Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner
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Taylor Lautner Biography

Taylor Lautner, born as "Taylor Daniel Lautner" (born February 11, 1992), is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. Lautner is best known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.

As a child, Lautner took up martial arts in Holland, Michigan and was ranked number one in his category by the American Sports Karate Association. Lautner later began his acting career, appearing in bit roles in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show (2003) and My Wife and Kids (2004), before having voice roles in television series like What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2005) and Danny Phantom (2005). In 2005, he appeared in the film Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. He also starred in the 2011 action film Abduction.

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Taylor Lautner Awards

2013 Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Male Hottie Nominated
2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Shirtless Performance The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). Won
2012 Razzie Awards Worst Actor Abduction (2011/I) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011). Nominated
2012 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Movie Star Nominated

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Taylor Lautner Trivia

  • Taylor Lautner and Twilight co-actor Robert Pattinson shared a kiss during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
  • Taylor is a keen martial artist who, from the age of seven, has won many karate tournaments on a local, national and international level.
  • He is a big sports fan and his favorite sport is football. He is big fan of the University of Texas Longhorns, the University of Michigan Wolverines and professional NFL athletes, Brett Favre, Tom Brady, and Jerry Rice.
  • Has a younger sister named Makena.
  • Has a Maltese named Roxy.
  • Received his driver's license in 2008.
  • Played football during his freshman and sophomore year of high school.
  • Had to start training the day after Twilight (2008/I) was finished filming for his role of Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), whose transformation had to be drastic. He gained approximately 30 lbs. for the part, as promised to the director.
  • Became close friends with Twilight (2008/I) co-star, Edi Gathegi, when they began exercising in the gym together after filming the movie.
  • Close friends with Twilight (2008/I) co-stars, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
  • Was ranked #1 in Access Hollywood's "Top Five Hollywood Abs" (2008).
  • Named one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People of 2009.
  • Is of German, French, Dutch, and Native American (specifically Ottawa and Potawatomi) descent.
  • Likes the band Kings of Leon.
  • Named Hollywood's highest paid teen actor (2010).
  • His favorite actors include Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon.
  • His last name "Lautner" is of German origin.
  • He went to Jamestown Elementary School in Hudsonville, Michigan until he was eleven years old.
  • His father, Daniel, is an airline pilot and his mother, Deborah, works for a software development company.
  • Participated in the 2010 Celebrity Beach Bowl.
  • Some of his favorite films include Gladiator (2000), Braveheart (1995), and The Dark Knight (2008).
  • Became one of the youngest celebrity hosts in the history of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) when he hosted the show for the first time on December 12, 2009.
  • Was in a relationship with Taylor Swift [July 2009 - December 2009].
  • Was ranked #3 on Men's Health Magazine's Top 10 Best Summer Bodies (2010).
  • Was ranked #2 on E!'s "Hottest Men of 2010".
  • Was ranked #4 on People Magazine's 50 Most Amazing Bodies (2010).
  • Was ranked #2 on Glamour Magazine's 50 Sexiest Men of 2010.
  • Created and sponsored a hand made "New Moon Team Jacob" messenger bag for The Children's Place and Books for Kids Foundation, with all the proceeds going to build libraries, donate books, and partner with literacy programs.
  • Participated in football and baseball, along with taking up jazz and hip-hop dance lessons when he was younger.
  • Was named one of GQ Magazine's 'Men of the Year' (2010).
  • While doing a promotional interview for The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) in a hotel in Brazil, Taylor and co-star, Kristen Stewart, were forced to confinement in a hotel room due to a riot of 2,000 girls that stormed the hotel lobby.
  • Has a fear of reptiles and sharks.
  • Had to go through extensive training for his role in Abduction (2011/I), including boxing, fighting, swimming, and motorcycle training.
  • Named one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People of 2011.
  • While filming Abduction (2011/I) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Taylor spent a lot of his free time attending Pittsburgh Steelers football games, where he had the opportunity to meet Superbowl and 3X MVP Champion Hines Ward.
  • He was voted "Best Smile" by his junior high school class.
  • Taylor, and co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, placed their handprints and footprints in cement in front of the Graumann's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2011.

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    "Grown Ups 2" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

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    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" Germany Premiere - Arrivals

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    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" Madrid Premiere - Arrivals

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    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" Madrid Photocall

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    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" UK Premiere - Arrivals

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    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" World Premiere - Arrivals

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