At approximately the same time Taylo… He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. Taylor Lautner makes his way out of LAX Airport after landing back in town on Sunday (July 26) in Los Angeles. [32], Although it began after the release of the first film, upon release of New Moon, Lautner and his co-stars Stewart and Pattinson transitioned to teen idol status, with Lautner particularly admired by teens for his new physical characteristics, becoming a sex symbol. "[15] According to Mickey Rapkin of GQ, the use of Lautner's physique in films has been compared to Megan Fox in her work. In December 2009, Lautner appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in a wet T-shirt. He is known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. Powered by  - Designed with the Hueman theme, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com. [40] Lautner won Best Fantasy Actor at the 2010 Scream Awards, and he is nominated for Favorite Movie Actor for his role in Eclipse at the 37th People's Choice Awards. Helen was the daughter of Cleon/Leon Benjamin Soules and Emily Jane Himebaugh. [17] After returning from Canada filming the latter movie, Lautner said he realized his newfound fame, from Sharkboy and Lavagirl. [30][31] Lautner won Favorite Breakout Movie Actor at the 35th People's Choice Awards. Taylor Lautner. ", "2010 SCREAM Awards Nominees and Winners", "The 31st Annual RAZZIE® Award Nominees for 2010", "Adam Sandler sets Razzie nominations record", "Razzies Awards 2013: 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' Wins Seven Worsts", "2013 Teen Choice Awards: The Winners List", "Teen Choice Awards Nominations Announced! [10] He has stated that he was bullied in school because he was an actor. Taylor Daniel Lautner[1][2] (/ˈlaʊtnər/; born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, and model. Wanda Juanita Yount on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org, Marriage record of Taylor’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Carl Yount and Pina Sally Ford Oatley/Oatly/Vatley – https://www.familysearch.org, Tags: DutchEnglishFrenchGermanIrishScottishsudeten germanSwissSwiss-GermanWelsh, The perfect mix ,the best man that swift dated. Taylor’s great-grandfather Andrew was the son of John Arend Bos, who was born in Michigan, to Dutch parents, and of Barbara Antje Bess/Bessie Dykenhouse, who was Dutch. One-Shot. Taylor's heritage is Austrian, English, German, Swiss-German, French, Irish and Dutch. Learn how your comment data is processed. "[24] Stewart later said, "He gets a lot of attention because he's buff, but I think as soon as the movie comes out, people are going to realize that's not why he got the job. No, no, no. [4] His mother works for a software development company, while his father was a Midwest Airlines pilot. Taylor Lautner’s mother Deborah is Native American. You are right: I am not Native American, nor do I claim to be. ", "Team Edward or Team Jacob: Why Women Love Vampires", "See the Cover of the New Hollywood Reporter", "Taylor Lautner Set To Become Highest-Paid Teen Actor", "Twilight star Taylor Lautner joins BBC comedy Cuckoo", "Scream Queens. I have dreamed…, "Taylor Lautner At The 2009 Scream Awards", "Kids' Choice Awards 2010 winners: Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner and more", "Worst On-Screen: The Golden Raspberry nominees", "MTV Movie Awards 2010: Full Nominees List! He got $5 million for Abduction in 2011 and asked for $7.5 million to star in the now-shelved movie Stretch Armstrong. Figured you would’ve responded back by now. Lautner, himself, admitted in an MTV interview that he had no previous knowledge of being Native. He is of English, German, Dutch, and Scottish descent. [29] Critical reception was less favorable, with the movie getting a 4.6/10 average from Rotten Tomatoes, and a 44 on Metacritic. The two split in July 2017. Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. “Betty” Akers). [57], Lautner has stated that he does not want to be just known for his looks, as some have attributed his popularity to that and not his actual acting skill. [53] Michelle Lanz of MSN Wonderwall said that Lautner's change may have saved his career. But a pale shade of brown, everyone has melanin. Taylor’s maternal grandfather is Andrew David Bos (the son of Andrew John Bos and Helen Elizabeth Soules). He then appeared in small television roles on The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and Summerland. https://www.wikitree.com, Genealogies of Taylor’s maternal great-grandparents, Keith Francis Nichols and Wanda Juanita Yount – https://www.findagrave.com, Taylor’s maternal great-grandfather, Keith Francis Nichols, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org, Marriage record of Taylor’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Francis James “Frank” Nichols and Olive Florence Allen – https://www.familysearch.org, Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Francis James “Frank” Nichols (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com, Taylor’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Wayland