Taryn Manning (born November 6 1978) is an 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...
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The Breed is a 2006 horror film directed by Nicholas Mastandrea. This marked Mastandrea's directorial debut. It was released in May at the Cannes film festival and subsequently released in other film markets and festivals around the world.The film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Lively, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning, and Hill Harper. Each actor had almost a week of dog training before filming began in order to work on set. Filming started in April of 2005 and finished up about two months later. The film was shot mostly in South Africa.The movie begins with a couple on a sailboat who find a small island and begin to look around. The girl wanders off while the man ties up the boat. She stumbles across a fence and a small compound, but no one seems to be around. She is then attacked by unknown creatures. The man at the boat is startled by her screams.Cut to a seaplane heading to what appears to be the same island. Matt (Lively) and John (Hudson) are two brothers that are heading to the...,
Hustle & Flow is an Academy Award-winning 2005 film written and directed by Craig Brewer, and produced by Stephanie Allain and John Singleton.A Memphis hustler called DJay aspires to become a rapper and struggles against the many obstacles between him and his goal.DJay is a petty drug dealer and a pimp with three prostitutes in his charge, but he is dissatisfied with his life. After acquiring a keyboard and meeting an old friend from school, Key, who has become a sound technician, DJay decides to try making hip hop songs. Key and his friend Shelby help DJay put together a hit song. DJay proves to have a real talent for lyrics, in which he expresses the frustrations of a small-time hustler struggling to survive.The group experiences many setbacks throughout the creative process. DJay must hustle those around him in order to procure proper equipment and recording time. Key's relationship with his wife becomes strained, while DJay throws out one of his prostitutes for ridiculing his...
Crossroads is a 2002 movie directed by Tamra Davis. It stars pop diva Britney Spears in her first major movie role. In the film, Spears plays teenage Lucy, the lead character. It is rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief teen drinking. The film also featured a few explict songs that were edited to avoid an R rating.The movie starts out with three young girls, Lucy (Britney Spears), Mimi (Taryn Manning) and Kit (Zoë Saldaña) burying a "wish box" in the ground. They vow to dig it up on the night of their high school graduation. They also all pledge to stay best friends forever...The present day, Lucy is dancing on her bed in her underwear to Madonna. Her father Pete (Dan Aykroyd) comes in. Lucy is a valedictorian at her school and today is graduation. She, Mimi and Kit are no longer friends.Mimi is seen as trailer trash, even more so because she is pregnant. Kit is the popular homecoming queen who is engaged to be married to Dylan (Richard Voll), a college student in L.A. Lucy is the...,
Crazy/Beautiful is a 2001 movie starring Kirsten Dunst and Jay Hernandez. It is largely set at Palisades Charter High School and the surrounding area, including downtown Pacific Palisades, Malibu (where Dunst's character lives), and East Los Angeles (where Hernandez's character lives).
The story is that of a rich, out-of-control congressman's daughter (Dunst) who meets up with a working class Mexican-American straight-A student (Hernandez), resulting in a clash of cultures, values and a love affair.
Crazy/Beautiful is a deeper account of a traditional American 'teen movie' in the way in which it intelligently subverts the traditional racial and social class stereotypes of the main characters.
Although the film initially came and went at the box office when it was released in the summer of 2001, Kirsten Dunst received generally positive reviews for her portrayal of the out of control rich girl.
Dunst's character Nicole was originally supposed to have a nude scene. In the scene in which...,
Lucky 13 is a 2001 romantic comedy directed by Chris Hall and starring Brad Hunt, Harland Williams, Lauren Graham, Sasha Alexander, Debra Jo Rupp, John Doe, Kaley Cuoco and Taryn Manning.
This film is about Zach Baker (Hunt) and his quest to go back through his past experiences with women so he will have the perfect date with his lifelong friend, Abbey (Graham). Abbey would be the thirteenth women he has gone out with and he hopes she will be "Lucky 13".
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