Taylor Momsen was born on 26th July 1993 is an American actress, musician and model who portrays the character of Jenny Humphrey on the CW television series Gossip Girl and portrayed the role of Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and fronts the rock band The Pretty Reckless.
Her parents are Michael and Collette Momsen and she has a younger sister, Sloane Momsen, who is also an actress. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and was raised Roman Catholic. 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 June 2008, at the age of fourteen, Momsen signed to IMG Models.She 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.
Momsen commented about the recording: "I'm like, okay, dude, you're singing an 8-year,old's words, but that's cool. It's so funny because I didn't shop it or anything and I get this call going, 'Did you write a song for Heidi Montag'?The track was later included on Montag's debut studio album Superficial.On July 27, 2011, Taylor Momsen announced via Twitter that the band will be touring with Evanescence as the supporting act during the fall of 2011.