Taylor Lautner Biography
Taylor Lautner is an American actor who was born on February 11th, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is the son of Deborah and Daniel Lautner. His mom works for a software development company, and his father was a Midwest Airlines pilot. He has a younger sister, Makena. He was raised as a Roman Catholic.
He was raised in Hudsonville, Michigan, a town close to Terrific Rapids. He has expressed that he was harassed in school since he was an entertainer. He remarked, “I just needed to tell myself ‘I can’t allow this to get to me. I take pleasure in doing this. Furthermore, I will keep getting it done.’”
When he was six years old, he took his first karate class. After a year, he went to the public karate competition in Louisville, Kentucky, where he met Michael Chaturantabut, the pioneer behind Xtreme Combative Techniques. Lautner was invited to a camp that Chaturantabut ran at the University of California, Los Angeles.
By the time Lautner was eight years old, he had earned his black belt under Chaturantabut’s instruction and had won numerous junior world championships. He showed up in an ISKA karate occasion broadcast on ESPN in 2003 that was subsequently parodied on the games satire show Modest Seats previously circulated in 2006.
In middle school, Lautner — who was associated with karate, baseball, and hip-bounce dance — won the honor for “Best Grin” and played in the school’s Turkey Bowl American Football match-up. He went to a public school at Valencia Secondary School in St Nick Clarita, California until his sophomore year.
Lautner was encouraged to pursue an acting career by Chaturantabut, who played the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue. When his talent agency called, the Lautners flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions, returning sometimes the same day to Grand Rapids for school.
Lautner kept karate and acting in check while also playing for his school’s football and baseball teams and learning to dance jazz and hip-hop. After that became tiresome, Lautner and his family made the decision to relocate to California for a month so that they could give it a try. In 2002, they moved to Santa Clarita, California.
Taylor Lautner Career
Lautner began his acting career playing bit parts 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.
In junior high, Lautner—who was involved in karate, baseball, and hip-hop dance—won the award for “Best Smile” and played in the school’s Turkey Bowl American Football game. He went to public school at Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, California until his sophomore year.
For a few years, the Lautners flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions when his talent agency called, and returned to Grand Rapids for school sometimes the same day. After that became tiring, Lautner and his family decided to move to California for a month, to try it out, before moving to Santa Clarita, California, in 2002.
Rolling Stone coined his early roles as either “the popular kid, jock, or bully”. In 2007, filmmakers began a search for actors to portray Jacob Black, a Native American friend of the lead character Bella Swan in Twilight. In January 2008, an open casting call was held in Portland, Oregon.
Lautner had not heard of the Twilight series before but was urged by his agent to audition. At his audition, he read lines with Kristen Stewart who had already been cast as Bella and they acted out scenes from The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Taylor Lautner Age
Taylor was born on February 11th, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is 31 years old as of 2023.
Taylor Lautner Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Taylor Lautner Family
He is the son of Deborah and Daniel Lautner. His mom works for a software development company, and his father was a Midwest Airlines pilot. He has a younger sister, Makena. He was raised as a Roman Catholic. He was raised in Hudsonville, Michigan, a town close to Terrific Rapids.
Taylor Lautner Wife
Lautner began a romantic relationship with co-star Taylor Swift in October 2009 while filming Valentine’s Day; Later that same year, they broke up. After filming Abduction with Lily Collins, he started dating her in November 2010. In September 2011, they split up.
From 2013 to 2015 he was involved with Canadian entertainer and Tracers co-star Marie Avgeropoulos. In December 2016, Lautner began dating actress and Scream Queens co-star Billie Lourd; In July 2017, the two broke up.
In 2018, Lautner reported that he was dating Taylor “Tay” Dome, a nurse from California. He announced their engagement via Instagram on November 13, 2021. On November 11, 2022, the couple got married in California. Lautner had previously stated that when Dome married him, she would be named Taylor Lautner.
Taylor Lautner Net Worth
Taylor has an estimated net worth of $40 million which he has earned through being an actor.
Taylor Lautner Salary
He earns an estimated salary ranging between $1 million – $13 million per movie.
Taylor Lautner Movies and TV Shows
- Shadow Fury
- The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
- Cheaper by the Dozen 2
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon
- Valentine’s Day
- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
- Field of Dreams 2: Lockout
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
- Grown Ups 2
- The Ridiculous 6
- Run the Tide
- Home Team
- The Bernie Mac Show
- The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour
- My Wife and Kids
- What’s New, Scooby-Doo?
- Duck Dodgers
- Danny Phantom
- Love, Inc.
- He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown
- My Own Worst Enemy
- Scream Queens
Taylor Lautner Twilight
Lautner auditioned despite the fact that he had never seen the Twilight series. He read lines with Kristen Stewart, who was already cast as Bella, at his audition, and they performed scenes from The Twilight Saga: Twilight: New Moon and the Saga: Eclipse.
