← Taylor was born on February 11, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Deborah, who works for a software development company, and Daniel Lautner, a commercial airline pilot.← Lautner was raised as a Roman Catholic in Hudsonville, Michigan, and attended Jamestown Elementary School until the age of eleven, when the family moved to the Santa Clarita area.
←Lautner is of mostly Dutch, French, and German ancestry, and claims some "distant" Native American ancestry through her mother.
← Lautner has studied karate since the age of six. He appeared in anISKA karate event televised on ESPN in 2003.
← Lautner began acting at the encouragement of his karate coach, who had played the Blue Power Ranger. He first appeared in themade-for-television film Shadow Fury, and subsequently had roles on the series Summerland, The Bernie Mac Show, and My Wife and Kids.
← Lautner also appeared in a number of other television shows andmovies, including The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour. He appeared as himself in America's Most Talented Kids, putting on an exhibition of his Martial Arts skills.
← In addition to television, Lautnerhas been very successful in voice-over work. Lautner has booked a recurring role as Youngblood on the cartoon Danny Phantom, and has recorded episodes of What's New, Scooby-Doo? and He's a Bully, inCharlie Brown.
← In 2005, Lautner won the role of Shark Boy in the Robert Rodriguez film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. He spent three months on location in Austin, Texasfilming.
← In October 2008 played the role of a lifetime in Twilight, the movie adaptation of the novel by Stephenie Meyer.
← He is described as a Native American of the Quileute tribe in LaPush, near Forks, Washington. In the second book of the series, he undergoes a transformation that allows him to morph into a wolf. For the majority of the series, Jacob competes with Edward Cullen...
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