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Taylor Momsen

Biography

Received a Artist Honor nomination for Best Efficiency on her behalf breakthrough role as student Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl. She also became the business lead vocalist and songwriter from the music group The Pretty Reckless and she takes on the President’s girl in the 2002 film Spy Children 2: Isle of Shed Dreams. She started acting appropriately at age group three after becoming cast inside a industrial for Tremble n’ Bake. She was nominated to get a Blockbuster Entertainment Honor for Favorite Feminine Newcomer on her behalf part as Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 film Dr. Seuss’ The way the Grinch Stole Xmas. Her parents are Michael and Collette, and her young sister is known as Sloane. She starred in Gossip Woman with Blake Lively.

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Full Name Taylor Momsen
Date Of Birth July 26, 1993
Place Of Birth St. Louis, MO
Height 1.73 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Professional Performing Arts School, Herbert Hoover Middle School
Nationality American
Parents Michael Momsen, Colette Momsen
Siblings Sloane Momsen, Joshua Momsen
Awards Kerrang! Hottest Female Award
Music Groups The Pretty Reckless
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female
Movies Spy School, Underdog, Paranoid Park, Saving Shiloh, Hansel and Gretel, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, We Were Soldiers, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Prophet's Game
TV Shows Gossip Girl, Misconceptions
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Her mother is of entirely German descent. Her family were ethnic Germans who lived in the then-Russian Empire (including Odessa).
2 Ranked #91 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
3 Told Teen Vogue she would like to major in Language Arts.
4 Is good friends with former Gossip Girl (2007) co-star Connor Paolo. Both officially quit the show in its 5th season run. Taylor wanted to focus on her music, and Connor got a role in the ABC drama Revenge (2011). Connor has also made a cameo in her band's music video 'My Medicine'.
5 Robert Plant, John Lennon and Kurt Cobain are her idols.
6 Her favorite bands are The Beatles, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Audioslave, Soundgarden and Nirvana.
7 She has a band named The Pretty Reckless and signed with Interscope Records.
8 Signed to IMG Models in 2008 at the age of 14.
9 Parents: Michael and Colette.
10 Her younger sister, Sloane Momsen (b.1996), is a former actress.
11 Began her career at the age of three, appearing in a "Shake N' Bake" commercial.
12 Before she auditioned for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), she had never read the book or seen the cartoon.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gossip Girl 2007-2012 TV Series Jenny Humphrey
Spy School 2008 Madison Kramer
Underdog 2007 Molly
Paranoid Park 2007 Jennifer
Saving Shiloh 2006 Samantha Wallace
Misconceptions 2006 TV Series Hopper Watson
Hansel & Gretel 2002 Gretel
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams 2002 President's Daughter
We Were Soldiers 2002 Daughter Julie Moore
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 Cindy Lou Who
The Prophet's Game 2000 Honey Bee Swan
Early Edition 1998 TV Series Allie
Cosby 1997 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gossip Girl 2010-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kick-Ass 2010 "Make Me Wanna Die"
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 performer: "Welcome Christmas", "Christmas, Why Can't I Find You?"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pretty Reckless: My Medicine 2012 Video short producer - uncredited
The Pretty Reckless: You 2012 Video short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pretty Reckless: My Medicine 2012 Video short uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pretty Reckless: Make Me Wanna Die 2010 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2010-2014 TV Series documentary Herself
The Pretty Reckless: Going to Hell 2013 Video short Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Golden Gods Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The Pretty Reckless: My Medicine 2012 Video short Herself (uncredited)
The Pretty Reckless: You 2012 Video short Herself (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter
BRAVO: Best of 2010 2010 TV Movie Herself
The Pretty Reckless: Just Tonight 2010 Video short Herself (uncredited)
The Pretty Reckless: Make Me Wanna Die 2010 Video short Herself (uncredited)
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself
The 2009 Whitney Museum Gala 2009 TV Movie Herself
Fifth Avenue Meets Gossip Girl 2009 Video short Herself
Gossip Girl: Faces Behind the Design 2009 Video short Herself
Stylish Confessions: The Fashion of 'Gossip Girl' 2009 Video short Herself
New Now Next Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Heyman Hustle 2009 TV Series Herself
Gossip Girl Couture 2008 Video short Herself
The Beginning, XOXO 2008 Video short Herself
Gossip Girl Revealed 2008 TV Movie Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Herself
Best Ever Christmas Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2000 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Herself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary Jenny Humphrey

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress Gossip Girl (2007)
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star Female Gossip Girl (2007)
2008 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress Underdog (2007)
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Performance by a Younger Actor How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Female - Newcomer How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
2001 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Under How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
2000 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actress How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)


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