Marissa Meester on April 9, 1986) is an American actress who is known for her role as Blair Waldorf on The CW network series, "Gossip Girl." She also starred in the ABC sitcom, "Single Parents."

Meester's film credits include "The Roommate," "Monte Carlo," "Country Strong," "Killer Movie," "That's My Boy," "The Oranges," "The Judge," "Like Sunday, Like Rain" and "Semper Fi."


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  • Her mother, Constance is a writer and her father, Douglas is a real estate broker
  • Has an older brother, Douglas (born in 1983) and a younger brother, Alexander (or "Lex") (born in 1994)
  • Her father is of approximately one quarter German, one quarter Dutch, one quarter Irish, and one quarter English ancestry; her maternal grandfather was the son of German immigrants and her maternal grandmother had English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry
  • As a baby, her parents served time in a federal prison for their involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the United States. Her mother was able to give birth to Leighton in a hospital and nurse her for three months in a halfway house before returning to prison to complete her sentence
  • Was raised by her paternal grandparents while her parents were incarcerated
  • Grew up in Marco Island, Florida where she performed in productions at a local playhouse
  • Moved to New York City with her mother and brothers when she was 11 years old
  • Attended the Professional Children's School
  • Worked as a model for Wilhemina and booked a Ralph Lauren campaign
  • Modeled for Limited Too alongside actress Amanda Seyfried
  • Appeared in commercials for Tamagochi and Clearasil
  • Moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 14 years old where she attended Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School; she later transferred to a small private school, graduating a year early
  • Is a natural blonde, but she dyed her hair brunette for her role on "Gossip Girl"
  • Married actor Adam Brody in 2014; they have two children: daughter Arlo (born in 2015) and a son (born in 2020)
  • Is best friends with actress Emmy Rossum
  • Volunteers with non-profit organization, Feeding America