The Pretty Reckless: Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen is an American actress, musician and model who portray the character of Jenny Humphrey on the CW television series Gossip Girl. And fronts the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

Taylor was born on July 26, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents are Michael Momsen 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. Taylor attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City alongside Connor Paolo, Gregory Malek-Jones and Karina Pasian.

On August 16, 2011, Taylor told Elle magazine that she quit acting to focus on her music career. June 2008, Taylor signed to IMG Models at the age fourteen. She has a band named The Pretty Reckless and signed with Interscope Records. She writes all the songs, sings and plays simple guitar on the album.

Taylor began her career at the age of three, appearing in a “Shake N’ Bake” commercial. She auditioned for the lead role in “Hannah Montana” which was eventually given to Miley Cyrus.

Taylor’s trademarks are her dark heavy eye shadow, her small star outline tattoo on her side, her beauty mark above top lip, towards left and her long choppy blonde extensions.

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