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Leighton Meester

Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress and singer. Meester first garnered attention and critical acclaim for playing Blair Waldorf in the CW's teen drama television series Gossip Girl. She has also appeared in the 2010 country drama film Country Strong, the 2011 thriller The Roommate, the 2011 romantic-comedy Monte Carlo, and the 2012 comedies That's My Boy and The Oranges. Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance (née Haas) and Douglas Meester, and lived most of her life in New York City and Los Angeles. Meester's last name is the Dutch word for "master" or "teacher". At the time of her birth, her mother was serving time in a federal prison for her involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the USA. She was able to give birth to Leighton in a hospital and nurse her for three months in a halfway house, before returning to prison to complete her sentence, after which Leighton's grandmother cared for her. She has a brother, Alexander, who is 8 years younger. Meester has maintained that her parents gave her a normal upbringing and, despite their criminal past, are good people with experience that has only made Meester

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Adam Brody & Leighton Meester -- First Photo Together

Adam Brody & Leighton Meester
Definitely Dating

"The O.C." and "Gossip Girl" fans everywhere exploded when word got out that Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf were dating ... and now we have the first photo of them as a couple.Adam Brody and… READ MORE >

Leighton Meester Crushes Mom in Court Over Plastic Surgery Money

Leighton Meester
Crushes Mom in Court Over Plastic Surgery Money

Leighton Meester just won her legal war against her mom -- after the "Gossip Girl" star sued her last year ... claiming the woman diverted money Leighton had sent to her little brother … READ MORE >

- 785 days ago
Leighton Meester's Mom: She Beat Me with a Bottle!

Leighton Meester's Mom: She Beat Me with a Bottle!

Leighton Meester's mom is firing back after her daughter sued her last week -- claiming in a new countersuit, Leighton threw her to the ground back in December ... "repeatedly hitting her with a… READ MORE >

- 1102 days ago
Leighton Meester Sues Mom -- You Ripped Me Off!

Leighton Meester Sues Mom -- You Ripped Me Off!

"Gossip Girl" star  Leighton Meester is suing her mother, claiming her mom diverted money Leighton sent to her little brother and used it for plastic surgery, Botox and hair… READ MORE >

- 1105 days ago
Minka vs. Leighton: Who'd You Rather?

Minka vs. Leighton
Who'd You Rather?

"The Roommate" beauties Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester got friendly at the film's premiere in L.A. on Sunday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1284 days ago
Leighton Meester Is Jeter's Girlfriend?

Leighton Meester
Is Jeter's Girlfriend?

Here's "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester in Nashville recently (left) -- and Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive Minka Kelly back in September (right).So far, only one is dating Derek Jeter.We're just… READ MORE >

- 1342 days ago
Leighton Meester Flashes Booty, Bad Fashion Sense

Leighton Meester Flashes Booty, Bad Fashion Sense

Having apparently lost some sort of bet, "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester showed up to an event in NYC last night leaving little to the imagination ... by wearing an unfortunate lacy sheer… READ MORE >

- 1352 days ago
Blake vs. Leighton: Who'd You Rather?

Blake vs. Leighton
Who'd You Rather?

"Gossip Girls" Blake Lively and Leighton Meester left the Upper East Side to glam it up at the same fashion event in Paris on Tuesday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1486 days ago
Leighton Meester Sex Tape -- XOXO

Leighton Meester
Sex Tape XOXO

UPDATE 9:40 AM ET: Apparently the deal has been closed, because celebhotline.com has pics of what looks like the video on its site.Spotted ... "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester having sex with… READ MORE >

- 1868 days ago

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