Leighton Meester
American actress and singer
Leighton Meester
Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress and singer. Meester first garnered attention and critical acclaim for playing Blair Waldorf in the CW's teen drama television series Gossip Girl. She has also appeared in the 2010 country drama film Country Strong, the 2011 thriller The Roommate, the 2011 romantic-comedy Monte Carlo, and the 2012 comedies That's My Boy and The Oranges.
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'Dynasty' Is Getting The Reboot Treatment Because No TV Show Is Safe
Huffington Post - 5 months
”Dynasty” is the latest TV series to get the reboot treatment, thanks to The CW.  The network is set to develop a new version of the iconic series, which ran from 1981–89, with the help of “Gossip Girl” writers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, Deadline reports. If anyone can turn “Dynasty” into a modern soap worth watching, its Savage and Schwartz, who, along with Leighton Meester, brought the headband-wearing HBIC Blair Waldorf to life.  The writing duo has teamed up with “Revenge” writer and producer Sallie Patrick and Esther and Richard Shapiro, the husband-and-wife team who created the original series.  The updated series will put a slightly new spin on the original premise, according to Deadline. Two families ― the Carringtons and the Colbys ― find themselves feuding over their massive fortunes and their children. The stories will be told through the perspectives of two women: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake, and Cristal ...
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8 Mascaras Top Celebrity Makeup Artists Swear By
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
By Holly Dawsey Long, thick, fluttery lashes aren't just reserved for the stars. In fact, the tools the pros use aren't different than what you can find online, at your favorite department store, or even at the drugstore! Here, the pros behind Hollywood's top looks reveal the formulas they use. Get the celeb (lash) treatment with these tried-and-true picks. For everyday definition Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara ($28; sephora.com) "This is my go-to for an everyday look. It makes lashes appear full and feathery. To apply, hold the wand like a toothbrush and wiggle it from left to right to separate hairs, then sweep the brush outwards," says Sir John, a celebrity makeup artist for L'Oréal Paris and the one responsible for the flawless faces of Beyoncé, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls. For noticeable length Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara ($24; sephora.com) "The formula is buildable and the brush separates as you comb through, so you can get m ...
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All The Christmas TV Episodes On Netflix Worth Watching
Huffington Post - about 1 year
With precious few days of the holiday season left, what better time to lay in bed with your laptop and not do things? Play a few of these Christmas-centric TV episodes from some favorite shows and you'll feel like you're getting ready for the big event, even if you still need to think up a gift for your significant other and the store was already out of cute wrapping paper. The holiday season is about kindness -- namely, to yourself. "Friends": "The One With The Holiday Armadillo" (Season 7, Episode 10) Ross (David Schwimmer) is entertaining his son Ben (Cole Sprouse) for the holidays, and finds he must settle for something else when he can't find a Santa suit still available to rent at the last minute. Also: "The One With The Monkey" (Season 1, Episode 10), "The One With Phoebe's Dad" (Season 2, Episode 9), "The One Where Rachel Quits" (Season 3, Episode 10), "The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie" (Season 4, Episode 10), "The One With The Inappropriate Sister" (Season ...
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Leighton Meester has never been dumped (Derrick Bryson Taylor/Page Six)
Wesmirch.com - almost 2 years
Derrick Bryson Taylor / Page Six: Leighton Meester has never been dumped  —  When it comes to love, Leighton Meester has never been given the axe.  —  While chatting with Vanessa Bayer in a funny edition of Sound Advice, the former “Gossip Girl” star shared the not-so-shocking dating tidbit.
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Leighton Meester rocking after 'Gossip Girl'
Chicago Times - about 2 years
When critics describe the new album by Leighton Meester, they use phrases like "surprisingly good." "Good" because "Heartstrings" is an impressive debut that recalls Joni Mitchell or any number of other early '70s, Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters. "Surprisingly" because Meester is an...
