GOSSIP GIRL Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen: Jenny Humphrey

Date Of Birth: July 26th, 1993  Hometown:  California

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 The CW's new drama "Gossip Girl."

Working with directors ranging from Ron Howard to Gus Van Sant, Momsen is making her mark in Hollywood. She will next be seen in Gus Van Sant's "Paranoid Park" for IFC Films. The film revolves around a teenage skateboarder whose life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard. The film premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and was given the 60th Anniversary Award.

Momsen can also be seen in Disney and Spyglass Entertainment's live action/CGI film "Underdog," starring Jim Belushi and directed by Frederik Du Chau. The film is scheduled for release on August 3, 2007.

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

Additional film credits include: Robert Rodriquez' "Spy Kids 2," and Randall Wallace's "We Were Soldiers," starring Mel Gibson. Momsen was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently resides in Maryland.