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Taylor Momsen is a Actor American born on 26 july 1993 at St. Louis (USA)

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen
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Birth name Taylor Michel Momsen
Nationality USA
Birth 26 july 1993 (30 years) at St. Louis (USA)

Taylor Michel Momsen (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress and musician. She is known for portraying the character of Jenny Humphrey on the CW television series Gossip Girl (2007–12) and Cindy Lou Who in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). She fronts the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

Biography

Taylor Momsen est née à Saint-Louis dans le Missouri, où elle reçoit une éducation très religieuse à l'école primaire Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School puis à Herbert Hoover Middle School à Potomac, dans le Maryland. Elle a étudié la danse au Center of Creative Arts à Saint-Louis.

Ses parents, Mickael et Colette, l'inscrivent, très jeune, dans une agence professionnelle, Ford Models, où elle commence à se faire connaître, « Mes parents ont signé un contrat pour moi avec Ford quand j'avais deux ans. Personne ne veut travailler à deux ans, mais je n'ai pas eu le choix. Toute ma vie, un coup j'étais à l'école, un coup je n'y étais plus. Je n'avais pas d'amis. Je travaillais tout le temps et je n'avais pas de vraie vie ».

Elle a une sœur, de trois ans sa cadette, Sloane, qui est aussi actrice. Elle tient son amour de la musique rock de son père, qui possédait de nombreux vinyles.

Bien qu'elle cite souvent comme son premier concert de rock celui des White Stripes auquel elle a assisté enfant (âgée de 7 ans) et qui lui a révélé sa vocation de chanteuse, son véritable premier concert est celui de Chuck Berry au Blueberry Hill de Saint-Louis, alors qu'elle avait 5 ou 6 ans.

Elle a écrit ses premières chansons à 5 ans et a commencé à jouer de la guitare à 8 ans (son tout premier morceau appris étant Smoke on the Water du groupe Deep Purple) et a passé l'équivalent du baccalauréat à 15 ans. Après l'avoir obtenu, elle tenta de suivre des cours à l'université Professional Performing Arts School à Manhattan (où son ami Connor Paolo étudiait), en parallèle du tournage de Gossip Girl et de l'enregistrement — nocturne — de l'album Light Me Up, mais n'y parvenant pas, elle décida d'arrêter ses études.

Lorsqu'on lui demande pourquoi elle a subitement arrêté d'être actrice et mannequin, elle répond : « Et bien, c'est comme si je m'étais réveillée un matin et je me suis dit Oh, j'ai compris, je suis un produit... »

Son nom est inscrit sur la liste du California Child Actor's Bill (Coogan Act).

En 2014, elle a affirmé avoir plusieurs idées pour un livre pour enfants. En 2016, elle précise : « Je travaille sur un livre actuellement - pas une autobiographie ».

Très controversée par les médias pour ses vêtements, ses actes et ses déclarations ainsi que par les ultra-religieux américains pour la musique de son groupe The Pretty Reckless, Taylor répète ne pas chercher la polémique, évite les tabloïds et cherche à garder sa vie personnelle privée. Suite à la sorte de son clip Heaven Knows, de l'album Going to Hell, de nombreuses personnes pensent que ses gesticulations dans la vidéo soulignent son satanisme, accusations que Momsen réfute.

Plusieurs médias ont qualifié Taylor Momsen de sex-symbol, avant même sa majorité.

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Filmography of Taylor Momsen (8 films)

