Taylor Lautner is an American actor well known for his role in The Twilight Saga film series from 2008 to 2012. Like many of his colleague actors from Twilight, Lautner has become a well known figure across the globe due to the success of the film series.
He started his acting career when he was barely 12 and fast became one of the top actors in the country.
Read along as we go in detail to bring out all the necessary facts about the actor.
Who Is Taylor Lautner?
Taylor Daniel Lautner is an American actor born on February 11, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is the eldest child of his parents two children and was raised in Hudsonville, Michigan.
Lautner’s parents, Daniel Lautner and Deborah Lautner are of German, Dutch and French descent.
The actor has revealed in a couple of interviews about how he was bullied in school back in the day because he was an actor. He therefore decided to learn karate and right from the age of six and obtained his black belt when he was eight.
However, his trainer, Michael Chaturantabut urged him on to try his hands on acting instead which he obliged. He attended a number of auditions in Los Angeles and then make the trip back to Michigan.
The stress became too much for the young Lautner hence his parents deliberately decided to go and live in California for like a month so he can easily attend the auditions before they finally moved to Santa Clarita, California in 2002.
Lautner started out by taking up minor roles in films and commercials including getting a number of voice over roles in animated series like Duck Dodgers, Scooby-Doo, My Wife and Kids, etc. He went on to get roles in a few films until he got his breakthrough role in the Twilight Saga film series.
Lautner auditioned and was cast as Jacob Black in Twilight (2008) which was the first of The Twilight Saga film series. The film was an instant commercial success and went on to obtain $392 million grossing worldwide.
His role as Jacob Black earned him a nomination at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards for the Male Breakthrough Performance but unfortunately lost out to Robert Pattinson.
Away from the Twilight Saga film series, he has starred in movies like Home Team, Run The Tide, Tracers, The Ridiculous 6, etc.
How Old Is Taylor Lautner?
Lautner is 30 years old as of 2022. He was born on February 11, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
What Nationality Is Taylor Lautner?
Lautner is an American national born to American parents in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
His parents are however of German, French and Dutch descent.
Does Taylor Lautner Have Siblings?
Yes. Lautner has a younger sister by name Makena Lautner.
Who Is Taylor Lautner Married To?
Lautner got married to girlfriend, Taylor Dome on November 11, 2022 in California after dating for about four years. They started dating in 2018, got engaged in November 2021 and married a year after.
Taylor Dome, now Taylor Lautner after taking his last name after marriage is a nurse from California who was introduced to him by his younger sister.
Did Lautner Date Taylor Swift?
Yes. Lautner and American singer, Taylor Swift started dating in October 2009 whiles filming “Valentine’s Day” However, things didn’t work out between the two stars hence had to break up later that year.
It is believed that they ended their relationship due to a lack of connection. Their brief relationship inspired the singer to record “Back to December”.
What Is Taylor Lautner Famous For?
Lautner is an American actor who started his career at a very young age when he was only a boy. He has done a number of movies throughout his career. However it is his role as shapeshifter Jacob Black that has given him the global recognition.
He had to work out massively to gain some weight in order to keep his role as Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga: New Moon which he ended up gaining about 30 pounds of muscle.
Taylor Lautner Net Worth
Lautner has an estimated net worth of about $40 million as of 2022. A huge part of his wealth was acquired through acting particularly in the Twilight Saga film series.
Lautner bought a home in Agoura Hills in 2020 for $3.8 million and also has a 10 acre estate he bought in Castaic he bought for $ million in 2011.
He was ranked as the highest paid teenage actor in Hollywood in 2010.
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