Taylor Lautner is an American actor and martial artist; he is most popular for his iconic role in Twilight Saga, where he played Jacob Black, a werewolf. He is also very popular for his great physique, which he got in order to keep playing the role Jacob Black role, in 2010 he was ranked No.2 on Glamour’s “The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010” list and also was No.4 on People’s “Most Amazing Bodies”list.
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids Michigan, U.S. to Deborah, a software development company employee, and his father Daniel a pilot. Taylor has always been a talented kid; at 6 his parents discovered his talent for martial arts when he was enrolled at Fabiano’s Karate School. And later he would train with Michael Chaturantabut the founder of Extreme Martial Arts and 7 time World Karate champion.
Taylor won his first karate medal at eight and also achieved the black belt status at eight. He trained with Chaturantabut for several years winning more medals and accolades in the process. It was also Chaturantabut who suggested he tried out his hands at acting, he did and it has paid off.
Due to the rising costs of the Lautners travelling from Michigan to L.A for Taylor to attend auditions, the family decided to move to Los Angeles, his debut film was in Shadow Fury (2001), he also appeared in various small roles in TV series and movies, he has also done voice over jobs for animations.
The one time teen idol has been considered a Hollywood sex symbol, and this started immediately after he had to change his physique to be able to continue his role as Jacob Black, this he did by working out. His being sexualized started happening while he was a minor, although some critics thought he was too young to be sexualized.
He became popular after starring in Twilight Saga series, he’s other movie credits include Valentine’s Day (2009), Abduction (2011), Tracers (2015), amongst other movies. He also models; he has had photo shoots for magazines like GQ amongst others.
The 5ft 8 actor follows a strict workout and diet regimen to maintain his physique; he lives with his family in California.