Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on 11 February 1992, in a small Michigan city Grand Rapids. When he was 6 years old, Taylor started taking karate lessons. The hobby became very important for the boy. He earned several prestigious awards. At eight, Lautner became a World Junior Karate champion. Three years later, he won the NASKA competition.
Without losing his focus on karate, Taylor started thinking about an acting career. When he was nine years old, the boy landed a few small movie roles. He also voiced several animated characters. In 2002, Lautner’s family decided to move to LA to give the boy a chance to become famous.
In 2005, Taylor finally landed an important role. He played Sharkboy in the movie The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D. The part brought him a nomination for the Young Artist Award. The same year, Lautner appeared in the movie Cheaper by the Dozen 2, where he played a supporting role.
The real breakthrough came to Lautner in 2008, when he was chosen for the role of Jacob Black in the movie Twilight. Taylor and the rest of the leading Twilight actors woke up famous. He was nominated for a “Best Breakthrough Performance – Male" on 2009 MTV Awards. The young actor also earned a Scream Award for Male Breakout Performance. The same year, Black finally snagged a Teen Choice Awards. Lautner became a sex symbol and was constantly invited to private events or birthday parties. However, he was busy filming new movies.