Aaron Taylor-Johnson Biography

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English actor. This biography profiles his childhood, family life, film career, achievements, and timeline.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Quick Facts

Birthday: June 13, 1990

Nationality: British

Famous: Actors British Men

Age: 29 Years, 29 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Aaron Perry Johnson

Born in: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Sam Taylor-Johnson (m. 2012)

father: Robert Johnson

mother: Sarah Johnson

siblings: Gemma Johnson

children: Romy Hero Johnson, Wylda Rae Johnson

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Television and film actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, previously Aaron Perry Johnson defies his age when it comes to the quantity of work that he has done. He also broke rules by marrying British director Sam Taylor-Wood who is 24 years older to him. The boy, known for his Kick-Ass movies concentrates on one project in a year to give his best to the work undertaken. The TV star finds work ‘therapeutic’ but his priority is his family and he doesn’t bother much about the future. The Kick-Ass star faced a difficult time adjusting to school and work. In school he never mentioned that he was out acting because no one would take it in a positive way, which made him very uncomfortable. When asked about where he had been on leave, he would just say he was away somewhere. He is not an ambitious person and does not get attached to things. When Aaron was a child he learned gymnastics and dance (tap and jazz), which is why he even treated the fight scenes in hisKick-Ass movie as dance steps and choreographed them. His favorite actors are Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis. For six months, he and his mother lived in the red-light district of Amsterdam when he was shooting his debut feature film, ‘Tom & Thomas’.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Childhood & Early Life
  • Johnson was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, on 13th June 1990. Johnson has an English, Russian and Jewish background.
  • His family consists of his father, Robert Johnson, a civil engineer by profession, and mother, Sarah Johnson, a housemaker, and sister Gemma Johnson.
  • In the words of Aaron, “I grew up in a pretty rubbish area outside of London”, so his upbringing was not in a luxurious environment.
  • He attended the Holmer Green Senior School and also went to the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe (1996 to 2008) where he learnt about drama, tap, jazz, acrobatics, and singing.
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Success On The Silverscreen
  • The handsome dude came into the spotlight with movies such as the black comedy ‘Kick-Ass’ (2010) and its 2013 sequel, ‘Nowhere Boy’ (2009), ‘Anna Karenina’ (2012), ‘Savages’ (2012), and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015).
  • In Kick-Ass, the actor starred with Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage. In the Russian drama ‘Anna Karenina’, based on the classic novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy, Aaron worked opposite Keira Knightley for the role of Count Vronsky.
  • Aaron’s big break was in the movie ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’ (2008), which made him a known name in England.
  • He also did the American drama ‘The Greatest’ alongside Carey Mulligan in 2009.
  • The other noteworthy performances by Aaron include crime thriller ‘Savages’ (2012), science fiction ‘Godzilla’ (2014) and thriller ‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016).
  • The versatile actor has performed in movies of different genres and has done several other films apart from these movies.
  • Aaron found his calling very early in life and began working from the age of 6.
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  • He performed in plays like Macbeth, at the Queen’s theatre in London, alongside Rufus Sewell and ‘All My Sons’ at the age of 8 or 9.
  • Other than working in theater, Aaron also did many commercials before signing his first film, ‘Tom & Thomas’ with Sean Bean, in 2002, at the age of 12.
  • He also did a lot of television by playing a part in series like ‘The Bill and Casualty’.
  • The actor was part of the BBC adaptation of the novel ‘Feather Boy’, Danny Brocklehurst's Talk to Me series, and Owen Stephens in ‘Nearly Famous’.
  • Aaron’s upcoming project is ‘The Wall’, which is slated for release in March 2017. He will play the character of an American soldier in the thriller.
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Global Recognition
  • The actor got six nominations for his role of David "Dave" Lizewski in the movie ‘Kick Ass’.
  • Aaron won a nomination for the ‘Young British Performer of the Year’ by the London Film Critics’ Circle.
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  • He was also nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award for his role in Kick-Ass movie.
  • His sartorial style got him a place in GQ's 50 best dressed British men in 2015.
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Major Works
  • In ‘Kick-Ass’ (2010) Aaron portrayed the role of David "Dave" Lizewski while in ‘Nowhere Boy’ he played the character of the teenage John Lennon.
  • Aaron has done two different superhero characters in ‘Kick-Ass’ and its sequel, and played Quicksilver in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015).
  • In 2003, he starred in ‘Shanghai Knights’ and performed in ‘The Illusionist’ in 2006. After this he moved to Los Angeles when he was only 15, to take his career forward.
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Awards & Achievements
  • The blue-eyed man bagged a Golden Globe for a supporting role in Tom Ford’smovie ‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016).
  • He also won the Empire award for best newcomer for ‘Nowhere Boy’.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • In 2012, he married his Nowhere Boy director Sam Taylor-Wood who is 24 years older to him and both changed their last names to Taylor-Johnson.
  • The couple has two daughters - Wylda Rae and Romy Hero.
  • Aaron is also the stepfather of Angelica and Jessie- his wife's daughters from her previous marriage to Jay Jopling.
  • The actor was chased by the paparazzi and got a lot of tabloid attention for marrying a woman more than double his age, which made him very distressed.
  • Aaron’s friends call him Benjamin Button relating him to Brad Pitt’s character of Benjamin Button, who ages in reverse, in the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.
  • He also admits that he was quite self-destructing at one point in his life because he used to smoke and drink nonstop.
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Trivia
  • In 2011, Johnson appeared in the music video Uberlin by American alternative rock band R.E.M.
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1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

  (Adventure, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi)

2. Kick-Ass (2010)

  (Action, Comedy)


3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

  (Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action)

4. The Illusionist (2006)

  (Drama, Romance, Thriller, Mystery)



5. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

  (Drama, Romance, Thriller, Crime)

6. Nowhere Boy (2009)

  (Drama, Romance, Music, Biography)




7. Outlaw King (2018)

  (Drama, Biography, Action, History)

8. Anna Karenina (2012)

  (Drama, Romance)





Awards

Golden Globe Awards
2017 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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Last Updated
- February 17, 2017

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