|Born||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 best known for his roles as U.S. Navy SEAL Jared in Zero Dark Thirty and Lieutenant Kelly Severide in Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
In 2000, he graduated from Lancaster Mennonite School. Kinney studied Business Management at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. He left college during his junior year and moved to Hawaii, where he worked as a carpenter.
Kinney bounced back in a big way with a recurring role on the hit supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, joining the cast during season two as Mason Lockwood. In real life, Kinney was linked to pop star Lady Gaga, whom he reportedly began dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of the "You and I" music video. After several years as a supporting player, Kinney landed a starring role in 2012 on Chicago Fire, a drama series that followed the lives of firefighters and paramedics. Kinney played Lieutenant Kelly Severide. That same year, Kinney appeared on the big screen in Kathryn Bigelow's acclaimed war drama Zero Dark Thirty.
|2007||Furnace (film)||Bill Jamison|
|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||Post-production|
|2006||Fashion House||Luke Gianni||Main Cast
|2007||What About Brian||Jared||1 episode: "What About Secret Lovers..."|
|2008||Bones||Jimmy Fields||1 episode: "Player Under Pressure"|
|2009–2010||Trauma||Glenn Morrison||Main Cast
|2010–2011||Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries||Mason Lockwood||Recurring (Seasons 2–3)
|2011||A Mann's World||France||Television film|
|2011||CSI: NY||Jason Locke||1 episode: "Identity Crisis"|
|2011||Rizzoli & Isles||Jesse Wade||1 episode: "Don't Hate the Player"|
|2012||Dating Rules from My Future Self||Dave||Main Cast|
|2012||Shameless||Craig Heisner||2 episodes: "I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day", "A Beautiful Mess"|
|2012||Castle||Darren Thomas||1 episode: "Once Upon a Crime"|
|2012||Breakout Kings||Perry||1 episode: "SEALd Fate"|
|2012–present||Chicago Fire||Lieutenant Kelly Severide||Main Role|
|2014||Chicago PD||Lieutenant Kelly Severide||Recurring Role|
|2011||Yoü and I||Love Interest|
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