Taylor Kinney

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Taylor Kinney
Born (1981-07-15) July 15, 1981 (age 33)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Education Lancaster Mennonite School
Alma mater West Virginia University
Occupation actor, model
Years active 2006–present
Home town Neffsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Taylor Kinney (born July 15, 1981) is an American actor and model.

Early life and education[edit]

Taylor Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has Irish ancestry.[1] Kinney and his three brothers, Adam, Ryan, and Trent, were raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania, by their single mother, Pamela (Heisler) Kinney. Pamela worked as a dental hygienist.[2][3][4] In 2000, he graduated from Lancaster Mennonite School.[5] He attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.[6]


Kinney played Luke Gianni on the TV series Fashion House on MyNetworkTV, and also played Glenn Morrison on Trauma on NBC.[7]

In 2011, Kinney was featured in Lady Gaga's music video for the song "You and I".[8] In 2012, he guest starred on Shameless as Craig, the former high school crush of the lead character Fiona (played by Emmy Rossum).[9]

He stars in the TV series Chicago Fire as Lieutenant Kelly Severide on Rescue Squad 3 opposite former House star Jesse Spencer.

Personal life[edit]

Kinney's brother Ryan died prior to September 7, 2008.[3][4] Since July 2011, he has been dating Lady Gaga. They first met while working on the music video for her song "You and I" and began dating soon afterwards.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 White Air Frank
2007 Furnace (film) Bill Jamison
2010 Scorpio Men on Prozac May's Lover
2011 A Mann's World France Television film
2011 Prodigal Brad Searcy Short film
2011 Five Tommy Television film
2012 Least Among Saints Jesse
2012 Stars in Shorts Brad Searcy
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Jared
2014 The Other Woman Phil
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fashion House Luke Gianni Main Cast; 35 episodes
2007 What About Brian Jared "What About Secret Lovers..."
2008 Bones Jimmy Fields "Player Under Pressure"
2009–2010 Trauma Glenn Morrison Main Cast; 19 episodes
2010–2011 Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Mason Lockwood Recurring (Seasons 2–3); 9 episodes
2011 Yoü and I Lady Gaga's Love Interest Music Video
2011 CSI: NY Jason Locke "Identity Crisis"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Jesse Wade "Don't Hate the Player"
2012 Dating Rules from My Future Self Dave Main Cast
2012 Shameless Craig Heisner "I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day"
"A Beautiful Mess"
2012 Castle Darren Thomas "Once Upon a Crime"
2012 Breakout Kings Perry "SEALd Fate"
2012–present Chicago Fire Lieutenant Kelly Severide Main Role
2014 Chicago PD Lieutenant Kelly Severide Recurring Role


  1. ^ Germanotta, Stefani (March 17, 2014). "Happy St Patricks day". Twitter. Retrieved April 25, 2014. "my bf is Irish forgive me" 
  2. ^ "Taylor Kinney is a 'lucky guy' to be with Lady Gaga". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Charles R Heisler (1930–2008)". Find a Grave. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Joanne F Fritz Heisler (1929–2011)". Find a Grave. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lady Gaga blends in during visit to Lancaster County". LancasterOnline.com. March 28, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Actor Taylor Kinney heats up 'Chicago Fire'". USA Today. Gannett Company. October 10, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Keck, William (July 10, 2010). "Keck's Exclusives! Vampire Diaries Casts Mason Lockwood". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Lady Gaga goes public with romance". The Belfast Telegraph. December 29, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ Bentley, Jean (January 6, 2012). "'Shameless': Emmy Rossum on romancing James Wolk, Taylor Kinney & buying a bra in Season 2". Zap 2 It. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Lady Gaga fell for Taylor Kinney on video shoot". November 25, 2013. 

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