Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress, singer-songwriter and model from Fort Worth, Texas.
She is of German, Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
Meester is mostly known for her starring role as Blair Waldorf on the drama series Gossip Girl. She has also appeared in the films Killer Movie, Country Strong, The Roommate, Monte Carlo, The Oranges, and The Judge. Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.