Taylor Lautner is best known for his role as Jacob in The Twilight Saga, but this 24-year-old birthday boy made his acting debut back when he was just nine years old. By 13, he was the star of the tween favorite, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, making middle schoolers swoon with his adorable smile and spiky hair.
Just three years later, Lautner was cast as the lovable werewolf Jacob Black in Twilight, and he went from child star to teen sensation. Overnight, the actor and his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were thrust into the spotlight, complete with screaming crowds and snapping paparazzi.
Somehow Lautner emerged with his privacy relatively intact, possibly due to his lack of social media, and evolved into a Hollywood hunk. Recently, the 24-year-old showed off his comedic side in Adam Sandler’s Netflix flick The Ridiculous 6 and the BBC series Cuckoo.
In honor of his special day, check out this star’s transformation from adorable to seriously sexy.
Happy birthday, Taylor!