- Date of Birth:
- July 26, 1993
- 5' 8"
- St. Louis
Taylor Momsen (born July 23, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American singer/songwriter and a former actress and model. She broke into the acting scene as Cindy Lou Who in the live-action film Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. She continued in small roles in Hansel and Gretel and Spy Kids 2: The Island off Lost Dreams. In 2007 she took on the role of Jenny Humphrey in The CW TV series Gossip Girl. She left the show after four seasons and quit acting completely to focus on her music career. In March 2009, Taylor and her band, The Pretty Reckless, signed a deal with Interscope Records. Her band has opened on tours with The Veronicas, Evanescence, and Fall Out Boy. She has most recently confirmed that the band’s newest album is being completed.
Best Known For:
Taylor is best known for her band The Pretty Reckless and her role as Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl.
Taylor studied dance at the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, but signed with Ford Models at the age of 2. She started her acting career at 3 years old. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan for high school, with fellow actors Connor Paolo, Gregori Lukas, and Sarah Hyland.