Quick Facts of
- First NameLeighton Meester
Leighton Meester is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and model. She is most known as Blair Waldorf in The CW teen drama series, Gossip Girl. Since 2014, she has been married to actor Adam Brody and has a child with him — with a second on the way.
This article is dedicated to the 34-year-old actress/singer/model and her net worth.
What is Leighton Meester’s Net Worth in 2020?
As of June 2020, Leighton Meester is worth $16 million. Meester started her career as a model working straight out of high school. She signed with the modeling agency, Wilhelmina, and appeared on print and TV ads for brands like Tamagotchi and Clearasil.
Meester’s first on-screen role came in 1999 in an episode of Law & Order. She had starring roles in The CW live-action television adaptation of Tarzan, and had recurring appearances as Justine Chapin in HBO’s Entourage and Carrie Bishop in Veronica Mars.
After a number of high-profile guest appearances in TV series like 24, Numbers, House, and CSI: Miami, Meester starred as Blair Waldorf in the neo-noir teen drama series, Gossip Girl, starring Kristen Bell.
Meester has also been a fixture of the big screens since her movie debut in 2003’s Hangman’s Curse. She has since been featured in movies like Flourish, Drive-Thru, Country Strong, Monte Carlo, and That’s My Boy. She also appeared alongside Robert Downey Jr. in The Judge.
Meester, driven by her own difficult childhood, has been part of many charity drives over the years. She was a spokesperson for Sunsilk‘s 2008 “Life Can’t Wait” campaign, and Safe Horizon’s 2009 campaign to raise awareness against domestic violence.
She has been working with Feeding America since 2017 om various efforts to alleviate famine among impoverished families.
Meester and her husband have also jointly collaborated in various efforts including feeding children studying at Para Los Niños Charter School in Los Angeles.
In December 2019, Leighton and her husband, Adam, snagged a pricey $6.5 million Pacific Palisades home. The 5,959 square feet has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
The front door opens to a formal sitting room with a stone fireplace and a glass door that leads to the front garden. The adjoining dining quarters has wooden beams and off to the back of the house, the kitchen is furnished with cutting-edge appliances and a lounge with a fireplace.
The top floor has the bedrooms including the master suite with its own walk-in closet and private balconies. The lowest floor is the family room with its own wet-bar. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to the entertainment room and to the outside with a swimming pool and a spa.
In February 2020, the couple also listed their Topanga home for sale at $3.245 million. They bought the house back in 2015 as a couple’s retreat for $2.4 million. The 4,354 square feet home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Leighton also owned a home in Encino that she bought in 2011 at $1.457 million which she put up for sale in 2015 for $2.015 million.
Leighton Meester’s Parents were Indicted on Drug Charges
Leighton Meester was born Leighton Marissa Meester on April 9, 1986, in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the middle child of three and the only daughter born to a real estate broker, Douglas Jay Meester, and writer, Constance Lynn Haas.
At the time of her birth, both her parents were serving time at a federal prison after a drug bust implicated them in the illegal smuggling of marijuana from Jamaica to the US.
Constance was allowed time out of her sentence to give birth and care for Leighton for three months before serving the rest of her sentence. Leighton’s paternal grandparents took over her care and she grew up in Marco Island, Florida.
When her mother was released from prison and after she divorced her father, Leighton and her two brothers moved with their mother to New York where she attended Professional Children’s School.
Leighton is Married to Actor Adam Brody
Leighton met her husband, Adam Brody, in March 2010, while they were filming for the movie, The Oranges. They started dating soon thereafter and got engaged in November 2013.
They got married in a private ceremony on February 15, 2014.
On August 4, 2015, Leighton became a mother for the first time at 29 when she gave birth to their daughter, Arlo Day Brody. In April 2020, the couple revealed that they were expecting their second child.