Taylor Kinney

Whether he was playing an inexperienced EMT or a supernatural creature, Taylor Kinney infused an "Old Hollywood" leading man sensibility and unabashed masculinity into each role. With his brooding good looks and ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1981 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Chicago Fire 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock the Kasbah 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Furnace 2014 (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

(Prodigal) (Actor)

Prodigal 2011 (Movie)

Brad Searcy (Actor)

Rizzoli & Isles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trauma 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion House: Revealed 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Whether he was playing an inexperienced EMT or a supernatural creature, Taylor Kinney infused an "Old Hollywood" leading man sensibility and unabashed masculinity into each role. With his brooding good looks and undeniable sex appeal, Kinney mesmerized viewers as the mysterious werewolf come-to-town, Mason Lockwood, on The CW's hit series "The Vampire Diaries" (2009- ). While he was killed off after only a handful of episodes, such was his appeal that he made a lasting impact with viewers. He even caught the eye of one of the world's most famous women, singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, whom Kinney began dating in 2011 after co-starring in her sexy music video "You and I" (2011). The actor's career took off in 2012 when he was cast as a Navy SEAL in "Zero Dark Thirty," Katherine Bigelow's award-winning and controversial film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. That same year, Kinney finally landed one of the lead roles on the NBC drama "Chicago Fire" (2012- ), a physically and emotionally demanding role that further showcased his immense talent and likeability, and opened doors for more high-profile and exciting projects.

Relationships

Lady Gaga Performer

Companion
Co-starred in Gaga's music video for "Yoü And I" (2011)

EDUCATION

West Virginia University

Morgantown , West Virginia

Milestones

2012

Guest starred on Showtime's "Shameless" as a former crush of series regular Fiona (Emmy Rossum)

2012

Played a U.S. Navy Seal opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2012

Co-starred with Jesse Spencer on firefighter drama "Chicago Fire" (NBC)

2011

Featured in Lady Gaga's music video "Yoü And I"

2010

Landed recurring role on The CW supernatural drama "The Vampire Diaries"

2009

Cast as EMT Glenn Morrison on NBC's short-lived "Trauma"

2007

Feature film debut, "White Air"

2006

Made series debut on American telenovela "Fashion House" (My Network TV)

Raised along with three brothers in Neffsville, PA by a single mother

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