Taylor Kinney

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Taylor Kinney
BornTaylor Jacks Kinney
(1981-07-15) July 15, 1981 (age 33)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationLancaster Mennonite School
Alma materWest Virginia University
OccupationActor, model
Years active2006–present
Home townNeffsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Website
taylorkinney.com
 
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Taylor Kinney
BornTaylor Jacks Kinney
(1981-07-15) July 15, 1981 (age 33)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationLancaster Mennonite School
Alma materWest Virginia University
OccupationActor, model
Years active2006–present
Home townNeffsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Website
taylorkinney.com

Taylor Jacks Kinney[1] (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.

Early life[edit]

Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Pamela Heisler, who worked as a dental hygienist,[2][3][4] and Daniel Kinney, a banker.[5]

Kinney was raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania by his mother after his parents divorced. Kinney had three brothers: Adam, Ryan, and Trent.[6] Ryan Kinney died sometime before September 7, 2008.[3][4]

In 2000, he graduated from Lancaster Mennonite School.[7] Kinney studied Business Management at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.[8] He left college during his junior year and moved to Hawaii, where he worked as a carpenter.

Career[edit]

Kinney played Luke Gianni on Fashion House (2006) on MyNetworkTV, and played Glenn Morrison on Trauma[9] on NBC.[10]

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.

In 2011, Kinney was featured in Lady Gaga's music video for the song "You and I".[11]

In 2012, he guest starred on Shameless as Craig, the former high school crush of the lead character Fiona (played by Emmy Rossum).[12]

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]

Since July 2011, Kinney has been dating Lady Gaga. They first met while working on the music video shot in Nebraska for her song "You and I" and began dating soon afterwards.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007White AirFrank
2007Furnace (film)Bill Jamison
2010Scorpio Men on ProzacMay's Lover
2011ProdigalBrad SearcyShort film
2012Least Among SaintsJesse
2012Stars in ShortsBrad Searcy
2012Zero Dark ThirtyJared
2014The Other WomanPhil
2015Rock the KasbahPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Fashion HouseLuke GianniMain Cast
35 episodes
2007What About BrianJared1 episode: "What About Secret Lovers..."
2008BonesJimmy Fields1 episode: "Player Under Pressure"
2009–2010TraumaGlenn MorrisonMain Cast
19 episodes
2010–2011Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire DiariesMason LockwoodRecurring (Seasons 2–3)
9 episodes
2011A Mann's WorldFranceTelevision film
2011FiveTommyTelevision film
2011CSI: NYJason Locke1 episode: "Identity Crisis"
2011Rizzoli & IslesJesse Wade1 episode: "Don't Hate the Player"
2012Dating Rules from My Future SelfDaveMain Cast
2012ShamelessCraig Heisner2 episodes: "I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day", "A Beautiful Mess"
2012CastleDarren Thomas1 episode: "Once Upon a Crime"
2012Breakout KingsPerry1 episode: "SEALd Fate"
2012–presentChicago FireLieutenant Kelly SeverideMain Role
2014Chicago PDLieutenant Kelly SeverideRecurring Role

Music videos[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Yoü and ILove Interest

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taylor Jacks Kinney - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Taylor Kinney is a 'lucky guy' to be with Lady Gaga". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Charles R Heisler (1930–2008)". Find a Grave. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Joanne Fritz Heisler (1929–2011)". Find a Grave. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pamela H Kinney - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Von Rieter, Paul (7 December 2013). "Alexa and Trent, Adamson House, Malibu". Paul Von Rieter. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lady Gaga blends in during visit to Lancaster County". Lancaster Online. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Actor Taylor Kinney heats up 'Chicago Fire'". USA Today. Gannett Company. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Taylor Kinney as Glenn Morris". Trauma. NBC. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Keck, William (10 July 2010). "Keck's Exclusives! Vampire Diaries Casts Mason Lockwood". TV Guide. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Lady Gaga goes public with romance". The Belfast Telegraph. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Bentley, Jean (6 January 2012). "'Shameless': Emmy Rossum on romancing James Wolk, Taylor Kinney & buying a bra in Season 2". Zap2it. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Lady Gaga fell for Taylor Kinney on video shoot". 3news.co.nz. 25 November 2013. 

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