Taylor Momsen | Biography
Only a very few lucky people get starting like Taylor Momsen. Beating more than hundreds of kids, Taylor nabbed the role of Cindy Lou in much acclaimed movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. A charming, beautiful actress-turned turbulent punk singer has become the face of Material Girl fashion line of Madonna & is the fresh muse for John Galliano, a Dior boss.
Daughter of musician-turned-business owner, Michael and housewife, Colette, Taylor Momsen took birth as Taylor Michel Momsen on 26th of July 1993. Native of St. Louis, MO, Taylor is of Russian and German ancestry. Grew up in Roman Catholic family, she completed elementary education through Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. She furthered her education through the Herbert Hoover Middle School. She took dance lessons at the prestigious Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis. Taylor is of Russian ancestry. At age two, Ford signed her. She started professional acting at age of three. Sloane Momsen, her younger sister is as well an actress.
Reportedly Taylor Momsen is currently single. Though there is no acute information regarding her love affairs, this devilish diva has been spotted with a number of handsome hunks. In the late 2000, the rumor of her seeing actor Chace Crawford hit the market. She was spotted with Skandar Keynes numerous times. Tabloids encountered her with her alleged boyfriend Natt Weller several times in 2010. The same year, the news of her relationship with British television personality Jack Osbourne made headlines. As she is in her early twenties and on the top of her career, she still has a lot of time to think about marrige. She has been accused of undergoing surgeon’s knife to enhance her nose and has done breast augmentation.
Though Taylor was already a screen veteran, starting appearing in commercials since age three, she found her niche in acting industry after being cast as Cindy Lou on the fantasy movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Her performance in the movie earned her several high profile award nominations, including Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female Newcomer, Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Under. The following year, she starred in movies like “We Were Soldier”, “Hansel & Gretel” and “Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams”. With a strong movie resume, she started dabbling in TV acting. She was cast as Hopper Watson in 2006’s “Misconceptions”, however the series never aired. The following year, she scored a starring role on a CW series “Gossip Girl”. Her portrayal of teenager social climber turned independent, promising fashion designer, Jennifer “Jenny” Humphrey earned her Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV Breakout Star: Female” and “Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress. Her movie credits include “Saving Shiloh”, “Paranoid Park”, “Underdog” and “Spy School”.
Although Taylor spend all most all her childhood and teenage acting, her original dream was to become a singer. She started living her dream after becoming lead vocalist of a group called “The Pretty Reckless”. On 30th of August 2010, the band released their debut album titled, “Light Me Up”. The album was big hit in UK and reached 18th position in charts in Ireland. The album contained singles, like “Make Me Wanna Die”, “Miss Nothing” and “Just Tonight”. The band dropped the followed up album titled “Going to Hell” in 2014. Their EP “The Pretty Reckless EP” hit the market in 2010 and “Hit Me Like a Man EP” was released in 2012.
At age 14, in June 2008, Taylor signed a modeling deal with IMG Models. She has remained face of “New Look”, a British fashion chain, for its 2010 spring/summer collection. She has modeled for several female fragrances as well. At present, she is the new face of handbag line of Samantha Thavasa. She has posed for the cover page of numerous magazines, including Page Six Magazine, Seventeen and more recently Maxim. She has a fortune of two and a half million dollars.
Taylor enjoys listening The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Audioslave and Nirvana. Her musical persona was influenced by such singers as Kurt Cobain, John Lennon and Robert Plant. For more information, please visit wiki.