Taylor Lautner

Actor
Like Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee before him, Taylor Lautner came to be an actor after a top-ranking career in martial arts. He was encouraged to try his hand at acting after establishing himself as a karate champion at ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Cuckoo 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Run the Tide 2015 (Movie)

Reymund Hightower (Actor)

2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Frat Boy Andy (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part Two 2012 (Movie)

Jacob Black (Actor)

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Abduction 2011 (Movie)

Nathan (Actor)

Teen Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One 2011 (Movie)

Jacob Black (Actor)

2009 MTV Video Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 (Movie)

Jacob Black (Actor)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 (Movie)

Jacob Black (Actor)

Twilight 2008 (Movie)

Jacob Black (Actor)

Love, Inc. 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 (Movie)

Eliot Murtaugh (Actor)

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D 2005 (Movie)

Sharkboy (Actor)

He's A Bully, Charlie Brown (TV Show)

Voice
Music (1)

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D 2005 (Movie)

("Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream (Dream, Dream)") (Vocals)

Biography

Like Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee before him, Taylor Lautner came to be an actor after a top-ranking career in martial arts. He was encouraged to try his hand at acting after establishing himself as a karate champion at age nine, and his martial arts skills immediately came in handy for his feature debut as a tween superhero in Robert Rodriguez's "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D" (2005). More roles in family films like "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" (2004) followed, and while Lautner's TV career seemed cursed with failed series, it did not hinder the young actor from evolving into a heartthrob with the teen set. In 2008, Lautner was launched to stardom after landing a supporting role in "Twilight" (2008), the pop culture phenomenon based on the teen vampire romance book series by Stephanie Meyers. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the film, Lautner reprised his role as shapeshifter Jacob Black in the sequels "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009) and "Eclipse" (2010), vying for the love of human Bella (Kristen Stewart) with an adventurous spirit that earned the actor increasing interest from film directors looking for a new young adult star who could both woo the girls with his intensity and impress the boys with his rugged agility.

Relationships

Lily Collins Actor

Companion
Rumored to be dating after meeting on the set of "Abduction" (2011) in the summer of 2010

Selena Gomez Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated early 2009 No longer together

Dan Lautner Producer

Father

Deborah Lautner

Mother

Makena Lautner

Sister

Taylor Swift Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated after meeting on the set of "Valentine's Day" (2010)

EDUCATION

Valencia High School

Valencia , California 2008
Tested out of high school early

Milestones

2012

Reprised role in franchise's final film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2," also directed by Bill Condon

2011

Starred as a young man searching for the truth about his life in the action drama "Abduction"

2011

Reprised the role of Jacob in the Bill Condon directed "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1"

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy "Valentine's Day"

2010

Reprised the role of Jacob Black in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

2009

Reprised the role of Jacob Black in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

2008

Landed breakthrough film role as Native American teen Jacob Black in "Twilight," the blockbuster movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel

2008

Played Christian Slater's son on the short-lived NBC series "My Own Worst Enemy"

2006

Voiced the Bully in the ABC special "He's a Bully, Charlie Brown"

2005

Played the son of Eugene Levy and Carmen Electra in "Cheaper by the Dozen 2"

2005

Voiced the recurring role of Youngblood on the Nickelodeon series "Danny Phantom"

2005

Cast in the role of Shark Boy in the Robert Rodriguez film "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D"

2005

Lent his voice to the Cartoon Network series "What's New, Scooby-Doo?"

2004

First TV appearance was a bit part on The WB's "Summerland"

2001

Made acting debut in the Japanese film "Shadow Fury"

Bonus Trivia

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Lautner began studying karate at the age of six, training at Fabiano’s Karate School in Holland, MI.

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He represented the U.S. in the twelve years-and-under division in the World Karate Association at age eight. Lautner became the Junior World Forms and Weapons champion, winning three gold medals. By the age of twelve, Lautner had won three Junior World Championships.

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