Taylor Lautner is a $40 million dollar actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist from the United States. Lautner started his career as a child actor, but he grew into adult roles and became well-known for his portrayal as Jacob in the Twilight film saga.
Taylor Lautner has gotten a lot of attention in the media, and he’s often included in “Most Beautiful People” lists from different magazines. He was also once Hollywood’s highest-paid adolescent actor.
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 11th, 1992. Lautner, who was raised in a Catholic family with a younger sister, started acting at a young age.
As a consequence, he was bullied a lot at school. Despite how irritating this was for the young actor, he resolved that he would never allow other people’s views to stand in the way of his passion or profession.
Aside from acting, Lautner has always been passionate about karate. He was a natural at the sport, achieving a black belt and several titles.
His family eventually went to California so that he could attend auditions and improve his acting career. Lautner continued his acting career even in high school, joining dance teams and participating in numerous physical endeavors.
This carried on until he realized he couldn’t do everything at once, and he became laser-focused on acting from then on.
Taylor Lautner started his acting career when he was a young actor in the late 1990s.
In 2001, he landed a part in the made-for-TV picture Shadow Fury, which was a watershed event for him.
Lautner established himself as a great voice actor in animated shows such as Danny Phantom, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, and Duck Dodgers in the years that followed. He also worked as a commercial voice actor.
Lautner’s breakthrough performance in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D was one of his first. Despite bad reviews for the picture as a whole, he garnered accolades for his performance as the protagonist.
His next part was in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which earned mixed reviews as well. Lautner subsequently moved into television, appearing in episodes such as Love Inc. and My Own Worst Enemy.
While these performances cemented Taylor Lautner’s reputation as a brilliant and trustworthy actor, it wasn’t until 2007 that he fully broke through. Of course, this was due to his role as Jacob Black in Twilight. The movie was a box office smash, grossing more than $392 million worldwide.
Despite early reports that the part of Jacob would be replaced due to the character’s physical metamorphosis in the upcoming sequels, Lautner was able to maintain his spot in the cast after months of intense training. Lautner became a big sex symbol as a consequence of his figure, and he had a far more significant part in the Twilight sequels.
He also drew a lot of attention from the media because of his new look, which many people thought was questionable since he was young at the time. The Twilight films made a total of $3.3 billion in box office receipts.
Lautner resumed his acting career after playing in the Twilight saga with a major role in the film Abduction. However, both financially and critically, the picture was a disappointment.
In 2013, he co-starred in Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler, which is generally regarded as one of the worst films ever created. He joined the cast of the TV show Cuckoo in 2014. He landed a recurring role on the TV show Scream Queens in 2016.
Taylor was paid just $1 million for the first Twilight film. For the second, he was paid $4 million, and for the third, he was paid $7.5 million.
He also got a 2.5 percent share of the revenues from the third movie, bringing his total earnings to $15 million. Parts 1 and 2 of “Breaking Dawn” netted him $12.5 million each. Taylor made a total of $45 million from the Twilight series.
He made $7.5 million for the film “Abduction” outside of Twilight.
Taylor Lautner is said to still reside in Los Angeles with his parents and sister, according to reports. He is still a karate enthusiast who practices on a daily basis. In addition, Taylor Lautner has said that he does not use drugs or alcohol.
After meeting on the set of the film Tracers, Taylor Lautner began dating actress Marie Avgeropoulos in 2013. They did, however, split up in 2015. In 2018, he began dating Taylor Dome, a nurse.
Lautner paid $1.86 million for an excellent home in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in 2012.
Doesn’t that price seem a bit cheap for a 10,000-square-foot property in a posh LA neighbourhood? Lautner was able to buy it for a record-low price since the previous owner had run into financial difficulties.
NFL star Marcellus Wiley battled to maintain the property during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, and it was finally seized by lenders.
The home was originally acquired for $2.2 million by Marcellus Wiley in 2005. Lautner was able to negotiate such a good bargain because the financial institution in charge of the repossession procedure wanted to sell the home swiftly to recover their loss.
When Lautner sold the house in 2020, the next owner didn’t have the same results. Lautner paid NFL star Todd Gurley $4.2 million for the home, resulting in a huge profit margin in a short period of time. Gurley will, however, like the koi ponds, swimming pool, and seven-car garage on the property.
Taylor still owns a 10-acre rural property in the California town of Castaic, which he purchased in 2011 for $2 million, according to public records.
Taylor spent $3.8 million for a one-of-a-kind house in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Agoura Hills in October 2020.
David Lautner bought a 2012 SLS AMG, according to TMZ in 2011. Lautner paid $200,000 for the Mercedes, which has gullwing doors and an engine that can go from zero to sixty in four seconds, with a top speed of 200 miles per hour. Lautner also has a BMW 5 series with dark-tinted windows for enhanced security.