Taylor Momsen is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model. She first rose to fame as a child actress, starring in the hit TV series “Gossip Girl” from 2007 to 2012 where she starred alongside Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. However, in recent years, she has made a name for herself as the frontwoman of the rock band The Pretty Reckless, with whom she has released several successful albums and singles.
Momsen’s breakout role came in 2007, when she was cast as Jenny Humphrey in the popular teen drama series “Gossip Girl.” Her performance as the ambitious and fashion-conscious young socialite earned her widespread praise and helped to establish her as a rising star in Hollywood. She continued to act in films and TV shows throughout her teenage years, including a leading role in the horror movie “Paranoid Park” in 2007 and a recurring role in the hit series “Two and a Half Men” from 2008 to 2010.
Taylor has also made appearances in films such as Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters alongside Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, and in the drama series Dr. House where she acted alongside Hugh Laurie.
In 2009, Momsen founded The Pretty Reckless with guitarist Ben Phillips. The band’s debut album, “Light Me Up,” was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and its lead single, “Make Me Wanna Die,” became a top 20 hit in the UK. Since then, the band has released several more successful albums, including “Going to Hell” in 2014 and “Death by Rock and Roll” in 2021.
In 2010, she was featured on the song “Medicine” by the rapper Hollywood Undead, and in 2012, she collaborated with EDM duo Krewella on the track “Come & Get It.” She has also worked as a model, appearing in campaigns for brands like John Galliano and Madonna‘s Material Girl clothing line.