Taryn Manning is an actress, singer, songwriter, and designer with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars. Produced in Tucson, Arizona, Taryn Manning was the State Champion in karate for her age group as a youngster. She relocated to California with her mom when she was in middle school, and graduated from Orange County High School for the Arts. From that point, she began adding film work to her curriculum vitae, appearing in such jobs as, “Crazy/Beautiful”, “8 Mile”, “White Oleander”, and “A Lot Like Love”.
Taryn Manning Net Worth $1.5 Million Dollars
Taryn Manning is most commonly recognized for her performance in the award winning movie, “Hustle & Flow”. She also performed as part of the group, Boomkat, and recently established a solo singing career.
November 6, 1978
Falls Church, Virginia, United States
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
Orange County School of the Arts
Bill Manning, Sharyn Manning
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Hustle & Flow, 8 Mile, Crossroads, Cleveland Abduction, Crazy/Beautiful, Cold Mountain, A Lot like Love, Jack and Jill vs. the World, Weirdsville, White Oleander, The Breed, The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll, Experimenter, Zombie Apocalypse, The Devil's Tomb, A Light Beneath Their Feet, Love Ranch, Kill Theory, Waking Madison, Unbeatable Harold, The Speed of Thought, Redemption Road, Low Down, Your Name Here, #Horror, Heaven's Rain, Man Without a Head, Lucky 13, Dandelion, It Snows All The Time, The Job, Banshee, After Sex, Five Thirteen, Cult, Swing State, Manson Girls, Falling, When the Nines Roll Over, Five Good Years, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Ranked #60 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Was the December 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
According to other sources, she was born in Falls Church, Virginia, but was moved to Tucson, Arizona (along with her brother Kellin Manning) by her mother a couple of months later to escape her alcoholic, philandering father. She was raised mainly in Tucson, but went back to Virginia to visit with her father on occasion. She and her mother moved to San Diego when she was 12. From there it was up to Hollywood to start her budding career as an actress and singer. Her brother Kellin joined them in California a bit later.
She was aboard the JetBlue airplane that had to make a three-hour surround flight and emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on 21 September 2005. She said that "it was the most surreal, out-of-body experience I ever had". After the plane landed safely she recalled, "It sounded like Dodger Stadium in there".
Decided to get more serious about her music when she was fired from a movie.
Sings and writes with her brother/band mate, Kellin Manning, in a band called Boomkat. The band's first album is expected in Sept 2002.
Made a guest appearance on the critically acclaimed TV-series Boston Public (2000) in a role that was specifically written for her.
Was once the Arizona state karate champion.
She started dancing when she was 12
Kickboxes and does Tae Bo. She's also a champion dancer, rollerskater, and has a 3rd degree green belt in karate.
She used to work at a Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream parlor, and would often sample the goods. "I would never have full cups--just little spoons of it. My favorite was mint chocolate chip.".
Tried out to be a popstar on Popstars (2001) (US version) in the second L.A. auditions. Air date Friday February 16th, 2001 on The WB.
Often plays a troubled young woman or troublemaker
I watch a lot of documentaries. And I love to learn, so lately I just love to scour YouTube or the Internet for a lot of stuff about health. Like cures for cancer - I believe there is one.
I'm not one of the New Yorkers who walks around with my ear buds in. I don't feel quite comfortable enough or confident enough. Crossing the street is still scary, because I feel the taxis will run me over. I always think I was run over in a past life, because it's like a phobia. So I don't really listen to music as I go from one location to another. But music is always a part of my day, because I somehow end up back at home writing.
Sometimes I do Buddhist chanting. I'll go to the center and chant. That's always nice. When I'm chanting and I lock into the vibrations it clears my mind. I don't stress. I feel lighter and elated and free. And then after chanting a tozo, I feel empowered by the wisdom not to worry so much about the things we can't control. I deal with uncertainty better.