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Taylor Lautner Biography

Birth Name:
Taylor Daniel Lautner
Birth Place:
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Actor, martial artist

Fast Facts

  • Began studying karate at age 6, and won three first-place titles at 7; subsequently won numerous national titles
  • Made his acting debut in the 2001 direct-to-video movie Shadow Fury
  • Big-screen breakthrough came when he was cast as Sharkboy in Robert Rodriguez's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005); parts in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) and Twilight (2008) followed
  • Has lent his voice to a number of cartoons, including What's New, Scooby Doo?, Duck Dodgers and Danny Phantom
  • Landed his first series-regular role in 2008, playing the son of Christian Slater's character on NBC spy thriller My Own Worst Enemy


  • 2011People's Choice Awards-Favorite On-Screen Team: winner
  • 2010People's Choice Awards-Favorite On-Screen Team: winner