The film was a business achievement, procuring $69 million at its initial end of the week, and has netted $392 million around the world. Critics gave it a “Rotten” rating, giving it a weighted average score of 5.5/10. In portraying the basic agreement, it expressed: ” Having lost a lot of its nibble progressing to the big screen, Nightfall will satisfy its committed fans, however, do little for the unenlightened.”
On Metacritic, which relegates a weighted mean rating out of 100 surveys from film pundits, it has a typical score of 56 from the 37 audits. At the 2009 MTV Film Grants, Lautner was designated for Male Advancement Execution, which was won by co-star Robert Pattinson. For the first time, director Chris Weitz wanted to cast Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga, the sequel to Twilight: Due to Black’s significant physical transformations between the two novels, New Moon needs an actor who can accurately portray “the new, larger Jacob Black.”
Black’s role in the novel also grows significantly as a result of his transformation into a shapeshifter and his love affair with Bella. Delegates for Weitz had expressed that they would put forth a full attempt to rework the “high-profile gig,” and MTV News affirmed that Weitz was taking a gander at Michael Copon to take on the job; Summit Entertainment, on the other hand, stated that no decision had been made.
Lautner did a lot of weight training and put on about 30 pounds of muscle to keep the role. In January 2009, Weitz and Culmination Amusement declared that Lautner would keep on assuming the part of Jacob in the continuation. In a meeting, individual cast part Kristen Stewart discussed Lautner’s change saying, “He’s an altogether unique individual genuinely.” Stewart later said, “He definitely stands out on the grounds that he’s buff, yet I think when the film emerges, individuals will understand that is not why he landed the position.”
After seeing Lautner’s body, co-star Robert Pattinson said, “I saw him and thought ‘Jesus, I’m going to get fired.’” In a meeting with The Wrap, Weitz said Lautner merited a great deal of recognition for the’s film industry, expressing, “In the event that you take a gander at the film, it ought to have been the most fragile in the establishment, since Robert Pattinson doesn’t assume as large a part.”
Lautner was required to “pick up that slack,” according to Weitz, “and if his character hadn’t been emotional, not just physically, appealing, the movie wouldn’t have been as big a hit.” The business execution of the film outperformed the main film, setting a few film industry records including the greatest 12 PM opening in the US and Canada and the greatest single-day opening. With $142,839,137, New Moon’s opening weekend is the third highest in domestic history.
The Story of Twilight: With a total of $274.9 million, New Moon also has the sixth-highest worldwide opening weekend. The film received a rating of 44 on Metacritic and a 4.6/10 rating from Rotten Tomatoes, indicating a less favorable critical response. At the 35th People’s Choice Awards, Lautner won the award for Favorite Breakthrough Movie Actor.
Even though it started after the first movie came out, Lautner and his co-stars Stewart and Pattinson moved up to the status of teen idols after New Moon came out. Lautner became a sex symbol because of his new physical features, and teens especially liked him.
Together, the trio made numerous covers and televised appearances. In the middle of between the second and third movies in the Dusk series, Lautner was a piece of the gathering cast in the film Valentine’s Day as Willy Harrington, acting close by his supposed sweetheart at that point, American vocalist lyricist Taylor Quick. At the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, the couple was up for Best Kiss.
The film made $213 million and had the second-biggest opening for a romantic comedy in the United States, despite generally negative reviews. Both the 82nd Academy Awards and the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards featured presentations by Lautner. On December 12, 2009, Lautner became the host of Saturday Night Live, making him one of the show’s youngest hosts.
The third Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga, saw Lautner return: 2010’s Eclipse The film surpassed its predecessor to become the highest-grossing installment of the franchise and the highest-grossing romantic fantasy, shapeshifter, and vampire film of all time at the American and Canadian box office, despite receiving mixed reviews from critics. In the United States and Canada, it was the 36th highest-grossing film of all time.
Through the film’s promotion campaign, “Team Edward vs. Team Jacob,” especially, Lautner and his cast members’ popularity grew to new heights. Additionally, older audiences began to join Lautner’s fan base. Lautner won Best Fantasy Actor at the 2010 Scream Awards, and he is up for Favorite Movie Actor at the 37th People’s Choice Awards for his performance in Eclipse.
In November 2010 The Hollywood Journalist named Lautner as one of the youthful male entertainers who are “pushing – or being pushed” into assuming control over Hollywood as the new “Elite”.
Taylor Lautner Gay
There were rumors that Taylor is gay after he had a men’s night with Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black who are gay. He is a straight man and he put the record straight by coming out and confirming that he is a straight man.
Taylor Lautner Taylor Swift
Lautner began a romantic relationship with co-star Taylor Swift in October 2009 while filming Valentine’s Day; Later that same year, they broke up.
Taylor Lautner Ethnicity
Lautner‘s ethnicity is mixed (Dutch, French, German, Odawa, and Potawatomi ancestry). He stated that he also belongs to distant ancestry through his mother. Taylor holds American nationality.