Taryn Manning is a go-to favorite of the entertainment industry. Juggling a cohesive acting career, Manning is also a solo artist whose single ‘Send Me Your Love’ has topped Billboards Dance charts. Flying coast to coast smashing her DJ sets, Manning also adds accomplished designer to her long list of credits with her unique clothing line Born Uniqorn which was carried in Barneys, Kitson, Ron Herman and Fred Segal stores around the country. Manning has proven herself time and time again to be more than just a ‘triple-threat’. An original trendsetter, Manning continues to be recognized in her career whether it be for her music, her mixes, her fashion or the roles she chooses.
Manning is currently seen starring in the NETFLIX hit original series “Orange is the New Black” as the controversial religious zealot Pennsatucky, which premiered its second season in June and will be returning for a third season in the next coming months. Manning will next be seen in the coming of age drama film “A Light Beneath their Feet,” which is currently in production. Manning was last seen in the film which premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival, “Low Down,” which won a Cinematography Award.
Manning is also the co-Founder of Search and Rescue Productions, her own production company with her long time business partner, which focuses on a wide variety of original content ranging from Comedy to Drama.
A classically trained dancer, at a young age Manning made the hard decision to pass on the opportunity to go to the prestigious Julliard School and to pursue her passion for acting. This passion has been the drive behind her being known for exploring a range of diverse roles in television, independent films and major studio productions. She has graced the screen in cinematic hits such as Hustle & Flow, which was nominated for a SAG Award, 8 Mile, Crossroads, Crazy/Beautiful, Cold Mountain, A lot Like Love, Dandelion, White Oleander, Love Ranch and The Perfect Age of Rock N’ Roll. Not only a force in film, Manning has been favored in roles on Televisions’ major hitters, Hawaii 5-0, Melrose Place, The Practice, Boston Legal, Burn Notice, CSI Miami, Sons of Anarchy and Law & Order: SVU for which she garnered critical acclaim.
Manning is continuing to show her longevity within the industry as not only an actor and entertainer but as a true musical force. Performing live in between her DJ sets is not uncommon for this front-woman. Manning is a true force with her unique sound as the front woman of Boomkat which parallels the eclectic electronic style in her solo tracks. She has a history of topping charts, between her 2012 solo release “Send Me Your Love” topping which went #1 on Billboard and Boomkat’s chart topping hits “The Wreckoning” and “What U Do 2 Me” which were remixed and climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and closed out 2003 as Billboard Magazine’s #5 Hot Dance Club Play Artist of the Year.
The demand for her musicianship to accompany her acting expertise has proven relentless. Whether her tracks be requested for soundtracks, such as the soulful single “Wastin’ My Time,” which was personally licensed by Eminem and featured on the 8 Mile soundtrack or Boomkat’s remake of the Blondie song “Rip Her to Shreds” that can be heard in the opening credits of the film Mean Girls to “The Wreckoning” that was used in the opening scene of The Italian Job, and a number of solo-tracks landing on episodes of The CW’s Melrose Place and Hawaii 5-0, Manning strives to keep her music career hand-in-hand with her acting career.
Manning has been the face of many campaigns, modeling and with her music, such as GAP, Frankie B and Jansport.