Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress and singer. Meester gained fame for playing the role of Blair Waldorf in the CW young-adult television series Gossip Girl. She most recently appeared in the 2010 country drama film Country Strong and the 2011 thriller The Roommate. As of 2011, she is set to appear in another two big screen movies: Monte Carlo, and The Oranges.
Has an older brother, Douglas Meester.
Her surname “Meester” is Dutch for “master” or “teacher”.
She has worked with famous photographer Sofia Coppola.
She enjoys singing and even sang in the movie Drive Thru (2007).
She is naturally blonde but dyed her hair brown for the role of “Blair Waldorf” for her TV series “Gossip Girl” (2007).
Named one of People Magazines’ 100 Most Beautiful in 2008.
Ranked #48 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Has a younger brother named Lex Meester.
Attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California.
Is bringing out an electric pop album sometime in 2009.
She also speaks fluent French.
Enjoys creative writing.
Ranked #12 on Maxim Magazine’s Hot 100 of 2009 list.
Ranked #1 on FHM Online’s Fall 2008 TV’s Hottest Stars.
Was ranked #17 on Maxim Magazine’s Hot 100 of 2010 list.
Grew up in Marco Island, Florida
Her mother is of Spanish descent.