(played by Taylor Lautner)
Bella has known Jacob, the son of her father's close friend, since she was a child. Jacob is a member of the Quileute tribe and lives on a Native American reservation in La Push, Washington. Though Jacob is two years younger than Bella, he's tall for his age and is described as having russet skin, black hair and dark eyes. Jacob has a crush on Bella, which leads him to reveal tribal secrets to her.
Dr. Carlisle Cullen
(played by Peter Facinelli)
Edward's adoptive father may look young, but he was born in 1640. After becoming a vampire, he learned to survive without killing humans and grew accustomed to the smell of blood. Over the years, he's transformed four people into vampires—Edward, his wife, Esme (pictured left), and two other adopted children, Rosalie and Emmett. Dr. Cullen is also responsible for forging a treaty with Quileute leaders that allows the coven to live near the tribe if they promise not to kill a human or trespass on their land.
Alice, Jasper, Rosalie
and Emmett Cullen
Carlisle and Esme act as parents to Edward and his four adoptive siblings, Alice, Jasper, Rosalie and Emmett. Alice, a pixie-like vampire, has the special ability to see the future. She quickly becomes Bella's close friend and even orchestrates her prom-night makeover. Jasper, the newest vampire in the coven, is Alice's mate and is known for his ability to read and control emotions. Rosalie, a stunning blonde with a chip on her shoulder, and Emmett, a vampire known for his strength, are also a couple.
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