Taylor Lautner is a renowned and worldwide famous American model and actor who is well known for his role as “Jacob” in the film series The Twilight Saga. He began his career playing in small roles in comedy series like “My Wife and Kids” (2004), “The Bernie Mac Show” (2003). Later he gave his voice to a character in television series such as Danny Phantom and What’s New, Scooby-Doo. He also starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D and in the film Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).
In 2011 he got to act in an action movie titled Abduction. Apart from films and series he also appeared in the “BBC” sitcom Cuckoo as the son of the titular character from 2014 to 2018. In the late 2000s, Taylor became a teen idol and sex symbol as he went to change his physique extensively for the role of “Jacob Black” in the Twilight series. He bagged the second position on Glamour’s “The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010” list and fourth on People’s “Most Amazing Bodies” list. With growing fame and popularity Taylor became one of the highest-paid teenage actors in Hollywood.
Taylor Lautner Biography/Wiki
Taylor was born on 11 February 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America to a well-settled American family of a pilot and a software engineer and was raised as Roman Catholic. He comes from “Dutch, French, and German” ancestry and has distant “American ancestry” through his mother. Taylor spent his childhood in Hudsonville, Michigan, a small town near Grand Rapids. He has also shared that he was bullied in his school days a he was an actor.
At the age of six, Taylor started taking his karate classes and attended the National Karate Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, where he met with an American-Thai stuntman Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. Michael invited him to a camp held at the University of California, Los Angeles where he trained with Michael for several years and earned his black belt by the age of eight along with various Junior World Championships titles. Taylor also appeared in an ISKA karate event that was broadcast on ESPN in 2003.
Taylor completed his schooling at Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, California until his sophomore year. Michael who was Taylor’s karate teacher suggested he should continue acting and for a few years, he flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions and returned back for school sometimes. Taylor did his acting and karate classes with being on the baseball and football teams at his school and also used to take “jazz and hip-hop” dance classes. In 2002, his family decided to move to California for a month before moving to Santa Clarita, California as it was very tiring and difficult for Taylor.
|Name||Taylor Daniel Lautner|
|Birth Place||Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|Date Of Birth||11 February 1992|
|Age(as of 2021)||29 Years|
|Profession||Actor and Model|
Taylor Lautner Age, Height, and Weight
Taylor Lautner’s age is 29 years (as of 2021). He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and his weight is approximately 74 kg.
Taylor Lautner Career Beginning
After moving to Los Angeles, Lautner acted in small television series, small films, and ads and commercials. In 2001, he made his first appearance in Shadow Fury and then got a voice-over job for “Rugrats Go Wild”. Later he also appeared in small TV roles on Summerland, My Wife and Kids, and The Bernie Mac Show. He also gave his voice in animated series such as “Duck Dodgers, What’s New, Scooby-Doo? and Danny Phantom”.
Finally, Taylor got his breakout film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D which was received with negative reviews from critics and was a small international success. However, he was nominated for the” Young Artist Awards 2006” for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor. Two years later, Taylor appeared in a lead role in NBC’s short-lived drama My Own Worst Enemy as Christian Slater’s son, Jack Spivey.
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight series and Breakthrough
In 2008, a casting call was held in Portland, Oregon for the role of Jacob Black in the series “Twilight”. Taylor had never heard of the Twilight series before as he was urged by his agent to audition for the film series. During the auditions, he and Kristen Stewart who had already been cast as Bella acted out scenes from “The Twilight Saga; New Moon” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”. Though the film received mixed reviews it was a commercial success, it collected around $92 million on the opening weekend and $392 million worldwide.
In 2009, Taylor was nominated for Male Breakthrough Performance in MTV Movie Awards, which was won by co-star Robert Pattinson. Chris Weitz the director of the film series wanted to recast the role of Jacob for Twilight’s sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, due to the physical changes that occur in the novel as Jacob starts falling in love with Bella and is also a shapeshifter. In order to keep his role for the film, Taylor starts working extensively with heavyweights and gains around 13kg of muscle.
Seeing his hard work and dedication for the role Weitz and Summit entertainment decides that Taylor would continue with the role of Jacob. With such immense transformation, Taylor’s co-star Kristen said “he is an entirely different person physically” and co-star Robert said, “I saw him and thought ‘Jesus, I’m going to get fired.” The movie did exceptionally well and outpaced the first film and it became the biggest midnight opening movie in the United States and Canada and also the biggest single-day opening. On the opening weekend, it collected around $142 million and collected around $274.9 million worldwide in total. Taylor finally won Favourite Breakout Movie Actor at the 35th People’s Choice Awards.
Taylor Lautner Family
Talking about Taylor’s parents his mother’s name is Deborah Lautner, a software engineer and his father’s name is Daniel Lautner, a pilot. He also has a younger sister named Makena Lautner.
Taylor Lautner Girlfriend and Affairs
Tylor was in a relationship with his co-star, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift in 2009 and they broke up later in the same year. Soon after that, he started shooting for the film Abduction in 2010, where he met with Lilly Collins after which they dated for a year. From 2013-2015 Taylor was in a relationship with Marie Avgeropoulos. Later he also dated Billie Lourd from 2016-2017. Currently, he is in a relationship with Taylor Dome, a nurse from California.
- Taylor Lautner hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
- He was one of the highest paid tennage celebrities.
- Taylor was bullied in his scholol days as he wanted to become an actor.
- Hehas a black belt in karate and is also a well trained martial artist.
- Taylor is one of the youngest celebrity to host Saturday Night Live.
- He gained around 13 kg of muscle for the role of Jacob.
- Taylor has not been so successful after Twilight.
- He spends his free time with his pet dog.
James Van Der Beek is also an American actor-producer and writer.
Taylor Lautner Net Worth
Taylor Lautner’s net worth as of now, in 2021 is approximately $40 million USD. The source of his income includes acting, modeling, and different other business ventures.
|Favorite Colors||Blue & White|
|Favorite Actor||Will Smith|
|Favorite Actress||Emma Watson|
|Favorite Sportsperson||Mike Tyson|
|Does Taylor Lautner, Consume Alcohol?||No|
|Does he, Smoke?||No|
|Does he, Drive?||Yes|
|Does Taylor Lautner, Swims?||Yes|
|Does he know cooking?||No|
|Is he a Yoga Practitioner?||No|
|Is Taylor Lautner a Jogger?||Yes|
Who is Taylor Lautner?
Taylor Lautner is a renowned American actor and model who is well known for his role as Jacob in the film series “The Twilight Saga“.
What is the age of Taylor Lautner?
The age of Taylor Lautner is 29 years ( as of 2021).
When is the Birthday of Taylor Lautner?
Taylor Lautner’s birthday is on 11 February 1992.
How tall is Taylor Lautner?
Taylor Lautner is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Where is Taylor Lautner from?
Taylor Lautner is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S..