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Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning was born in Falls Church, Virginia, to Bill Manning, a musician, and his wife Sharyn. At two months old, Manning's parents separated, and she moved with her mother and brother to Tucson, Arizona, where she was raised. Manning was active in dance, karate, and acting as a child. At age twelve, her family moved to California. She landed ... See full bio »

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8 Mile
8 Mile Janeane
Hustle & Flow
A Lot Like Love
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Orange Is the New Black
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 2017 The Vault (post-production)
Vee Dillon
 2016 American Brawler (post-production)
Phyllis Wepner
 2016 Swing State (completed)
Adrienne Lockhart
 2016 Happy Yummy Chicken (completed)
Laura Splinterschloss
 2015 #Horror
 2015 Cleveland Abduction (TV Movie)
Michelle Knight
 2015 Experimenter
Mrs. Lowe
 2014 A Winter Rose (TV Series)
Patricia Rose
 2014 Low Down
 2013 Five Thirteen
 2012 Burn Notice (TV Series)
- Mixed Messages (2012) ... Nicole
 2012 The Carlton Dance (Video short)
 2012 The Unknown (TV Series)
- Privacy Settings (2012) ... Megan
 2011 Zombie Apocalypse (TV Movie)
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Larissa Welsh
- Possessed (2011) ... Larissa Welsh
 2010 Groupie
Riley Simms
 2010 Love Ranch
 2009/I The Job
 2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
Rose Atropos
 2009 Kill Theory
 2008/I Your Name Here
 2008/I Smother (Short)
 2007 Viva Laughlin (TV Series)
- What a Whale Wants (2007) ... Geneva
 2007 After Sex
 2007 Cult
 2007 Drive (TV Series)
Ivy Chitty / Ellie Laird
- Unaired Pilot (2007) ... Ellie Laird
- Rearview (2007) ... Ivy Chitty
- The Extra Mile (2007) ... Ivy Chitty
- No Turning Back (2007) ... Ivy Chitty
- Let the Games Begin (2007) ... Ivy Chitty
 2006 When the Nines Roll Over (Short)
 2006 Banshee (TV Movie)
Sage Rion
 2006 The Breed
 2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Heidi Dillon
- Money Plane (2005) ... Heidi Dillon
 2005 Lucky 13
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Tina Bishop
- Fair Warning (2003) ... Tina Bishop
 2002 8 Mile
 2002/I Crossroads
 2001 Boston Public (TV Series)
Cara Glynne
 2001 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
- Oh Golly Goth (2001) ... Tracy
 2000 The Specials
Autograph Hound
 2000 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV Movie)
Tatooed Dancer
 2000 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
- Blind Eye (2000)
 1999 The Practice (TV Series)
Jenny Rains
- Of Human Bondage (1999) ... Jenny Rains
 1999 Speedway Junky
Girl in Car (uncredited)
 1994 All That (TV Series)
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Music video: Appeared in Nickelback's "Rockstar" video. See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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I'm not one of the New Yorkers who walks around with my ear buds in. I don't feel quite comfortable enough or confident enough. Crossing the street is still scary, because I feel the taxis will run me over. I always think I was run over in a past life, because it's like a phobia. So I don't really listen to music as I go from one location to another. But music is always a part of my day, because ... See more »


According to other sources, she was born in Falls Church, Virginia, but was moved to Tucson, Arizona (along with her brother Kellin Manning) by her mother a couple of months later to escape her alcoholic, philandering father. She was raised mainly in Tucson, but went back to Virginia to visit with her father on occasion. She and her mother moved to San Diego when she was 12. From there it was up ... See more »


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plays the best white trash characters danieldaylewisforeal
Has anyone else noticed her annoying lisp??? stephanie8761
Taryn stood me up! lilmissewnsew
Cleveland Abduction was mesmerizing! sevenhorseshoes
Great actress jonathan7179
Taryn Manning's 'A Light Beneath Their Feet' premiere April 22nd meredithdbaldwin
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