TAYLOR LAUTNER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Taylor Lautner was born on February 11th, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan with the birth name Taylor Daniel Lautner to parents, Deborah and Daniel Lautner. At the age of six he began having an interest in martial arts and his parents put him in classes. It did not take long for him to get to train with world karate champion, Michael Chaturantabut. By the age of twelve he was representing his country in the world division Karate Championships for twelve and under. Lautner earned the title of Junior World Forms and Weapons Champion with three Gold Medal wins. His career progressed earning the number one rank for NASKA's Black Belt Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons and Traditional Forms.
Along with already earning a reputation as a talented Martial Arts fighter he also had developed an interest in acting. At the age of ten his family brought him to Los Angeles, California and while training in martial arts he would also attend auditions locally.
He was so talented and likeable that he booked a number of roles quite easily such as on the series, "My Wife and Kids" (2001), "Summerland" (2004), "The Bernie Mac Show" (2001) and "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour" 92004). Along with booking television roles, Lautner was also getting a chance to appear in a number of films such as, "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D" (2005), "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" (2005) and "Twilight" (2008), the role that brought his career to a whole new level of stardom.
Lautner has reprised this role in, "The Twilight Sagas" (2010 and 2011) and soon to release in 2012, "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2". He has also been cast in a number of other films such as, "Valentine's Day" (2010), "Abduction" (2011) and "Goliath" scheduled to release in 2013.
He was also given the opportunity to host Saturday Night Live in 2009 which made him one of the youngest celebrity hosts ever in history on the show. In 2010, he was considered the highest paid teen actor in Hollywood.
Although he is still quite young, he has already received a large amount of recognition in the industry such as being ranked second on Glamour's, "The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010" list and fourth from People's magazine list of, "Most Amazing Bodies".
Currently, Taylor Lautner resides in Valencia, California with his family.
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
2011 Field of Dreams 2: Lockout
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2010 Valentine's Day
2009 New Moon
2008 My Own Worst Enemy
2006 He's a Bully, Charlie Brown
2006 Love, Inc.
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2
2005 Danny Phantom
2005 Duck Dodgers
2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo?
2004 My Wife and Kids
2003-2004 The Bernie Mac Show
2004 The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour
2001 Shadow Fury