Taylor Kinney Bio, Age, Height, Chicago Fire, The Vampire Diaries, Net Worth, Parents, and Wife

Taylor Kinney Bio, Wiki

Taylor Kinney bornTaylor Jackson Kinney is an American Actor and model best known for his appearance in the television series Chicago Fire as Lieutenant Kelly Severide. He has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Other Woman among others.

Taylor Kinney Age

Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States on 15th July 1981. He is 42 years old as of 2024 and he celebrates his birthday on July 15th every year.

Taylor Kinney Height/Measurements

Kinney stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches.

Taylor Kinney Education

Kinney attended Lancaster Mennonite School where he graduated in 2000. He later joined West Virginia University which is located in Morgantown, West Virginia where he studied Business Management.

Taylor Kinney
Taylor Kinney

Taylor Kinney Career

Kinney appeared on the Television series Fashion House in 2006, where he played the role of Luke Gianni and on the NBC series Trauma where he played Glenn Morrison. He had a recurring role in the supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries which he joined in second season portraying Mason Lockwood. Kinney was featured in Lady Gaga’s music video in 2011 for the song You and I. He starred in the television series Chicago Fire opposite Jesse Spencer in 2012 as Lieutenant Kelly Severide. Kinney also appeared in the TV series Dating Rules for My Future Self in the same year, where he portrayed Dave.

In 2012 he appeared in Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s acclaimed war drama. In the same year, Kinney guest-starred in the television series Shameless where he played the role of Craig. He has also portrayed Darren Thomas in the television series Castle which aired in 2012 and he played the role of Perry in American drama series Breakout Kings that aired on A&E network in 2012. Kinney was nominated twice for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor in 2015 and 2017. He won the award once in 2016

Taylor Kinney Net Worth

Throughout his career as an actor and model, Kinney has been able too accumulate an estimated net worth of $8 Million.

Taylor Kinney Parents and Siblings

Kinney was born and brought up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by his parents, Daniel Kinney who is a Banker and Pamela Heisler who is a dental hygienist. His dad is of German and English ancestry while his mother is of Swiss-German and German descent with remote French roots. Kinney has three siblings; Trent Kinney who has a wife named Alexa and during their wedding Kinney was their best man, Adam who works as the Senior Enterprise Solution Team Lead at Comcast Business and Sean who sadly passed away in September 2008. After his parents separated, Kinney and his brothers relocated to Neffsville, Pennsylvania with his mum while he was still young. His father passed away at the age of 71 on 26th October 2021.

Taylor Kinney Wife

Kinney started dating Lady Gaga, a singer and songwriter in July 2011. The two met while working on Lady Gaga’s music video for the song You and I in Nebraska, and then began dating afterwards. They got engaged in February 2015 but then they broke up and called the engagement off in July 2016. Kinney is currently dating Ashley Cruger who is also an actress and model. They confirmed they were together through a tweet posted by Ashley in April 2023, which included Kinney, Ashley and their friends at a restaurant.

Taylor Kinney Chicago Fire

Kinney appeared in the television series Chicago Fire which aired in 2012 playing the role of Kelly Severide. Kelly is a fire fighter and the officer of the company for the 2nd shift of Rescue Squad 3. He was initially known as a ‘ladies man’, but of late he is more than that with his stable relationship and character development. He has a lot of flings and ex-girlfriends but the only relationships that never end are friendships including those with his half-sister Katie Nolan, his best friend Leslie Shay, and his colleague Matt Casey. However, he has managed to maintain a stable and healthy relationship with Stella Kidd. Additionally, he Kelly has 2 brothers from his dad, Benny Severide’s marriage with his step-mother.

Taylor Kinney Leaving Chicago Fire

After being on the show for 11 years, Kinney took a leave from Chicago Fire. Asource that is close to production, told TODAY.com in January 2011 that Kinney was dealing with a personal matters. His last appearance was in the episode called Run Like Hell in February 2023. However, he returned to Chicago Fire’s season 12 premiere one year later in January 2024.

Taylor Kinney The Vampire Diaries

Kinney played the role of Mason Lockwood in the television series The Vampire Diaries which aired in 2010. Mason was a werewolf and is the younger brother of Richard Lockwood and an uncle to Tyler. He was from Mystic Falls but was estranged from the family initially and resided in Florida where he ran Jules’ werewolf pack. During the wake of Richard’s death, he came back to Mystic falls. He was in a relationship with Katherine Pierce where he worked for her in order to find and retrieve the moonstone. Damon Salvatore later killed him by ripping his heart.

Taylor Kinney Tattoos

Kinney has a giant tattoo on his back as shown on a video of him and Lady Gaga in a bathtub. It consists of big wings that span across his body and creates a striking image.

Taylor Kinney Films and TV Shows

  • White Air
  • Scorpio Men on Prozac
  • Least Among Saints
  • Stars in Shorts
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Other Woman
  • Rock the Kasbah
  • Fashion House
  • What About Brian
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • A Mann’s World
  • CSI: NY
  • Rizzoli & Isles
  • Dating Rules for My Future Self
  • Breakout Kings
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Med

Taylor Kinney Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 286.4K followers, around 181.2K followers on his Facebook page, and about 1.2M followers on his Instagram account.