X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Taylor Momsen Biography

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

Relationships