Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen

Rock Singer

Taylor Michel Momsen is an American actress and musician known for playing Jenny Humphrey in the CW television series Gossip Girl and Cindy Lou Who in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She fronts the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

Full Name
Jul 26, 1993
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Taylor Momsen was born on July 26, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is an American rock singer and actress best known for her role as Jenny Humphrey on the teen drama television series “Gossip Girl” (2007–2012). Momsen began her acting career at the age of three, appearing in national television commercials. At the age of six she made her feature film debut playing Cindy Lou Who in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000). She initially attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in St. Louis County, but later relocated to New York City with her mother when she was cast as Jenny Humphrey in “Gossip Girl.”

Momsen began singing and writing music at a young age and released her debut album, “Ignorance Is Bliss” in 2009. In 2011 she formed the rock band The Pretty Reckless and released their first studio album, “Light Me Up” that same year. The band has since released two more albums: “Going to Hell (2014)” and “Who You Selling For (2016).” In addition to recording and performing music, Momsen also models for various brands including Material Girl, which is owned by Madonna and her daughter Lourdes Leon. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her music career with The Pretty Reckless.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Taylor Momsen is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 26, 1993, Taylor Momsen was born in St. Louis, Missouri.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Acting Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Momsen lands her breakthrough acting role as Cindy Lou Who in the live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Cast of Gossip Girl</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Momsen joins the cast of the hit CW show Gossip Girl as Jenny Humphrey.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Rock Band The Pretty Reckless</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Momsen forms the rock band The Pretty Reckless and releases their debut album Light Me Up.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Sophomore Album Going To Hell</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Pretty Reckless releases their sophomore album Going To Hell.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Pretty Reckless Performs at Download Festival</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Pretty Reckless performs at Download Festival in the United Kingdom.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Third Album Death By Rock and Roll</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Pretty Reckless releases their third studio album Death By Rock and Roll.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She Pushes Boundaries</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Taylor Momsen is a fearless artist who isn’t afraid to push boundaries and challenge herself. Her unique style of rock music has inspired many, and her daring fashion choices have made her an icon in the world of fashion.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Talented Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Taylor Momsen is a talented performer. Her powerful voice and energetic stage presence make her live shows unforgettable. She’s known for her powerful vocals and dynamic songwriting, which she has showcased on numerous albums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Influential Figure</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Taylor Momsen is an influential figure in both the music industry and fashion industry. Her success has been inspiring to many young women, who look up to her as a role model for achieving their goals. Her influence has helped shape the music and fashion scenes today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at Just 3 Years Old</h3><p id="" class="facts-text"> Taylor Momsen began her career as an actress when she was just 3 years old, appearing in a commercial for Shake 'n Bake.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Role on Gossip Girl</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Taylor Momsen is best known for her role as Jenny Humphrey on the hit TV series Gossip Girl.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Lead Singer of The Pretty Reckless</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Taylor Momsen is the lead singer of the rock band The Pretty Reckless, which has released several studio albums and toured extensively.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Dropped Out of High School at 15</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Taylor Momsen dropped out of high school at the age of 15 to pursue her music and acting career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Taylor Momsen modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch in 2009 and starred in their controversial ad campaign, featuring a shirtless photo of her.</p></div>


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