Taylor Momsen was born on July 26, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Taylor Michel Momsen. She is an actress, known for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) and Underdog (2007).
Before she auditioned for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), she had never read the book or seen the cartoon.
Began her career at the age of three, appearing in a "Shake N' Bake" commercial.
Taylor's younger sister, Sloane Momsen (b. 1996), was also briefly an actress. The sisters' parents are Michael and Colette Momsen and their maternal grandparents were ethnic Germans who emigrated from Imperial Russia.
Signed to IMG Models in 2008 at the age of 14.
She has a band named The Pretty Reckless and signed with Interscope Records.
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 made a cameo in her band's music video 'My Medicine'.
Told Teen Vogue she would like to major in Language Arts.
Ranked #91 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
Personal Quotes (1)
I smoke, so what? Why do people give a s**t what a 16-year-old girl who they've never met does? It's not like I'm sitting there going, 'Kids, you should go buy a pack of cigarettes.' When I walk outside with a cigarette and someone takes a picture of it and puts it on the Internet, it's not my problem. I'm just living my life and I'm not gonna live my life for other people.