Aaron Taylor-Johnson Biography


Birthday: June 13, 1990 (Gemini)

Born In: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English actor, best known for playing important roles in films like 'Kick-Ass,' 'Kick-Ass 2,' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.' Known for his eccentricity, he broke many rules by marrying British director Sam Taylor-Wood who is 24 years his senior. Aaron usually concentrates on one project a year in order to give his best. Though he finds work therapeutic, his priority is his family. Aaron started acting while he was still in school. However, he never mentioned about his acting endeavors to anyone at school as he feared that people might not take it positively. When asked about his absence from school, he would just say that he was away somewhere. When Aaron was a child, he learned gymnastics and dance (tap and jazz). His interest in dance would later help him in filming the fight scenes of his ‘Kick-Ass’ movies where the action scenes were choreographed. For six months, he and his mother lived in the red-light district of Amsterdam. They were still living there when he was filming his debut feature film ‘Tom & Thomas.’ His favorite actors are Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Quick Facts

British Celebrities Born In June

Also Known As: Aaron Perry Taylor-Johnson

Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Males


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

father: Robert Johnson

mother: Sarah Johnson

siblings: Gemma Johnson

children: Romy Hero Johnson, Wylda Rae Johnson

Born Country: England

Actors British Men

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

More Facts

education: Jackie Palmer Stage School, Holmer Green Senior School

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    What are some popular movies Aaron Taylor-Johnson has starred in?

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson is known for his roles in movies such as "Kick-Ass," "Godzilla," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Nocturnal Animals," and "Tenet."

  • 2

    Has Aaron Taylor-Johnson ever played a superhero role?

    Yes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrayed the character of Kick-Ass/Dave Lizewski in the "Kick-Ass" movie series.

  • 3

    Did Aaron Taylor-Johnson undergo any physical training for his role in "Kick-Ass?"

    Yes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson trained extensively in martial arts and underwent physical conditioning to prepare for his role as a superhero in "Kick-Ass."

  • 4

    What is one of the most challenging roles Aaron Taylor-Johnson has taken on in his career?

    One of the most challenging roles for Aaron Taylor-Johnson was playing Ray Marcus in the psychological thriller film "Nocturnal Animals."
  • 5

    Has Aaron Taylor-Johnson ever directed any movies?

    While Aaron Taylor-Johnson is primarily known as an actor, he has not ventured into directing films so far in his career.
Childhood & Early Life

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was born Aaron Perry Johnson on June 13, 1990, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Johnson has an English, Russian, and Jewish ancestry.

His family consists of his father Robert Johnson, a civil engineer by profession, mother Sarah Johnson, a housemaker, and sister Gemma Johnson

In Aaron’s own words, “I grew up in a pretty rubbish area outside of London.” His statement indicates that he did not have a luxurious childhood.

He attended ‘Holmer Green Senior School.’ He also went to ‘Jackie Palmer Stage School’ in High Wycombe (1996 to 2008) where he learnt drama, tap, jazz, acrobatics, and singing.

Aaron found his calling very early in life and began working from the age of six.

He performed in plays like ‘Macbeth’ at the Queen’s theatre in London, and ‘All My Sons’ at the age of 10.

Apart from working in theater, Aaron also did many commercials before signing his first film ‘Tom & Thomas’ in 2002, at the age of 12

He also did a lot of television work. He became part of series like ‘The Bill’ and ‘Casualty.’

The actor was part of the BBC adaptation of the novel ‘Feather Boy.’ He was also part of Danny Brocklehurst's ‘Talk to Me’ and Holly Phillips’ ‘Nearly Famous.’

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Success On The Silverscreen

Aaron Taylor-Johnson came into prominence with his performance in the 2010 superhero film ‘Kick-Ass.’ He then went on to act in films like ‘Anna Karenina’ (2012), ‘Savages’ (2012), and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015). Meanwhile, he also reprised his role as ‘David Lizewski’ in ‘Kick-Ass 2’ (2013).

In ‘Kick-Ass,’ the actor starred alongside Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage. In the Russian drama ‘Anna Karenina,’ which was based on the classic novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy, Aaron appeared opposite Keira Knightley, playing the role of ‘Count Vronsky.’

Aaron’s big break came in 2008, when he played ‘Robbie Jennings’ in the movie ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging,’ which made him a household name in England.

He then appeared in the American drama ‘The Greatest’ alongside Carey Mulligan in 2009.

Other noteworthy performance of Aaron came in movies, such as the 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 appeared in several other films.

Aaron was seen in the war thriller film ‘The Wall’ (2017) in which he played an American soldier. In 2018, he was seen in the historical drama film ‘Outlaw King.’ The same year, he was also seen in ‘A Million Little Pieces,’ which was directed and co-written by his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson.

In 2019, he was cast to play a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's spy film ‘Tenet.’ The same year, he was cast to play 'Lee Unwin' in Matthew Vaughn's period action spy film 'The King's Man.' While 'Tenet' earned positive reviews from the critics, 'The King's Man' met with mixed reviews.

Global Recognition

Aaron Taylor-Johnson received six nominations for his role as ‘David "Dave" Lizewski’ in the movie ‘Kick-Ass.’

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Aaron received a nomination for the ‘Young British Performer of the Year’ at the ‘London Film Critics’ Circle.’

He was also nominated for the ‘BAFTA Rising Star Award’ for his role in ‘Kick-Ass.’

In 2015, he was named in 'GQ' magazine's '50 best dressed British men' list.

Major Works

In ‘Kick-Ass’ (2010), Aaron portrayed the role of ‘David "Dave" Lizewski.’ In ‘Nowhere Boy,’ he played the famous English singer-songwriter John Lennon

Aaron played a superhero in ‘Kick-Ass’ and its sequel. He then played the role of another superhero named ‘Quicksilver’ in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015).

In 2003, he starred in ‘Shanghai Knights.’ He then performed in ‘The Illusionist’ in 2006. After this, he moved to Los Angeles when he was only 15 to take his career forward.

Awards & Achievements

Aaron Taylor-Johnson received the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role in Tom Ford’s movie ‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016)

He also won the ‘Empire Award’ for ‘Best Newcomer’ for ‘Nowhere Boy.’

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2012, he married his ‘Nowhere Boy’ director Sam Taylor-Wood who is 24 years older to him. After their wedding, they both changed their last names to Taylor-Johnson.

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The couple has two daughters - Wylda Rae and Romy Hero Johnson.

Aaron is also the stepfather of Angelica and Jessie, Sam Taylor-Wood's daughters from her previous marriage to Jay Jopling

The actor was chased by the paparazzi and received a lot of attention for marrying a woman more than double his age, which made him very anxious.

Aaron’s friends call him ‘Benjamin Button,’ relating him to Brad Pitt’s character ‘Benjamin Button’ who ages in reverse in the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’

He admits that he was quite self-destructing at one point in his life because of his drinking and smoking habits.

Facts About Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is not only an actor but also a talented artist who enjoys painting in his free time.

He is known for his love of motorcycles and has a collection of vintage bikes that he enjoys riding.

Aaron has a passion for photography and often captures candid moments on set and during his travels.

He is a dedicated family man and prioritizes spending quality time with his wife and children.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is fluent in French and enjoys practicing the language whenever he can.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Movies

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. Tenet (2020)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

8. Outlaw King (2018)

  (Drama, Biography, Action, History)

9. Anna Karenina (2012)

  (Drama, Romance)

10. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

  (Comedy, Crime, Action)


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

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