Related Information for Taryn Southern Taryn Southern (born July 16, 1985, Wichita, KS) was first introduced to the public in 2004 when she made American Idol season three's Top 50. She later went on to star in and executive produce DirecTV's first original series, Project MyWorld.Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Southern was extremely active in large-scale music theatre productions, starring in the pre-Broadway premieres of Jane Eyre and Violet. During her senior year of high school, she was offered the chance to.. read more