Birth Name: Leighton Meester
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Born Leighton Marissa Claire Meester on April 9, 1986, she spent her earliest years on Marco Island, FL, and at age 11 moved with her mother to New York City. In just three years in the Big Apple, she signed on with Wilhelmina Models, was shot by famed photographer Bruce Webber for a Ralph Lauren ad campaign, and, at just age 13, earned a guest role on NBC's hit New York-set crime drama "Law & Order" (1990- ). With her career burgeoning, the family moved to Beverly Hills, CA, where Meester attended Beverly High School as so many stars-in-training had before her. In October 2002, the Meesters found themselves unexpectedly mired in scandal when Leighton's brother Douglas was accused of rap...
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