Date of Birth26 July 1993, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameTaylor Michel Momsen
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)
Taylor Mikel Momsen was born on July 26th, 1993 in St Louis, Missouri to parents Michael and Colette Momsen. Her Mom took her to NYC because she was so bubbly, outgoing and so talented for her young age! She began her acting career at age 3 with a national commercial for "Shake-N-Bake". She also appeared in commercials for "Snuggle" fabric softener. She first landed the role of "Honey Bee Swan" in The Prophet's Game (2000). Her first big role was as "Cindy Lou Who" in Jim Carrey's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). After that, Taylor landed the role of "Julie Moore" in We Were Soldiers (2002), which also starred her younger sister, Sloane Momsen. After landing roles in movies such as Hansel & Gretel (2002),Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002),Saving Shiloh (2006), Spy School (2008), Taylor landed "Gossip Girl" (2007) a few years later and is known as the infamous "Lil-J"! Taylor starting touring with The Pretty Reckless when she appeared on Van's Warp Tour summer of 2010. Taylor is the lead singer and she writes all of her own lyrics. She has toured all over the UK, topping rock charts right away! Then touring U.S. cities in 2011.
She has been writing, singing and dancing since she could walk and talk.
Before she auditioned for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), she had never read the book or seen the cartoon.
Began her career at the age of three, appearing in a "Shake N' Bake" commercial.
Her younger sister, Sloane Momsen (b.1996), is a former actress.
Parents: Michael and Colette.
Signed to IMG Models in 2008 at the age of 14.
Auditioned for the lead role in "Hannah Montana" (2006) which was eventually given to Miley Cyrus.
She has a band named The Pretty Reckless and signed with Interscope Records.
Her favorite bands are The Beatles, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Audioslave, Soundgarden and Nirvana.
Robert Plant, John Lennon and Kurt Cobain are her idols.
Is good friends with former "Gossip Girl" (2007) co-star Connor Paolo. Both officially quit the show in its 5th season run. Taylor wanted to focus on her music, and Connor got a role in the ABC drama "Revenge" (2011). Connor has also made a cameo in her band's music video 'My Medicine'.
Told Teen Vogue she would like to major in Language Arts.
When she was only 8 years old, Taylor wrote and recorded the song 'Blackout'. It was later performed by Heidi Montag and on Heidi's first studio album, 'Superficial'.
I live a very adult life: I have two different careers; I'm on tour. What am I going to do, hang out with the high school kids? I just can't relate to what they talk about-it seems so petty...I've had lots of relationships. My parents know that I'm not going to date someone who's sixteen. Boys are so much less mature than girls as it is; there's just no way- I would eat a boy my age alive.
...life is not rainbows and butterflies.
[Interviewer: What are you angry about?] F*cking everything. I hate everything. I hate everyone. I don't mean that. I love everyone. I love everything.
[on auditioning for Hannah Montana] Honestly, if I'd have ended up as Hannah Montana, I don't know if the show would have gone as well. I probably would have told them all to go fuck themselves by the time I hit 11. And I don't know how that would have gone down.
The other day, this reporter brought his 12 year old daughter to an interview. She was looking at me opened-mouthed, like: 'I want stripper shoes Daddy!' He hated me! I hope girls read what I say in interviews -- they should just be themselves. They wouldn't want to be like me. I'm crazy. I'm fucking out of my mind. I've been told I was out of my mind since I was 11.
You can't face the world if you're not being you.
I was raised Catholic. I fucked a priest once - I'm just kidding.
I'm not looking to be Miley fucking Cyrus. I don't care about the fame. I do it because I love music. I like making records and if people like them, then we'll go along for the ride. I'm not dissing Miley personally. However, I do think the Disney bubblegum shit that the world is living right now is pathetic. I thought we passed that repression. I don't know Miley, but musically we're different.