Manning, Taryn 1978–

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Manning, Taryn 1978–



Born November 6, 1978, in Falls Church, VA; raised in Tucson, AZ; daughter of Bill (a musician) and Sharyn (a secretary and waitress) Manning; brother of Kellin Manning (a musician and songwriter). Education: Attended Orange County High School of the Arts; studied drama, dance, and martial arts. Avocational Interests: Kickboxing, Tae Bo, karate (third degree green belt), dancing, skating.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—The Syndicate, 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 6128, Universal City, CA 91608. Publicist—Plat-form Public Relations, 2666 North Beachwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials and worked as a model. Member (with Kellin Manning) of the band BoomK.A.T (name sometimes spelled BoomKAT or Boomkat). Affiliated with the fashion line Born Uniqorn, Los Angeles, CA. Worked at an ice cream shop.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, 2006, for Hustle & Flow; karate champion in the state of Arizona.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Girl in car, Speedway Junky (also known as Speedway Junkie), 1999, Regent Entertainment, 2001.

Autograph hound, The Specials, Regent Entertainment, 2000.

Maddy, crazy/beautiful, Buena Vista, 2001.

Sam, Lucky 13, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2001.

Janeane, 8 Mile (also known as Fight Music, Fight Song, and Untitled Detroit Project), Universal, 2002.

Mimi, Crossroads, Paramount, 2002.

Niki, White Oleander (also known as Weisser Oleander), Warner Bros., 2002.

Shyla, Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003.

Danny Voss, Dandelion, Ruth Pictures/International Film Circuit, 2004.

Debating Robert Lee (also known as The Debate Team), 2004.

Ellen Martin, A Lot Like Love, Buena Vista, 2005.

Nola, Hustle & Flow, MTV Films/Paramount Classics, 2005.

Sandy, Unbeatable Harold, the Syndicate, 2005.

Alanna, After Sex, NALA Films, 2006.

Cassandra, Cult, Autumn Entertainment/the Syndicate, 2006.

Sara, The Breed, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2006.

Some sources cite an appearance as Devon Elliot in Odd Girl Out, c. 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Rebecca Peabody, Get Real, Fox, 1999–2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Groupie, Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story, ABC, 1999.

Tattooed dancer, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Starz!, 2000.

Car thief, Banshee, Oxygen Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The WB Presents: Teen People's What's Next?, The WB, 2001.

What's Next?, syndicated, 2001.

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Maxim Hot 100, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jenny Rains, "Of Human Bondage," The Practice, ABC, 1999.

Third Ashley, "Misery Loathes Company," Popular, The WB, 2000.

"Blind Eye," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 2000.

Cara Glynne, "Chapter Twenty-Seven," Boston Public, Fox, 2001.

Tracy, "Oh Golly Goth," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2001.

Tina, "Fair Warning," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2003.

Herself, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, The New Tom Green Show, MTV, 2003.

Herself, Punk'd, MTV, 2003.

(With BoomK.A.T.) Herself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003.

Herself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Heidi Dillon, "Money Plane," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2005.

Herself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2005.

(Uncredited) Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2005.

Herself, Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Rebecca Peabody, Get Real, Fox, 1999.

Also appeared as a girl using drugs, Ryan Caulfield: Year One (also known as The Badland and Ryan Caulfield), Fox.

Radio Appearances:

Herself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 2003.


Albums with BoomK.A.T.:, 2003.

Singles with BoomK.A.T.:

"The Wreckoning," c. 2002.

Music Videos with BoomK.A.T.:

"The Wreckoning," c. 2003.


Albums with BoomK.A.T.:, 2003.

Singles with BoomK.A.T.:

"The Wreckoning," c. 2002.

Manning's songs have appeared in films.



Entertainment Weekly, July 29, 2005, pp. 36-37.

Film Comment, January/February, 2002.

Interview, December, 2002, p. 56; August, 2005, pp. 50-52.

Movieline, May, 2002, p. 16.

Premiere, May, 2003, pp. 73-74.

Venice, July, 2001.

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