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Kiowa Gordon Biography


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Birth Name: Kiowa Gordon


One of Gordon's first major auditions was an open casting call for Native American teens in Phoenix for a role in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," the second installment of the hit film series. Its predecessor "Twilight" (2008) earned $408.8 million worldwide at the box office and made movie stars out of its young leads Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. Gordon initially auditioned for the role of Paul, a wolf pack tribe member who often butted heads with Lautner's character Jacob Black. However, the actor's tall, lanky frame and mild-mannered personality made him a better fit for Jacob's best friend in the tribe - and possible half-brother - Embry. "New Moon" exceeded all commercial expectations, making $26.3 million during its midnight opening. Gordon reprised his role in 2010's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," the action-packed third part of the series. That same year, the actor appeared alongside Mischa Barton in the sci-fi comedy, "The Science of Cool."