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Taryn Southern was born on 16 July 1986, in Wichita, Kansas USA, and is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, digital strategist, singer, and YouTube personality, best known for her online videos and series.
A skilled digital media personality and a successful actress, how rich is Taryn Southern? Sources state that Southern has amassed a net worth over $300,000, as of mid-2017, the main source of her wealth coming from her involvement in showbiz since 2004.
Taryn Southern Net Worth $300,000
Taryn grew up in Wichita, where she attended Wichita East High School. She later enrolled at the University of Miami, obtaining a BS in Anthropology and a BA in Journalism. However, concurrently her entrance into the world of entertainment began in her teens, performing music theatre, her first role being the lead part of the young Jane Eyre in the pre-Broadway musical “Jane Eyre”. During this time she also hosted several teen talk shows on the WB and PBS. When she was 17, she appeared in the third season of the popular singing competition show “American Idol”, reaching Hollywood week and the Top 50. Her net worth was at its start.
After graduating from Miami, Southern briefly worked at NBC and Morgan Stanley. In 2006 she moved to Los Angeles and went on to executively produce and star in the travel series called “Project MyWorld”, which she sold to DirectTV. The nine-episode documentary portrayed her traveling the world and meeting her MySpace friends. Her wealth was increasing.
The following year she released “Hott4Hill”, a comedy YouTube video supporting US Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The video, created as a satire of the “Obama Girl” video, became highly popular, being noticed by political analysts on CNN and Fox.
In 2008 Southern starred as Taryn Monaghan in the WB online series “Sorority Forever”. The same year, she and her best friend Jessica Rose launched a new media studio called Webutantes, and she also wrote, produced and starred in her first comedy musical web series called “Private High Musical”, which she turned into a half-hour comedy pilot of the same name in 2009, selling it to MTV. All contributed to her fortune.
After appearing in the 2009 thriller film “Single Black Female”, Southern landed the recurring role of Allison in the CBS comedy series “Rules of Engagement” in 2010, while also playing a reporter in the science fiction war film “Battle: Los Angeles”, reinforcing her popularity and further improving her net worth.
She went on to release her 2012 comedy album in the same year, reaching #20 on the iTunes comedy chart. Also, her single “Crush” made the Top 100 Radio. She would later release a number of songs and covers, including two more comedy albums, the 2012 “On My Face” and the 2015 “Flashback Friday”, which also expanded her wealth.
Meanwhile, the year 2011 saw her hosting the online pre-show for the US version of “The X Factor”. Speaking about her hosting career, Southern has led shows such as G4’s “Attack of the Show”, TVGuide’s “Hollywood 411”, VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and The Pulse’s “2000s” and “Today Countdown”, as well as many live film premieres, earning a great income.
In 2012 she guest starred in series such as “New Girl” and “Walking in LA”, and made many other television guest appearances in the following years, for the series “The League”, “Guys with Kids”, “Last Man Standing” and “Legit”, and had recurring roles in the series “Third String Kicker”, “The Single Life” and “American Dad!”. All added to her net worth.
Southern’s most recent television appearance was in the series “Slumber Party” in 2016, and her most recent film involvement was in the 2016 comedy “Laid in America”.
Her YouTube channel, TarynSouthern, which she launched in 2012, has been extremely popular, being listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels in 2014. Her online videos have been featured in in People Magazine, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, E! News,\ and more, earning her various awards and honors, and a sizable fortune too, although one might wonder why it isn’t larger.
Southern tends to keep her personal life away from public view. Thus, sources are unaware of her relationship status.