Most famous is the role of the antagonist Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett in Orange Is the New Black (2003-today). The former member of the list Sexiest Women, who also posed nude for Playboy magazine, is also a singer and appears as a solo artist and as one half of the electronic band Boomkat. However, this is not all you can know about Taryn Manning and what she is known for. If you were attracted by her last name, or perhaps you’ve seen some of her work and really think this lady is worth knowing, we’ll serve up all the sizzling details about this celebrity here, including her monetary value.
Who is Taryn Manning?
Taryn Manning was born the second child of her parents, Bill Manning and Sharyn Louise, on November 6, 1978, in Falls Church, Virginia. Manning’s parents divorced when she was about two months old, so she and her older brother, Kellin, were raised only by her mother, who had moved from Virginia to Arizona.
The family found life very difficult as they lived in a trailer park and had a very low/strict budget. However, this did not stop the mother from signing her up for karate, dance, and acting classes in the hope that it would make her career. As it turned out, Manning became a state champion in karate for her age group because she also excelled in dancing. At about the age of 12, the family moved to San Diego, California, where she attended middle and high school. During this time Manning was able to find work as a waitress and barista to continue supporting her family while she continued to hone her acting skills in anticipation of her big breakthrough.
In the 1990s, Taryn Manning managed to get small roles in episodes of series such as The Practice, Get Real, NYPD Blue, Popular, and Boston Public. At the turn of the millennium, she made her film debut in Crazy/Beautiful (2001) and then appeared in Crossroads (2002), 8 Mile (2002), and White Oleander (2002). In 2003 she founded an electronic and pop band called Boomkat together with her brother. The band, which was to sign a record deal with American idol producer Randy Jackson, eventually went to DreamWorks Records, through which they released their debut album, Boomkatalog. One, in March 2003.
Manning was building a reputation in Hollywood at the time as she began appearing on the covers of various magazines and was ranked among the sexiest women by several publications. However, despite her relative success, Manning was still looking for her breakthrough/blockbuster role that would define her career. This finally happened in 2005 when she was cast for the role of the prostitute Nola in the film Hustle & Flow, for which she was nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, and the Black Reel Awards.
Since then, Taryn Manning has appeared in Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008), The Devil’s Tomb (2009), and The Job (2009) when she began a solo career, releasing songs such as “Turn It Up”, “Send Me Your Love” and “Summer Ashes” to name a few. In early 2010, Manning seemed to fade away as she struggled to get bigger roles. Her fate later turned when she landed the Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett role in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.
Is Taryn Manning Related to Peyton Manning?
Taryn Manning and Peyton Manning, the retired American football player considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, are second cousins. Her late musician father Bill was the first cousin of Peyton’s father Archie.
It is not clear whether Taryn and her relatives who won the Super Bowl, Peyton, or his younger brother Eli, are in a relationship or whether the only thing that connects them is blood and a name.
How Much is She Worth?
Taryn Manning is said to have a net worth of about $3 million. The 5 feet 2 inches (1.575 m) tall actress and singer, who grew up in a trailer park, was able to build her wealth through her career as an entertainer. Her roles in Orange Is the New Black, among others, guarantee her great paydays, as does her music, some of which has landed her number one spot on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.
Manning has also had a quite successful career as an entrepreneur, owning a clothing line called Born Uniqorn and a record company called Little Vanilla Records.