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Trend File: Statement necklaces
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
Chunky may not be a compliment in the fashion world, but when it comes to fashion forward neck-wear, it definitely is the way to go. Dainty and simple chains are out, and bulky and embellished statement necklaces are now the ‘in’ thing. With offerings from high-end brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton and Valentino, contemporary designers like Milly and Marc Jacobs and local retailers Khaadi and Nishat Linen, statement necklaces have reinvented glamour that was once reserved solely for those who could afford high-end brands. There is no better way to show off your personal fashion style than with a statement necklace. Whether your style is glamorous, hippy-chic, classic, funky or basic, a statement necklace becomes an incredible way to merge fashion forward style with who you are! Celebrities are increasingly opting for this style statement with bib necklaces, layered necklaces or unique metalwork; these fashion essentials have essentially added an e ...
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'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester reportedly engaged to Adam Brody
LATimes - over 3 years
Hey there, Upper Eastsiders (and Orange County denizens): Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are reportedly engaged!
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Adam Brody Has A Long Lonely Lunch Without Leighton Meester!
Perez Hilton - over 3 years
Poor lonely baby! Adam Brody might've went solo to lunch at Carney's in El Lay, but he did have the company of his smart phone! LOLz! The babelicious OC hunk stayed glued to his phone while he downed a scrumptious hot dog at the popular diner. We wonder who he was texting... From the grin on Adam's face, we're betting GF Leighton Meester was requesting HIS dog to go! HA! He did swallow his grub suspiciously quick! HA! Thank goodness for modern technology!!! [Image via Pacific Coast News.]
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Christopher Rosen: Where They Are Now
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"The O.C." turned 10 years old this week, and the internet reacted with the expected fanfare that accompanies recent nostalgia in present times. There were interviews, tributes, more interviews, video retrospectives and listicles, but precious little in the way of fan-fiction. Which is a shame, since a show as meta as "The O.C." (it was original recipe meta, long before Dan Harmon was a thing) deserves some kind of naval-gazing coda produced by fans. Which is why we're here to help: HuffPosters Matthew Jacobs, Jessica Goodman and Christopher Rosen combined forces to paint a word picture of Seth and Summer 10 years after Newport, now living in Park Slope. (That Adam Brody and "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester are now reportedly dating is of no consequence in this timeline, but feel free to check out some alternative fanfic about a crossover between the "O.C." and "Gossip Girl" right here.) Seth and Summer ... ... joined their local CSA, because Summer only believes in o ...
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Adam Brody Rates Rachel Bilson and Olivia Wilde's Kissing on The O.C.
US Magazine - over 3 years
Adam Brody is picking favorites! The 33-year-old former O.C. star appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, July 30, and played a special O.C. edition of host Andy Cohen's game "Plead the Fifth." PHOTOS: Olivia Wilde's most stunning red carpet moments "Who is the better kisser: Rachel Bilson or Olivia Wilde?" Cohen asked the actor of his former female love interests. (Brody starred as the funny and lovable Seth Cohen, Bilson as the beautiful Summer Roberts and Wilde as bad girl Alex Kelly on the Fox teen drama series, which aired from 2003 to 2007. During the series, Seth had a long-term relationship with Summer and a brief fling with Alex, who later revealed she is bisexual.) "I was dating Rachel at the time, so there were less barriers," Brody explained. "So Rachel." PHOTOS: Costar couples Brody and Bilson, 31, dated for three years before calling it quits in December 2006. Bilson has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Hayden Christensen sin ...
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Leighton Meester Not In 'Veronica Mars' Movie, Andrea Estella Cast As Carrie Bishop
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Leighton Meester will not be in the "Veronica Mars" movie. Instead, Carrie Bishop, the role she played on the "Veronica Mars" TV series, will be played by musician Andrea Estella. Estella is the lead singer of the band Twin Sister. Series creator and film director Rob Thomas announced the casting news in an email to Kickstarter backers. Thomas said scheduling conflicts prevented Meester from appearing in the "Veronica Mars" movie. Read More... More on Reality-Free
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Celebrities Spotted Out and About—Week of July 12
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
Jamie Chung celebrated the launch of her website whatthechung.com at the Revolve Clothing Beach House with Strongbow Cider. Heineken hosted the launch party and release of #TWERKIT by Busta Rhymes featuring Nicki Minaj at Sound Nightclub. Brooke Burke-Charvet and her daughter Rain enjoy Dole Fruit Squish`ems in Santa Monica. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy get lathered up with Olay Body Wash at Liquid in Las Vegas. Michelle Williams was excited for a sweet pick me up from O’Gilvie Chocolates after a long afternoon of interviews in the radio forum at the BET Awards official backstage suite. Jamie Chung was spotted rocking a pair of the David Kahn Nikki Ankle jeans in the Wild Floral print recently. Brooke Burke Charvet picks up fresh flowers and her Vitafusion gummy vitamins while leaving a Malibu grocery store. Ciara taking over BET weekend with Hennessy V.S at Greystone Manor in L.A. Wanda Sykes stopping to look at the American Cancer Society raffle prizes on ...