Albert/H. So, the true Taylor Lautner ethnicity is European – Native American. Taylor’s great-great-grandmother Florence also had German ancestry, from Altenstadt, Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace (now France). Taylor Lautner Club Join New Post. Lautner began dating actress and Scream Queens co-star Billie Lourd in December 2016. your own Pins on Pinterest The popularity of Lautner and his cast members continued to summit, especially via the "Team Edward vs. Anariel likes this. PEOPLE's Most Amazing Bodies", "Taylor & Taylor Romance Was Overblown, Says Source", "Billboard Bits: Taylor Swifts Offers 'Apology' To Taylor Lautner, Christina Aguilera Confirms Split", "Billie Lourd and Taylor Lautner Break Up After 8 Months Together: 'They Are Still Friendly,' Says Source", "Taylor Lautner Has a New Girlfriend Named Taylor (and Her Last Name Isn't Swift)", "Taylor Lautner Is Now Instagram Official With His New Girlfriend", "TAY on Instagram: "I am soo excited to announce that I am OFFICIALLY A REGISTERED NURSE!!! [18] Rolling Stone coined his early roles as either "the popular kid, jock, or bully. [8][9] He grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan, a town near Grand Rapids. "[26] The commercial performance of the film outpaced the first film, setting several box office records including the biggest midnight opening in the United States and Canada and the biggest single-day opening. We learned that through [preparing for] this film. Lautner began his acting career playing bit roles in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show (2003) and My Wife and Kids (2004), before having voice roles in television series like What's New, Scooby-Doo? [23] In January 2009, Weitz and Summit Entertainment announced that Lautner would continue to play the role of Jacob in the sequel. })(); Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality Ancestry Race © 2021. Twilight did use almost all real Native Americans though, major kudos for that. On the show Scream Queens, he played the … He exhibited so much strength and … Taylor Lautner Shows Support for Native American Culture: Photo #3425104. Taylor Lautner cast in Season 2", "Kristen Stewart: Taylor Lautner Grew Up During New Moon", "Taylor Lautner's Abs May Have Saved His Career", "Sneak Peek! [41] In November 2010 The Hollywood Reporter named Lautner as one of the young male actors who are "pushing – or being pushed" into taking over Hollywood as the new "A-List". It was released in September 2013. [58] In 2010, Lautner was ranked number two on Glamour's "50 Sexiest Men of 2010 " list. He was born on February 11, 1992, to his parents Deborah and Daniel Lautner. [21], Initially, director Chris Weitz wanted to recast the role of Jacob Black for Twilight's sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, due to the major physical changes that occur in Black between the two novels, and have an actor that would accurately portray "the new, larger Jacob Black. var rcel = document.createElement("script"); [4] Lautner trained with Chaturantabut for several years, earning his black belt by the age of eight, and winning several junior world championships. [50] Lautner has continued in this role, co-starring in the BBC comedy for three series. I'm a native american? Is Taylor Lautner really Native American? The duo was nominated at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss. [5] He stated, "The script said we were walking into school and Willy takes off his shirt. Native American Actors Native American History Native American Indians Native Americans Taylor Lautner Gorgeous Men Beautiful People Magazine Images Hommes Sexy. Lautner has said that he has never thought of moving out on his own, stating, "The thing I love is that my home life hasn't changed. He also starred in the 2011 action film Abduction. [19] In describing the critical consensus, it stated: "Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big screen, Twilight will please its devoted fans, but do little for the uninitiated. var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_b42b6d"); He is of English, French, German, Irish, and Swiss ancestry. In January 2008, an open casting call was held in Portland, Oregon. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he, along with his family, quickly noticed his unique and natural tale… Wanda was the daughter of Charles Carl Yount and Pina Sally Ford Oatley/Oatly/Vatley. http://www.familycentral.net, Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Lewis/Louis Pickard (through Lewis’s brother, James Algernon Gerson Pickard) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Genealogies of Taylor’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, William Henry Pickard – https://www.ancestry.com.au Mini-bio. Taylor Lautner and Raina Lawson were dating together in 2015 Calabasas and were seen adorning casual dining. Many people try to claim Native American but cannot prove it. is there actually proof? I leave the question of who is a Native American up to the tribes. From 2014 to 2018, Lautner starred in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo as the son of the titular character. Taylor at CFDA Fashion Awards 11. added by mariafan. [26] Other planned projects were the lead in a movie about Stretch Armstrong and a hostage thriller, Cancun. 