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Overview (2)

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Taylor Kinney is an American actor and model. He is known for his role as "Kelly Severide" on the hit TV series, Chicago Fire (2012), on NBC; as werewolf "Mason Lockwood" on The Vampire Diaries (2009), on The CW; and as "Glenn Morrison" on Trauma (2009), which aired on NBC.

Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Pamela (Heisler), a dental hygienist, and Daniel Kinney, a banker. He is of German, Swiss-German, and English ancestry. Taylor and his three brothers were raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania by their single mother, who worked as a dental hygienist. Kinney studied business management at West Virginia University, before developing an interest in acting.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: mh26tx@yahoo.com

Trade Mark (2)

Chiseled good looks
Piercing blue eyes

Trivia (5)

His father is of English and German ancestry, while his mother is of German and Swiss-German descent, with remote French roots. Taylor's patrilineal line can be traced back to Henry Kinney, who was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, c. 1623.
He first met girlfriend Lady Gaga, in July 2011,while working on her music video, "You and I".
He attended West Virginia University.
Attended Lancaster Mennonite High School.
Was engaged to girlfriend Lady Gaga, on Valentine's Day, 2015.

Personal Quotes (21)

I own nothing; I just stay with friends all over the country.
To be honest, as an actor, job security is not a trait.
I have a bunch of brothers. I grew up with a big family.
I don't have lavish taste.
I enjoy my food. I like to grill; I do that a lot. I like meat and have big dinners - steak, red meat splurges, prime cuts.
I don't think anybody thinks they're bad, just in life, in general.
I am a gypsy. I haven't had a home for a long time. Call me a homeless person - I just throw everything in a bag and I'm good to go.
I look up to a strong woman; maybe that's why I fell for [Lady] Gaga. She works incredibly hard and is very strong and inspirational like Mom, with a great work ethic.
I'm a country boy. I grew up kicking around the woods, riding dirt bikes, playing football, climbing rocks and all that good stuff, so that's always been fun.
I think I'd be a good dad; it would be a pleasure.
I want a brood, you know. I'd like to have a little soccer team and a minivan and all that stuff.
As an actor, some of my favorite things to work on are night exterior scenes. Any time that we're on location and shooting at night, it's just magic. I got to do that so many times working on 'Vampire Diaries' that it filled my hat.
I love Sunday-morning drives. I'll be up at 6 A.M., get a cup of coffee, and head out.
When I was on 'Trauma,' the first order was six, which turned to 12, and then there were rumors of getting cancelled. I'm used to that.
I'm not very materialistic - I don't have a whole lot of stuff. But I do always like a pair of really weird socks.
To me, the most romantic gesture is a quiet night with my girl. I like to cook for her. I'm a meat eater and a griller - I do steaks, I do chicken, I do fish. I have a broad palate!
I once lived in a cottage made entirely of wood, and there was an electrical fire. We all ran outside, and no one got hurt, but the house was demolished.
I was in San Francisco for 'Trauma' and then got back to town and got situated and started looking at things and passing on things. I think I was around for a month and a half, and there were other projects that were up, but it's all a waiting game. And then, 'The Vampire Diaries' came up, and I was really interested and read for it.
My mom wants me to get married - and have children, of course. She's met Gaga; we've been dating a while. We're in a committed relationship, and I'm really happy in my relationship. I'm a very lucky guy. As far as having more of a domestic life and settling down into my relationship, we have to see what happens.
Being on 'The Vampire Diaries' feels almost like a game you play when you're a kid. When I was a kid, I used to have to take the garbage out at night on Wednesdays. I lived out in the country. I'd take the garbage out, and I used to pretend that I was the only person in the whole world, except for one other person, and he was looking for me.
If 'Chicago Fire' goes for a long run, maybe I'll look for a place, but in my line of work, you can't throw your eggs into one basket because you might have to move. I'm not big on 'things,' though, so I don't own TVs, couches or cars because I wouldn't know where to put them.

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