The Orange Is the New Black put a lot of speculation to rest at the SAG Awards on Sunday

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated January 25, 2015 07:30 PM
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The Manning family tree is short one branch – despite the firmly held assumptions of many, Taryn Manning is apparently not related to the Mannings Peyton and Eli.

“I think somewhere along the way [we might be related],” Manning, 36, told E! News on the red carpet at the SAG Awards. “But no, it’s not true. We should squash that rumor right here, right now,” she said, adding that she’d be “much taller” if she was related to the Super Bowl-winning brothers.

Standing at just 5’2″ compared to Eli’s 6’4″ and Peyton’s 6’5″, she may have a point. It was often reported that Manning was a second cousin of both Peyton and Eli.

Manning was present at Hollywood’s big night as part of the SAG-nominated Orange Is the New Black ensemble cast for her role as Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett.