Date Of Birth

November 6, 1978


Taryn Manning Biography:

Taryn Manning was born on November 6, 1978 in Falls Church, Virginia. In 1981, Manning’s parents separated, and in 1993, her father passed away. She spent some of her formative years in Tucson, Arizona, and was a student at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Los Alamitos, California. Manning has been dancing since she was twelve years old and is an accomplished karate fighter. She broke through the entertainment industry with minor roles in various films and television shows. Her acting credits include Get Real, The Practice, Boston Public, NYPD Blue, Popular, Crazy/Beautiful, Crossroads, White Oleander, 8 Mile, A Lot Like Love, Cold Mountain and Hustle & Flow. In 2005, Manning experienced the scare of her life when the plane she was on, JetBlue Airways Flight 292, was forced to make an emergency landing with defective landing gears. Currently, Manning can be seen in the Fox television series, Drive.

Ivy Chitty, on the drama series Drive, is portrayed by Taryn Manning. Ivy, a cocktail waitress in New Orleans, became a local celebrity for helping with the evacuation efforts after Hurricane Katrina hit. Ivy is bent on keeping her celebrity status and will do anything to stay in the radar. She, along with aspiring actress Leigh Barnthouse and nurse Susan Chamblee, teamed up for “The Race.”

Leigh Barnthouse (Rochelle Aytes), Ivy Chitty (Taryn Manning) and Susan Chamblee (Michael Hyatt)

(Photos courtesy of FOX)

Place of Birth

Tucson, Arizona 

Birth Name

Taryn Manning



Fun Facts

kick boxer,tae bo,champion dancer,rollerskater and she has a green belt in karate has been the state champion in karate in arizona She was aboard the JetBlue airplane that had to make a 3 hour surround flight and emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on 21 September 2005. In her own words: “it was the most surreal, out-of-body experience I ever had”. After the plane landed safely she described: “It sounded like Dodger Stadium in there”.




hustle and flow-nola
jack and jill vs the world-jill
8 mile-janeane
a lot like love-ellen
the devil’s tomb-doc

and many more


boomkat and jukebox




Some people might say I need to learn how to relax.

The most interesting place I’ve gone on location was New Orleans.

It was Britney’s movie. I liked that movie. It didn’t get too much love, but a lot of people really liked it.

Through teaching myself how to be happy and get through things, I hope I can also do that for other people.

After reading Eminem’s autobiography, which I did because I’m so interested in him as an artist, I respect him a lot. Even though he seems angry and mad, he’s had to fight so many demons in his life.

I would go visit my mom on Sundays, and my brother was working on stuff. I’d go in there and sing a little melody, then we started working with words and the next thing you know it was just born organically without really trying.

When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn’t easy.


boomkat with brother kellin