Who is Taryn Manning? Her Wiki/Bio, Net Worth, Career and More

Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning, born on November 6, 1978, is an American actress and singer. She’s famous for playing Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett in the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019). She also appeared as Cherry in Sons of Anarchy (2008–2010), Nola in Hustle & Flow (2005), and Janeane in 8 Mile (2002). Also, in this article we will take a look at why she is so popular and what precisely makes her this way. Let us jump into the article without much further ado. It will help us understand her life better. 


Real Name Taryn Manning
Nickname Taryn
Net Worth $4 million (As of 2023)
Date of Birth 6 November 1978
Age 60 years (As of 2023) 
Birthplace America
Current Residence America
Nationality America
Profession Actress and Singer
Marital Status NA
Girlfriend/Wife NA
Religion Christianity
Zodiac sign NA

Taryn Manning was born in Falls Church, Virginia. Her parents separated when she was a baby, and she grew up with her mother and brother in Tucson, Arizona. They lived modestly in a trailer park. Despite financial challenges, her mother supported her in karate, dance, and acting classes. When she was 12, they moved to Encinitas, California. Sadly, her father passed away when she was 14. Despite hardships, Taryn pursued her interests and eventually became an actress and singer. Also, this did not deter her from pursuing the path she chose. Taryn eventually became a wonderful actress and singer in the industry. 



Taryn Manning started acting in the late 1990s. She had small roles in TV shows like The Practice, Get Real, and NYPD Blue. Furthermore, she even appeared in a show created just for her. In 1999, she acted in a movie called Speedway Junky. She auditioned for Popstars in 2001. Her first movie was Crazy/Beautiful, and she was in Crossroads with Britney Spears. She also had small roles in movies like 8 Mile, White Oleander, and Cold Mountain. Moreover, she appeared in some romantic comedies too. Also, she began getting choice roles in some of the best movies in the world. 

Taryn Manning became well-known for her role as Nola, a prostitute, in the movie Hustle & Flow in 2005. The director chose her because she looked just like the character. She acted in other movies like Unbeatable Harold, When the Nines Roll Over, and Weirdsville. Also, she sang a song for the movie Weirdsville. Moreover, she was on a TV show called Drive in 2007 and played a role in After Sex. She acted in horror movies like Cult and Banshee, even doing her own stunts in Banshee. It was only looking forward from here and not back. 


Legal Issues

On October 12, 2012, Taryn Manning was arrested for hurting her personal assistant and makeup artist, Holli Hartman. They lived together at that time, but Hartman didn’t want to press charges. Manning’s lawyer said Hartman wanted the situation to end because they cared for each other. In November 2012, Manning agreed to do community service for one day and be good for six months, and then the case would close. In November 2014, she was arrested again for breaking a restraining order and making threats to her girlfriend, Jeanine Heller. Also, she has a lot of issues in her personal life. 

Substance Abuse

Taryn Manning has a problem with drinking too much alcohol. In 2016, while working on Orange is the New Black, she had trouble because of her drinking. The show’s makers told her to go to a rehab center for help, but she didn’t listen and left after just one day. They even said they might take her off the show if she didn’t get better. Also, you will understand that many celebrities face this problem from time to time. Some of them succumb to the addiction. Others simply decide to make their lives well. 

Legal Issues

Net Worth

Taryn Manning has a net worth of $4 million. Most of this wealth comes from her acting career. But she also does a lot of brand endorsements and deals. Also, this further adds to her wealth and keeps her in the limelight. Let us see what happens in the future. 

Net Worth in 2023 $4.0 Million
Net Worth in 2022 $3.6 Million
Net Worth in 2021 $3.2 Million
Net Worth in 2020 $2.8 Million
Net Worth in 2019 $2.4 Million

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