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Channing: Sign of the Times
People Magazine - over 3 years
Tatum flashes a friendly gesture outside of Jimmy Kimmel Live in L.A. Plus: Heidi Klum, David Beckham, Leighton Meester & Adam Brody and more
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Red Carpet Confidential: Chace Crawford Reveals His Favorite Date-Night Spot!
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
Despite reports that Chace Crawford is serious about his relationship with Canadian model Rachelle Goulding, he might be one to check the “it’s complicated” box on Facebook. When asked about his status Thursday during the Skyy Vodka Yacht Party to kick off the Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC, the former Gossip Girl star, 27, isn’t sure whether he is single or attached before he boards the boat where guests include Twilight's Anna Kendrick and socialite Olivia Palermo. “I don’t know, to be honest,” charming Chace says. OK! GALLERY: BLAKE LIVELY & CHACE CRAWFORD SHOOT SCENES FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF GOSSIP GIRL IN NYC   Remembering his last great date proves difficult. “It might have been a while since I took someone on a romantic date,” the actor says. “I’ll do a nice Mexican food dinner here and there.” Where’s his favorite spot? “Take me to La Esquina,” he says. “It’s one of my favorite places here in town. It looks like a grungy taco diner. I don’t like tequila ...
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Cannes: 'Life Partners' Lands Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody (Mike Fleming Jr/Deadline.com)
Wesmirch.com - almost 4 years
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline.com: Cannes: ‘Life Partners’ Lands Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody  —  EXCLUSIVE: Gossip Girls' Leighton Meester, Community's Gillian Jacobs and Adam Brody are set to star in Life Partners, a comedy that marks the directorial debut of Susanna Fogel.  Fogel co-wrote with Joni Lefkowitz.
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Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Go On Movie Date With Pals
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody keep low profiles as they leave the ArcLight Cinemas together on Saturday (April 27) in Los Angeles. Read More...
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Will They Return To 'Veronica Mars'?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
From Oscar nominees to Emmy winners and Warrior Princesses to Gossip Girls, "Veronica Mars" had its fair share of now-famous guest stars back in the day. Many famous faces, like Leighton Meester and Krysten Ritter, appeared as classmates of Veronica's (Kristen Bell) at Neptune High and could easily appear at the 10-year reunion series creator Rob Thomas has planned for the "Veronica Mars" movie in the works. Others, like Lucy Lawless and Jonathan Taylor Thomas, might be a little bit of a stretch, but maybe it could still happen? Thomas told The Huffington Post that actors "are coming out of the woodwork and it's been great." "There are a lot of people who I've heard from saying, 'Hey ... Is there a chance my character is going to be in there?' I've been happy to say yes to the very small of those -- like the very small characters like Corny [Jonathan Chesner], our resident stoner. I plan on putting Corny in the movie," Thomas said. "Our Madison Sinclair [Amanda Nore ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leighton Meester
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 29
    In March 2016 she was cast in FOX's upcoming comedy series Making History as Deborah, a colonial woman from 1775.
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  • 2015
    Age 28
    On August 4, 2015, Meester and Brody welcomed their first child, daughter Arlo Day Brody, in Whittier, California.
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    In 2015, she appeared in advertisements for luxury fashion brand Jimmy Choo.
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  • 2014
    Age 27
    On September 9, 2014, it was announced her debut LP Heartstrings would be released independently through her own label, Hotly Wanting, on October 28, 2014.
