Taylor Kinney Biography

An American actor and a model, Taylor Jacks Kinney is widely known and famous for his roles in the television drama series The Vampire Diaries as Mason Lockwood and as Jared in Zero Dark Thirty.

Early life

Taylor Kinney was born on July 15th, 1981, in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His mother is  Pamela Heisler, a dental hygienist, and his father is Daniel Kinney, a banker. Taylor has English, German and Swiss-German ancestry. He grew up with his three brothers in the city of Neffsville, Pennsylvania, and was raised by their single mother. Taylor graduated from the Lancaster Mennonite School in the year 2000 and then studied a Business Management course at the West Virginia University in the town of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Taylor Kinney Career

On MyNetworkTV, Taylor played Luke Gianni on the Fashion House in the year 2006 and also played Glenn Morrison on Trauma on the NBC. Taylor was also seen in a recurring role in the supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries in which he was cast as Mason Lockwood in the second season. In the year 2012, Taylor landed the role of Lieutenant Kelly Severdine on the show Chicago Fire, a drama series that follows the lives of firefighters and paramedics.

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He was playing his role opposite the former House star Jesse Spencer. In the same year, Kinney also appeared on the big screen in Kathryn Bigelow’s acclaimed and popular war drama movie Zero Dark Thirty. He also starred as a guest on Shameless as Craig, who was the former high school crush of the lead character Fiona (played by Emmy Rossum).


Taylor has not only immersed himself in just sports and television but also in philanthropy as he had participated in events for the 100 Club of Chicago which is an organization working for the families of the fallen firefighters and first responders. He was also seen at the Green Tie Ball which is Chicago Gateway Green’s largest fundraiser.

Taylor Kinney Biography

Real Name Taylor Jacks Kinney
Birth Date 15 July 1981
Age (as of 2021) 39 Years
Birth Place Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimetres – 180 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 83 kg  –  in Pounds –  183 lbs
Chest Size 44 inches
Waist Size 33 inches
Biceps Size 15.5 inches
Shoe Size 11.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Body Type Athletic


Father Daniel Kinney
Mother Pamela Heisler
Brother Adam Kinney, Ryan Kinney, Trent Kinney


School Lancaster Mennonite School
College West Virginia University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Girlfriend Not Available
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Personal life

In July 2011, Taylor started dating the singer-songwriter star, Lady Gaga. The first time they met was in Nebraska when they were working on their music video for the song ‘You and I’. Soon after that, they started dating. They got engaged in February of the year 2015 but decided to call off their engagement in July 2016. Soon after a new video was posted on Instagram recently, there were rumors about Taylor having a new girlfriend because he was seen dancing with a mysterious woman in this video.

Apart from this, his name was linked with a Philadelphia native Alana DiGiovanni although, there was no confirmation done in this regard. Other than this, Taylor has managed to keep his career pretty clean. Taylor Kinney has a Twitter account (@TaylorKinney111) which has over more than 313.7 thousand followers. He also has an Instagram account (@taylorkinney111) which has over more than 980k followers.

Taylor Kinney Net worth

Taylor’s net worth amounts to about 8 million dollars. His income and earnings come from mostly the film industry. He is a dedicated and very talented actor. We wish him success in his future endeavors.


  • In the year 2011, Taylor was featured in Lady Gaga’s music video for the song ‘You and I’.
  • In the year 2016, he won the award title of People’s Choice Awards for the Favorite Drama TV Actor for his work on Chicago Fire.
  • He was also nominated for the Favorite Drama TV Actor in the years 2015 and 2017.
  • Other than his acting, he is also well known for his modeling ventures.
  • His first television show role was of Luke Gianni in the year 2006 in the show Fashion House.
  • He also performed as Brad Searcy in the famous short film called Prodigal.

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