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Taylor Momsen is Jenny

Taylor Momsen

An actress whose poise and range reaches well beyond her years, Taylor Momsen stars as Jenny Humphrey, the freshman from downtown Soho who tries to fit in with the wealthy kids from New York's Upper East Side, in TV2's new drama "Gossip Girl."

Having worked with directors ranging from Ron Howard to Gus Van Sant, Momsen is making her mark in Hollywood. 

She can be seen in Gus Van Sant's "Paranoid Park," which premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and was given the 60th Anniversary Award. 

Momsen can also be seen in the live action/CGI film "Underdog," starring Jim Belushi and directed by Frederik Du Chau.

In 2000, Momsen starred in her breakthrough performance in Ron Howard's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," as Cindy Lou Who, opposite Jim Carrey.  The film grossed over $340 million worldwide. 

Additional film credits include Robert Rodriquez' "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams" and Randall Wallace's "We Were Soldiers," starring Mel Gibson.

Momsen was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and resides in Maryland.

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