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    Her debut album, Heartstrings, was independently released in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details She has also modeled, having been the face of brands such as Jimmy Choo, Herbal Essences and Vera Wang. 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. Her father works for an internet company and her mother is a writer. 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 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, 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, she has stated: "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." Meester grew up in Marco Island, Florida, where she participated in productions at a local playhouse.
  • 2013
    Age 26
    In November 2013, Meester became engaged to actor Adam Brody, whom she met while working together on the film The Oranges (2011). The couple were married in a private ceremony on February 15, 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 25
    Following Gossip Girl ending in 2012, Meester moved from New York City to Los Angeles.
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    In June 2012, Meester subsequently won the lawsuit, with the judge rejecting her mother's claims from her previous counter-suit.
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  • 2011
    Age 24
    As a result, Meester obtained a default judgment on December 7, 2011.
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    In November 2011, Constance dropped the $3 million claim for damages against her daughter.
    More Details Hide Details Meester claimed that she would be willing to pay for her brother's medical expenses as well as his school tuition, but denied that she agreed to pay $10,000 every month, which she claimed was a ridiculous claim.
    In July 2011, Meester and her mother, Constance, filed lawsuits against each other regarding Meester's financial support of her younger brother, Alexander, who has multiple health problems.
    More Details Hide Details Meester's suit claimed that the money she sent was used by her mother for "cosmetic procedures", such as botox and hair extensions. Her mother's suit made a counterclaim alleging breach of contract and physical abuse. Constance claimed that a verbal contract was in place where Meester had promised $10,000 a month, instead of the $7,500 she received. Her mother also claimed that she was due a larger sum in return for "sacrificing her own happiness" when she moved Meester to Los Angeles as a child to pursue acting. When taken to court, the judge disregarded this illegitimate claim. Constance accused her daughter of calling social services on her by fabricating claims, which investigators promptly dropped after an interview with Meester.
    In 2011, Italian fashion house Missoni revealed they had chosen Meester to be part of their Spring/Summer 2011 campaign.
    More Details Hide Details In May 2012, she became an endorser for Philippine clothing brand Penshoppe's campaign "All Stars". She is the face of French brand Naf Naf's autumn and winter 2013–14 collection. In October 2013, Biotherm, a French luxury skincare company, announced Meester as its new global ambassador.
    She next fronted another South Korean brand, this time a beauty campaign for eSpoir. Vera Wang selected her to be the face of the fragrance "Lovestruck" in 2011, stating that Meester's "beauty, talent and spirit will inspire all the young women that I hope will enjoy this passionate, new young fragrance."
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  • 2010
    Age 23
    In 2010, Meester signed on to be the spokesperson for Herbal Essences hair products.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, Meester took part in Bulgari's humanitarian efforts for the Save the Children organization with Isabella Rossellini and Maribel Verdútaken.
    In October 2010, Meester said she had been working with a band called Check in the Dark and had been writing for the last six months after being inspired by Country Strong.
    More Details Hide Details She revealed her influences: "I love Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, that style of music, and as far as songwriting I think that's where my heart is." On April 22, 2012, Meester announced via Twitter a five-city tour with Check in the Dark, which started on May 29 and ended on June 4, 2012. Reflecting on her past pop collaborations, she said she "loved" them but that folk music was "a lot closer to her heart". In June 2012, Meester said she and the band had recorded all the songs for an album that served as a demo.
    For her 2010 country drama film Country Strong, she recorded a cover of the song "Words I Couldn't Say" by Rascal Flatts as well as "A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans featured on the film's soundtrack; a promotional single titled "Summer Girl"; and a duet with Garrett Hedlund titled "Give In To Me".
    More Details Hide Details After wrapping the film, she received a guitar from Tim McGraw and decided to learn how to play it.
    Her second single, "Your Love's a Drug", was digitally released on March 30, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Meester did a duet with DJ Clinton Sparks on "Front Cut", which appeared on the internet in February 2011. Lil Wayne worked with her on an unreleased song titled "Make It Rain". Jesse McCartney also wrote a song for the album. Meester provided vocals on Cobra Starship's song "Good Girls Go Bad", which peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, and she is also featured on Stephen Jerzak's song "She Said". She recorded a cover of the song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for the compilation album A Very Special Christmas 7.
