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Taylor Momsen Biography

Birth Name:
Taylor Michel Momsen
Birth Place:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Started acting professionally at age 3 in a Shake-N-Bake commercial
  • At age 6, made film debut as Cindy Lou Who with Jim Carrey in 2000's How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Starred with younger sister Sloane Momsen in We Were Soldiers (2002), in which they played Mel Gibson's daughters
  • Auditioned for the lead role in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and was in the Top 3 contenders, but ultimately lost the role to Miley Cyrus
  • Best known for her role as Jenny Humphrey in the CW teen drama Gossip Girl
  • Her alt-rock band the Pretty Reckless released debut album Light Me Up in 2010
  • A follow-up album, Hit Me Like a Man, was released in 2012