Gossip Girl cast ages: How old was the cast then (and now)?

Gossip Girl. Photograph by Courtesy of WarnerMedia
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Step into the glamorous world of the Upper East Side as we embark on a thrilling journey back to the era of Gossip Girl! The series may have bid farewell to Netflix’s vast U.S. library, but fans have been eagerly awaiting its return, longing to relive the captivating lives of Manhattan’s elite. As we eagerly await any news of its return to Netflix U.S., a burning question lingers in our minds: just how old were the beloved Gossip Girl cast members when they first graced our screens, and what does time have in store for them now?

Prepare to be swept away by a wave of chic nostalgia as we delve into the juicy details of the cast’s ages during their time on the show. But that’s not all! We’ll also reveal the highly anticipated answer to how old they are in 2023! So, without further ado, let’s unravel the timeless secrets of our favorite stars, from their youthful days on the Upper East Side to the present-day chapters of their lives. Get ready to go on a ride through the years!

How old was the main cast of Gossip Girl? ( then and now)

Let’s take a thrilling trip down memory lane as we delve into the ages of our beloved Gossip Girl stars both during filming and in the present day. First up, let’s revisit the inseparable BFFs Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, brilliantly portrayed by Blake Lively and Leighton Meester.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively, Gossip Girl
Blake Lively on location for “Gossip Girl” November 27, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage) /

In the dazzling world of Gossip Girl, Blake Lively gracefully portrayed the stunning Serena van der Woodsen, capturing hearts with her undeniable charm and impeccable fashion sense. At the tender age of 20, she stepped into the role that would make her a household name, breathing life into the character of the Upper East Side’s golden girl. With her striking looks and alluring charisma, she effortlessly commanded attention wherever she went, making her the quintessential “It Girl” of Manhattan’s social scene.

As of 2023, she has blossomed into a phenomenal actress with a career that spans both television and film. Celebrating her 36th birthday on August 25, 1987, Blake Lively remains an enduring force.

Beyond her iconic role as Serena van der Woodsen, Blake Lively’s talent extended to the silver screen, where she left audiences captivated in The Age of Adaline and A Simple Favor.

To stay connected with the actress, you can follow her on Instagram under the handle “@blakelively“.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Actress Leighton Meester on the set of ‘Gossip Girl’ outside Milly Madison Avenue on September 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) /

Leighton Meester graced our screens as the unforgettable Blair Waldorf in the iconic series Gossip Girl. At the young age of 21, she brought sophistication, wit, and a touch of vulnerability to the character, making Blair an instant fan favorite. As the Queen Bee of Constance Billard School for Girls and the reigning socialite of the Upper East Side, Blair’s perfectly polished façade masked a complex and multifaceted personality, making her one of the most intriguing characters in television history.

Beyond her dazzling portrayal of Blair Waldorf, Leighton Meester’s talent continued to shine, leaving an indelible mark in the entertainment industry. She showcased her versatility in the TV show Single Parents, and the chilling thriller The Roommate.

As of July 2023, Leighton Meester is now 37 years old, celebrating her birthday on April 9, 1986. Despite the passage of time, her charisma, talent, and magnetic presence continue to captivate audiences, making her a beloved and timeless figure in the entertainment industry.

Stay connected with the actress by following her Instagram, “@itsmeleighton“.

Now that we’ve explored the ages of our favorite BFFs, it’s time to unravel the age mysteries of the rest of the Gossip Girl cast! From their youthful days on the Upper East Side to their current selves in 2023, let’s discover just how young they were then and how gracefully they’ve aged since.