Below: Our fearless editor stalks Taylor at the recent Vans Warped Tour where she leans in to give us a kiss,
Her big break came with the Jim Carrey's movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000 where she played Cindy Lou Who. In 2002 she appeared in 3 feature films including the Spy Kids Sequel: Island of Lost Dreams, We Were Soldiers alongside her sister, and the movie version of the kids fairy tale Hansel & Gretel. She has also appeared as Samantha Wallace in the feature film Saving Shiloh and Doubting Thomas in 2005. Taylor played the lead role of Hopper Watson in the proposed series Misconceptions for The WB in 2006.
In 2007 Taylor was cast as Jenny Humphrey on the new CW pilot of Gossip Girl. The show went into syndication and in the First Season her charactr was a sweet doe-eyed 14 year old who like to sewn her own clothing fashions, By the end of season. By the Third Season in 2010 she was 16 and seducing her older brother's friends.
During the summer of 1999 while 17 years old Taylor formed her own music band The Pretty Reckelss, with Taylor singing lead vocals, featuring a gothic rock look and performing in the syle of Jon Jett and the Black Hearts of the 1980s.
What is exciting is that Taylor really can sing and write great music with her band members. She does push the band's look and style to the limits, often perfoming in bra and panties and singing songs about sex, love and drugs.
They first began performing at clubs in New York City in the fall of 2009. The bands first national tour was as part of the Van's Warped Tour across America for 3 month in the summer of 2010.
The Pretty Reckless also has done a number of concerts and media appearances in in England where they have quickly built up a large fan base. Suprisingly Interscope chose to release the band's first full lenght CD album "Light Me Up" only in England first in September 2010, and not in the USA. Copies of "Light Me Up" are now available in the USA as am Import CD on Amazon.com.
The large conservative population and media in the USA is probably the main reason why The Pretty Reckless is not getting as much air play and national media attention. Interscope has released some very sexy music videos o fthe band, available on YouTube.com, to help the band build it's American fan base in other ways.
Meanwhile, Taylor's character Jenny Humphrey" on the Gossip Girl TV Series has disappeared from the Show's 4th season in the fall of 2010 as Taylor is devoting herself to her band and music full time.
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