Taylor Lautner Biography

(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Jacob Black’ in ‘The Twilight Saga’ Film Series)

Birthday: February 11, 1992 (Aquarius)

Born In: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Taylor Lautner is an American actor, model, and martial artist. He is best known for playing the role of ‘Jacob Black’ in ‘The Twilight Saga’ film series. After having gained prominence as a teenage heartthrob, Lautner was ranked among the ‘50 sexiest men’ in Hollywood. He was also the highest-paid teenage actor in America. A martial arts enthusiast, Lautner is also extremely passionate about football, baseball, jazz, and hip-hop dance. A three-time ‘Junior World’ champion in martial arts, Lautner’s entry into Hollywood was through sheer hard work and determination. He began his acting career by appearing in minor roles on television. He also did a few commercials before voicing characters in movies like ‘What’s New, Scooby-Doo?’ and ‘My Wife and Kids.’ His popularity increased after appearing in films like ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2’ and ‘The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.’ He then went on to play minor roles in a number of movies and occasionally worked as a model as well. Interestingly, Lautner had not heard of the ‘Twilight’ series before he was urged by a friend to audition for the role of ‘Jacob Black.’ The massive success of the ‘Twilight’ film series catapulted Lautner and his co-stars into the world of stardom, which would change their lives forever.

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Quick Facts

Also Known As: Taylor Daniel Lautner

Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Males

Family:

father: Daniel Lautner

mother: Deborah Lautner

siblings: Makena Lautner

Born Country: United States

Models Actors

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males

Notable Alumni: Valencia High School, Xtreme Martial Arts

Ancestry: French American, Irish American, Austrian American, British American, German American, Dutch American, Swiss American

City: Grand Rapids, Michigan

U.S. State: Michigan

More Facts

education: Valencia High School, Xtreme Martial Arts

  • 1

    Is Taylor Lautner still acting?

    Yes, Taylor Lautner is still active in the entertainment industry, appearing in various film and television projects.

  • 2

    What happened to Taylor Lautner's career after Twilight?

    After his role in the Twilight series, Taylor Lautner continued to work in both film and television, taking on a variety of roles in different genres.

  • 3

    What is Taylor Lautner's workout routine?

    Taylor Lautner is known for his dedication to fitness and has previously shared insights into his workout routine, which typically includes strength training and martial arts.

  • 4

    Has Taylor Lautner directed any movies?

    As of now, Taylor Lautner has not directed any movies, but he has primarily focused on his acting career in various film and television projects.

Childhood & Early Life

Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, to Deborah and Daniel Lautner. He and his younger sister, Makena, were raised as Roman Catholics. He is of German, French, Dutch, and Native American origin.

He attended his first karate class at the age of six and trained under Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of ‘Xtreme Martial Arts.’ By the age of eight, he had become a black belt holder. He went on to win several junior martial arts championships. In 2003, he was seen at the ‘ISKA Karate Event’ which was aired on television.

He attended a public school in Valencia and indulged in many extra-curricular activities like football, baseball, and hip-hop dance. It was during this time that he moved to Santa Clarita, California, and began acting.

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Career

After moving to Los Angeles, he played a number of minor roles on television and commercials. He then appeared in ‘Shadow Fury,’ a television film, in 2001.

Following the brief success of ‘Shadow Fury,’ he landed a voice role in ‘Rugrats Go Wild.’ He then appeared in ‘The Bernie Mac Show,’ ‘My Wife and Kids,’ and ‘Summerland.’

He then went back to voicing characters in movies like ‘Danny Phantom,’ ‘Duck Dodgers,’ and ‘What’s New, Scooby-Doo?’ At the same time, he also landed modeling assignments. He was soon picked by Adam Shankman to play ‘Elliot Murtaugh’ in the film ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2.’

His first breakthrough performance was in the film ‘The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D’ in 2005. Although the movie received negative reviews from critics, it increased Lautner’s popularity.

In 2008, he was cast as ‘Jack Spivey’ in the short-lived NBC drama ‘My Own Worst Enemy.’ He also appeared in ‘Love Inc.’ and ‘He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown.’

