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Taryn Manning Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Childhood And Early Life

Actor Taryn Manning was born on the 6 November 1978 in Falls Church, Virginia in the United States to Sharon and Bill Manning. When she was an infant, her parents separated, and she was raised in Tucson, Arizona. When she as a preteen, the family relocated to California.

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Education

Taryn Manning was a pupil at Orange County School of the Arts in California.

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Rise To Fame

Interested in acting from a young age, Taryn Manning’s debut role was in the teen drama Crazy/Beautiful (2001) where she played Maddy. Her next role in Hustle & Flow (2005) brought her to prominence. Manning’s portrayal of Nola, a prostitute, in Hustle & Flow, earned her a nomination for the Best Breakthrough Performance at the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards.

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Career

Further film roles included Crossroads (2002), White Oleander (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), A Lot Like Love (2005) and Love Ranch. She appeared in the television series Sons of Anarchy (2008), Hawaii Five-0 (2010) and Orange Is The New Black (2013).

Apart from acting, Taryn Manning is a singer, songwriter and fashion designer. She owns a record company, Little Vanilla Records and also has a clothing line, Born Uniqorn.

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Awards And Nominations

Taryn Manning was nominated for the 2005 Washington D.C. Critics Association: Best Breakthrough Performance for her portrayal of Nora in Hustle & Flow. In 2009 she won the Film Fashion Visionary Award at the Bel Air Film Festival.


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