Date of Birth : Nov 6th 1978
American actress, fashion designer, dancer and singer/songwriter. She has starred in films including Crossroads, crazy/beautiful, Hustle & Flow, Cold Mountain and 8 Mile. She is the vocalist for Boomkat, a band she is in with her older brother Kellin Manning. Taryn has a clothing line, Born Uniqorn with best friend Tara Jane, a brand that has been spotted on the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Tori Spelling.
Manning was born in Falls Church, Virginia. Her parents divorced in 1981, and her mother, Sharyn, worked two jobs in order to support Taryn and her older brother Kellin. Her father, Bill Manning, a musician and hotel manager, was the cousin of Archie Manning. When she was 14, her troubled musician father, Bill, committed suicide. “My dad was a big drinker and he was cheating. My mom fled with us kids in the middle of the night,” Taryn has said. Her childhood in a trailer park was tough but happy.
Taryn grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where her mother moved to after her divorce, and later in Los Alamitos, California, where she attended Orange County High School of the Arts. Manning started dancing at age twelve. She kickboxes and does Tae Bo. She’s also a champion dancer, rollerskater, and has a third degree green belt in karate, having been named a State Champion in Karate in Arizona.
In 2005 she was “about to get engaged” to her boyfriend of one year, actor Derek Magyar, according to her good friend and pr-woman Siri Garber. After the plane had a scary landing due to its broken landing gear, Taryn told the press: “I wrote little notes to my boyfriend and to my mom and brother. I was not wanting to be writing what I was writing.” The note to Magyar said: “I love you so much. Always remember that. Please don’t be sad. I’ll always be with you.” He got the message.