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Taylor Lautner is best known for his role as Jacob Black in the “Twilight” series and has been voted countless times as one of the sexiest men in the world. Here are 50 interesting facts about this up and coming actor.

  1. Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on February 11, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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  2. His father, Daniel, is an airline pilot and his mother, Deborah, works for a software development company.

  3. Taylor has one sibling, a younger sister named Makena.

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  4. Taylor has German, Dutch, and French roots. He has also stated that he has Potawatomi and Ottawa Native American ancestry on his mother's side of the family.

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  5. When he was four years old, his house burned down but fortunately, no one was hurt.
  6. He was a very active boy growing up. At school, he played football and baseball, along with jazz and hip-hop dance lessons.

  7. He loves martial arts and began training at age 6. 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.

  8. He went to Jamestown Elementary School in Hudsonville, Michigan until he was eleven years old.

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  9. He was voted "Best Smile" by his junior high school class.

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    Taylor Lautner (Source: Tumblr.com)
  10. Taylor entered the entertainment industry by auditioning for a small role in a Burger King advertisement in Los Angeles, though he did not land it. Despite his unsuccessful attempt to make it into the commercial, he enjoyed the experience so much that decided to pursue a career in acting.

  11. Lautner began acting in 2001, appearing in the made-for-television film Shadow Fury. He subsequently had roles on the series Summerland, The Bernie Mac Show, and My Wife and Kids.

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  12. Taylor is perhaps most famous for his starring role as Sharkboy in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, a film that showcased his martial arts skills.

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  13. In 2009, Taylor and Selena Gomez grew extremely close after meeting up in Vancouver while Taylor was filming New Moon and Selena was filming Ramona & Beezus. Unfortunately, the pressure of the media got to them and the two split up.

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    Selena Gomez (Source: Tumblr.com)
  14. He became a household name after starring as in all movies of the Twilight series as Jacob Black, the best friend of protagonist, Bella Swan.

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  15. He created and sponsored a hand made "New Moon Team Jacob" messenger bag for The Children's Place and Books for Kids Foundation. He gave all the proceeds to help build libraries, donate books, and partner with literacy programs.

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  16. Lautner gained thirty pounds to reprise his role as Jacob Black in "New Moon." Lautner said, "I would literally carry a Baggie of beef patties, raw almonds and sweet potatoes. It's not like I was eating ice cream every two hours. It was difficult." He also had to wear a wig for the role.

  17. Taylor's favorite Jacob Black quote is "Does my being half-naked bother you?" "That quote just cracks me up. Because he's always half-naked throughout the series, it's just a good way to rock the fact that he's always shirtless," Lautner says.

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    Jacob Black (Source: Tumblr.com)
  18. Taylor and his Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson, struggled to keep from laughing during the birth scene, especially when their characters tried to bring Bella back to life.

  19. Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer said that, if she were 14, she would prefer Team Jacob because that is more her style.

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    Stephenie Meyer (Source: Tumblr.com)
  20. After filming "Abduction" in 2011, he was romantically linked with his co-star Lily Collins who is Phil Collins' daughter. They dated for a few months before splitting up. The movie received mixed reviews and he was nominated for a Worst Actor from the Golden Raspberry Awards.

  21. Lautner lives near Los Angeles in California with his family in a 2,366 sq ft home which has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. He still "helps out with the lawn."

  22. Taylor's worst habit is tapping his foot.

  23. He is 5' 8½" (1.74 m) tall.

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  24. He has a net worth of $40 million.

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    Taylor Lautner (Source: Tumblr.com)
  25. He is afraid of reptiles and sharks.

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    Snake with a flower (Source: Tumblr.com)
  26. Lautner's favorite foods include Chinese and Mexican cuisine.

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    Tacos (Source: Tumblr.com)
  27. His favorite color is baby blue and he loves cake batter ice-cream.

