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Taylor Lautner Biography, Career, Relationship, Net Worth

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Biography

Full name: Taylor Lautner

Birthdate: February 11, 1992

Age: 26

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actor, model

Taylor Lautner is an American actor and a model who is popularly known for his role of Jacob Black who is a werewolf in the movie series “The Twilight Saga”. He was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father Daniel Lautner was a Midwest Airlines pilot and his mother Deborah Lautner works for a software development company. He also has a younger sister named Makena Lautner. Later, her parents moved to the neighbor town Hudsonville, Michigan where he grew up.

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At an early age of 6, Taylor started having interested in karate and started taking Karate classes. After training for a year, the seven-year-old Taylor participated in the national karate tournament which was held in Louisville, Kentucky. In the tournament, he met the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts, Michael Chaturantabut who later invited him to a camp which was being held at the University of California, Los Angeles. After that, Taylor started training with Chaturantabut and earned his black belt at the age of eight. He also won several junior world championships and also appeared in an ISKA karate event which was also aired on Television in 2003.

Taylor attended the Valencia High School in Valencia, California until his sophomore year. During the time, Taylor was involved in karate, baseball, and hip-hop dance. He also won the Best Smile award and played in the Turkey Bowl American Football game organized by the school. Later, Chaturantabut suggested Taylor to try acting. After that, Taylor began giving auditions and flew from Michigan to Los Angeles. Taylor balanced between karate and acting alongside being on the basketball and football teams. He also took jazz and hip-hop dance classes. According to Taylor, he was bullied in school just because he was an actor. When asked about it in an interview, he said “I just had to tell myself ‘I can’t let this get to me. This is what I love to do. And I’m going to continue doing it.'” At the age of 10, Taylor and his family moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in acting

Career and Net Worth

While Taylor was in Los Angeles, he appeared in small TV roles, movie roles, ads, and commercials. His notable appearance was in the TV movie “Shadow Fury”. He also did a voice-over for a commercial for “Rugrats Go Wild”. Later, Taylor got voice-over roles for animated series such as “What’s New, Scooby-Doo?”, “Duck Dodgers” and “Danny Phantom”. In 2005, Taylor landed on the role of Sharkboy in the movie “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” which became his breakthrough role. Despite receiving negative reviews, Taylor’s performance was praised and also was nominated for Young Artist Award in 2006. Later, he played the role of Eliot Murtaugh in the movie “Cheaper by the Dozen 2”. Later, he also played the lead role in the NBC drama “My Own Worst Enemy” where he played Jack Spivey.

In 2008, Taylor auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the movie “Twilight”. During the auditions, Taylor read the lines with Kisten Stewart who had already been cast as the lead role of Bella. After the audition, Taylor was cast as Jacob and movie released on November 17, 2008. The movie grossed 392 million dollars and became a commercial success. In 2009, Both Taylor and his co-star Robert Pattinson was nominated for the Male Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards which was won by Pattinson.

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For the Twilight sequel “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, the director wanted to recast the role of Jacob Black as for the movie, the character has a more shaped body and there were major physical changes since the character becomes a werewolf. However, the Summit Entertainment announced that the decision of replacing Taylor has not been made. So, in order to save his role, Taylor gained approximately 30 pounds of muscles through weight training. In 2009, it was announced that Taylor would not be replaced from his role. When asked about the physical changes in Taylor, Kristen 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.” and Pattinson said “I saw him and thought ‘Jesus, I’m going to get fired.”

The movie released on November 16, 2009, and was a success. According to the director, Taylor deserves a lot of credit for the success of the movie as Pattinson had very less role in the sequel and Taylor has to “pick up that slack, and if his character hadn’t been emotionally, not just physically, appealing, the movie wouldn’t have been as big a hit.” The following year, Taylor became the part of the ensemble cast of the movie “Valentine’s Day” where he played the role of Harrington alongside then-girlfriend Taylor Swift. The movie was a success as well becoming the second biggest opening in the US for a romantic comedy movie. In the same year, the next sequel “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” was released which received mixed reviews. Later the movie became the highest-grossing from the franchises. He also won the Best Fantasy Actor Award at the Scream Award in the year. In the year, Taylor was also considered as one of the highest paid teen actors in Hollywood.

