Taylor Lautner Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Taylor Lautner is an American actor born on February 11, 1992. He rose to fame for his portrayal of Jacob Black a werewolf in The Twilight Saga movies from 2008 to 2012.

His acting journey began with small roles in TV comedies like “The Bernie Mac Show” and “My Wife and Kids”. Later he lent his voice to characters in shows like “What’s New Scooby-Doo?” and “Danny Phantom”. In 2005, he appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. He also played the lead in the 2011 movie Abduction.

From 2014 to 2018 Lautner appeared in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo. He also had a significant role as Dr. Cassidy Cascade in the second season of the FOX series Scream Queens in 2016.

During the late 2000s Lautner became a heartthrob and gained attention for his physical transformation to maintain his role as Jacob Black. This led to him being considered a teen idol and a symbol of sex appeal. In 2010, he ranked second on Glamour’s “The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010” list and fourth on People’s “Most Amazing Bodies” list. He was also named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood that year.

Full NameTaylor Daniel Lautner
Date of BirthFebruary 11, 1992 (age 32 years)
Place of BirthGrand Rapids, Michigan, USA
OccupationActor
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.74 meters)
SpouseTaylor Dome
ChildrenNone
Net Worth$40 million

Taylor Lautner Early Life and Education

Taylor Lautner Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Taylor Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids Michigan. His parents are Deborah and Daniel Lautner. His mom works for a software company and his dad used to be a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He has a younger sister named Makena. Lautner grew up in Hudsonville Michigan near Grand Rapids. He’s of Dutch French and German descent and mentioned he has some Native American roots from his mom’s side.

When Lautner was six he started taking karate classes. A year later he went to a big karate tournament in Louisville Kentucky where he met Michael Chaturantabut the guy who began Xtreme Martial Arts. Chaturantabut invited him to a camp at UCLA where Lautner trained for years and got his black belt by the time he was eight. He even won a bunch of junior world championships. He even appeared on ESPN for a karate event in 2003.

In middle school, Taylor Lautner was into karate baseball and hip-hop dance. He won the “Best Smile” award and played in the school’s Turkey Bowl football game. He went to Valencia High School in California until his sophomore year. That’s when Chaturantabut who once acted in Power Rangers suggested he try acting. So for a few years, Lautner and his family would fly from Michigan to LA for auditions, sometimes even returning the same day. He balanced all this with school football baseball and dance.

Eventually, they decided to move to California. They tried it out for a month before settling in Santa Clarita in 2002.

Career

Taylor Lautner Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

When Taylor Lautner first moved to Los Angeles he started with small roles in TV shows movies and commercials. One of his earliest gigs was in a TV movie called Shadow Fury in 2001. He also did voice-over work for a Rugrats commercial. After that, he popped up in some TV shows like The Bernie Mac Show and Summerland. Lautner even lent his voice to animated series like Danny Phantom and Duck Dodgers. But his big break came in 2005 when he starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Although the movie didn’t get great reviews Lautner’s performance got him noticed earning him a nomination at the Young Artist Awards.

Following that he appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 which didn’t do so well with critics. But it was after his role in Sharkboy and Lavagirl that he started feeling the effects of fame. He continued making appearances in TV shows like Love Inc. and movies like My Own Worst Enemy.

In 2007, Taylor Lautner got the opportunity to audition for the role of Jacob Black in Twilight even though he wasn’t familiar with the series. He landed the part and the movie became a hit making him and his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson teen idols. Lautner had to work hard to keep his role in the sequel New Moon by gaining a lot of muscle. His dedication paid off and the movie was a commercial success despite receiving mixed reviews.

As the Twilight series continued Lautner’s popularity soared. He appeared in other movies like Valentine’s Day and hosted Saturday Night Live. He returned for Eclipse the third Twilight film which became the highest-grossing movie in the franchise. Lautner’s fanbase expanded and he won awards for his role in the series.

Outside of Twilight, Lautner had other opportunities in Hollywood but some projects didn’t pan out due to scheduling conflicts or better offers. He starred in Abduction which didn’t do well with critics and continued with the remaining Twilight films.

In 2010, Taylor Lautner was one of the highest-paid teen actors in Hollywood. He also joined the cast of the BBC Three comedy series Cuckoo and later appeared in the comedy horror series Scream Queens.

Recently in 2023, Lautner made an appearance alongside Taylor Swift during her concert in Kansas City for the premiere of her music video “I Can See You” which he starred in.

Net Worth

Taylor Lautner has an estimated net worth of $40 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Transformation

Taylor Lautner Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In popular magazines like GQ, Rolling Stone, and People, Taylor Lautner has been praised as a symbol of attractiveness. People even predicted he would become a huge icon in pop culture. He’s been called a rising star for young adults someone who can charm girls with his passion and impress guys with his tough image. Some critics compare the way he uses his body in movies to how Megan Fox uses hers.

After his transformation following his role in Twilight, Taylor Lautner became a sensation in tabloids alongside his co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. To keep his role in the Twilight series he hit the gym every day and beefed up by over 30 pounds of muscle to play Jacob Black. Some think this change saved his career. Many say Lautner’s physical appearance played a big part in the success of Twilight with some critics giving him credit for the franchise’s massive earnings.

His ripped abs have especially caught the media’s eye. In 2011, companies were eager to cast him in movies just to show off his impressive abs. They became a major talking point for the movie New Moon and helped boost his popularity even landing him the top spot on Access Hollywood’s “Top 5 Hollywood Abs” list.

Before Taylor Lautner turned 18 there was a lot of talk about his image being too sexualized and controversial. In 2009 he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in a wet T-shirt sparking even more debate. Some criticized the magazine for questioning his sexuality at such a young age calling it irresponsible and disrespectful.

Lautner himself has spoken out about not wanting to be known just for his looks. He wants recognition for his acting skills too. He once refused to do a shirtless scene in a movie unless it was essential to the story not just for show. Despite the focus on his appearance, he’s been featured in various “sexiest men” lists showing he’s more than just a pretty face.

Personal life

Taylor Lautner Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Taylor Lautner follows a detailed workout routine as featured in Men’s Health magazine and follows a specific diet to shape up for his role in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. He also regularly practices martial arts and stays away from drugs and alcohol. He’s a big fan of the Detroit Lions football team.

During the filming of Valentine’s Day in 2009 Taylor Lautner started dating his co-star Taylor Swift but they broke up later that year. He then dated Lily Collins after working on Abduction together but they split in 2011.

From 2013 to 2015 Taylor Lautner was in a relationship with Canadian actress Marie Avgeropoulos his co-star in “Tracers”. After that, he dated Billie Lourd his co-star in “Scream Queens” from December 2016 to July 2017.

In 2018, he announced he was dating Taylor Dome a nurse from California. They got married on November 11, 2022, in California with Dome taking his last name becoming “Taylor Lautner.”