Lautner's production company, Quick Six Entertainment, also co-produced the film. In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Lautner reprised his role of Jacob Black, opposite Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, established in Twilight and intensified in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
In 2010, Lautner starred in Warner Bros' Valentine's Day, directed by Garry Marshall. The ensemble cast included Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher and Julia Roberts. Lautner got his big break in 2005 when, at the age of 13, he won the role of Shark Boy in Robert Rodriguez's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3D. Within months, he had successfully auditioned to play Eliot, the son of Steve Martin's rival Jimmy Murtaugh, in the family hit Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
Lautner's television credits include My Wife and Kids, Summerland, The Bernie Mac Show, and The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour.
At the age of six, Lautner began studying karate and was winning tournaments by age seven. He was soon invited to train with seven-time world karate champion Mike Chat and by age eight, Lautner was asked to represent his country at the World Karate Association championships. He proved himself by becoming the Junior World Forms and Weapons champion, winning three gold medals. He continued to flourish on the martial arts circuit. In 2003, at age 11, Lautner was ranked number one in the world in several categories and over the next year tucked three Junior World Championships under his black belt.
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|February 11, 1992 (32)
|Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA