Taylor Lautner is a famous actor and model from the United States. A notable role that he played in The Twilight Saga film series was that of shape-shifter Jacob Black. His acting career began in 2003 with small roles in comedy series, such as The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids the following year.
In the following years, he voiced television series such as What’s New, Scooby-Doo? As well as Danny Phantom. In addition to Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Taylor appeared in the 3-D movie The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Additionally, he was cast in Abduction, an action film released in 2011.
During the period from 2014-2018, Taylor starred in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo in which he played the son of the titular character. During the second season of Scream Queens of FOX’s black comedy series in 2016, Taylor played the lead role of Dr. Cassidy Cascade.
The magazine Glamour ranked him second as one of the “50 Sexiest Men of 2010” and People named him forth as one of the “Most Amazing Bodies”. He was also named Hollywood’s highest-paid teenage actor the same year.
Taylor Lautner Quick Facts
|Full Name||Taylor Daniel Lautner|
|Taylor Lautner Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Taylor Lautner Date of Birth||11 February 1992|
|Taylor Lautner Age||30 Years Old|
|Taylor Lautner Birth Place||Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States|
|Taylor Lautner Father Name||Daniel Lautner|
|Taylor Lautner Mother Name||Deborah Lautner|
|Taylor Lautner Sister Name||Makena Lautner|
|Taylor Lautner Girlfriend||Lily Collins
|Taylor Lautner Marital Status||Engaged|
|Taylor Lautner Fiancée||Taylor Dome|
|Taylor Lautner Currently Live In||Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States|
|Taylor Lautner Profession||Actor, Model and Martial Artist|
|Taylor Lautner Debut||Film: Shadow Fury (2001)
TV: My Wife and Kids (2004)
|Taylor Lautner Active Year||2001 – Present|
|Taylor Lautner Famous Role||Appearances in Film Valentine’s Day (2010)|
|Taylor Lautner Nationality||American|
|Taylor Lautner Religion||Christian|
|Taylor Lautner Ethnicity||Dutch, French, and German Descent|
|Taylor Lautner Hometown||Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States|
|Taylor Lautner Zodiac Sign||Aquarius|
|Taylor Lautner School||Jamestown Elementary School, United States
Valencia High School, Santa Clarita, California, United States
|Taylor Lautner College / University||Grand Valley State University, Michigan, United States|
|Taylor Lautner Education Qualification||Graduate|
|Taylor Lautner Height (approx)||in centimeters: 155 cm
in meters: 1.55 m
in feet inches: 5’ 7”
|Taylor Lautner Weight (approx)||in kilograms: 74 kg
in pounds: 163 lbs
|Taylor Lautner Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Taylor Lautner Hair Colour||Black|
Taylor Lautner Childhood & Early Life
In 1992, Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah and Daniel Lautner. Both he and his younger sister, Makena, were raised as Roman Catholics. Among his ethnicities are German, French, Dutch, and Native American.
Having begun his training in karate at the age of six, he trained under Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of ‘Xtreme Martial Arts.’ By the time he was eight years old, he had achieved black belt status. A number of junior martial arts championships were won by him. During the ISKA Karate Event, which was broadcast on television, he was seen in 2003.
During his school years in Valencia, he participated in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including football, baseball, and hip-hop dance. During this period, he began acting in Santa Clarita, California.
Taylor Lautner Career
Taylor Lautner had small roles in TV shows and commercials in his first years in Los Angeles, as well as voice acting in animation films (What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, Duck Dodgers). His first and most prominent movie role came in 2005 when he starred alongside Taylor Dooley in Robert Rodriguez’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3D.
In the film, Rodriguez allowed the teen to direct all the fight scenes after finding out about his athletic abilities through karate classes. In spite of the film’s failure at the box office, Lautner was nominated for the Young Actor Award (the award went to the 14-year-old Josh Hutcherson, who is the future star of Hunger Games).
In the early 2000s, Lautner appeared in the adventure comedy Cheaper by the Dozen – 2. The film received heavy criticism and was regarded as one of the worst of the decade. However, Lautner was more successful in the drama series My Own Worst Enemy (2008), in which he portrayed the son of Christian Slater’s character.
There were a number of roles that Taylor was getting that were of a similar nature. According to Rolling Stone, Lautner’s early roles were either those of a popular guy, an athlete, or a bully. All that changed in 2008, when the actor auditioned for the role of Bella Swan’s friend in the film Twilight based on Stephanie Meyer’s novel of the same name. In spite of the fact that Lautner had never heard anything about this book, the agent convinced him to attend the casting call.
According to the producers, Lautner’s acting was satisfactory, and he was selected to portray Jacob Black, a native American from the tribe of Quiletes who has the ability to transform into a werewolf. As part of the romantic saga about vampires and werewolves, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart played other roles.
During its first week of release, the film earned $392 million worldwide. During the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, Lautner was nominated for the Actor’s Breakthrough: Men Award, but the honor was awarded to his colleague Robert Pattinson instead.
Taylor Lautner Net Worth
In addition to acting, voice acting, modeling, and martial arts, Taylor Lautner has a net worth of $40 million. Despite beginning his career as a child actor, Lautner later established himself as an adult actor and became widely recognized for his role as Jacob in the Twilight franchise.
Many publications have included Taylor Lautner in lists of “Most Beautiful People,” and he has generated significant media buzz. Moreover, he was once the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood.