Taryn Manning Biography
Taryn Manning began her acting career in the nineties. She had small roles for television series such as The Practice, Get Real, Boston Public, NYPD Blue, Popular as well as television movies Speedway Junky, and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye. Her first major role was for the movie crazy/beautiful where she starred alongside Kirsten Dunst and Jay Hernandez. She played the best friend of Kirsten Dunsts character. Her next roles would be mostly supporting characters and movies built around music, including 8 Mile, Crossroads, and the television movie: Come on, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story. She also starred in White Oleander with Michelle Pfeiffer.
Taryn Manning also appeared in the movies A Lot Like Love, Debating Robert Lee, Lucky 13, and Cold Mountain. The characters she gets gives her a chance to play out a variety of people from different backgrounds, showing her versatility and talent in acting. In 2004s Dandelion, Taryn Manning plays a carefree girl from Idaho who has an affair with a former convict, while in the drama Hustle & Flow she prostitute with serious troubles. She was nominated a Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance for her role in Hustle & Flow, and the cast also received two nominations for best ensembles.
Taryn Mannings upcoming films include Weirdsville and After Sex. She also starred in the short lived drama Drive, produced by Fox. She also has many credits in music, and formed the band Boomkat with her brother in 2003. Two of the bands songs have been featured in movie soundtracks including Italian Job, 8 Mile, Crossroads, and The Hot Chick. Her upcoming album entitled A Million Trillion Stars will be available on iTunes soon.
Taryn Manning has appeared in Stuff magazines pinup calendar for 2006 to 2007. She has posed for FHM and Maxim. She also has a clothing line, called Born Uniqorn, which she owns with her best friend Tara Jane.