In 2011, Taylor starred in the movie “Abduction” alongside Lily Collins. In the same year and the following year, Taylor starred in the last two sequels of Twilight, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”. In 2014, Taylor replaced Andy Samberg in the BBC Three comedy series “Cuckoo” and continued his role for 2 years.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Taylor Lautner’s total net worth is estimated to be 40 million dollars. Taylor currently owns a collection of luxury cars such as BMW 540i, 2012 Mercedes SLS AMG, Audi R8, Porsche 911 Turbo, and BMW Z4. He also currently lives in a house worth 7.5 million dollars. According to sources, he was paid  1 million dollars at the beginning of the Twilight franchise and later was paid 4 million dollars.

Relationship

Back in high-school, in 2006, Taylor used to date the cheerleader Sarah Hicks. The two were high-school sweethearts and dated on and off for about 3 years. The two first split up in 2007 and then permanently split up in 2009. The two dated when Taylor didn’t gain much fame, however, the two were also spotted later when Taylor became the Twilight star. However, according to sources, the two were just friends at the time.

In 2009, Taylor also briefly dated the American singer and actor Selena Gomez. In an interview with the Seventeen magazine, Selena admitted the two used to date while he was shooting for “New Moon” and she was shooting for “Romano and Beezus” in Vancouver”. However, she also said “He’s a great guy. But I am 100 percent single, and I’m going to keep it that way for a while,” Selena also said “We would go out to lunch and dinner, but I knew he had paparazzi following him and I had paparazzi following me. So we literally just wanted to hang out, go bowling and stuff, and it went a little too far, I think. People were getting a little crazy about us. But it was fun – I went to Vancouver thinking I was going to focus on my work, but instead, I got to meet him, and it ended up being the best thing ever.”

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In the same year, later, Taylor started dating Selena’s best friend, American singer Taylor Swift. The two first met on the set of “Valentine’s Day” and began dating then. The two were seen on multiple dates and looked very happy together. He also gifted her a jeweled necklace worth 50,000 dollars as ones of her 13 gifts on her birthday as 13 was her favorite number. The two were also nominated for the Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards for their kiss in the movie “Valentine’s Day”. However, the two split up in the same year as Swift was less interested in the relationship. Later, Taylor wrote the song “Back To December” as an apology to him.

In 2010, Taylor started dating the British Actress Lily Collins. The two first met at the set of the movie “Abduction”. The two were later spotted on a lunch date and also in a football game. The two seemed to be very comfortable with each other and were having a good time. In 2011, the pair separated after dating for almost a year. In 2012, there were rumors of Taylor dating the Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson. The two were spotted in LA during the night time. After that, there were many rumors of the two dating. However, the two confirmed that they were just good friends.

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In the following year, Taylor started dated the Canadian actress Marie Avgeropoulos. The two also starred together in the movie “Tracers” which was released in 2015. The two were seen holding hands after the shooting. However, the pair split up before the movie was released in 2014. In 2016, Taylor started dating the American actress Billie Catherine. The two also worked together in the movie “Scream Queens” in 2015. The two posted a lot of pictures of them together on their Instagram. However, the pair split up in 2017 after dating for 8 months.

Victoria Justice Biography, Career, Relationship, Net Worth

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Biography

Full Name: Victoria Dawn Justice

Birthdate: February 19, 1993

Occupation: Actor, Singer

Hometown: Hollywood, Florida, USA

Nationality: American

Religion: Christian

Victoria Justice is an American actor and singer her TV shows such as “Zoey 101”, “Victorious” and “iCarly”. She was born on February 19, 1993, in Hollywood, Florida. Her father is Zack Justice and her mother Serene Justice. She also has a half-sister named Madison Grace Reed.

During childhood, Victoria attended the Cleveland High School. At the age of 10, her family moved from Hollywood, Florida to Hollywood, California after she was accepted into a musical theater program at the Los Angeles’ Millikan Performing Arts Academy. During the time, Victoria appeared in several commercials for brands such like Ralph Lauren, Gap, Guess, Mervyn’s, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch and Ovaltine.

Career and Net Worth

Victoria started her career in acting at a small age of 10. Her debut performance was when she made a guest appearance on the TV show “Gilmore Girls” in the episode titled “The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles”. In the episode, she played the role of Jill No. 2. After the role, her family moved to Los Angeles so that Victoria could pursue her career in acting.

