This young beauty's career began at the age of 11 when she moved to New York to pursue modeling. Her television debut came at the age of 13 when she landed a role on "Law & Order." In 2005 she landed the lead role in the TV series "Surface." Although the show only lasted one season, Leighton clearly made her mark on Hollywood. In 2007, she landed the role of Blair Waldorf on the CW's insanely popular show "Gossip Girl." .
In addition to acting, Leighton is also a talented singer. Leighton signed a record deal with Universal Republic Records and has collaborated with the likes of singer Robin Thicke and the group Cobra Starship. Much like her "Gossip Girl" character, Leighton has been praised for her incredible fashion sense, winning awards and gracing the cover of numerous magazines.
She is a natural blonde, but dyed her hair brown to play Blair on "Gossip Girl."
Her last name, "Meester," in Dutch means "master" or "teacher."