How much is Leighton Meester worth?
|Net Worth:||$5 Million
|Date of Birth:||April 9, 1986|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Leighton Meester
This Upper East Sider with the headband has appeared on Gossip Girl before joining Gwyneth Paltrow in the country music genre in the upcoming film Country Strong. Her childhood in real life was very different from that of her Gossip Girl counterpart Blair Waldorf, who was born into a world of luxury. But Leighton’s transformation into a spoilt, cunning trust money baby propelled her far from her dubious upbringing to a bright career in front of the camera and behind the microphone.
Starting Off in Prison
Leighton was born when her mother and father were incarcerated in a federal facility in Texas for drug smuggling, like something out of a daytime soap opera. Leighton had to stay with her grandma as she waited for her parents to be released even though her mother had been excused to a halfway house to give birth. She still keeps in touch with her mother frequently and describes her as “an amazing woman.”
Prior to relocating to New York with her mother at the age of 11, Leighton spent her formative years in Florida, where she started performing in regional theater plays. Leighton moved to the city of dreams and enrolled at the Professional Children’s School before being signed by Wilhelmina and securing parts on Law & Order and with Ralph Lauren.
Leighton moved to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old, with the beginnings of a Hollywood career on the fast track. During her adolescence, she was given guest roles on shows like Veronica Mars, Entourage, and House, but high school was everything but easy for the aspiring actress.
Despite having enough credits to graduate, she left her junior year of high school because she was bullied, with the help of her mother.
Leighton got her big break in 2007 when she was cast as the lead in the program that aimed to define a generation. On Gossip Girl, Leighton landed the part of stern Upper East Side antagonist Blair Waldorf.
Leighton was instantly recognized as a star and a fashion icon thanks to the show, and she also became their young Hollywood queen bee.
She didn’t only dominate television, though. She first got supporting parts in movies including The Haunting of Sorority Row (2007), Date Night (2010), and Going the Distance (2010). Leighton, though, was constantly seeking out the greatest alternative, much like Blair.
Before working with Cobra Starship on “Good Girls Go Bad,” Leighton had a record deal with Universal Republic and released her first two singles, “Somebody to Love” and “Your Love’s A Drug.”
Leighton, who still ruled upper Manhattan on Gossip Girl, made the decision to claim some territory abroad. She appeared in Country Strong opposite Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow in a part that provided her with yet another opportunity to display her singing prowess.
Leighton controls the entertainment sector in a similar way to how Blair Waldorf controls all of Manhattan. We’re waiting with bated breath for her to release her own scent because she already has the music, television, and film industries cornered.
“I watched a lot of TV, and it clicked one day that these people were acting. It sounded like the most fun thing ever.”