Taylor Lautner High School:
|Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, California|
Taylor Lautner College:
|Did not Attend.|
Taylor Lautner has had the education of a lifetime: how to become a teen dream overnight. Though, in reality, it didn't happen overnight. The tall, dark and handsome superstar continues to remain humble in the face of relentless fans who clamor, scream and shake for his attention. From the time he was a child, Taylor knew that he wanted to be an actor, and he pursued it despite being bullied for his devotion to the art. Always trying to better himself, the young thespian began taking karate lessons by the time he was six; winning several championships. By the time he was 12 he had won three Junior World Championships. He was invited to California to go to a karate camp there. During his time in California he was encouraged to try out his acting chops. His family tried to split time between Los Angeles and his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was very taxing on the whole family, and after three years of Taylor trying, and not really succeeding in getting steady work, they decided to relocate to Los Angeles. While attending Valencia High in Santa Clarita, he was able to stretch his acting wings and feel more comfortable in the direction his life was headed in. After several small roles in tv shows, commercials and voice over gigs, he was able to land a role that was the best of both his worlds. The lead in "Shark Boy and Lava Girl". Thanks to his excellent history in karate, he was able to choreograph his own fight scenes. In 2008, the sixteen year old Lautner landed the role that would forever define everything else he did. Getting to play the character of Jacob Black, the love-crossed teen/werewolf was a strange concept for him at first, but he quickly dived in and did the research, realizing just what he was getting himself in to. Though he is now an international superstar, the handsome hero has managed to remain a sweet, down-to-earth average Joe. There is much more to come from Taylor Lautner.