The Biggest Role Leighton Meester Has Landed Since Blair Waldorf On Gossip Girl

It doesn't seem like that long since we were all caught up in the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite, but it has been nearly a full decade since we've seen Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen turning the Upper East Side into their own personal runway. The clothes! The drama! The glamour! Could Gossip Girl have been any more fabulous? 

Leighton Meester, who played Blair Waldorf (aka Queen B), was the show's breakout star, and fans have expected a lot from the actress since her Gossip Girl days. What has she been up to since then? What's the biggest role Leighton Meester has landed since Blair Waldorf?

Leighton Meester has had no shortage of roles since Gossip Girl

Thankfully, fans have been able to see a lot of Meester since Gossip Girl wrapped in 2012. According to Meester's IMDb page, she's had meaty roles in films like Life Partners, Like Sunday, Like Rain, and Of Mice and Men. She's also stayed busy with television work, notably on the short-lived Making History. Her biggest role since Gossip Girl, though, is on Single Parents, which stars Meester as single mom Angie D'Amato, and began airing in 2018.

While none of these roles have brought her as much attention as the role of Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl did, Meester has been balancing her acting career with an even more important role: motherhood.

Balancing work and motherhood has been a challenge for Leighton Meester

Starring on Single Parents and raising her daughter, Arlo, is a challenge for Meester, but her husband, Adam Brody (who starred on The O.C.), is a huge help. "There is a lot of pressure in terms of wanting to feel like you're doing well in both areas, and sometimes if you're doing well in one, the other side might kind of fall," Meester told People in July 2019. 

She added, "But, I think having a supportive partner and supportive friends and being your own best friend and giving yourself support and being your own cheerleader and saying kind words to yourself and knowing that you're doing your best, I think that that is the best possible way to, hopefully, manage it."