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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 November 1978Tucson, Arizona, USA
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Taryn Manning is a series regular on Orange Is the New Black (2013). She is an American actress, fashion designer, singer-songwriter and the vocalist for electronic duo Boomkat. She is also co-owner of the clothing brand "Born Uniqorn".

She got her first major role in 2001 as "Maddy" in Crazy/Beautiful (2001). Her breakthrough role was "Nola", a prostitute in Memphis, Tennessee, in Hustle & Flow (2005) and was nominated by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance. The film also received a SAG award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.

She has worked on the CBS series Hawaii Five-0 (2010) and the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008). Her feature credits include Love Ranch (2010), Cold Mountain (2003), 8 Mile (2002), A Lot Like Love (2005), White Oleander (2002) and Crossroads (2002).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PR (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays a troubled young woman or troublemaker
Husky voice

Trivia (14)

Auditioned for Coyote Ugly (2000).
Auditioned for the role of Pixel in Happy Campers (2001).
Tried out to be a popstar on Popstars (2001) (US version) in the second L.A. auditions. Air date Friday February 16th, 2001 on The WB.
She used to work at a Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream parlor, and would often sample the goods. "I would never have full cups--just little spoons of it. My favorite was mint chocolate chip.".
Kickboxes and does Tae Bo. She's also a champion dancer, rollerskater, and has a 3rd degree green belt in karate.
She started dancing when she was 12
Was once the Arizona state karate champion.
Made a guest appearance on the critically acclaimed TV-series Boston Public (2000) in a role that was specifically written for her.
Sings and writes with her brother/band mate, Kellin Manning, in a band called Boomkat. The band's first album is expected in Sept 2002.
Decided to get more serious about her music when she was fired from a movie.
She was aboard the JetBlue airplane that had to make a three-hour surround flight and emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on 21 September 2005. She said that "it was the most surreal, out-of-body experience I ever had". After the plane landed safely she recalled, "It sounded like Dodger Stadium in there".
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 to Hollywood to start her budding career as an actress and singer. Her brother Kellin joined them in California a bit later.
Was the December 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
Ranked #60 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

Personal Quotes (3)

Sometimes I do Buddhist chanting. I'll go to the center and chant. That's always nice. When I'm chanting and I lock into the vibrations it clears my mind. I don't stress. I feel lighter and elated and free. And then after chanting a tozo, I feel empowered by the wisdom not to worry so much about the things we can't control. I deal with uncertainty better.
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 I somehow end up back at home writing.
I watch a lot of documentaries. And I love to learn, so lately I just love to scour YouTube or the Internet for a lot of stuff about health. Like cures for cancer - I believe there is one.

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