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Actress

Spy School
Spy School (2008)
, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Forrest Landis, AnnaSophia Robb, Taylor Momsen, Rider Strong, Lea Thompson, D. L. Hughley
Roles Madison Kramer
Rating45% 2.261812.261812.261812.261812.26181
A twelve-year-old boy known for telling tall tales, overhears a plot to kidnap the President's daughter. When he goes public with his story, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.
Paranoid Park, 1h25
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Sports films, Skateboard
Actors Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Scott Patrick Green, Christopher Doyle, Gus Van Sant
Roles Jennifer
Rating65% 3.299313.299313.299313.299313.29931
Alex (Gabe Nevins), a 16-year-old skateboarder, rides a freight train clandestinely with a man named Scratch (Scott Patrick Green) whom he has just met at the Eastside Skatepark, known as "Paranoid Park". While the train is moving a security guard (John Burrowes) notices the pair, chases after them, and tries to get them off by hitting Scratch with his flashlight. During the melee, Alex hits him with his skateboard and the guard, losing balance, falls onto another track into the path of an oncoming freight train which cuts him in half. Alex tries to destroy some of the evidence. For example, he throws his skateboard into the Willamette River from the Steel Bridge, and when he arrives at his friend Jared's (Jake Miller) house, he showers and disposes of the clothes he had been wearing.
Underdog
Underdog (2007)
, 1h24
Directed by Frederik Du Chau, Frederik Du Chau
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Superhero films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Belushi, Peter Dinklage, John Slattery, Patrick Warburton, Alex Neuberger, Taylor Momsen
Roles Molly
Rating48% 2.4088652.4088652.4088652.4088652.408865
The film opens with a slight introduction from the main hero of the film, Underdog who introduces the audience to himself, his arch-nemesis Simon Barsinister, and Barsinister's henchman Cad. The film then enters into Capital City Town Hall, where a beagle on the police bomb squad sets off a false alarm after smelling a large ham (in some boxes near where the mayor was giving a speech). After being shunned by his fellow police canines, the beagle leaves in shame and is abducted off the street by Cad, who takes him to Simon's lab. Simon is bitter against the mayor, who has turned down his proposal for a type of genetic experimenting for the city, and plans to prove him wrong by testing his new serum on the beagle. However, Underdog escapes and runs amok in the lab, causing a fire and accidentally becoming exposed to a variety of DNA concoctions and chemicals that Simon developed, which modifies his DNA and gives him the strength to break through the metal door to the lab. After witnessing his work's "success" Simon is stunned when a burning monitor falls onto him, and Cad rushes to his aid.
Saving Shiloh, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Jason Dolley, Jordan Garrett, Taylor Momsen, Scott Wilson, Ann Dowd, Gerald McRaney
Roles Samantha Wallace
Rating61% 3.0998153.0998153.0998153.0998153.099815
The movie begins with Marty Preston (Jason Dolley) explaining the events of Shiloh and Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season. Then Judd Travers (Scott Wilson) shows up at the Preston home with dead squirrels as a present for Marty and his family for helping him after his truck accident in the second film. A fearful Shiloh runs into the kitchen since he is still scared of Judd. Marty's sister, Becky (Liberty Smith), embarrasses her mother, Louise (Ann Dowd), when she calls Judd the meanest man since Judd says he has eaten dead squirrels all his life. Soon, Marty hears from his two best friends, David Howard (Jordan Garrett) and Samantha Wallace (Taylor Momsen), that after a fist fight, a drunken Judd has been charged with murder. Marty brings Judd some squirrel stew and offers to help Judd, believing that he hasn't committed murder. Soon after, when Marty is helping Judd build a fence for his hunting dogs, Judd accidentally steps on one of his dog's paws. The dog starts attacking Judd, biting his good leg. Judd doesn't show any fear, grabbing the dog and swinging him at a fence. Afterwards, when Dara Lynn (Kyle Chavarria), another of Marty's sisters, falls into a lake, Marty jumps in to save her. Shiloh jumps in to help but gets caught in the current, which leads toward Miller Falls. Marty goes back into the lake to save Shiloh but gets caught in a branch. Seeing this, Judd jumps off a cliff into the lake to free Marty. Marty explains to Judd that Shiloh is going to go over the waterfall unless he saves him. Judd saves Shiloh and begins a friendship with Marty and Shiloh. The film ends with Marty saying, "If you open your heart, anything is possible.
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, 1h40
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about families, Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Emily Osment, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Mike Judge
Roles President's Daughter
Rating53% 2.6546552.6546552.6546552.6546552.654655
The OSS now has a full child spy section, of which 13-year-old Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) and 10-year-old Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) have become agents. They face particularly difficult competition with Gary and Gerti Giggles (Matt O'Leary and Emily Osment), the children of double-dealing agent Donnagon Giggles (Mike Judge), whom Carmen and Juni helped to rescue in the previous film. It is shown that Carmen defends Gary and has a crush on him.
Hansel & Gretel, 1h29
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Children's films
Actors Jacob Smith, Taylor Momsen, Dakota Fanning, Thomas Curtis, Alana Austin, Gerald McRaney
Roles Gretel
Rating44% 2.220782.220782.220782.220782.22078
The film begins in a modern home with two children, Andrew (Thomas Curtis) and Katie (Dakota Fanning), about to go to bed during a thunderstorm. They ask their father to read them a story to help them feel better about the storm. The father finds a dusty, old book and decides to read the story of Hansel and Gretel.
We Were Soldiers, 2h18
Directed by Randall Wallace
Origin USA
Genres War, Action, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, Keri Russell
Roles Daughter Julie Moore
Rating71% 3.599473.599473.599473.599473.59947
A French unit on patrol in Vietnam in 1954, during the final year of the First Indochina War, is ambushed by Viet Minh forces. Viet Minh commander Nguyen Huu An orders his soldiers to "kill all they send, and they will stop coming".
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1h44
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, L'enfance marginalisée, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film, Films about school violence
Actors Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon
Roles Cindy Lou Who
Rating63% 3.155593.155593.155593.155593.15559
All the Whos down in Whoville enjoy celebrating Christmas with much happiness and joy, except for the cynical and misanthropic Grinch (Jim Carrey) the Whos with great wrath and occasionally pulls dangerous and harmful practical jokes on them. As a result, no one likes or cares for him. Meanwhile, six-year-old Cindy Lou (Taylor Momsen) believes everyone is missing the point about Christmas by being more concerned about the gifts and festivities. After finding him mixing up the mail in the post office, Cindy Lou becomes interested in the Grinch and his history, asking everyone what they know about him, and soon discovers that he has a tragic past.