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  • Name: Taylor Lautner
  • Date of Birth: February 11, 1992
  • Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Mini-bio: Michigan native Taylor Lautner had a knack for martial arts from the time he was a young child, winning karate tournaments in the Grand Rapids area while he was still in grade school. By eight, he'd d... read moreeveloped enough skill to attract the attention of champion martial artist Mike Chat, who became Lautner's coach. The young athlete eventually won three gold medals in the World Karate Association, but he soon found his interests expanding. Connections in the karate world led to an audition for a role in a TV commercial in Los Angeles, and even though Lautner didn't get the part, he enjoyed the process so much that his family soon began flying him out to the coast regularly for auditions, eventually relocating to L.A. completely. In California, Lautner continued to do well at martial arts competitions, but additionally found success in acting, appearing on shows like My Wife and Kids and Danny Phantom. Then, in 2005, Lautner scored the role of Sharkboy in the Robert Rodriguez film The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl. The 13 year old had only been living in Hollywood for three years, but he instantly became a famous face, especially among young audiences. In 2008, he took on the role of Jacob Black in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the young-adult novel Twilight. The film became a smash-success, and made him a teen heartthrob. He tried his hand at romantic comedy in the ensemble film Valentine's Day in 2010, and had the lead in the thriller Abduction in 2011. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
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  • Taylor Daniel Lautner is an American actor and martial artist. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the 2005 films The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Lautner has been involved in martial arts since the age... read more of six. He was trained by martial artist Mike Chat and was a member of the XMA Performance Team, co...( read more)mpeting professionally[1] and achieving three Junior World Championships by the age of thirteen. Currently, he no longer competes professionally, citing a lack of time. However he still enjoys wrestling with friends.Lautner began acting in 2001, appearing in the made-for-television film, Shadow Fury. He subsequently had roles on the series Summerland, The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids. In 2005, Lautner played Shark Boy in the children's fantasy-adventure The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, which was released on June 10 and grossed $38 million domestically, making Lautner well-known among pre-teenage audiences. The same year, he also appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, playing one of the many children of Eugene Levy and Carmen Electra's characters. He also provides the voice of Youngblood in the animated TV show Danny Phantom. He has appeared on America's Most Talented Kids and in TV commercials. He voiced Joe Agate in "He's A Bully, Charlie Brown
  • Taylor Lautner had to gain muscle or he was off New Moon.

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