Taylor Lautner makes hearts melt as brooding Jacob Black in the "Twilight" franchise, but did you know that Taylor's first love was karate? Check out fun facts you never knew about Hollywood's hottest werewolf!
20 Fun Facts about Taylor Lautner
A Star is Born
Taylor was born February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lautner has studied karate since he was a boy and competed in multiple world championships. He was number one in the world at NASKA’s Black Belt Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons and Traditional Forms in 2003.
Lautner’s favorite foods include Chinese and Mexican cuisine.
Some of Taylor’s favorites things include the color, baby blue, and cake batter ice cream.
Lautner is a proud owner of a Maltese pooch named Roxy.
On the Dance Floor
The “New Moon” hunk also 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.
Taylor appeared in the music video “Caught Up in You” for singer Cassi Thomson.
Taylor got his big break in 2005, when he nabbed the part of Sharkboy in “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D.” He also starred in the flick “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” before returning to the big screen in “Twilight.”
Black is Back
Lautner gained thirty pounds to reprise his role as Jacob Black in “New Moon.”
A sports fan, Taylor cheers on the Michigan Wolverines — so fitting — and the Texas Longhorns.
License to Drive
The 18-year-old Taylor just recently got his driver’s license.
While filming “New Moon” in Vancouver, Taylor was linked to Disney star Selena Gomez after the twosome were spotted out together multiple times.
Rekindling the Flame
Taylor is rumored to be dating his on-again/off-again girlfriend, Sara Hicks.
Taylor’s favorite Jacob Black quote is “Does my being half-naked bother you?”
Taylor has the habit of bouncing his knee non-stop.
Taylor Lautner is one of the 10 youngest people to ever host Saturday Night Live, hosting it on December 12, 2009 at age 17.
Taylor Lautner’s first large purchase was a Mac Powerbook.
Taylor’s favorite sports to play are football and baseball.
Taylor’s favorite TV channel is ESPN.
Taylor has a black belt in karate.