Best known for playing the antagonist role of Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett in Orange Is the New Black (2003-present). The one-time Sexiest Women list member, who has also posed nude for Playboy Magazine, is also a singer, performing as a solo artist and as one-half of the electronic band Boomkat. This is however not all there is to know about Taryn Manning and what she is known for. If you have been piqued by her last name or perhaps seen a couple of her works and really felt this lady is worth knowing, here we will serve you all the sizzling details about this celebrity including her monetary worth.
Who is Taryn Manning?
Taryn Manning was born as the second child of her parents; Bill Manning and Sharyn Louise, on the 6th of November, 1978, in Falls Church, Virginia. At about two months old, Manning’s parents divorced so she and her older brother, Kellin, were raised only by their mother who had moved from Virginia to Arizona.
The family found life very hard as they lived in a trailer park and were on a very low/strict budget. That, however, did not stop her mother from enrolling her into karate, dance, and acting classes in hopes of her making a career out of it. As things would pan out, Manning became a State Champion in karate for her age group as she also excelled in dancing. At around 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 further support her family as she continued to hone her acting skills in anticipation of her big break.
Throughout the 1990s, Taryn Manning was able to land small roles in episodes of shows like 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 and her brother formed an electronic and pop band they called Boomkat. The band, which was which supposed to sign a record deal with American Idol producer Randy Jackson, ended up going with DreamWorks Records through which they released their debut album titled Boomkatalog.One in March 2003.
Manning was building a reputation for herself in Hollywood at this time as she was beginning to be featured on the covers of different magazines and was ranked amongst the sexiest women by several publications. But despite the relative success, Manning was still in search of her breakthrough/blockbuster role that would go ahead to define her career. This eventually came in 2005 when she was cast to play the role of a prostitute named Nola in the movie Hustle & Flow which garnered her nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, and Black Reel Awards.
Taryn Manning since went ahead to appear in Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008), The Devil’s Tomb (2009), and The Job (2009) as she embarked on a solo music career, releasing songs like “Turn It Up”, “Send Me Your Love” and “Summer Ashes”, among others. In the early 2010’s, Manning seemed to be fading away as she struggled to land major roles. Her fortunes later turned when she bagged 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 that is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, are second cousins. Her late musician father, Bill, was a first cousin of Peyton’s father, Archie.
It is not clear if Taryn and her Super Bowl-winning relatives; Peyton, or his younger brother Eli, have a relationship or 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 around $3 million. The 5 feet 2 inches (1.575 m) tall trailer park-raised actress and singer was able to make her wealth through her careers as an entertainer. Her roles in Orange is the New Black among others guarantees her big paydays as does her music, some of which have gotten to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.
Manning has also had a quite successful career as an entrepreneur as she owns a clothing line named Born Uniqorn and a record company called Little Vanilla Records.