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Taylor Kinney

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Taylor Kinney
Born Taylor Jacks Kinney
(1981-07-15) July 15, 1981 (age 35)
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.
Television Chicago Fire
Website taylorkinney.com

Taylor Jacks Kinney (born July 15, 1981[1]) is an American actor and model. He is known for playing Mason Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries, Jared in Zero Dark Thirty, and Lieutenant Kelly Severide in Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.

Early life[edit]

Taylor Jacks Kinney[2] was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,[1] to Pamela (Heisler), who worked as a dental hygienist,[3] and Daniel Kinney, a banker. Kinney was raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania, by his mother after his parents divorced. Kinney had three brothers: Adam, Ryan, and Trent.[4]

In 2000, he graduated from Lancaster Mennonite School.[5] Kinney studied Business Management and earned a degree in Business Management at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.[6]

Career[edit]

Kinney played Luke Gianni on Fashion House (2006) on MyNetworkTV, and played Glenn Morrison on Trauma[7] on NBC.[8] 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".[9]

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).[10]

Personal life[edit]

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.[11] They became engaged in February 2015,[12] then cancelled the engagement in July 2016 [13][14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 White Air Frank
2007 Furnace 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 Consumed Eddie
2015 Rock the Kasbah Private Barnes
2016 The Forest Aiden

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
2009–10 Trauma Glenn Morrison Main cast, 19 episodes
2010–11 Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Mason Lockwood Recurring role (seasons 2–3), 9 episodes
2011 A Mann's World France Television film
2011 Five Tommy Television film
2011 CSI: NY Jason Locke Episode: "Identity Crisis"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Jesse Wade Episode: "Don't Hate the Player"
2012 Dating Rules from My Future Self Dave Main cast
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, 100 episodes
2014–present Chicago P.D. Lt. Kelly Severide 3 episodes
2015–present Chicago Med Lt. Kelly Severide 3 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Notes
2011 "You and I" Lady Gaga Love Interest

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actor Chicago Fire Nominated[15]
2016 Won [16]
2017 Pending [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taylor Kinney". TV Guide. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Taylor Jacks Kinney - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Taylor Kinney is a 'lucky guy' to be with Lady Gaga". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Von Rieter, Paul (December 7, 2013). "Alexa and Trent, Adamson House, Malibu". Paul Von Rieter. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lady Gaga blends in during visit to Lancaster County". Lancaster Online. 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. ^ "Taylor Kinney as Glenn Morris". Trauma. NBC. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ Keck, William (July 10, 2010). "Keck's Exclusives! Vampire Diaries Casts Mason Lockwood". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lady Gaga goes public with romance". The Belfast Telegraph. December 29, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ Bentley, Jean (January 6, 2012). "'Shameless': Emmy Rossum on romancing James Wolk, Taylor Kinney & buying a bra in Season 2". Zap2it. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Lady Gaga fell for Taylor Kinney on video shoot". 3news.co.nz. November 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ Lewis, Barry (February 16, 2015). "Our editor congratulated her: Lady Gaga is engaged". Times-Herald Record. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Split; Couple End Engagement". People.com. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  14. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (July 20, 2016). "Lady Gaga Breaks Her Silence Following Taylor Kinney Breakup: We 'Have Always Believed We Are Soulmates'". People. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ "People's Choice Awards: Fan Favorites in Movies, Music & TV - PeoplesChoice.com". www.peopleschoice.com. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "People's Choice Awards: Fan Favorites in Movies, Music & TV - PeoplesChoice.com". www.peopleschoice.com. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2017: Full List Of Nominees". People's Choice. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 

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