Taylor Zakhar Perez is an American-Mexican actor and singer who is well-known for his starring role as Marco in popular Netflix series, “The Kissing Booth 2”. He skyrocketed to stardom during the summer of 2020 through his role as Marco in the season 2 of “The Kissing Booth”. Having started his career initially in opera houses performing musical theatre at an early age, Taylor came a long way up becoming one of the lead actors now.
Perez joined the cast of the international phenomenon, “The Kissing Booth” for their second season playing the lead role opposite Joey King, Joel Courtney, and Jacob Elordi. Following his popularity, Perez got his lifetime chance to be a model for “Teen VOGUE”, which he shared among his fans on July 28, 2020, with a caption: “Dreams come true!”.
Besides, Perez is quite active in social media sites with over 4 million followers on his Instagram: @taylorzakharperez.
What is Taylor Zakhar Perez Famous for?
- Famous for his role as Marco in Netflix series, “The Kissing Booth 2”.
Where was Taylor Zakhar Perez Born?
Taylor Zakhar Perez was born on December 25, 1991, in South Side, Chicago, United States. His birth name is Taylor Zakhar Perez. His nationality is American-Mexican. Perez belongs to Mexican ethnicity while Capricon is his zodiac sign.
Taylor was born as the son of Mexican parents. His mother’s name is Antoinette and he grew up in Northwest Indiana along with his 7 siblings: five sisters named Kaie, Koehn, Kristy, Jenna, and Maria and two brothers named Ron and Grant.
He was a competitive swimmer in high school. Soon after his graduation, Perez began his journey in opera houses performing musical theatre at an early age which ultimately led him to pursue his film and television career.
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Taylor Zakhar Perez’s “The Kissing Booth 2” Appearance
Taylor Zakhar Perez joined the 2018 smashing hit Netflix series, “The Kissing Booth” in its second season in 2020. With season 2, premiered on July 24, 2020, Perez who plays the lead role of Marco, the new love interest of Elle, played by Joey King, has got much popularity and recognition. As his Instagram account which had under 100k followers before The Kissing Booth 2 was released. However, within 24 hours of the film’s release his Instagram account jumped to over 1 million followers.
Perez portrays the love interest, Marco, full name Marco Valentin Pena, who is a handsome, musically gifted and a great dancer, who shows up at exactly the wrong(or right?) time as Elle struggles to maintain her long-distance relationship with Noah Flynn(played by Jacob Elordi) as he has gone off to Harvard.
His role has caused a great scene in the series as no one expected to have a new love interest in the life of Elle. He also sings in Spanish in one of the episodes of The Kissing Booth 2.
Besides, Perez’s first role after he moved to Los Angeles was a guest-starring role opposite Emily Osment and Amy Carrero in “Young and Hungry”. Shortly then, he appeared in NBC/Sony’s forever-in-contention pilot, “Cruel Intentions” with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Peter Gallagher followed, and then starred in Michael De Luca’s limited series, “Embeds”.
He has also appeared on the hit series, “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington, also on CBS’s “Code Black”, and YoutubeRed’s “12 Deadly Days”. Few years before landing his breakthrough role, he made guest appearances on a number of popular TV shows such as “iCarly” in 2012 and MTV’s “Awkward” in 2014.
Who is Taylor Zakhar Perez Dating?
Taylor Zakhar Perez hasn’t revealed about his dating life yet. With his name cemented in the Netflix Boyfriend Hall of Fame since 2020, Perez has been on spot several times regarding his love life.
Though Taylor hasn’t publicly confirmed that he’s in a relationship, however, there were speculations that he might be dating his Kissing Booth co-star, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who plays Chloe, after he shared a cozy snap of them, with a caption: “My Cherie Amour”, which basically means “my dear love”. However, it turned out she’s dating a singer named CLAY and they’ve been together for years!.
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Everything To Know About Joey King
Are Taylor Zakhar Perez and Joey King Dating?
On August 1, 2020, on the auspicious day of Joey King’s birthday, he shared a private photo of them with a cozy caption including that she was the reason for him to join “The Kissing Booth 2” family. He also mentioned that she inspired him to be a better actor, shared her family with him, welcomed him with open arms and love. For which King replied: “Can’t imagine my life without you. I heart you, T”.
Their chemistry in the series was almost as explosive as if it was their personal chemistry. And also the fact that they went on vacation together created huge rumors on the internet about their dating.
However, Taylor denied anything more than friendship between himself and Joey, telling Entertainment Tonight that they hit it off right away and are basically BFF at this point. On their latest trip together, Taylor broke the silence that they went to celebrate Joey’s birthday and one of his friends’ birthday and that he loves her dearly and could do anything for her, but finished the talk with “We’re not dating. I’ll end it with that”.
What is the Net Worth of Taylor Zakhar Perez?
Taylor Zakhar Perez has just started his up-going career with the international phenomenon, “The Kissing Booth 2”, and has quite good earnings fro his previous appearances on series. From his golden opportunity to be a part of the TKB 2 family, Perez has undoubtedly increased his net worth more than usual.
His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.
How Tall is Taylor Zakhar Perez?
Taylor Zakhar Perez is a handsome hunk in his late 20s as in 2020. With his amazingly maintained athletic body physique and his charming personality, Perez has managed to win several hearts all around the world. He has a perfect height of 6ft.(1.83m) while his body weighs around 65kg.
He has a sexy brown complexion with black hair and brown eyes.