Ranked amongst the ’50 sexiest men’ in Hollywood, an American actor, model and martial artist Taylor Lautner is best known for portraying Jacob Black in the 'Twilight' movie series. He first attracted serious critical attention with his 2005 family film performances in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 with Steve Martin. Not only attracting media attention for his looks, but he has achieved huge success in his acting career with an MTV Movie Award for Best Male Breakthrough Performance for playing Jacob Black in Twilight and People's Choice Awards for Favorite Breakout Actor in 2010.
Taylor Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to his parent Deborah and Daniel Lautnerin. As a child, he began practicing karate and then gained his black belt by age eight, becoming the Junior World Forms and Weapons champion, winning three gold medals. He once appeared in small television roles or commercials such as The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and Summerland, before starring in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.
Taylor Lautner’s personal relationships have attracted worldwide media attention. After filming Abduction, he dated co-star Lily Collins from 2010 to 2011 and was romantically linked to celebrities including Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.