Taylor Lautner is an American actor, best known for his role as Jacob in the Twilight film saga. In addition to this role, Lautner has been recognized as a child and teen actor. He has often been named one of the sexiest actors in Hollywood, especially while portraying Jacob Black, a character with a huge popularity.
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Taylor Lautner has dated Taylor Swift, whom he met on the set for Valentine’s Day. He also dated Lily Collins after the filming of Abduction and Billie Lourd, who also appeared on Scream Queens. Since November 2021, Lautner has been engaged to Taylor Dome, a nurse. The couple has been dating publicly since 2018.
The actor is renowned for his dedication to a workout and diet regime. In addition, he is a martial arts practitioner.
Taylor Lautner started his career very young. His first film role was in 2001 in Shadow Fury, a made-for-TV movie. After that, he appeared in bit parts in shows like The Bernie Mac Show in 2003 and My Wife and Kids in 2004. In 2005, he started to perform as a voice actor with roles in shows like What’s New, Scooby-Doo? and Danny Phantom. The same year he had a small role in Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
His first breakout hit was The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, playing the titular Sharkboy. While the film was not critically successful, it did reach some commercial success, and Lautner was recognized for his role. After that, he appeared in Love Inc., He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown, and My Own Worst Enemy across Christian Slater.
His most famous role came in 2008 when Lautner auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga. This film series, starting with Twilight, was a huge commercial success despite mixed critical reviews. Twilight placed Jacob Black and, as a result, Taylor Lautner,
in a position where he reached a lot of fans. In particular, the Bella-Edward-Jacob triangle, a contentious issue among book and film fans, led to him gaining a lot of prominence. In Twilight Saga, he worked alongside cast member Robert Pattinson.
In addition to Twilight, his career was marked by different films, like the poorly received Abduction, Grown-Ups 2, and more. In addition, he was on Cuckoo, a BBC Three comedy series, playing the role of the son of the titular character and Scream Queens in 2016.
Lautner gained a lot of muscle after the first film, as there were ideas for recasting the role of Jacob to fit the physical changes in the character better. However, his physical transformation cemented his status as a teen icon. He has a great rapport with his costars including Kristen Stewart.
Lautner gained a strong fanbase and was rated among the sexiest young stars when the Twilight saga was airing.
Taylor Lautner was the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood in 2010.
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