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    Cake batter ice-cream (Source: Tumblr.com)
  28. Lautner hosted Saturday Night Live on December 12, 2009, making him one of the youngest celebrity hosts in the show's history. He was 17 years old at the time. "They tell you beforehand that 'the cast is great, you're not going to be nervous, you're just going to have fun' and I was like 'yeah, okay' and don't get me wrong I had a lot of fun, but I was nervous," Taylor said about the experience. "When I got the offer for it, I was like 'Listen guys it's such an honor, but I don't sing, I don't dance, and I don't do accents and that's pretty much what SNL is' so I was really nervous, but it was a lot of fun."

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  29. He does not drink alcohol or use drugs.

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    Taylor Lautner (Source: Tumblr.com)
  30. He has always been a healthy, athletic person given his martial arts background, but after following a specific diet and exercise plan to develop his body for The Twilight Saga: New Moon, he says he still follows it till this day. His diet and exercise regime was covered by Men's Health.

  31. One of his favorite bands is Kings of Leon. However, he does enjoy a varied genre of music. "One second I'll be listening to country, and then the next I'll be listening to rock and then R&B. It's ridiculous. I'm all over the place with my music," he said in an interview.

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    Kings of Leon (Source: Tumblr.com)
  32. In 2010, he was ranked second on Glamour's "The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010" list, and fourth on People's "Most Amazing Bodies" list.

  33. In 2010, he was named Hollywood's highest paid teen actor.

  34. Some of his favorite actors include Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon.

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    Tom Cruise (Source: Tumblr.com)
  35. In February, 2010 he was featured in the film Valentine's Day alongside Taylor Swift. The couple began dating after meeting on the set. The couple didn't last long and her song "Back To December" is believed to be an apology to the heartthrob for their messy breakup.

  36. Some of his favorite films include Gladiator (2000), Braveheart (1995), and The Dark Knight (2008).

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    The Dark Knight (Source: Tumblr.com)
  37. What has some of his fans done that really left him surprised? "I've had a few girls that have tattooed my signature on their arm. I mean that blows my mind! Something new happens every day and it continues to blow my mind."

  38. What are some of the qualities he looks for in a woman? "Obviously loyalty and honesty, but mostly someone who can let loose, be themselves and not put on a show."

  39. His dream role would be Matt Damon in the Bourne series. "I would love to do something like that!"

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    Matt Damon (Source: Tumblr.com)
  40. He is a romantic at heart. "I hope that I would be considered romantic. I don't know...one of my favorite movies is The Notebook so I guess that would be considered romantic. But I think being romantic is more than the flowers and the gifts. It's about connecting with the person and being able to talk and share things with her." Awww!

  41. Taylor loves animals and he has a Maltese pooch named Roxy.

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    Maltese pooch (Source: Tumblr.com)
  42. He sure loves to dance! He made his own YouTube music video for the song "Apologize," and participates in the dance groups L.A. Hip Kids and Hot Shots.

  43. Taylor appeared in the music video "Caught Up in You" for singer Cassi Thomson.

  44. As a Michigan native, Lautner is a big fan of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team and Michigan Wolverines, but he's also said to root for the Texas Longhorns.

  45. Since he's such a huge sports fan, it's not surprising that his favorite TV channel is ESPN.

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    ESPN (Source: Tumblr.com)
  46. Taylor also had an artistic side to him and he enjoys drawing.

  47. He prefers to avoid social media and does not have a Facebook or Twitter account.

  48. His celebrity crush is Jessica Alba.

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    Jessica Alba (Source: Tumblr.com)
  49. Taylor's favorite brand of shoes are Vans.

  50. Lautner is said to have always dreamed of owning a Ferrari Enzo, but he's been seen with a variety of other cool cars including a Porsche Turbo, an Audi R8, a BMW 5 Series, a BMW Z4 and a Fisker Karma.
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    Ferrari Enzo (Source: Tumblr.com)

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