How Old Is the Girl Who Plays Blair on Gossip Girl?
Blair Waldorf is a magical part of Gossip Girl, a girl whose beauty is almost as legendary as her evil, scheming ways. Leighton Meester, the actress who plays Queen B, is every bit as gorgeous as her onscreen counterpart, but without all that vinegar in the veins (we assume).
The characters’ ages are a little fuzzy, but we know that B turned 17 in Season 1, Episode 8: “Seventeen Candles.” At the time, the main crew were all in their junior year of high school. Since pretty much every season ends with the Upper East Siders frolicking off to some exotic summer destination, we can assume that each season represents one year in their lives. Thus, the characters are likely about 22-23.
In real life, actors are often far from the ages of characters they play. But not Leighton. She is 26 years old, and her birthday is April 9, 1986. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but spent most of her life in Florida, New York and Los Angeles. Fun fact: Leighton graduated a year early from high school. Guess she didn’t love ruling the halls as much as Blair Waldorf.