Taylor Momsen(American actress, musician and model)
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Taylor Michel Momsen (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, musician and model. She acts the role of Jenny Humphrey on the television series Gossip Girl and portrayed the role of Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and fronts the rock band The Pretty Reckless.
Taylor Momsen was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a Roman Catholic family. As a little girl she attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and was raised Catholic. She began acting professionally at 3 years of age with a national commercial for Shake 'N' Bake. She was then cast in The Prophet's Game. In 2000, Momsen played the role of Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Two years later she was cast in the motion picture: Hansel &
Gretel, in which she played Gretel.
Momsen's career came to a halt for over three years until she received the lead role in the never-aired WB series Misconceptions. In 2002, Momsen recorded "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "One Small Voice" featuring Myra and Camille Winbush for School's Out! Christmas. Momsen appeared in the 2006 film Saving Shiloh and also the 2007 Walt Disney Pictures film Underdog, as Molly. She auditioned for the title role in Hannah Montana, and was in the top three, but the role was instead awarded to Miley Cyrus. In 2008 Taylor Momsen starred as Jennifer in the movie "Paranoid Park", directed by Gus Van Sant. As of 2007 she plays the character of Jenny Humphrey in The CW television series Gossip Girl. Taylor attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City alongside Connor Paolo, Gregory Malek-Jones and Karina Pasian.
In June 2008, at the age of fourteen, Momsen signed to IMG Models. Taylor was the face of British fashion chain New Look for its spring/summer 2010 collection. Momsen was the model for John Galliano's new women's fragrance, scheduled to launch in autumn 2010.
She writes all the songs for her band The Pretty Reckless, sings and plays simple guitar on the album. The band's debut album Light Me Up was released on 30 August 2010 in the UK.
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