Birth name Leighton Marissa Meester
Born April 9, 1986 (1986-04-09) (age 24)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Genres Electropop, dance
Occupations Actress, singer-songwriter, model
Years active 1999–present
Labels Universal Republic
Associated acts Cobra Starship
Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and fashion model best known for her role as Blair Waldorf in the television series Gossip Girl.
Miss Meester’s life has all the hallmarks of a classic episode of Jerry Springer:
Mom & Dad in major drugs smuggling ring? Check. Mom gives birth to you whilst in jail? Check. Big brother involved in Army Air Force scandal of 2003? Check.
Texan Leighton has certainly turned her fortunes around – landing herself a lead role in top TV show, Gossip Girl, as the high-class teenage socialite, Blair Waldorf. Add to this a budding music career, with an album set for release this fall and a starring role in the upcoming Steve Carell/Tina Fey movie collaboration, Date Night and there’s no denying, 23 year-old Leighton’s not the black sheep of the family!