After her tv debut in 1999 taking part in Alyssa Turner in Law & Order, Meester appeared as a guest in 2 a lot of series before landing her huge role within the motion-picture show Hangman's Curse, supported the popular book by Frank Peretti. She appeared in Tarzan, that ran for under eight episodes. Meester then began to land guest roles in different series like Crossing Jordan, eight easy Rules, 7th Heaven, flower Mars, 24, and suite.In 2005, Meester began an everyday role within the series Surface as Savannah Bennet. Meester appeared in 2 a lot of 2006 movies, Flourish and within. She conjointly guest appeared in Numb3rs and in 2 episodes of House M.D. as Ali, a miss WHO includes a crush on House.
She had guest roles on CSI: Miami and Shark, and vie the feminine lead within the horror film Drive-Thru.
In 2007, Meester was solid within the CW's adolescent drama series Gossip woman as statesman Waldorf. The show relies on the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar concerning the lives of recent York's privileged higher side young adults. Her performance was the foremost critically acclaimed of the show, with statesman being cited because the series' jailbreak character, and conjointly garnering abundant media recognition attributable to her wardrobe. She dated Gossip woman co-star Sebastian Stan.
Meester appeared on the tv film The Haunting of gild Row, and compete a neighborhood within the ensemble comedy/drama bear in mind the Daze. She additionally appeared within the horror/thriller film Killer moving picture in 2008.Meester asterisked in 3 films in 2010 with tiny roles within the comedies Date Night and Going the gap and an even bigger role in Screen Gems' country drama Country robust star Gwyneth Paltrow and Garrett Hedlund. The capital of Massachusetts Globe found the simplest issue within the film was Meester as a result of "she’s simply doing Reese Witherspoon’s June Carter take advantage Walk the road with dabs of Miley Cyrus the Younger and Kellie Pickler. however it’s not AN impersonation; it’s a performance with its own comedy and sweetness." USA these days was additionally positive towards her performance writing "Meester shows she will do quite play one in all Gossip Girl's privileged Manhattan influential person."
In 2011, she compete the role of Rebecca, a fanatical bipolar woman within the heroic tale The friend. tho' the film primarily received negative reviews, Meester's portrayal was praised by critics. recreation Weekly found she was the sole one to bring "the slightest trace of one thing fascinating to her role" whereas la Times wrote "her performance typically has the sensation of a sports automotive in neutral. once she punches it for fast changes of tone from wild to wounded or round the bend, she shows what proportion a lot of she is capable of." Meester's second film of the year was the young femme comedy town, loosely supported Jules Bass's young-adult book Headhunters, within which she plays Selena Gomez's sister and Katie Cassidy's friend. Movieline noted that "As in Country robust, Meester's crack temporal order and irresistible poignancy illuminate a neighborhood that may leave different actresses simpering themselves off the screen." Her last film of 2011 was the indie dramatic comedy The Oranges opposite Hugh Laurie and Adam Brody, that premiered at the provincial capital International fete. The port of entry Chronicle felt that she embodied well her character Owen Gleiberman of recreation Weekly thought she was "charming", and Newsday referred to as her "radiant".Meester asterisked within the comedy that is My Boy, aboard Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and milo maize Ventimiglia, that was free in June 2012.The film received primarily negative reviews and was appointed for eight Golden Raspberry Awards. The film was additionally a box workplace failure because it solely grossed over $57 million, failing to recoup its production budget of $70 million. In August 2012, Meester appeared aboard Wilmer Valderrama and arthropod genus Curry within the house music cluster Nomads' music video "Addicted to Love". She recently finished photography the film God solely is aware of aboard mount Barnes and is currently engaged on Any Tom, Dick, or Harry. she's going to reunite with Brody on Life Partners, that photography started in Apr 2013. Meester was originally in talks to reprize her role as Carrie Bishop within the film adaptation of flower Mars, however because of programing problems, she was eventually replaced by Andrea Estella, lead singer of the band Twin Sister. she's going to seem opposite Henry M. Robert Downey, Jr. within the David Dobkin dramedy The Judge; photography started in June 2013. Her next project is Like Sunday, Like Rain directed by Frank Whaley, wherever she's going to play the girlfriend of inexperienced Day's singer Billie Joe Armstrong. She is scheduled to form her Broadway stage debut in AN adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men opposite James Franco.