as BLAIR WALDORF
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Leighton Meester stars as Blair Waldorf in The CW's hit drama "Gossip Girl," from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ("The O.C."), based on the tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.
Meester recently gave the world a laugh with her comedic gifts opposite icons Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg in “That’s My Boy.” Prior to that, she wowed the dramatic and country world with a breakout acting and vocal performance opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund, and Tim McGraw in “Country Strong,” as the rising country music star Chiles Stanton. Always wanting every character to be unique and fresh, she chose to show chilling perspective in “The Roommate,” which opened #1 in the box office its opening weekend, showing the true star power she holds. Up next, she will combine all worlds and star in the ensemble dramedy “The Oranges” opposite Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney and Catherine Keener.
With such a deep passion for music, she has spent her spare moments writing and touring when she can. Although her music continues to grow in momentum and in fan base, she refuses to be defined exclusively as an “actor” or a “musician,” and allows time for both to fit in her creative world.
Outside of movies and television, Meester has been recognized as a tour de force in the fashion world and has partnered with iconic world renowned designer Vera Wang to become the face of Lovestruck fragrance.
Leighton first got the acting bug at the age of 9 when she played a citizen of Emerald City in a local production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Two years later she moved to New York and began working as a model, shooting such prestigious fashion campaigns as Ralph Lauren, shot by Bruce Weber with photographer / director Sofia Coppola.