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Taylor Lautner

Born: February 11, 1992, Grand Rapids, Michigan - USA

Taylor Lautner is an American actor, martial artist, and model. He is best known for his role as the human-werewolf Jacob Black in the “Twilight” franchise.

He began studying karate at the age of six, training at Fabiano's Karate School and, by the following year, he was already winning tournaments. In addition to his love for karate, Taylor was bitten by the acting bug when he was seven years old after his martial arts instructor persuaded him to audition for a part in a Burger King advert in Los Angeles.

Although he was unsuccessful, he enjoyed the experience so much that he told his parents he wanted to pursue a career in acting. Soon, he and his family were traveling back-and-forth from their home in Michigan to California so Taylor could audition for acting roles on a regular basis.

When he was ten, with the frequent traveling and air fares starting to drain them out, his family made the hard decision to relocate to Los Angeles where Taylor would have the advantage of being able to audition on a full-time basis. Although it was a wrench to leave behind friends and family, the move gave him the added bonus of being able to compete on a more intense level in football and baseball.

Since moving to Los Angeles, Taylor has booked roles on the television series “My Wife and Kids” (2001), “Summerland” (2004), “The Bernie Mac Show” (2001), and “The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour” (2004).

In addition to television, Taylor has been very successful in the voice over work. Taylor has booked a recurring role as Youngblood on the cartoon “Danny Phantom” (2004) as well as he has recording two episodes of “What's New, Scooby-Doo?” (2002) and “Charlie Brown”.

Taylor has also booked a series regular of a pilot presentation called “Which Way Is Up?&Rdquo; (1977) along with the voice of Silas in an animation series entitled 'Silas and Brittany'.

His big break came in 2005 when, at the age of thirteen, Taylor won the role of Shark Boy in the Robert Rodriguez film “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D” (2005). He spent three months on location in Austin, Texas filming, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Within months, he then successfully auditioned to play Eliot, the son of the Bakers' rival, in “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” (2005).

In his spare time, Taylor loves playing football and baseball, both sports which he is very strong in. In football, he running back on offense and middle line backer on defense and, in baseball, he takes part in the Hart Baseball Program where he is positioned at center field and second base. He also participates in the LA Hip Kids, a hip-hop dance group.

Taylor also enjoys making home movies with his friends, including “Sharkboy and Lava Girl” co-star Taylor Dooley, who lives near his Los Angeles home. Although, he wants to continue acting into adulthood, he wouldn't mind becoming a film scriptwriter and director. In recent years, he has starred in “Tracers” and “The Ridiculous 6”.


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Tracers (2015)

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| 94 Min

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.

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The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

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When his long-lost outlaw father returns, Tommy \White Knife\ Stockburn goes on an adventure-filled journey across the Old West with his five brothers.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

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| 115 Min

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

56 2012 115
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Cuckoo (2012)

TV Show
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| 30 Min

Cuckoo is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas. Ken is the over-protective father of a girl who's impulsively married an American hippie on her gap year.

74 2012 30
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

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| 117 Min

The new found married bliss of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal. But the arriv...

49 2011 117
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Abduction (2011)

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Thriller |
USA |
| 106 Min

A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

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| 124 Min

Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob, knowing that her decision h...

49 2010 124
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

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USA |
| 130 Min

Forks, Washington resident Bella Swan is reeling from the departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, and finds comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black, a werewolf. But before she knows it, she's thrust into a centuries-old conflict, and her desire to be with Edward at any cost leads her to...

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Twilight (2008)

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USA |
| 122 Min

When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with...

52 2008 122
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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

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Comedy |
| 94 Min

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,

54 2005 94
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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)

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| 92 Min

Max conjures up his perfect dreamworld...the Planet Drool. But his dream is more powerful than even he suspects, and his favorite dream super-heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl must help Max discover and conquer a source of danger that threatens to destroy their world.

35 2005 92
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The Bernie Mac Show (2001)

TV Show
USA |
| 22 Min

The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14, 2001 to April 14, 2006. The series featured comic actor Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda raising his sister's three kids: Jordan, Bryana, and Vanessa.

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