- Faith: Christian - Catholic
- Career: Actress
- Birthday: April 09, 1986
- Fun Faith Fact!: Attended Catholic school.
Leighton Meester rose to popularity as a result of her starring role on CW’s Gossip Girl. Meester began her career in entertainment at a young age after participating in acting as a hobby in elementary school, and went on to model for Ralph Lauren and act in national commercials. She has since begun singing professionally as well, releasing her debut album in 2014.
Meester had a challenging upbringing that she said taught her not to judge others. Her mother was incarcerated in a federal prison when she was born, and she was raised by her grandmother. Meester was involved in a lawsuit with her mother over expenses for her younger brother, including his tuition payments and health expenses. Leighton won the lawsuit after several claims by her mother were dropped or disregarded by the court.