Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester
===Introduction=== Her last name, Meester, is Dutch for master. Her first name Leighton is English for smoking hot babe.

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Introduction

Her last name, Meester, is Dutch for master. Her first name Leighton is English for smoking hot babe.

Life Story

Leighton Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, while her mother Constance was in federal prison serving a sentence for marijuana smuggling, which remains against federal law. Her mother was able to nurse for three months in a halfway house before being returned to prison while Leighton's grandmother looked after her.

Despite that start, Leighton has defended her parents and said she had a normal upbringing. If anything, it made her less judgmental.

"It made me realize that you can't judge anyone—especially your parents—for what they've done in their past, because people change," Leighton told People.

Meester spent much of her childhood in Marco Island, Florida, where she participated in productions at a local playhouse. When she was 11, Leighton and her mother moved to New York, where Leighton attended the Professional Children's School.

She began working as a model with Wilhemina, and made many commercials. She had a bit part on an episode of Law & Order, before moving to Los Angeles at 14.

There, Meester appeared on Entourage. More interesting, while in high school, little Leighton was reportedly named in the divorce proceedings of a male teacher, but allegations of an affair were quickly hushed up.

Since then she has strung together a nice little career that includes appearances in Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), Surface (Lake Bell), House and a starring role on Gossip Girl (Blake Lively). She brought out an electric pop album in 2009. Her movie career started to take off in 2010, with roles in Date Night with Tina Fey, a singing performance in Country Strong with (Gwyneth Paltrow) and the horror thriller The Roommate (2011).

In June of 2009, Leighton Meester joined the group of celebrities with leaked sex tapes circulating the internet. The tape was allegedly shot when she was 18-years-old with her then-boyfriend.

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Fashion Faceoff: Leighton Meester Vs. Princess Beatrice In Elie ... Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester wore this pretty powder blue dress by Elie Saab to the Hollywood Awards over a year ago. She added matching shoes, a messy updo, and a few simple jewels to the intricately detailed frock. ...

Leighton Meester on the set of Gossip Girl as Alice - The new ... Another episode of Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester look more to comment for its specialties! Here is our beautiful Blair walk together with my colleague Dan Humphrey wearing a skirt, the "Oshi" Alice + Olivia, paired with a coat ...

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