Because of her incredible success on the show, it didn't take long to make the leap onto the big screen. Recently Leighton was seen alongside Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the comedy Date Night. She'll also star as Rebecca in the thriller The Roommate opposite Mika Kelly for Screen Gems. She just wrapped filming for Monte Carlo, with Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy. She is also set to star in the dramatic comedy Oranges alongside Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener.
As if filming the television show and multiple films wasn't enough, Leighton was recently signed as a recording artist to Universal Republic. The first two singles off her album, Somebody to Love and Your Love is a Drug, have already had huge success.
Raised in Florida, Leighton got the acting bug at age nine, when she played a citizen of Emerald City in a local production of The Wizard of Oz. Two years later, she moved with her family to New York and soon began working as a model with the Wilhemina modeling agency, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber and working with photographer/director Sofia Coppola.
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Leighton Meester Facts
|Birth Name||Leighton Marissa Meester|
|Birthday||April 14, 1986 (31)|
|Birthplace||Marco Island, Florida, USA|
|Height||5' 5" (1m65) How tall is Leighton Meester compared to you?|
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