Friday, February 08, 2008

Taryn Manning, Actress and Singer

Actress Taryn Manning has been in the news recently because she was out on the town in L.A. with a male companion when actor Jesse Metcalfe (John Rowland on "Desperate Housewives") came across them, and a brawl ensued between the two men right there on the sidewalk. Apparently Mannng's male friend got jealous of the attention she got from Metcalfe.

If you don't know Taryn Manning's name, you probably know her face. She played Nola, the blonde prostitute who worked for Terrence Howard in "Hustle and Flow," and was also Eminem's girlfriend in "8 Mile." She's also had roles in various other movies, from the beautiful (Civil War epic "Cold Mountain") to the truly bad (the Britney Spears vehicle "Crossroads"). Other roles have been in films including "Crazy/Beautiful" and "White Oleander," and in episodes of the TV shows "CSI: Miami," "The Practice," and "NYPD Blue."

In addition, Taryn Manning is the singer in a band called The Boomkats, along with her brother Kellin.

And in case you're wondering about her last name, yes, she is an extended member of that Manning family. Her father, who died in 1993, was a brother of Archie Manning, the famous quarterback who is the father of current NFL star quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning.

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