Exceedingly beautiful and talented woman, Leighton Meester, is one of the most celebrated personalities from the United States. The Gossip Girl star, Leighton, is a promising film and television actress who has made great achievements as a singer and a model too. Enriched with versatile talents, Leighton has been winning the hearts of people since past many years and has a number of fans around the world who adore her simplicity and creativity.
Widely recognized by her stage name Leighton Meester, the kickass beauty was initially named as Leighton Marissa Meester by her parents, Douglas Meester and Constance Haas. Both of her parents had criminal past relating to involvement in drug ring. Her mother was even sentenced to prison for several months for being caught during the smuggling of marijuana from Jamaica to U.S. It was during this time when Leighton was born. Her mother was provided complete hospital service and she was born on 9th April, 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas. She lived with her mother in a halfway house until she was three months old and was later cared by her grandmother after her mother returned to prison to complete the sentence. Despite the criminal past of her parents, Leighton has maintained a good relationship with her parents. It is her non-judgmental and open-minded attitude that helped her in moving on from the bitter experience of her early life. Leighton might have faced hard times as an infant but she is thankful to her parents for giving her a normal upbringing. Currently, her father is working for an internet company while mother is a writer. She has an elder brother named Douglas and a younger brother named Alexander.
Leighton has formed romantic bondage with few guys in the past. From Sebastian Stan to Aaron Himelstein and Adam Brody, she has dated few of her co-stars. She was in a relationship with Sebastian Stan, her co-star from Gossip Girl from 2008 to 2010. She then shared a brief relationship with actor Garrett Hedlund before she reunited with actor Aaron Himelstein. She and Aaron had dated for a short period of time in 2007 and reunited in 2012 which also lasted for a short time. Following her break-up with Aaron, she began dating actor Adam Brody after they met on The Oranges set. The couple got engaged in November 2013 and married secretly after a couple of months. Their wedding ceremony was held on 15th February, 2014.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Leighton was raised in Marco Island, Florida. She was fond of acting since her childhood and hence participated in various local playhouse productions. When she was of 11, she along with her mother shifted to New York City and began studying at the Professional Children’s School. During this period, she launched her modeling career through an agency called Wilhelmina Models. At 13, she debuted as a television actress by playing the role of Alyssa Turner in an episode of Law & Order. A year later, she commuted to Los Angeles to pursue full-time acting career. She appeared in a number of movies and television series in minor roles before she landed on her first major role of Savannah Barnett in the television series called Surface. She then received a major role of Blair Waldorf in teen drama series Gossip Girls and worked for the series for 5 years, starting from 2007. The television role earned her widespread recognition along with 2 Teen Choice Awards. 7th Heaven, Entourage, 24, Veronica Mars, House, Shark, etc are few television series while Monte Carlo, Remember the Daze, The Oranges, That’s My Boy, The Roommate, Country Strong, etc are few movies she has appeared in. As a professional singer, she released her first single (non-album) in 2009 which was entitled as Somebody to Love. She released few other singles like Your Love’s a Drug, Give In To Me, etc before she released her first studio album Heartstrings in October 2014. As a model, she has endorsed various brands such as Tamagotchi Toys, Clearasil, Reebok, ASK Enquired, Missoni, Herbal Essences, eSpoir, etc. She is a former spokeswoman of Sunsilk and became the face of Biothem Skincare in 2013. Leighton’s multi-faceted career has earned her a huge net worth which is estimated to be $5 million over.
Enrolled in the list of world’s hottest 100 and sexiest 100 for several times, Leighton is one of the most beautiful celebrities from America. Beautiful in and out, Leighton is always in search of ways to help people in need. She is an active supporter of charities like ONE Campaign and is helping to raise fund for victims of HIV/Aids and poverty. She is also an animal lover who has a pet named Trudy (dog).
Leighton has tried her hands in various fields like modeling, acting and singing and has succeeded in every field. The multi-talented star has become a role model in many people’s life. She is a charismatic figure with great appeal to the public.