Taylor Daniel Lautner was born February 11 1992 in Grand Rapids Michigan to parents Deborah and Daniel Lautner.
Taylor has a younger sister Makena.
At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano’s Karate School and he, along with his family, quickly noticed his unique and natural talent for the sport. He was soon invited to train with seven-time world karate champion Michael Chaturantabut (aka Mike Chat) and, at the age of eight, he was asked to represent his country in the twelve years and under division in the World Karate Association where he became the Junior World Forms and Weapons champion, winning three gold medals. In 2003, Taylor continued to flourish in the martial arts circuit where he ranked number one in the world for NASKA’s Black Belt Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons and Traditional Forms and, at the age of twelve, he became the three time Junior World Champion.
Taylor became involved in the entertainment business at age 7 at the encouragement of his martial arts instructor.
When Taylor was 10 years old his family relocated to Los Angeles so Taylor could more easily pursue acting.
Previous Acting Roles
My Wife and Kids (2001)
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
New Moon (2009)
Breaking Dawn Parts 1&2 (currently in post production)
Abduction (To be released 9/2011)
Valentine’s Day (2010)