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Lautner at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2009.
Taylor Daniel Lautner
Taylor Daniel Lautner (pronounced /ˈlaʊtnər/; born February 11 1992) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga movie series, though he has also been in family movies and done voiceover work for animated cartoons.
Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His parents are 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. He went to 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 Native American ancestry through his mother. He has a younger sister, Makena. He has learnt karate since the age of six.
- Saturday Night Live Promo: Taylor Lautner & Bon Jovi. Hulu.
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- "Taylor Lautner, modest and into martial arts". USA Today. November 25, 2009. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2009/11/taylor-lautner-modest-and-into-martial-arts/1. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
- Rolling Stone magazine, December 10, 2009 – Issue #1093, "Taylor Lautner’s Wild Ride". Interviewed by Neil Strauss, (Commentary; “His father, Dan, is an airline pilot with a master's degree in clinical psychology. His mother, Deb, was a project manager at Herman Miller, the office-equipment manufacturer. They are still married, took Lautner regularly to their Catholic church, supported him from an early age and taught him a strong work ethic and a sense of morality.”), Retrieved on April 25, 2010.
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- Larry Carroll (May 20, 2008). "Actor Taylor Lautner Is Eager To Deliver 'Naked' Line, Master Driving". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1587744/story.jhtml. Retrieved October 14, 2008.
- Christina Radish (October 20, 2008). "Taylor Lautner & Edi Gathegi Discuss Their Roles in "Twilight"". MediaBlvd Magazine. http://www.mediablvd.com/magazine/the_news/celebrity/taylor_lautner_%26_edi_gathegi_discuss_their_roles_in_%22twilight%22_200810201298.html. Retrieved October 22, 2008.
- "Taylor Lautner". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/taylor-lautner/person/303126/summary.html. Retrieved December 16, 2009.