  • 2009
    Age 22
    Meester's first official single, "Somebody to Love", featuring R&B singer Robin Thicke, was released for airplay on October 13, 2009, and became available for digital download on October 14, 2009.
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    The album, produced by Polow Da Don, Harvey Mason, Jr., and Spencer Nezey, which Meester began working on in March 2009, was initially projected to be released in the fall but was later delayed to early 2010.
    More Details Hide Details It was again pushed back to late 2010 and ultimately never came out. Despite this, Meester was able to release two singles and two other songs were leaked. In July 2009, "Body Control" surfaced on the internet.
    In April 2009, she released the song "Birthday" featuring duo Awesome New Republic.
    More Details Hide Details A version without her vocals was included on their Rational Geographic Vol. I album. Later that month, Meester signed a recording contract with Universal Republic.
  • 2008
    Age 21
    Meester dated Gossip Girl co-star Sebastian Stan from 2008 to 2010, and her Remember the Daze co-star Aaron Himelstein, in 2007 and 2012.
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    In 2008, Meester sang with Tony Bennett in an episode Entourage.
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    She also appeared in the horror-thriller film Killer Movie in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Meester starred in three films in 2010, with small roles in the comedies Date Night and Going The Distance and a larger role in the drama Country Strong, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Garrett Hedlund. The Boston Globe found the best thing about the film was Meester, writing: "She's just doing Reese Witherspoon's June Carter Cash in Walk the Line with dabs of Miley Cyrus and Kellie Pickler. But it's not an impersonation; it's a performance with its own comedy and sweetness." USA Today was also positive towards her performance, stating: "Meester shows she can do more than play one of Gossip Girl privileged Manhattan socialites." In 2011, she played the role of Rebecca, an obsessive bipolar girl, in the thriller film The Roommate. Though the film mainly received negative reviews, Meester's portrayal was praised by critics. Entertainment Weekly found she was the only one to bring "the slightest trace of something fascinating to her role," while Los Angeles Times wrote: "Meester's performance often has the feeling of a sports car in neutral. When she punches it for quick changes of tone from manic to wounded or around the bend, she shows how much more she is capable of." Meester's next film was the teen comedy film Monte Carlo, loosely based on Jules Bass' young-adult book Headhunters, in which she portrayed Selena Gomez's sister and Katie Cassidy's friend. Movieline noted: "As in Country Strong, Meester's crack timing and irresistible poignancy illuminate a part that would leave other actresses simpering themselves off the screen."
  • 2007
    Age 20
    In 2007, Meester recorded the song "Inside the Black" for the soundtrack of Drive-Thru.
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    In 2007, Meester was cast in The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl as Blair Waldorf.
    More Details Hide Details The series is based on the book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar, and follows the lives of New York's privileged Upper East Side young adults. Her performance was the most critically acclaimed of the show, with Blair being cited as the series' breakout character, and also garnering much media recognition due to her wardrobe. Meester subsequently appeared in the television film The Haunting of Sorority Row, and had a role in the ensemble comedy-drama film Remember the Daze.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 18
    In 2005, she was cast in a regular role on the series Surface (originally titled Fathom) as Savannah Bennet.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Meester appeared in two films, Flourish and Inside. She also guest starred in an episode of Numbers and recurred in two episodes of House as Ali Johnson, a young girl who has a crush on House. She then had guest roles in CSI: Miami and Shark, and portrayed the female lead in the horror film Drive-Thru.
  • 1999
    Age 12
    After her television debut in 1999 playing Alyssa Turner in an episode of Law & Order, Meester appeared as a guest in two more series before landing a big role in the film Hangman's Curse, based on the best-selling book by Frank Peretti.
    More Details Hide Details She then appeared in Tarzan, which ran for only eight episodes. Meester started to book guest roles in other series such as Crossing Jordan, 8 Simple Rules, 7th Heaven, Veronica Mars, 24, and Entourage.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on April 9, 1986.
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