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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|Birthday||November 6, 1978 (39)|
|Birthplace||Tucson, Arizona, USA|
|Height||5' 2" (1m57) How tall is Taryn Manning compared to you?|
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