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Taylor Lautner

With natural talent and roles in a range of feature films, Taylor Lautner is quickly establishing himself as both a sought-after and powerful leading man. He starred in Lionsgate's thriller Abduction for director John Singleton. The film also stars Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, and centers on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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Taylor Lautner Facts

BirthdayFebruary 11, 1992 (32)
BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.