Taylor Lautner`s biographyTaylor Lautner is an American actor and model, whose popularity was brought on by the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight series based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.
Childhood and youthTaylor Daniel Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The mother of the actor, Deborah, worked in a software development company, while his father, Daniel, was a Midwest Airlines pilot. Taylor also has a younger sister called Makena. Taylor has an unusual appearance thanks to a wild mix of ethnic blood: he has French, Germans, Irish, and Native American roots.
Acting careerIn the first years after moving to Los Angeles, Lautner had small roles in TV shows and commercials, and also did voice acting in animation movies (What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Duck Dodgers ). In 2005, Taylor got his first and right away leading movie role: along with Taylor Dooley, he starred in Robert Rodriguez’s film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3D.
Soon, Lautner appeared in an adventure comedy with Steve Martin Cheaper by the Dozen - 2, heavily criticized, and called one of the worst films in the 2000s. A more successful project though was the drama series My Own Worst Enemy (2008), in which Lautner became the son of the character played by Christian Slater.
The film was a commercial success, earning $392 million worldwide in the first week. In 2009, at MTV Movie Awards, Lautner was nominated for the Actor's Breakthrough: Men Award, but the prize went to his colleague Robert Pattinson.
Released in cinemas, the film attracted so many viewers that on the first weekend of distribution, it broke all the records for the box office. Lautner, Stewart, and Pattinson became the teen idols, while the athletic Taylor also got the title of a sex symbol.When I saw his body, I immediately thought: My God, they will definitely fire me! – said the actor.
Getting out of the shadow of such a hit as Twilight is not easy, Lautner complained in an interview.