Fast Facts

  • Was born while her mother was serving a jail sentence for drug smuggling.
  • Moved to New York at age 11 and worked as a model.
  • Made her TV debut at age 13 in an episode of Law & Order.
  • Recorded a song for the 2007 slasher flick Drive-Thru, in which she also starred with future Gossip Girl cast mate Penn Badgley.
  • Dyed her naturally blond hair brown to play Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl.
  • Contributed vocals to Cobra Starship's hit 2009 single "Good Girls Go Bad."
  • Signed a recording contract with Universal Republic in April 2009 and subsequently worked on her debut album, Love Is a Drug.


  • Adam Brody — Husband
  • Sebastian Stan — Ex-significant Other
  • Arlo Day Brody — Daughter
  • Constance — Mother
  • Douglas Meester — Brother
  • Lex Meester — Brother
  • Doug — Father

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  • Birth Name: Leighton Marissa Meester
  • Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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