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In 2004, Victoria appeared as the guest star on an episode of the Disney channel series titled “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”. In the episode, she played the role of Rebecca who was a young pageant contestant. Later she appeared in the drama-thriller “Mary” as Stella who is a young girl having visions of Mary Magdalene. In the same year, she was cast as the main role of Lola Martinez in the Nickelodeon series titled “Zoey 101” in its second season. The season started on September 11, 2005, and when asked about her doing the role, she said “I was extremely happy; I was bouncing up and down and screaming. That was a really great moment.” In the same year, she also appeared in movies such as the hallmark TV film “Silver Bells” as Rose and the R-rated movie “When Do We Eat”.

In 2006, Victoria appeared as a guest in an episode titled “Enjoy the Ride” of the TV show “Everwood”. In the same year, she made her theatrical movie debut with the movie “Unknown”. However, the movie was a failure and received mixed reviews. The following year, she played the supporting role as Holly in the thriller movie “The Garden” which also received negative reviews. In 2007, Victoria showed her singing talent by releasing a cover song of “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton. In 2009, she made a guest appearance in an episode of Nickelodeon series “The Naked Brothers Band”. She was also featured in a TV special titled “Valentine Dream Date” where she portrayed herself.

In the same year, Victoria starred in the Nickelodeon musical titled “Spectacular!”. In the movie, she performed three songs and it was released on February 16, 2009. After the release, the movie became one of the most popular Nickelodeon movies and received a lot of positive reviews. After the success, she appeared in episodes of series such as “iCarly”, “True Jackson”, “VP”, “The Troop”, and “BrainSurge”.

In 2010, Victoria starred in her own Nickelodeon musical titled “Victorious”. In an interview, she said, “I was on Zoey 101. When I was 12, Dan Schneider cast me as a new character, Lola Martinez. From there, I worked with him for three years, on three seasons of Zoey 101. And, after that, Dan found out that I could also sing and dance as well as act, so he thought it would be really cool to create a show for me on Nickelodeon, called Victorious.” Later the show became the second-highest rated premiere for Nickelodeon series. She also recorded several songs for the series. Later, she gave her voice to the character Stacy in the animated series “The Penguin of Madagascar”.

Victoria also starred in the Nickelodeon TV film “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf”. In the movie, she played the role of Jordan Sands who is a girl later transformed into a werewolf. The movie was a major success and received mostly positive reviews. In 2012, she played the lead role of Wren in the comedy movie “Fun Size” which was released on October 26. The following year, Victoria released her debut single song “Gold” on June 18.  She also released two songs on her YouTube channel which are “Caught Up in You” and “Girl Up”. In the same year, she starred in the series “Eye Candy” which was based on the novel of the same name by R. L. Stine.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Victoria Justice has a total net worth of 10 million dollars. It is estimated that she is paid 50 thousand dollars per episode.

Relationship

Back in 2004, Victoria briefly dated the American actor, Cole Sprouse. The two first met on the set of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”. Later in 2008, Victoria started dating Josh Hutcherson who is also an American actor. The two dated before Josh starred as Peeta and Victoria as Tori. The pair dated for a whole year and later separated.

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Later, there were rumors of Victoria dating the American actor Taylor Lautner. The two were friends from childhood. The two were seen hanging out together and eating lunch together which made the fans speculate. However, the two never confirmed the rumors. Later, there were rumors of her dating the British actor Nicholas Hoult. According to “The Daily Mail UK” the two dated for two months. However, when asked about it to Victoria she insisted that the two were just friends.

In 2011, Victoria started dating the American Actor Ryan Rottman. The two first met on the set of “Victorious”. The two fell for each other and started dating after 1 month of meeting. The pair dated for about 2 years in 2013. The rumors say that Ryan was the one to leave Victoria because she cheated on her. After just two months of the breakup, Victoria started dating Pierson Fode who is also an American actor. However, the pair date for less than a year.

Currently, Victoria is dating Reeve Carney who is an American Singer. The two started dating from October 2016. The two first met when they were working on the movie “’Rocky Horror Picture Show”. The pair has been seen together in multiple locations. Victoria also encouraged her fans t listed to Ryan’s new album by tweeting “My ridiculously talented #RockyHorror cast mate @reevecarney just dropped his album… and it’s AMAZING,” with a picture of him.