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Taryn Manning Biography

Taryn Manning is the lead singer of the new music group, Boomkat.
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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."

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