Taylor Kinney in 2016
Taylor Jacks Kinney
July 15, 1981
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Education||Lancaster Mennonite School|
|Alma mater||West Virginia University|
|Home town||Neffsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
Taylor Jacks Kinney (born July 15, 1981) is an American actor and model. He is known for playing Mason Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries, Jared in Zero Dark Thirty, Phil in The Other Woman, and Lieutenant Kelly Severide in Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.
Taylor Jacks Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Pamela (Heisler), who worked as a dental hygienist, and Daniel Kinney, a banker. Kinney was raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania, by his mother after his parents divorced. Kinney has three brothers: Adam, Ryan, and Trent.
Kinney played Luke Gianni on Fashion House (2006) on MyNetworkTV, and played Glenn Morrison on Trauma on NBC. Kinney had a recurring role on the supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, joining the cast during the second season as Mason Lockwood. In 2011, Kinney was featured in Lady Gaga's music video for the song "You and I".
In 2012, Kinney landed a starring role on Chicago Fire, a drama series that follows the lives of firefighters and paramedics. Kinney plays Lieutenant Kelly Severide on Rescue Squad 3 opposite former House star Jesse Spencer. Also in 2012, Kinney appeared on the big screen in Kathryn Bigelow's acclaimed war drama Zero Dark Thirty. In 2012, he guest starred on Shameless as Craig, the former high school crush of the lead character Fiona (played by Emmy Rossum).
Kinney began dating singer-songwriter Lady Gaga in July 2011. They first met in Nebraska while working on the music video for her song "You and I", and started dating soon afterwards. They became engaged in February 2015, but ended up calling off their engagement in July 2016.
|2010||Scorpio Men on Prozac||May's Lover|
|2011||Prodigal||Brad Searcy||Short film|
|2012||Least Among Saints||Jesse|
|2012||Stars in Shorts||Brad Searcy|
|2012||Zero Dark Thirty||Jared|
|2014||The Other Woman||Phil|
|2015||Rock the Kasbah||Private Barnes|
|2018||Here and Now||Jordan|
|2006||Fashion House||Luke Gianni||Main cast, 35 episodes|
|2007||What About Brian||Jared||Episode: "What About Secret Lovers..."|
|2008||Bones||Jimmy Fields||Episode: "Player Under Pressure"|
|2009-2010||Trauma||Glenn Morrison||Main cast|
|2010-2011||The Vampire Diaries||Mason Lockwood||Recurring role (seasons 2-3), 9 episodes|
|2011||A Mann's World||France||Television film|
|2011||CSI: NY||Jason Locke||Episode: "Identity Crisis"|
|2011||Rizzoli & Isles||Jesse Wade||Episode: "Don't Hate the Player"|
|2012||Shameless||Craig Heisner||Episodes: "I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day", "A Beautiful Mess"|
|2012||Castle||Darren Thomas||Episode: "Once Upon a Crime"|
|2012||Breakout Kings||Perry||Episode: "SEALd Fate"|
|2012-present||Chicago Fire||Lt. Kelly Severide||Main cast|
|2014-present||Chicago P.D.||Lt. Kelly Severide||6 episodes|
|2015-present||Chicago Med||Lt. Kelly Severide||3 episodes|
|2012||Dating Rules from My Future Self||Dave Foster||5 episodes|
|2015||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Dramatic TV Actor||Chicago Fire||Nominated|