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Leighton Meester Biography

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

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