Taryn was ranked #60 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008.
Taryn appears in Nickelback's video for Rockstar.
The media has beem quoted as saying that Taryn is more the "animalistic rock chick" than anyone else, especially since she dresses and styles her hair for the role.
Taryn had five small tattoos, but had them removed in 2005.
Taryn names Michael Jackson, Prince, and Justin Timberlake as people she'd like to sing or duet with.
In 2005, Taryn was going to get engaged to her boyfriend, actor Derek Magyar, but after her scary Flight 292 experience, and the almost engagement was broken off.
Taryn has a clothing line, Born Uniqorn, that she started with her friend Tara Jane.
Taryn's favorite movies are Boogie Nights, Silence of the Lambs, Dreamgirls, and Little Miss Sunshine.
Taryn's group Boomkat had their first single "The Wreckoning" hit #1 on on the Hot Dance Music chart.
Taryn has appeared on the covers of the July 2003 issue of FHM and the May 2007 issue of Stuff.
Taryn was the December 2007 entry on Stuff magazine's 2006-07 pin-up calendar.
Taryn is third cousins with Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning.
Taryn was nearly attacked in a bathroom by a woman for accidentally cutting in front of her in line in December 2006.
Taryn started dancing at the age of 12.
When Taryn was 12, her family relocated to Cardiff, California.
Taryn once worked as an ice cream parlor counterperson.
Taryn's debut role was in the 1999 film drama Speedway Junky. However, her appearance in this film is uncredited.
Taryn sang a rendition of I'll Take You There with Tweet in a GAP commercial. The GAP let her keep the jeans she wore in the commercial.
Taryn attended Orange County High School of the Arts.
Taryn's height is 5'2".
Taryn's favorite drink is a tall iced vanilla soy latte with extra ice, from Starbucks
Taryn decided to get more serious about music when she was fired from a movie.
Taryn played a groupie in 1999 TV movie Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story.
Taryn is a champion dancer and rollerskater.
Taryn does kickboxing, tae bo, and is a third degree green belt in karate.
Taryn auditioned for the movie Coyote Ugly and the 2001 reality show Popstars.
Taryn played a prostitute to Terrence Howard's pimp in the 2005 movie "Hustle and Flow."
Movies that Taryn has been in include Cold Mountain, Crazy/Beautiful, 8 Mile, and Crossroads.
Taryn ranked #33 in Stuff's 103 Sexiest Women in 2003.
Taryn has been the State Champion in Karate in Arizona.
Taryn was one of the passengers on the Jet Blue flight that had to make an emergency landing at LAX (September 2005) when it's landing gear failed. She said, "I was praying... I lost my father when I was 14, so I was kind of like, 'Well, hi, Dad. Here I come.'... I feel like I was given a second chance in life.
The band Boomkat consist of her and her brother Kellin.
Taryn: It would be cool to be a bigger name, get more offers, and make more money. But sometimes I can't even deal with the little bit of recognition that I do get. I don't like being stared at. I don't know why people are looking at me, and I wonder if they're tearing me apart. I'm just not your classic girl next door, no matter how I spin it.
Taryn: (on getting her tattoos removed) Now, when I put on an elegant gown, I just don't want to look at them. They bug me.
Taryn: (on which career she prefers better, acting or music) It's so crazy because when my music career's kind of at a lull, my acting career's good. I love them both. I got to say that the music is so much harder. It's been really hard to get my music career totally off the ground. As far as passion goes, I'm really passionate about the music because I haven't gotten it to the level that I want it.
Taryn: (on who she thinks the sexiest woman in rock is) I think Christina Aguilera is a fox. She puts her sexuality out there a lot, so people are constantly looking at it. But I think she has a gorgeous face, and a gift with her voice. I think Beyoncé's hot. I think Gwen [Stefani] is a fox.
Taryn: (On how it was working on the film Hustle & Flow) It was an incredible experience acting-wise. I'd never gotten to really sink my teeth into a role like that. The problem was that I did it so well, everyone was like, "God, she must be a hooker!"
Taryn: (On what men say about her character from Hustle & Flow) I've had guys come up to me, and be like "Oh, my God! You were that whore!"
Taryn: (about when she'd sample ice cream at her job at 31 Flavors) I would never have full cups -- just little spoons of it. My favorite was mint chocolate chip.