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. [4] A year later, he attended the national karate tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, where he met Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. or is he just white pretending to be native like many many actors? rcel.async = true; The teen actor set to play Jacob is Taylor Lautner, who recently starred in "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl." Taylor’s maternal grandmother is Patricia Anne Nichols (the daughter of Keith Francis Nichols and Wanda Juanita Yount). Lautner was born on February 11, 1992,[3] in Grand Rapids, Michigan,[3] the son of Deborah and Daniel Lautner. [4] Raised as a Catholic,[6][7] Lautner has Austrian, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, and Swiss ancestry[citation needed], and has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry (specifically Ottawa and Potawatomi) through his mother. In 2001, Lautner first appeared in the made-for-television film, Shadow Fury. [5] In June 2010, Lautner covered GQ magazine. Maxine was the daughter of Lorn James Draper and Maryetta Mosher. [26] Lautner filmed a Bourne Identity-esque spy film with Lily Collins, entitled Abduction. Loren has Sudeten German, English, German, and Swiss-German ancestry. “Betty” Akers (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com.au, Obituary of Taylor’s paternal great-grandmother, Bernetta J. Jul 19, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Cj R. Discover (and save!) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (function() { [16] For the film, Lautner choreographed all of his fight scenes after director Robert Rodríguez learned of his extensive martial arts training. He was born to Deborah(mom) and Daniel Lautner(daddy). Jennifer Cady of E! var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer||""==referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); He's gonna take off his shirt in the middle of school? He starred in the 2008 film Twilight, and its four sequels. Then, in an interview published on May 20, 2008, he stated: …actually, I am part Native American. It was released in September 2011 to universally negative reviews from critics[44] and Lautner's performance was heavily criticised. [57] Brent Hartinger, a columnist for AfterElton, blasted the magazine, calling the questioning "unimaginably irresponsible," commenting that Lautner was just "a 17-year old kid" and that while the rumors were baseless and speculation from certain blogs and fans, it was disappointing that a "legitimate media outlet" would print gossip. [51], Publications such as GQ, Rolling Stone, and People have referred to Lautner as a sex symbol, with the latter publication calling the actor a future epitome of pop culture. Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He also claims a distant Native American heritage, specifically from the Ottawa and Potawtomi nations. Although it received generally negative reviews,[34] the film grossed $213 million and had the second biggest opening in the United States for a romantic comedy film. https://www.geni.com, Genealogies of Taylor’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Jane Himebaugh – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com Also in the same year, Lautner was named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood. We learned that through [preparing to play a Native American in the Twilight films]. Taylor Lautner is a renowned American actor, martial artist, and model. In 2007, filmmakers began a search for actors to portray Jacob Black, a Native American friend of lead character Bella Swan in Twilight, the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. Rodney has five adult children: three daughters from his ex … [15] After that became tiring, Lautner and his family decided to move to California for a month, to try it out, before moving to Santa Clarita, California, permanently in 2002. The sensational young lad is popularly known for his stunning role as Jacob Black in the Twilight film. [33] In between the second and third films in the Twilight series, Lautner was a part of the ensemble cast in the movie Valentine's Day as Willy Harrington, acting alongside his rumored girlfriend at the time, American country pop singer Taylor Swift. [38], Lautner returned for the third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, in 2010. [4] For a few years, the Lautners flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions when his talent agency called, and returned to Grand Rapids for school sometimes the same day. He commented, "I just had to tell myself 'I can't let this get to me. He is known for playing Jacob Black in The The reason I took off my shirt for New Moon is because it's written in the book that way. This is what I love to do. 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