Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Kidzworld Logo

Taryn Manning Biography

Birthdate: November 6, 1978

Taryn Manning & The Acting Bug

Taryn Manning was born in the small town of Falls Church, Virginia but moved with brother Kellin and her mother to Tucson, Arizona, shortly after her parents split up. Eventually, Taryn Manning and her mom moved to California, where she was bitten by the acting bug. After auditioning and making the cut, Taryn Manning attended the prestigious Orange County High School Of The Arts. Dedication and hard work paid off, as Taryn Manning started landing TV roles on [kwlink]Boston Public[/kwlink], NYPD Blue and The Practice.

Taryn Manning Makes Movies

Taryn Manning is probably best known for her roles in films like Crazy/Beautiful, Crossroads, 8 Mile and White Oleander. Or maybe you've caught Taryn Manning in that high-profile Gap commercial, belting out "I'll Take You There" with Marianne Faithfull and Tweet. Taryn Manning has played everything from a pregnant high schooler, to a party girl, to Eminem's nasty ex-girlfriend. Despite having scored these choice roles, Taryn MManning has chosen to take a lil' acting break and concentrate on making music.

Taryn Manning - Boomkat

Taryn Manning and her older brother, Kellin, decided to take their mutual love of music and form a kickin' musical group, Boomkat, which released its first album in April 2003. Boomkatalog One, their first CD, isn't the only place you'll catch their music. Eminem checked out Boomkat's tunes during the filming of 8 Mile, and he liked them so much, he asked Taryn if he could use the song Wastin' My Time on the 8 Mile soundtrack.

Taryn Manning - Did U Know?

  • In 2001, Taryn Manning auditioned for the US version of Popstars.
  • Taryn Manning's favorite drink is a iced, tall, vanilla, soy latte, with extra ice from Starbucks.
  • Taryn said Michael Jackson, Prince and Justin Timberlake are people she might like to sing with in the future.
  • Before making it big, Taryn used to work at a 31 Flavors ice cream parlor.

    Taryn Manning Says...

    "[I'd like my fans] just to be open-minded to me as an artist - not just as an actress who is trying to sing - but just an artist who has so much to say in different areas."

    Related Stories

  • Taryn Manning's Crazy/Beautiful Co-Star, Jay Hernandez
  • Taryn Manning's Crazy/Beautiful Co-Star, Kirsten Dunst
  • More Celebrity Bios

    Related Stories


    Name Taryn's Character in Crazy/Beautiful?

    • Taryn played Maddy, a crazy party girl.
    • Taryn played Amber, a snotty rich girl.
    • Taryn played Anita, Carlos' ex-girlfriend.
    • Taryn played Macy, Nicole's sister.

    Entertainment In The Forums

    Tyler13coool posted in Movies:
    a movie about the past 1997 it's retro 80s about a post apocalypse nucular war planet where you scavange to survive it's gory somewhat but a good movie about this kid who funds a lazer gun and becomes a hero and saves his friends!
    reply 3 days
    hight in the sky not a cloud is on ground and goats live on it and it once exploded what am I.
    reply 3 days
    ishani15 posted in Celebs:
    iisuperwomanii wengie alishamarie maybaby mostlysane 
    reply 3 days
    Lolly20 posted in TV Shows:
    yeah i love it 8) 8) 8) 8)
    reply 4 days
    ninjagirl111 posted in Movies:
    Hello, this is where the anime people talk! :)
    reply 4 days