What Ever Happened To The Girl From 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'?

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You've Been Seeing Cindy Lou Who Everywhere And Probably Never Even Noticed

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When December hits, it's time to pull out the Christmas movies. There are so many good ones to choose from, whether you're a fan of an animated classic like A Charlie Brown Christmas, a stop-motion iconic movie like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or if you like to watch a live-action movie like The Santa Clause, there's something for everyone.

I think we can all agree that one of the best Christmas movies of all time is the live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Jim Carrey steals the show as the titular character, but he's not alone in the movie. There are a lot of other big names like Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, and Jeffery Tambor, but it was little Cindy Lou Who that caught a lot of people's attention.

Every year when you watch the movie, you may find yourself wondering "What happened to Cindy Lou Who?" Well, don't worry, we've got all the answers for you.

Taylor Momsen was only seven years old when she played Cindy Lou

Momsen got her breakout role as Cindy Lou when she was only seven years old, but after that, a lot of people lost track of her.

You'd think working with a comedic legend like Jim Carrey would open some doors, but there was a little bit of a break in her resume.

She auditioned for the lead role in Hannah Montana, but she lost out to Miley Cyrus. But after a few roles in some lesser-known films, she finally got her next big role.

Xoxo, Gossip Girl.

In 2007, Momsen was cast in the hit teen drama Gossip Girl, where she played Jenny Humphrey.

She was a big part of the show for the first three seasons, but as time went on she started to appear less and less. She went on an "indefinite hiatus" from the show in the fourth season, only returning for the finale episode.

She revealed in later interviews that she left the show to pursue her music career, something that had become increasingly important to her as time went on.

Actress turned model turned rockstar.

Momsen stepped away from acting, and instead began to do a lot of modeling. She was the face of Madona's "Material Girl" line and had many photoshoots and campaigns for different designers, but it was music that was her true passion.

Momsen's band The Pretty Reckless were signed in 2009, and they've began touring as soon as Momsen was no longer on Gossip Girl.

The rock band has been fairly successful, with some top 10 hits in the UK back in 2010, but in 2014 their band became even more successful, reaching number one on the Billboard charts.

Their band continues to tour, with their last album being released in 2016, but Momsen has shared pictures of herself in the recording studio so maybe they have another album on the way.

Did you realize that Cindy Lou Who became a rockstar?