The same year, filmmakers began searching for a teenage actor, preferably of Native-American origin, to play the role of ‘Jacob Black’ in the first installment of the ‘Twilight’ film series. During his audition, he read lines from the second and third books along with Kristen Stewart, who was already chosen for the role of ‘Isabella Swan.’

He was selected for his ravishingly good looks, persona, and dialogue delivery skills. The movie went on to become a critical and commercial success.

In an attempt to do justice to the role of the lovelorn wolf-boy, he weight-trained extensively and gained approximately 30 pounds of muscle. His physique wooed women across the world and turned him into a teen idol and sex symbol.

In 2009 and 2010, he appeared in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,’ the second and third installments of the ‘Twilight’ series, respectively.

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In 2010, he was also cast as ‘Willy Harrinton’ in ‘Valentine’s Day’ where he played Taylor Swift’s love interest.

Following the success of the three ‘Twilight’ movies, he appeared in ‘Abduction’ alongside Lily Collins, which did poorly at the box office. His poor performance in the film was heavily criticized by the critics.

He appeared in the last two parts of the ‘Twilight’ film series, ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1’ and ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2,’ which were released in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

He also starred in ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Tracers,’ which were released in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

In 2016, he was cast in a drama film titled ‘Run the Tide.’ The same year, he also co-starred in Ryan Murphy’s comedy horror series ‘Scream Queens.’

He played the role of ‘Troy Lambert’ in the 2022 biographical film ‘Home Team’ directed by Charles Kinnane and Daniel Kinnane. The film was largely panned by critics, earning a 22% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Major Works

He is best known for his role as ‘Jacob Black’ in the ‘Twilight’ film series. The film series increased his popularity and established him as a sex symbol. The highest-grossing romantic vampire-werewolf fantasy captured the hearts of millions around the globe and continues to enjoy its status as one of the ‘most-watched’ films in the history of romantic films.

Awards & Achievements

He won the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for ‘Best Breakthrough Performance-Male’ for ‘Twilight’ in 2009.

He was named in ‘The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010’ list by ‘Glamour’ magazine.

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He was ranked fourth in ‘People’ magazine’s list of ‘Most Amazing Bodies.’

He won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for ‘Favorite On-screen Team’ with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ in 2011.

He was awarded the ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Best Shirtless Performance’ for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ in 2013.

Personal Life & Legacy

He was romantically involved with actor-singers Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. From 2013 to 2015, he dated Canadian-Greek actress Marie Avgeropoulos. In 2018, he started dating Taylor Dome, who works as a nurse in California. The couple got married in 2022.

According to the popular magazine ‘Men’s Health,’ Lautner follows a strict diet and continues to train in martial arts during his spare time. He resides with his parents and sister in California.

Facts About Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner is a black belt in karate and has won several junior world championships in the sport.

He learned to do his own stunts for the "Twilight" films, showcasing his dedication to his craft.

Taylor Lautner is an accomplished jazz and hip-hop dancer, showcasing his versatility as a performer.

He has a passion for voice acting and has lent his voice to various animated projects, including the popular "Duck Dodgers" TV series.

Taylor Lautner is known for his love of the outdoors and enjoys activities such as surfing and snowboarding in his free time.

Taylor Lautner Movies

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

  (Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Drama)

2. Tracers (2015)

  (Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama)

3. Twilight (2008)

  (Fantasy, Romance, Drama)

4. Valentine's Day (2010)

  (Romance, Comedy)

5. Abduction (2011)

  (Thriller, Action, Mystery)

6. Grown Ups 2 (2013)

  (Comedy)

7. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

  (Adventure, Family, Comedy)

8. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

  (Adventure, Drama, Romance, Fantasy)

9. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

  (Adventure, Drama, Romance, Fantasy)

10. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

  (Drama, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy)

Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
2013 Best Shirtless Performance The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
People's Choice Awards
2011 Favorite On-Screen Team The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
2010 Favorite Breakout Movie Actor Winner
2010 Favorite On-Screen Team Twilight (2008)

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