How The Grinch Stole Christmas Cast Then & Now: Taylor Momsen & More – Hollywood Life

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Love for the Grinch has been at an all-time high in 2021. With the movie available to stream on Peacock, the fan-favorite green creature has never been more popular than it is 21 years later. dr. Seuss’s beloved children’s book has been adapted several times over the years, but there’s nothing quite like jim carrey’s grinch.

all this love for the grinch, including the constant broadcasts of how the grinch stole christmas and grinch makeup tutorials on youtube, makes us want to catch up with our beloved grinch and the whos of whoville in honor of the 21 of the 2000th anniversary Christmas classic. Taylor Momsen, 27, was very young when she played Cindy Lou Who, and now she’s a full-fledged adult! see the cast then and now.

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey played the Grinch. (Everett Collection/MEGA)

Jim Carrey, 59, starred as the one and only Grinch in the 2000 film. Jim completely transformed into the iconic holiday character, spending 2 hours in the makeup chair at the start of the day, and one hour after filming was over. The Grinch remains one of Jim’s most beloved roles.

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In the years after How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jim starred in such notable films as Bruce Almighty, Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and more. he recently starred in the hit movie sonic the hedgehog in 2020 and is reprising the role of dr. robotnik in the sequel, scheduled for 2022.

jim returned to television for the showtime series kidding, which ran for two seasons. Jim was nominated for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Television Series in 2019.

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jim dated jenny mccarthy from 2005 to 2010. he met cathriona white in 2012. cathriona committed suicide in 2015. jim was the pallbearer at her funeral. She dated ginger gonzaga for less than a year.

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Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen played Cindy Lou Who. (Everett Collection/MEGA)

Taylor Momsen, 28, was just 7 years old when she starred as Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She went on to appear in other films in the years after playing Cindy Lou, but her big break wouldn’t come until 2007 when she was cast as Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl.

Taylor ended up leaving the series after season 4 in 2011. That same year, Taylor announced that she was leaving acting to focus on her music career. she returned for the gossip girl series finale in 2012.

The former actress is currently the leader of the rock band the pretty reckless. The band has released 4 studio albums, the most recent, Death by Rock and Roll, released in February. 2021.

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Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski played Martha May Whovier. (Everett Collection/MEGA)

Christine Baranski, 69, starred as Martha May Whovier in the classic holiday film. Following How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Christine appeared in films like Chicago, A Bad Moms Christmas, as well as Mamma Mia! and its sequel.

Her most outstanding role has been that of Diane Lockhart. She played the character of the Good Wife from 2009 to 2016. She earned 6 Emmy Award nominations for her performance. She reprized the role of Diane in the Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight, which has been renewed for a fifth season.

Christine recently starred in the Netflix Christmas movie Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square and will also appear in the upcoming HBO series The Gilded Age, set to premiere in January 2022.

Christine’s husband, Mathew Cowles, died in 2014. They have two daughters together.

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Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor played Mayor Augustus MayWho. (Everett Collection/MEGA)

Jeffrey Tambor, 77, played Mayor Augustus MayWho, the Grinch’s nemesis. His other notable roles include Tom Manning in the Hellboy movies and Sid Garner in The Hangover trilogy.

Jeffrey starred in Amazon Prime’s Transparent video series as Maura Pfefferman, a divorced transgender woman. the actor won a golden globe and 2 emmys for her performance. Following the sexual misconduct allegations, Jeffrey was fired from the show and did not return for its fifth season.

The actor played George Bluth Sr. in the series stopped development. The show originally ran from 2003 to 2006. Netflix picked up the show for a fourth season in 2013. Jeffrey returned for the fifth season from halted development in 2019 despite allegations against him.

Jeffrey married his wife kasia ostlun in 2001. They have 4 children together.

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Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon played Betty Lou Who. (Everett Collection/MEGA)

Molly Shannon, 57, played Betty Lou Who, Cindy Lou Who’s mom. Molly was already a famous comedian when she was cast in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In the year after the holiday film was release, Molly left Saturday Night Live.

molly has starred in movies like talledega nights: the ballad of ricky bobby, me and earl and the dying girl, private life and more. Molly has balanced comedic and dramatic roles. She also voiced her for the role of Wanda in the Hotel Transylvania film series and starred in the HBO comedy series Divorce, which ran for 3 seasons. Last year, she appeared in the HBO drama The White Lotus and Max Original The Other Two.

The actress marriedfritz chestnut in 2004. They have two children together.

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Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin played Lou Lou Who. (Everett Collection/MEGA)

Bill Irwin, 71, starred as Lou Lou Who, Cindy’s father. Bill went on to recur on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He’s best known as Mr. Noodle, who appears in the “Elmo’s World” segments on Sesame Street.

Her notable film roles include Interstellar, Across the Universe, and Rachel Getting Married. bill also starred in the fx series legion, which ran from 2017 to 2019. the actor will also appear in hbo’s golden age, which will premiere in January 2022.

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