Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen

Taylor MomsenTaylor Momsen Top Women Models Photo Gallery, Bio, Images, video. Taylor Momsen born July 26, 1993is an American actress, musician and model.

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.  After weeks of speculation of who was the face of Madonna’s 2010 fashion line “Material Girl”, Momsen was announced on July 15, 2010.  A week later, Momsen was announced as the model for John Galliano’s new women’s fragrance, scheduled to launch in autumn 2010.

Taylor Momsen was born on July 26, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents are Michael and Collette Momsen and she has a younger sister, Sloane Momsen, who is also an actress. She was raised Roman Catholic  and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School  for elementary school and later attended Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac, Maryland.

She studied dance at the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis. Momsen was signed with Ford Models at the age of two of what she says “My parents signed me up with Ford [Modeling] at the age of 2. No 2-year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice. My whole life, I was in and out of school. I didn’t have friends. I was working constantly and I didn’t have a real life.”

 

She began acting professionally at three 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 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, her breakout role. In 2002, she was given the role of Gretel in the motion picture: Hansel and Gretel, as well as a small part in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams.
Momsen’s career came to a halt for over three years until she received a lead role in the WB series Misconceptions, which was never aired. Also at this time, Momsen appeared in the 2006 film Saving Shiloh. She also auditioned for the title role in Hannah Montana, and was in the top three, but the role was instead awarded to Miley Cyrus—a decision that Momsen was happy with, in retrospect.  In 2007 she starred in the Walt Disney Pictures film Underdog, as Molly and as Jennifer in the movie Paranoid Park, directed by Gus Van Sant.

 
Beginning in 2007, she played the character of Jenny Humphrey in The CW television series Gossip Girl, which is based on the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar. Momsen’s appearances on the series became increasingly sporadic, and by the end of the first half of the fourth season, she had only appeared in four episodes. It was then announced that the actress would be scheduled for an indefinite hiatus from the show, which ultimately resulted in her leaving the series as a regular cast member, following the completion of the fourth season in 2011. Later that year, on August 16, 2011, Momsen told Elle magazine that she had quit acting to focus on her music career.

 

However, on October 16, 2012, it was reported that Momsen and Connor Paolo, whose recurring role as Momsen’s stepbrother had also been significantly decreased following the fourth season, would be returning to Gossip Girl for the final episode of the sixth and final season.

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