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Taylor Lautner Bio

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Check out Kidzworld's bio for Taylor Lautner below!

Born: February 12, 1992
Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Karate Kid

You probably know Taylor Lautner best from starring alongside Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as Jacob in Twilight, but did you know that the performing bug hit him as a youngster when he studied karate[/kwlink]. By the time he was 12, Taylor was representing the USA as the Junior World Champion in forms and weapons.

Action!

After auditioning for a Burger King commercial, Taylor decided to focus on acting, and would fly from Grand Rapids to L.A. to audition. Obviously not the ideal situation, the Lautner family finally made the move to California where Taylor landed numerous roles. In 2005, Taylor hit the big screen as SharkBoy in The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D, and appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2.

A Howling Success

Then, in 2008 Taylor landed the role of Jacob Black in the film version of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. After Twilight’s success, there were rumors that Taylor might not be old or mature enough to return as Jacob in Twilight’s upcoming sequel, New Moon. But the young actor put those rumors to rest when he hit the gym and put on over [kwlink 8636]twenty pounds of muscle[kwlink], and you can look forward to seeing much more of Taylor as the series continues.

Fun Facts

  • In addition to martial arts, Taylor loves baseball, where he played centerfield and second base, and [kwlink14924]football[/kwlink], where he played running back and middle linebacker.
  • Taylor is a fan of his hometown Michigan Wolverines.
  • Taylor once showed off his martial art skill on an episode of America’s Most Talented Kids.
  • Lautner is of mixed [kwlink 17923]French[/kwlink., Dutch, German, and [b]Native American descent.

Taylor Says

“[Jacob's angry werewolf side] is not like me in real life; I'm like Jacob's Native American side. I'm very friendly, outgoing, energetic and easy to talk to. But playing the werewolf side, where he's holding all this anger and stuff inside him, that'd be very different for me. I love to challenge myself as an actor."

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