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The Kissing Booth 2 is dropping on Netflix and features a new heartthrob lead called Marco, but who is the actor that plays him, Taylor Zakhar Perez, how old is he and who is his girlfriend?
Taylor Zakhar Perez is making his debut in The Kissing Booth 2, where he’s set to steal everyone’s heart, including Elle’s. It turns out this isn’t Taylor’s first time winning over fans on-screen, as he’s been acting from an early age, with previous roles including iCarly, starring alongside Hannah Montana’s Emily Osment in Young and Hungry, as well as appearing in US TV series Embeds, which also stars Demi Lovato’s fiancee, Max Ehrich!
Just as mysterious as his character Marco, we don’t know Taylor’s exact age, but we would guess between early to mid 20’s!
Taylor is 6 feet 1inch (1.85m), which just adds to his on-screen popularity, and is no surprise as he’s dabbled in some modelling during his career!
Although he was born in Chicago, in the US, Taylor’s ethnicity is Mexican. Fans might already know this as he sings in Spanish in The Kissing Booth 2!
Taylor hasn’t publicly confirmed that he’s in a relationship, however, some fans first speculated that he might be dating his Kissing Booth co-star Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who plays Chloe, after he shared a cosy snap of them, captioned: "My Cherie Amour,” which basically means ‘my dear love’. However, it turns out she's dating a singer named CLAY and they've been together for years!
Marco is played by Taylor Zakhar Perez and he is definitely a key role in The Kissing Booth’s long-anticipated sequel as he causes quite the love triangle between Elle Evans and her boyfriend Noah Flynn!
According to eCeleb Facts, Taylor is worth around $500,000 (£393,000), due to the number of roles he’s played on TV over the years.
Taylor’s Instagram handle is just his name @taylorzakharperez. He currently has over 70,000 followers at the time of writing.
The Kissing Booth fans heavily speculated about whether or not Taylor and Joey are an item after they shared a super flirty TikTok together and a series of snaps where they've been getting cosy. Fans took to Twitter to call for the pair to become official and honestly, we'd be so here for them being a couple!
As well as The Kissing Booth 2, Taylor has had minor roles in a number of US TV series and played a character called Noah Torres in 2017 series Embeds, where he played one of five graduates who became reporters to follow the presidential campaign. He also starred in NBC’s TV movie Cruel Intentions in 2016 as Mateo de la Vega. One of his first screen roles was in iCarly, which you can read more about in the next slide.
Eagle-eyed Nickelodeon viewers might recognise Taylor from his fleeting appearance as Keith in iCarly, where he played Carly’s date. He only appeared on-screen for a short time, during an episode titled ‘iGet Banned’, saying one line before being hit with a lemon by T-Bo’s lemon launcher.
Taylor Zakhar Perez is fast gaining millions of TikTok followers – you can follow him @taylorzakharperez.
It turns out he's even more talented than we first thought! After revealing that it was actually him singing and playing the guitar in The Kissing Booth 2, Taylor shared pictures of his band on Instagram, revealing that the name of their band is the Lekker Lizards.
Taylor Zakhar Perez plays Sofia's handsome brother Benji in Young & Hungry and ends up going on a date with one of the show's main characters Gabi.
Taylor Zakhar Perez has had his fair share of dating rumours, most recently with his Kissing Booth co-star, Joey King. However, despite their numerous heartfelt posts about each other, Taylor admitted they're just super close friends, saying: "I love her. I love her dearly. I’d do anything for her [but] we’re not dating." So, it seems Taylor is officially single!