Merit Leighton; Movies, Mother, Age

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Merit’s Bio & Family: Age, Sister, Mother, Ethnicity

Merit Leighton, age 18, was born on June 17, 2002, in Glendale, California, the United States. She is the first daughter of her father and mother and shares a sibling bond with her 15-year-old sister, Marlowe Peyton, Marlow is an American singer and child actress.

The high school graduate holds white ethnicity and her religion is Christianity. Moreover, Merit’s birth sign is Gemini.

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Her Career In TV & Movies, Net Worth

Merit first made a major screen appearance with the 2010 short movie, Specifically. Subsequently, she was seen in the TV series titled The New Normal in 2012. Eventually, she appeared as Ally in the series 40’s and Failing in 2015 and appeared as Malynda in the 2018 short film, Planeman, which won her an international award.

Furthermore, she was part of Disney’s Emmy winning show, Sofia The First as a voice actor. Her latest appearance came as Hannah in the Netflix comedy series, Alexa & White from 2018 to 2020. The actual net worth of teen actor remains confined to media sources.

Is She Dating Actor Jacob Hopkins?

A few years ago, there was the hype that Merit and actor Jacob Hopkins were dating each other. They were even caught sharing cozy moments together on their Instagram accounts.

Nevertheless, the couple seems to have parted ways with one another as there are no recent pictures of them sharing the moments together. Merit seems single as of now and fully focused on her career.

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Height & Body Statistics

Merit stands tall at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65 meters) and weighs around 88 pounds (44 kg). Her body measurements read at 33-24-35 inches. Besides, she has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Bio & Family
Name Merit Leighton
Birth Name Merit Leighton
DOB June 17, 2002
Place of Birth Glendale, California, United States
Father’s Name NA
Mother’s Name NA
Siblings 1
Brother/s No
Sister/s Marlowe Peyton
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Birth Sign Gemini
High School NA
College/University NA
Career & Net Worth
Profession Actress
Career 2010- present
Known For Alexa & Katie
Net Worth NA
Salary NA
Notable Credits Won the 2018 Action on Film International Film Festival award for Best Rising Young Filmmaker for Planeman (2018)
Personal Life
Gay/Lesbian No
Relationship Status Single
Husband/Wife Not Yet
Boyfriend/Girlfriend Jacob Hopkins (ex)
Engaged Not Yet
Wedding Date Not Yet
Children Not Yet
Son/s Not Yet
Daughter/s Not Yet
Divorce No
Body Statistics
Height 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters)
Weight 88 pounds (44 kg)
Measurements 33-24-35 inches
Shoe Size 6.5 (US)
Dress Size NA
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
  • Merit recorded a single “New Americana” with artist Halsey
  • She performed with the 50-orchestra people in “SPIKE Video Games Awards.”
  • She is also fluent in the Japanese language.
  • Merit is the youth ambassador of The Jonathan Foundation.
  • Merit is active on Instagram with over 58.3k followers.