What is Taylor Lautner’s Net Worth and Salary?
Taylor Lautner is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist who has a net worth of $40 million. Taylor Lautner is probably best known for his role as Jacob Black in the “Twilight” film franchise.
He started his acting career at a young age, appearing in minor roles in television shows and films. His breakthrough came when he was cast in the family-friendly film “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” in 2005. However, it was his portrayal of the werewolf Jacob Black in the “Twilight” series that catapulted him to international fame and made him a teen idol. The series, based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer, were box office successes and contributed significantly to Lautner’s fame. Post “Twilight”, Lautner starred in a series of films like “Abduction” and “Tracers”, but none of them were able to recreate the success of his earlier works. He also ventured into television with roles in series such as “Scream Queens” and “Cuckoo”.
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on February 11th of 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Raised in a Catholic household alongside a younger sister, Lautner began acting from a very early age. As a result, he was often bullied in school. Although this was frustrating for the young actor, he vowed never to let other people’s opinions get in the way of his passion and his career.
Aside from acting, Lautner became very interested in karate from a young age. He excelled at the sport, earning his black belt and winning several championships. Eventually, his family relocated to California so he could attend auditions and push his acting career even further. While attending high school, Lautner became involved in dance teams and various athletic pursuits while continuing with his acting career. This went on until he realized that he couldn’t juggle everything at once, and from that point on he became laser-focused on acting.
Taylor Lautner began his acting career as a child actor, starting as early as the late 90s. A pivotal moment came in 2001 when he booked a role on the made-for-TV film Shadow Fury. In the years that followed, Lautner established himself as a talented voice actor in animated series such as Danny Phantom, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, and Duck Dodgers. He also worked as a voice actor for commercials.
One of Lautner’s earliest breakout roles was in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. He played the lead and received praise from critics despite a negative reaction for the film as a whole. His next role came with Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which also received negative reviews. Lautner then transitioned into television roles with appearances on shows like Love Inc. and My Own Worst Enemy.
While these roles certainly established the young Taylor Lautner as a talented and dependable actor, it wasn’t until 2007 that he truly appeared on the scene. Of course, this was thanks to his casting in Twilight as Jacob Black. The film was a box office juggernaut, raking in over $392 million worldwide.
Although it was initially announced that the role of Jacob would be recast because of the physical transformation of the character in the coming sequels, Lautner managed to keep his place in the cast after working out extensively for many months. As a result, Lautner played a much more central role in Twilight’s sequels and became a major sex symbol due to his physique. He also attracted significant media attention for his new appearance, although this was seen as controversial by many due to the fact that he was underage at the time. The Twilight films went on to generate cumulative earnings of $3.3 billion.
After appearing in the Twilight franchise, Lautner continued his acting career with a lead role in the film Abduction. However, the film was a flop both commercially and critically. In 2013, he also appeared alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups 2 – a film that is widely considered to be one of the worst films ever made. In 2014, he joined the cast of the TV series Cuckoo. In 2016, he booked a recurring role in the TV series Scream Queens.
Taylor earned just $1 million for the very first installment of Twilight. He earned $4 million for the second and $7.5 million for the third. He also received a 2.5% cut of the third movie’s profits, bringing his total earnings up to $15 million. He earned $12.5 million a piece for “Breaking Dawn” Part 1 and Part 2. In total Taylor earned $45 million from the Twilight franchise.
Outside of Twilight he earned $7.5 million for the movie “Abduction”.
In 2013, Taylor Lautner started dating actress Marie Avgeropoulos after the pair met on the set of the film Tracers. However, they broke up in 2015. In 2018, he started dating a nurse named Taylor Dome. They married in November 2022. She took his last name upon marrying, which means he is married to a woman named Taylor Lautner.
In 2012, Lautner acquired an impressive property in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley for just $1.86 million. If that seems low for a 10,000-square-foot mansion in the heart of an exclusive LA neighborhood, there’s a reason he was able to secure such a deal.
During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, NFL player Marcellus Wiley struggled to pay for the property, and it was eventually repossessed by lenders. Marcellus Wiley had previously purchased the mansion in 2005 for $2.2 million. The financial institution in charge of the repossession process wanted to sell off the property quickly and recoup their loss, and that’s why Lautner was able to get such a great deal.
When Lautner ended up selling the home in 2020 to NFL player Todd Gurley for $4.2 million.
According to public records, Taylor still owns 10-acre remote property in the California town called Castaic which he bought in 2011 for $2 million.
In October 2020, Taylor paid $3.8 million for a unique mansion in the LA suburb of Agoura Hills. In April 2022 he sold this home to actress Kaley Cuoco for $5.25 million. Kaley then listed the home in June 2023 for $7 million. Here is a video tour of the home:
In 2011 Lautner purchased a 2012 SLS AMG. The Mercedes automobile cost Lautner a hefty sum of $200,000 and it comes complete with gull-wing doors and an engine capable of reaching zero to sixty in four seconds, maxing out at 200 miles per hour. In addition, Lautner owns a BMW 5 series with dark-tinted windows for added privacy.