Taryn Southern is a digital personality, writer, producer, director and songwriter with more than 500 million views across her internet videos. In 2018, she produced the world’s first pop album composed with artificial intelligence (I AM AI) and wrote and produced a Streamy-nominated immersive virtual reality series for Google/YouTube VR. In addition, her directorial debut, I AM HUMAN, premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival in May 2019.

Taryn got her start on American Idol before landing guest starring roles in television shows such as Rules of Engagement (CBS), New Girl (NBC), Legit (F/X) and Guys with Kids (CBS) and writing comedy for digital networks (Heavy.com, MovieTickets.com) and television ( “Private High Musical” for MTV.) As a frequent television host, Taryn was a correspondent for the highest rated late night series on Discovery Channel in 2013/2014 (Shark After Dark/Naked After Dark), as well as a correspondent for NBC’s The X Factor and host/producer for AT&T U-Verse, “Project MyWorld” for DirecTV, and a correspondent for VH1, G4, MTV and more.

In 2012, Taryn launched a YouTube channel, growing more than 500,000 subscribers by 2014, and digital production company, Happy Cat Media. Through the channel, Taryn returned to comedy and music, landing a comedy song (“Crush”) on the US radio charts and hosting her own countdown show on Sirius XM Radio.Her production company Happy Cat Media focused on high-end, influencer based content for brands and distributors such as Marriott, MovieTickets.com, Conde Nast, Snapchat, Vimeo, HTC Vive, and more. In 2017, she was featured as one of three women leaders in media for Ford’s national “She’s Got Drive” campaign and named one of the Top 20 Women in VR.