Born in July 1993 in St. Louis, Mo., Taylor Momsen began her acting career at age three with a national commercial for Shake-N-Bake.
She first landed the role of Honey Bee Swan in 1999’s The Prophet’s Game. However, her first big role came in 2000’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, when she stared opposite Jim Carrey as Cindy Lou Who.
Momsen currently stars as Jenny Humphrey — the high school student from downtown who tries to fit in — on CW’s Gossip Girl. She also fronts the rock band The Pretty Reckless.