Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on 11 February 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. His parents, Deborah and Daniel Lautner. At Taylor has a younger sister Makena.
At the age of six Lautner began studying karate at Fabiano School in Holland, Michigan. The following year he already won the tournament and was invited to continue studying at the seven-time champion in karate Mike Chat. He was also asked to represent his country for the International Karate Association, and he proved his skills.
His acting career began after Taylor as martial arts instructor persuaded him to audition in advertising fast food chain. Although the experience was unsuccessful, and he liked the experiment and provided the impetus for action. Soon, Taylor and his family began to travel frequently from Michigan to Florida to Taylor could take place as often as possible listening to the game and get the role. When Lautner was ten, his family moved to Los Angeles so he could devote all his time to the art of acting.
In 2001 Lautner played Kismet in a televised fantastic action Makoto Yokoyamy "Shadow of the killer". Later he got the role in the series "Eternal Summer", "Bernie Mac Show" and "My Wife and Kids".
He continued to perform successfully in competitions. In 2003, at the age of 11 years he became the number one in the world of open competition for the black belt NASKA, competition with traditional weapons, and at age 12 became the world champion junior.
Taylor received small roles in several television series and movies. In addition, the young actor has successfully worked behind the scenes, voicing the characters. Besides voice YangBluda from "Danny Phantom" he worked on the dubbing of several characters in the episodes of the animated series "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" And became the voice of Silas in the animated series "Silas and Brittany".
Success came to Lautner with the star role of Sharkboy in three children Robert Rodriguez film "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" in 2005. Then there were the films "Cheaper by the Dozen 2", "Love Incorporation", "It Bally, Charlie Brown".
The real fame caught Taylor in 2008 - then came the film "Twilight", which Taylor played the werewolf Jacob Blake. Initially it was assumed that this would be a small role, but later Stephanie Seymour and her editor liked the character so much that in the next books they gave Taylor the hero of great importance. In 2009, the release of "New Moon" and 2010 - "Eclipse." In between filming, Taylor managed to play in the film "Valentine's Day". In 2011, waiting for Taylor to continue to "vampire" saga "Breaking Dawn" and the movie "Abduction".
In his spare time he likes to play football and baseball. He is a fan of Team Texas Longhorns and Michigan Wolverines.