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Taylor Michel Momsen (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, musician, and model. She is best known for her portrayal of the character Jenny Humphrey on The CW television series Gossip Girl. She is also known for her role as Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and for fronting the rock band, The Pretty Reckless.
Taylor Momsen was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Collette and Michael Momsen. A Roman Catholic, she attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and later, when she lived in Potomac, Maryland, she attended Herbert Hoover Middle School. Her younger sister Sloane Momsen is also an actress. Momsen attended Professional Performing Arts High School (P.P.A.S) in New York City. She also attended COCA in St. Louis where she took dance and martial arts classes as a child.
She began acting professionally at 3 years of age with a national commercial for Shake íNí Bake. She was then cast in The Prophetís Game. In 2000, Taylor 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.
Taylorís career came to a halt for over three years until she received the lead role in the never-aired The WB series Misconceptions. In 2002, Momsen recorded "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "One Small Voice" featuring Myra and Camille Winbush for Schoolís 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. As of 2007 she plays the character of Jenny Humphrey in The CW television series Gossip Girl, which is based on the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar. Momsen is due to be absent for nine episodes of season 4 due to a big storyline for the character in the season 3 finale, prompting her character to leave. Creative differences have not been cited for this, which is more commonly thought - it is because Momsenís band The Pretty Reckless are fronting The Vans Warped tour and so will be unable to be in two places at once. Momsen will have returned before the mid-season finale.