; born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, and model.He is known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.Taylor Dooley is an American actress, best known for her role in the film ‘The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl’.She is also known for her brilliant comic timing and acting skills.
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.
Receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film surpassed its predecessor to become the highest-grossing film of the franchise and the highest-grossing romantic fantasy, werewolf and vampire movie of all time at the American and Canadian box office. The popularity of Lautner and his cast members continued to summit, especially via the "Team Edward vs. Lautner continued in this role for two years, co-starring in the BBC comedy for three series.
It ranks as the 36th highest-grossing film of all-time in the U. On June 23, 2016 it was announced that Lautner had been cast in the Ryan Murphy comedy horror series Scream Queens.
Several critics credit Lautner's physical characteristics for much of the success of the Twilight series, with critic Sharon Waxman stating, "as a tabloid teen idol, he certainly deserves some credit for New Moon's 0 million worldwide gross." Lautner's abs in particular have been subject to media attention, with The Wrap stating that companies bidding for the actor in movies in 2011 would "shell out for the young actor's much-on-display though mostly untried abs." Before the actor turned 18, his sexualized image was often critiqued, and subject to controversy.
In December 2009, Lautner appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in a wet T-shirt. Online said to wait a few months when Lautner would "be of age, which will make this whole operation you got going on completely legal." Brent Hartinger, a columnist for After Elton, 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.