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Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning is a versatile young actress, known for exploring a range of diverse roles in both independent and major studio films. Manning stars in Craig Brewer's Hustle & Flow (July 4), that sold for a record-breaking $9 million at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Taryn recently completed filming Unbeatable Harold starring Dylan McDermott, Henry Winkler, and Gladys Knight. Taryn also recently completed work on Cult in co-starring role opposite Rachel Miner. Prior to that, Taryn starred in Mark Milgard's Dandelion opposite Vincent Kartheiser and Mare Winningham, which debuted in the American Spectrum competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. In May, Manning leaves for South Africa to begin work on producer Wes Craven's The Breed, in which she co-stars opposite Michelle Rodriguez.

Manning has also appeared on the big screen in Anthony Minghella's Civil War drama Cold Mountain, White Oleander opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Allison Lohman and as Janeane, Eminem's ex-girlfriend in 8 Mile. Manning is best known for starring opposite Britney Spears in Crossroads, the road trip movie about three best friends, directed by Tamra Davis. Taryn also received rave reviews as Kirsten Dunst's best friend and confidant in Disney's crazy/beautiful.

Manning first drew attention when she played Rebecca Peabody on Fox's critically acclaimed Get Real. Other television credits include ABC's The Practice, The WB's Popular, NYPD Blue and appearances in two pilots, Ryan Caulfield and 68.

Manning recently started her own clothing line, Born Uniqorn, with her best friend Tara Jane. Manning's band is currently in the studio writing and producing their second album. Both singles, from her former band Boomkat, The Wreckoning and What You Do to Me, from Boomkatalog One hit #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play Charts, and they finished 2003 as the #5 Hot Dance Club Play Artists for the year in Billboard Magazine. Also, their song Wastin' My Time was featured on the 8 Mile soundtrack which sold over 6 million records worldwide. Boomkat's remake of the Blondie song Rip Her to Shreds can be heard in the opening credits of the Paramount film Mean Girls, which debuted at #1 at the box office.

Born in Falls Church, Virginia, and raised in Tucson, Arizona until age 12, Manning's enormous energy and competitive nature brought her recognition and awards in everything from karate to roller-skating. While living in Cardiff, California, she discovered dance and her love for performing was realized. This led her to attend the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts where her talents in dance, acting and voice were featured in numerous stage productions. Taryn currently resides in Los Angeles with her toy yorkie, Speakers.

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Taryn Manning Facts

BirthdayNovember 6, 1978 (44)
BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, USA
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Taryn Manning compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

Orange Is The New Black: Season 4
8 Mile
Hustle & Flow
Save The Last Dance
Orange Is The New Black: Season 3
Cleveland Abduction
Orange Is The New Black: Season 1
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