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Taryn Manning

Manning at PaleyFest 2014, representing Orange Is the New Black
Born (1978-11-06) November 6, 1978 (age 38)
Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer
Musical career
Genres Pop, alternative rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1999–present
Labels Dreamworks, Little Vanilla
Associated acts Boomkat, Mystic, Butch Walker, will.i.am

As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it.
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Alison Lohman is an amazing actress. I was so proud to work with her.
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.
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I just had to find something else to fulfill me. Always being a singer and writing, it was a blessing. My brother started making music that was the kind of music I always saw myself singing.
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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.
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The most interesting place I've gone on location was New Orleans.
It's actually harder to write a fun song.
I play, in real life, Kim, who is actually Marshall Mathers ex-wife as of now. She lies and says she is pregnant because she really wants to keep him and he figures her out.
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It's really hard for actors to cross over and get any respect as a singer, and if I could just keep it separate and not use my music in movies, it's cool.
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I'm not really into movies on dates because you can't chat it up.
That's why I'm an actress, to do something completely opposite from myself.
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Some people might say I need to learn how to relax.
My dad was a musician and I traveled around with him, so it was something that I knew.
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The Wreckoning is a darker song. But the record is positive.
My singing is my hobby. It's me and my brother. We just enjoy writing music.
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I just get focused on whatever is in front of me. When I was filming Crossroads, it had all my focus. Now I'm all focused on finishing my recording so I can get that out. It's just day by day.
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We wanted to write a whole song about partying and then taking Yellow Cabs home. That's the weirdest topic we've ever thought of centering a song around.
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If you are being weird or silly you can be excused because you are just playing a character.
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It could be fun to sing with Prince or Michael Jackson. Justin Timberlake has an amazing new sound now.
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I went through the process of auditioning like every other struggling actress in this town.
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Lauren Hill, I always have her solo CD nearby. I have Coldplay, Radiohead, just a mix.
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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.
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It's just different in the music world. You come more with an entourage.
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After we wrote The Wreckoning, our record label did listen.
I'm more like an animalistic rock chick.
Even though it seems like there are a lot of parts, there is really tons of downtime in the acting world.
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I'm definitely the worker. My brother is the jokester.
There's definitely a whole different vibe on the set when there's like basically royalty working with us. We could have whatever we wanted. I felt like Britney Spears.
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I would say our sound is soul pop.
Through teaching myself how to be happy and get through things, I hope I can also do that for other people.
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It was Britney's movie. I liked that movie. It didn't get too much love, but a lot of people really liked it.
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There's really nothing else I'm going to do with my life. I'd be useless if I weren't singing or acting.
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