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.
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." In April 2014, her comedy film Life Partners premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The film follows the friendship between a lesbian (Meester) and a straight woman (Gillian Jacobs) who start a new relationship.
She has an older brother, Douglas Logan (born 1983), and a younger brother, Alexander (born 1994).
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." When she was 11 years old, Meester and her mother moved to New York City.
Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe described Meester as the best part of the film, 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." For the film, Meester 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".
It's the ultimate television crossover event: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are engaged to be married. The couple has kept details of their relationship private, but MSN's Wonderwall broke the news on Wednesday that the two are heading down the aisle.She had a series regular role in Tarzan, which aired for only eight episodes.A recurring role in Entourage as Justine Chapin and Veronica Mars as Carrie Bishop followed in 20 respectively.Meester attended the Professional Children's School and also began working as a model with Wilhelmina, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber and working with then photographer (now filmmaker) Sofia Coppola.Following her appearance on Law & Order, Meester made her film debut in Hangman's Curse (2003), based on the bestselling book by Frank Peretti.