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Leighton MEESTER

American Leighton MEESTER

born Leighton Marissa MEESTER

American actress and singer

Source :  Jean-Yves BAXTER

Born: on April 09, 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA


Biography

Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance (née Haas) and Douglas Meester, and lived most of her life in New York City and Los Angeles. Her ancestry includes German, Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. At the time of her birth, her mother was serving time in a federal prison for her involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the USA. 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, after which Leighton's grandmother cared for her. She has a brother, Alexander, who is eight years younger. Meester has maintained that her parents gave her a normal upbringing and, despite their criminal past, "It made me realize that you can't judge anyone—especially your parents—for what they've done in their past, because people change." In 2011, Leighton was involved in a lawsuit with her mother. Meester has joked, "Look, I could've turned out a lot worse." She has cited her mother as her style icon. Her father works for an internet company and her mother is a writer.

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- Category Actor, Singer & Musician