Taryn Manning (born November 6, 1978) is an American actress, fashion designer, and singer-songwriter. She is the vocalist for electronic duo Boomkat and co-owner of clothing brand, called Born Uniqorn. Manning gained her first major role as an actress in 2001 when she played the role of Maddy in Crazy/Beautiful. She went on to appear in Crossroads, 8 Mile and A Lot Like Love. In 2005 she played the controversial Nola in the Academy Award-winning film Hustle & Flow.