See You In Ten: Leighton Meester
EgoTV – See You In Ten: Leighton Meester. We speculate on where some of the young, up-and-coming stars of Hollywood will be ten years from now.
See You In Ten speculates on where some of the young, up-and-coming stars of Hollywood will be ten years from now.
Today’s Subject: Leighton Meester
How she got here: Meester is an actress, singer, songwriter, and fashion model best known for her role as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl. After her television debut in 1999 on Law & Order, Meester appeared as a guest in two more series before landing a role in the movie Hangman’s Curse. Meester also appeared in the TV series Tarzan, which ran for only eight episodes. Meester also appeared in Crossing Jordan, 7th Heaven, Veronica Mars, 24, and Entourage.
What she is doing now: Besides Gossip Girl, Meester had a small role in the comedy Date Night and a cameo on Going The Distance. She was cast in upcoming dramas Country Strong and The Roommate and will star in The Uncatchable Cowgirl Bandits of Nottingham, Texas and in the indie dramatic comedy The Oranges opposite Hugh Laurie. In 2009, Meester signed a recording contract with Universal Republic.
See you in ten: The jury is still out. Meester has a ton of upcoming projects that could make or break her career. She seems to stay out of trouble, which is probably in part to the fact her mother is an ex-felon who had Meester while in jail. Not making that up..
Meester was born to parents Connie and Doug while her mother was serving a federal prison sentence in Fort Worth, Texas. Although her mother, Constance, was serving time in prison for her involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the United States, she was able to give birth to Leighton in a hospital and nurse her for three months in a halfway house before returning to prison to complete her sentence.
This will probably keep Meester on the straight and narrow and out of the Hollywood drug scene. We hope.
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