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Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen is a popular American singer, songwriter, model, and as well as former actress. Taylor Momsen has served as the lead vocalist since the Pretty Reckless’ debut in 2009.

Early Life and Childhood

Taylor Momsen was born on July 26, 1993, in her birthplace, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. As of 2023, her age is 29 years old. Her full name is Taylor Michel Momsen. She was born to her father Michael Momsen and her mother Colette Momsen.

Likewise, her younger sister’s name is Sloane Momsen and she is also an actress. The siblings received an early education in a convent at the Lady of Lourdes School and were brought up as Roman Catholics.

She then attended the Potomac Herbert Hoover Middle School (Maryland). She developed her dancing skills at St. Louis’ elite “Center for Creative Arts.” Likewise, she belongs to the American nationality and was born under the sun sign Leo. She is of white ethnicity. She follows the Roman Catholicism religion.

Education

As for her educational background, she is a graduate student. She graduated from the prestigious “Professional Performing Arts Academy” in Manhattan after completing her high school studies.

Career and Professional Life

Taylor Momsen is professionally a singer, songwriter, model, and former actress. At a very young age, Momsen signed a contract with Ford Models “At the age of 2, my parents enrolled me in Ford [Modeling].

I had no choice but to work, which is something that no 2-year-old likes to do. I attended school intermittently throughout my entire life.” At the age of three, she made her acting debut in a Shake ‘n Bake national commercial in 1997. She was then given a role in The Prophet’s Game.

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Caption: Taylor Momsen was captured on one of her performance
Source: Nicki Swift

Acting

Momsen’s breakthrough performance came in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000 as Cindy Lou Who. She portrayed Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and the President’s daughter Alexandra in Spy Kids 2: The Isle of Lost Dreams in 2002.

Additionally, Momsen’s career was put on hold for more than three years before she was offered the main part in the WB series Misconceptions, which was never broadcast. Following that, she also had an appearance in the 2006 movie Saving Shiloh.

She also went in for the top three spots for the Hannah Montana title role; however, Miley Cyrus ended up getting the part, which Momsen later came to appreciate. She played Jennifer in the Gus Van Sant-directed film Paranoid Park and Molly in the Walt Disney Studios comedy Underdog both released in 2007.

Further, she began portraying Jenny Humphrey in the CW television series Gossip Girl in 2007, which was inspired by Cecily von Ziegesar’s book series. At the end of the first half of the fourth season, Momsen had only made an appearance in four episodes.

Her appearances on the show had become more and more irregular. After that, it was revealed that the actress would be taking an extensive break from the program, which resulted in her quitting the show as a regular cast member after the fourth season’s conclusion in 2011.

Momsen revealed to Elle magazine on August 16, 2011, that she has given up acting to concentrate on her music career. She made a brief appearance in the wedding scene in the final episode of Gossip Girl, which aired on October 16, 2012.

Modeling

At the age of 14, Momsen joined IMG Models in June 2008. She served as the model for British clothing retailer New Look’s spring/summer 2010 line. On July 15, 2010, Momsen was introduced as the face of Madonna’s “Material Girl” clothing line after weeks of rumors.

A week later, it was revealed that she would be the face of John Galliano’s upcoming fall 2010 fragrance for ladies. She made an appearance in a 2010 advertisement for Galliano’s “Parlez-Moi d’Amour” fragrance.

When Momsen was 15 years old in 2009, she was featured on the front cover of Page Six Magazine. She also appeared on the Seventeen magazine cover for February 2010. For Revolver in October 2010, Momsen sported a pistol tied across her leg, a pair of platform stiletto boots, and thigh-high stockings.

Momsen was featured on the cover of FHM’s March 2012 issue and was ranked #29 in the publication’s 2012 Hot 100 list. In the November 2013 issue of Maxim, she also made her cover debut.

Music

Momsen has said that “Acting is simple, and “singing is where I can be me. I’ve been doing it for a very long time, and I adore it. So you’re not playing yourself; you’re playing a character. Because you write the music and are involved at every stage, it is more personal.”

For the soundtrack of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7-year-old Momsen recorded the song “Where Are You Christmas?” She recorded “One Little Voice” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” for the compilation album School’s Out! Christmas in 2002.

Momsen revealed that her band Pretty Reckless had signed a deal with Interscope Records in a March 2009 interview with OK! magazine. In the spring of 2009, she began on her first tour with her band, serving as The Veronicas’ opening act on their Revenge Is Sweeter Tour.

Momsen started working with guitarist Ben Phillips after the tour; Phillips would shortly join the group. Then, Momsen switched out her former bandmates. She and Phillips co-write the tunes, and Momsen not only sings lead but also plays rhythm guitar.

Moreover, Momsen collaborated with musicians like American rock vocalist Lzzy Hale from Halestorm, Dutch symphonic metal vocalist Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation, and electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling on the song “Use My Voice” from the American rock band Evanescence’s album The Bitter Truth in 2020.

On February 12, 2021, The Pretty Reckless released their fourth album, Death by Rock and Roll. When “Death by Rock and Roll” reached the top of the charts, The Pretty Reckless became the first female-fronted band to have five number-one singles. Momsen has a mezzo-soprano voice with dramatic range.

Awards and Nominations

Taylor Momsen was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in 2000 for her work in the film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Likewise, she was nominated by reviewers for the “Stinker Award” for her performance in the same film as the “Worst Supporting Actress”!

She received several nominations, including the well-known “Teen Choice Award” in 2008 for her performance in “Gossip Girl.” She was nominated in the category of “Choice TV Breakout Star Female.”

Taylor Momsen – Net Worth 2023

This popular singer, model, songwriter, and former actress has earned a hefty amount of money throughout her successful career. She has a net worth of $4 million as of 2023. However, she hasn’t shared information about her salary and other asset values.

Personal Life

Taylor is a straight-gender person. As of now, her relationship status is single, and not dating anyone. Taylor Momsen’s relationships have frequently made headlines. She was one of the newest teenagers (she was 14 at the time) to be reported for having a boyfriend.

The famous “Skander Keynes” from the “Chronicles of Narnia” was there. The claimed relationship ended quickly.

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Caption: Taylor Momsen with her rumored boyfriend
Source: Just Jared

Likewise, she first gained media attention when she was 17 years old due to her relationship with artist Natt Weller. According to sources, this romance was also short-lived.

She was also connected to Jack Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne’s son. Yet this supposed involvement was also unsuccessful. Currently, she claims that music is her only love. She is one of the kids with an unclaimed account under the California Child Actor’s Bill, which was established for “child performers” whose earnings are placed aside for use as adults.

She claims that her parents forced her into employment when she was a very young child and attributes her “nasty” personality to their parenting style.

Taylor Momsen – Social Media

Reflecting on her social media presence, Taylor Momsen is active on various social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Her Facebook account ‘Taylor Momsen’ has more than 2.6 million followers.

Likewise, she has gained more than 1.8 million followers on her Instagram account under ‘@taylormomsen’. Similarly, she joined Twitter in June 2009 and has gained more than 853.6K followers as of now.

She is also active on TikTok and is quite popular there. Her TikTok account ‘@taylormomsen’ has amused more than 333.3K followers and over 2.2 million hearts.

Body Measurements

Coming to her body stats, Taylor Momsen has a slim body type with a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a weight of 55kg. Likewise, her body measurements are 34-23-33 inches, and her shoe size is 10 (US). She wears a bra of size 32B. Similarly, she has a pair of blue eyes with blonde hair color.

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Caption: Taylor Momsen posing for a photo
Source: Instagram