Leighton Meester Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $5 Million

PROFESSION: Actress and Singer

People know Meester as Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl series. The series brought her a lot of fame and critical acclaim. She is like an idol for young ladies. Apart from that Meester has been a part of various movies like The Roommate, Monte Carlo, That’s my boy and The Oranges. She has also ventured into music and has released two singles, recorded songs for various soundtracks and has collaborated with several artists. Meester tied the knot with Adam Brody in February, 2014 and is now known as Leighton Marissa Brody. It was a secret ceremony and it managed to surprise everybody!

CHILDHOOD

Leighton Meester was born in Texas in 1986 to parents Constance and Douglas Meester. She has lived most of her life in New York City and Los Angeles. Her mother was in prison, serving time in a federal prison for her role in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the USA, when Meester was born. Despite this, Leighton has maintained that her parents provided her with a pretty normal upbringing. She cites her mother as her style icon. She attended Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School in LA. Afterwards she transferred to a small private school and graduated a year early.

ACTING CAREER

Meester made her acting debut in 1999, playing a murder victim’s friend. In 2007, Meester became a part of CW’s teen drama series Gossip Girl as Blair Waldorf. This role sealed her position in the industry. As Blair Waldorf, she got a lot of fame and acclaim. This is one role that has given Meester her maximum fan base. The series is based on a book by Cecile Von Ziegesar. As “Queen Bee”, she rose to fame. In real life, she is the opposite of Blair.

Meester also appeared in the horror movie Killer Movie in 2008. In 2011, Meester was cast as Rebecca in the thriller The Roommate. Her performance was praise by the critics. Meester also had the honor of working with Adam Sandler in the comedy That’s My Boy but the film mainly received negative reviews and was nominated for eight Golden Raspberry Awards. Meester has finished filming for God Only Knows and is now busy working on Any Tom, Dick and Harry.

ENDORSEMENTS

A major chuck of Meester’s earnings come from endorsements. She has been the face of many charity as well as advertising campaigns. In 2008, she was a spokesperson for Sunsilk’s “Life Can’t Wait” campaign. Vera Wang has also chosen Meester to be the face of the new perfume Lovestruck, in 2011. Missoni has tapped Meester to be a part of their Spring/Summer 2011 campaign. In 2013, Biotherm, a French luxury skincare company, announced Leighton as its new global ambassador.

MUSIC

In 2007, Meester stepped into the music industry by recording the song “Inside the Black” for the movie Drive-Thru. She loves Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. She has recently shifted her genre from pop to country. Meester has spent a lot of time writing new songs. She says that folk music is close to heart.

MEDIA IMAGE

Meester was named one of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People along with the cast of Gossip Girl in 2008 and 25 Beauties at 25 in 2011. BuddyTV ranked her #32 on its TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2012 list. Glamour ranked her #5 among the Most Glamorous Celebrities of 2011.

         

PERSONAL LIFE

Meester won the lawsuit that had been filed against her by her own mother for the custody of her younger brother who has a lot of health problems.

    

Meester has dated her fair share of men. She met Adam Brody, her husband, while on the set of The Oranges. The couple got engaged in 2013 and according to the latest report, they secretly got married in February 2014.

ASSETS

– Los Angeles Home

– Dodge Charger

FUN FACTS

– She is fluent in French.

– She is a published poet.

– Her guilty pleasure is flying first class.

– She is a self-proclaimed texting addict!

– She became interested in acting after appearing in a local performance of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

– She has one tattoo-  a blue flower with a yellow center- on the inside of her left wrist.

– She is naturally blonde.

– She loves Valentino!

FUN QUOTES

– “I’ve never fallen in love right off the bat. I get scared to say I love you too soon because it means so much. It means you’re not seeing an end to things.”

– “Any fear of aging, I think, is simply vanity.”

– “Even when people are so judgemental about what you wear or your weight, you just have to step away and be like, ‘I’m a normal, fine, human being.”

– “I think you have to know how you feel when you’re sad and it’s healthy to mourn if a relationship ends.”

– “I like to be judged by my family and friends because they know me.”

– “I look up to my mom. She’s a beautiful woman.”

– “Daily life shouldn’t be a fashion show all the time.”

– “I believe in love, children, and being a good person.”

– “The only time a relationship is good is when you really love them.”

– “I’ve never been crazy. I’m a very good girl, to be honest. I don’t do anything to hurt anybody.”

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