Taylor Kinney

United States

Taylor Kinney Bio

Who is Taylor Kinney

American actor and model who is known for playing Mason Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries, U.S. Navy SEAL Jared in Zero Dark Thirty. He played Kelly Severide in the hit NBC drama Chicago Fire and had a regular role on NBC's Trauma.

Early Life (Childhood)

Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Pamela (Heisler), a dental hygienist, and Daniel Kinney, a banker. He was raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania, by his mother after his parents divorced, and had three brothers: Adam, Ryan, and Trent.

Interesting Facts

Kinney is known for his chiseled good looks and piercing blue eyes. Taylor's patrilineal line can be traced back to Henry Kinney, who was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, c. 1623.

Personal Life

Kinney began dating singer Lady Gaga in July 2011 whom he first met in Nebraska while working on the music video for her song "You and I". They became engaged in February 2015.