Taylor Lautner: biography
Taylor Lautner has recently become famous in Hollywood. Nevertheless, he has made a real breakthrough. The army of the young star’s fans have the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of admirers. They are mostly girls because Taylor is very handsome.
Lautner became famous overnight after the release of the renowned vampire saga Twilight. But nowadays there are a lot of films in his filmography, and he can be proud of them no less than the role of the vampire Jacob Black in the Twilight saga.
Taylor Lautner was born in February 1992 in the small town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The boy’s parents, Deborah and Daniel Lautner, were not connected with acting. They just wanted their son to grow up healthy and handsome. Therefore, they enroll 6-year-old Taylor in the martial arts classes. The guy was keen on karate and soon began to show considerable success, standing out at school.
He won for the first time at the age of 7. Taylor Lautner won the junior tournament. The young athlete represented the country at the world championship.
At that time the boy first thought about appearing on the screen. His coach saw that Taylor had not only a sporting potential. The mentor understood that the future of the guy could become much more interesting. Therefore, after hearing about the casting in the advertisement for Burger King, he insisted on Lautner’s participation.
Taylor did not succeed because he lacked acting experience. But Lautner has already developed a killer instinct. The boy did not want to stop on the path to success. His pride was wounded, and the guy decided that he would achieve it. He had sports enthusiasm, which was supported by loving parents. The whole family often attended castings that were held in Florida because there were more opportunities than in his native Michigan.
But Taylor Lautner did not give up the sport. To achieve even better results, he enrolled in the section of the legendary Michael Chaturantabut, the seven-time American Champion. At 12, the teenager became the Champion and won the World Junior Championships. There was not enough space for all prizes and awards in his home collection.
Besides, Taylor Lautner turned into a rather attractive young man with a bright and memorable appearance. It is not surprising, because he is of French, Dutch, German and Indian descent. The star has Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes’ ancestry.
The boy could achieve the desired goal and appear on the screen when he was nine years old. 2001 was the start of Taylor Lautner’s acting career. The future Hollywood star played a bit part in the comedy series My Wife and Kids.
Success has inspired Lautner and his family, who decided to move to Los Angeles for the sake of their son's career as there were more significant opportunities for anyone who dreamt of becoming a movie star.
Since that moment, Taylor Lautner regularly auditioned, participated in all castings where he could get a role. It did not take long to see the results. The same year of 2001, a few months after finishing of work in the debut comedy, the boy was offered to play in several films at once. He appeared in the sitcom Bernie Mac Show which was followed by a bright role in the adventure film Shadow Fury.
The following year, the young actor was able to take on a different role. He tried his hand at a voice-over job. Lautner voice cartoon characters in What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Duck Dodgers, Danny Phantom, and others.
However, Taylor Lautner did not forget that an actor was a profession, which required learning. He attended acting courses and eagerly learned all the subjects.
He became successful pretty quickly. In 2005, the teenager was offered a job in the 3D film The adventure of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. It is noteworthy that Taylor Lautner used not only acting skills but also sports talents there. The film received positive reviews from the audience and critics. The 13-year-old actor for the first time could experience the real fame. He was recognized on the street and asked for autographs. What is more important, Taylor Lautner should not attend numerous auditions in search of a new role. The directors found him and offered work.
Taylor Lautner’s filmography was rapidly changing. The young actor appeared in the series Love, Inc and the family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen 2. The guy continued to voice. This time, he had a voice role in the animated film He's a Bully, Charlie Brown.
Then there was a 2-year break. Taylor Lautner devoted the time to study. But the return in 2008 was triumphal. The actor was cast in the Hollywood project Twilight, which was destined to become a smash hit around the world.
But for the sake of filming, Taylor Lautner had to gain weight and build muscle. According to the script werewolf, Jacob Black should not be weak and elegant. The directors saw a vampire with rippling biceps and an impressive body. The actor wanted to get this role, realizing that it could become starring. Therefore, he visited the gym and solarium for several months, gained muscle using protein cocktails and feeding up.
As a result, Taylor Lautner gained 15 kilograms for a while. The role was not easy to play. In addition to changes in diet and constant extensive training, the guy had to wear a thick wig throughout the shooting. But the work in the saga was worth it. Taylor became world-famous overnight. Millions of viewers from different countries watched Twilight.
There were sequels to the successful project. These are New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Taylor Lautner's fan clubs appeared in many countries of Europe, Asia and, of course, America. Fans followed the star and gave him no peace. One excited girl even committed suicide, saying that she could not live without Taylor.
Lautner’s popularity, as well as his fees, were rapidly growing. In 2010-2011, the actor starred in several other famous films. He played in the striking comedy Valentine's Day and the action film Abduction. Taylor Lautner played the main character in the last project.
The actor has recently starred in the films Tracers, The Ridiculous 6 and Scream Queens. Taylor Lautner dyed his hair purple to participate in the last project. The photo appeared in 2016 on the star’s Instagram page.
Paparazzi and annoying fans continuously follow the handsome star. A lot of people are interested in Taylor Lautner's personal life. Therefore, the details of his relations or short love affairs often appear in the press. Moreover, he is not tired of setting tongues wagging.
Lautner began dating country singer Taylor Swift in 2009. They starred together in the comedy project Valentine's Day. But at some point, the couple decided to separate. The singer even presented the former boyfriend a song "Back to December."
He also had a love affair with Selena Gomez in 2009. But it was brief and ended the same year. The couple maintained friendly relations.
Then there were romantic relations with Lily Collins, Maika Monroe, and Marie Avgeropoulos. The press paid a lot of attention to the relationships of Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins. They appeared together and looked happy. Nonetheless, they broke up. There were rumors that the girl wanted the lover to announce their relationship officially. But he did not hurry, keeping silence and intriguing fans.
In the end, Collins realized that it was impossible to build a long and serious relationship with this playboy. The love affair ended before it even began. The following relations were a tender friendship with Marie Avgeropoulos. The relationship lasted for two years, but in 2015 it became known that they broke up.
Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson’s kiss caused a stir. This weird act happened at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony. Pattinson was an initiator. Lautner looked somewhat bewildered but did not resist.
In 2016 it transpired that Taylor Lautner dated a new beautiful woman. It was Billie Lourdes, a colleague in the project Scream Queens. People will see soon how long these relations last. But nowadays the actor dates this girl.
- 2005 – The adventure of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
- 2005 – Love, Inc
- 2008 – Twilight
- 2009 – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
- 2010 – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
- 2010 – Valentine`s day
- 2011 - Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1
- 2012 – Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2
- 2013 – Grown Ups 2
- 2014 – Tracers
- 2015 – The Ridiculous 6
- 2016 – Scream Queens