pxdrive.com -> Leighton Meester
|Leighton Meester Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15|
Actress Leighton Meester pictures (pic) and photo gallery.
Born: April 9, 1986 Marco Island, Florida.
September 3, 2008: "Leighton Meester Was Born In A Texas Prison, A Tabloid Reveals"
"Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester's mother was in prison when she was born. The brunette beauty was welcomed into the world while her mother was serving a federal prison sentence in Texas, according to America's Star magazine.
Leighton's mother, who gave birth to the actress in April 1986, was permitted to stay in a halfway house for the labor and birth.
She was then forced to return to prison to complete her sentence for her role in a major drug-running ring on the same day Leighton turned three months old.
Leighton was raised by a relative while her mother finished her sentence.
The 22-year-old actress' father, grandfather and aunt have also reportedly spent time behind bars on charges of drug dealing.
Leighton shot to fame playing bad girl Blair on the TV show, which has been a worldwide hit, and loves starring as such a "conflicted" character.
She said recently: "The show needs to have conflict. If everyone was happy then it would suck. So we have a lot of conflict, believe me. And their conflict is very interesting, because it's very internal. There are no real outward obstacles. It's a lot of their own minds colliding with each other."
*** NEW pictures of Leighton Meester Hosting A Night At Tao Nightclub In Las Vegas, TAO Nightclub at the Venetian Hotel and Casino
NEW pictures of Leighton Meester at Announce Headlining Slot on the 8th Annual Honda Civic Tour in Studio 540
Leighton Meester biography (bio):
Leighton Meester is an American actress Meester became interested in acting when she appeared in a local production of "The Wizard of Oz." When she was 11, she moved with her family to New York City and soon after began working as a model with Wilhemina, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Webber and working with then photographer Sophia Coppola. She is best known as Savannah in the former NBC drama Surface. Other roles include guest starring as "Debbie Pendleton" on Season 4 of the FOX drama 24, as "Ali" in episode 3 and 4 of Season 3 of the FOX drama House, as "Carrie Bishop" on Season 1 of the UPN drama Veronica Mars, Chandler's new girlfriend Kendall in Season 8 of the WB drama 7th Heaven, as well as the role of "Justine Chapin" in Season 1 of the HBO comedy Entourage.
Meester made her film debut in the feature "Hangman's Curse," based on the best-selling novel by Frank Peretti. She also recently starred in the independent film "Flourish" with future "House" co-stars Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer, and in the drama "Inside." In 2006 she wrapped the female lead role in the comedy/horror film Drive-Thru. She has also recorded a song for the soundtrack of "Drive-Thru." In Spring 2006 she played a part in the ensemble comedy/drama entitled The Beautiful Ordinary. Meester's upcoming feature films roles include the dramedy "The Beautiful Ordinary," and the thriller "Dead of Night."
She is currently set to co-star in The CW's pilot Gossip Girl,from Josh Schwartz The O.C.,based on the famous book series about the lives of New York's two privileged Upper-East side girls. She has also recently guest starred on CSI: Miami and has a recurring role on James Woods' court drama Shark.
When not on the set, Meester passionately pursues her talent for music and creative writing. She currently resides in New York.