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Taryn Manning

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Taryn Manning was born in Falls Church, Virginia, to Bill Manning, a musician, and his wife Sharyn. At two months old, Manning's parents separated, and she moved with her mother and brother to Tucson, Arizona, where she was raised. Manning was active in dance, karate, and acting as a child. At age twelve, her family moved to California. She landed her first major role in 2001 as "Maddy" in Crazy/Beautiful (2001). Her breakthrough role was "Nola", a prostitute in Memphis, Tennessee, in Hustle & Flow (2005) and was nominated by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance. The film also received a SAG award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. She has worked on the CBS series Hawaii Five-0 (2010) and the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008). Her feature credits include Love Ranch (2010), Cold Mountain (2003), 8 Mile (2002), A Lot Like Love (2005), White Oleander (2002) and Crossroads (2002). She is also series regular on Orange Is the New Black (2013). In addition to acting, Manning is also a fashion designer, singer-songwriter and the vocalist for electronic duo Boomkat. She is also co-owner of the clothing brand "Born Uniqorn".  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Taryn Manning Says Hackers who Leaked 'OITNB' Suck at Ransom!!!

Taryn Manning
Hackers who Leaked 'OITNB' Suck at Ransom!!!

Taryn Manning has unvarnished contempt for the outlaws who leaked this season of "Orange is the New Black." Taryn used her middle finger to show contempt for group known as "Thedarkoverlord" ...… READ MORE >

Taryn Manning -- I'm Grateful I Hit Rock Bottom ... and I'm Getting Help

Taryn Manning
I'm Grateful I Hit Rock Bottom And I'm Getting Help

Taryn Manning wants you to know ... she's struggling with her sobriety, but she's getting help. Taryn says she's aware a media outlet is doing a story on her, so before it comes out she wants… READ MORE >

- 361 days ago
Taryn Manning -- Ghost of Brittany Murphy Shut Down My DJ Set (VIDEO)

Taryn Manning
Ghost of Brittany Murphy Shut Down My DJ Set!!

Taryn Manning got a visit from the ghost of movies past -- her former co-star Brittany Murphy -- right in the middle of her DJing gig ... or at least she thought so. Taryn was spinning for an… READ MORE >

- 603 days ago
Taryn Manning Accuser No-Shows for Court ... Case Dismissed

Taryn Manning
Accuser No-Shows for Court Case Dismissed

Taryn Manning's latest legal showdown with her ex-friend and makeup artist came to an abrupt ending in an L.A. courtroom. Taryn's accuser, Holly Hartman, did not show up for Tuesday's… READ MORE >

- 619 days ago
Taryn Manning -- Suing New York City ... Cops Had No Right To Bust Me!!!

Taryn Manning
Suing New York City ... Cops Had No Right To Bust Me!

"Orange Is the New Black" star Taryn Manning is suing the Big Apple for arresting her based on accusations from a woman previously busted for stalking her. Taryn was busted in November… READ MORE >

- 620 days ago
Taryn Manning Accused of Brutal Attack ... 'There Will Be a Lot of Blood'

Taryn Manning
Accused of Brutal Attack 'There Will Be a Lot of Blood'

7:30 PM PT -- Taryn's legal team says Hartman's request for a restraining order is "suspect" because Taryn hasn't had contact with her in many months. They claim it's actually Hartman who is… READ MORE >

- 631 days ago
Taryn Manning -- Sues Filmmaker ... She Treats Me Like Trailer Trash

Taryn Manning
Sues Filmmaker She Treats Me Like Trailer Trash

"OITNB" star Taryn Manning is clearly pissed at her former film collaborator over a movie that has languished for years, even though she's the biggest star by far in the flick. Taryn's filed… READ MORE >

- 812 days ago
Taryn Manning -- Orange is the New Black for Serial Texter ... 'Cause She's Goin' to Jail

Taryn Manning
Orange is the New Black for Serial Texter 'Cause She's Goin' to Jail

Taryn Manning's phone won't be blowing up for the foreseeable future because the woman who's been harassing her with endless texts for months will be spending some time in the pokey.Jeanine Heller… READ MORE >

- 996 days ago
Taryn Manning -- You're Not My Fairy Godmother, You're My Stalker

Taryn Manning
You're Not My Fairy Godmother ... You're My Stalker

Taryn Manning's alleged stalker violated a restraining order by hitting her with a barrage of phone calls and texts ... and a massive "manifesto" about Taryn she uploaded to Reddit ... this… READ MORE >

- 1011 days ago
'Orange Is the New Black' Star Taryn Manning -- ARRESTED For Criminal Threats

'OITNB' Star Taryn Manning
ARRESTED for Criminal Threats

9:47 AM PT  Manning's lawyer says, "The District Attorney declined to prosecute Ms. Manning and the arrest was voided. The allegation was false. It is unfortunate that additional false… READ MORE >

- 1066 days ago
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