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Taylor Kinney Biography – Childhood, Acting Career & Relationship

Taylor Kinney Biography

Known for his chiseled good looks and piercing blue eyes, Taylor Kinney is a celebrated Hollywood heartthrob. He has worked on many popular projects including The Vampire Diaries, The Other Woman, Chicago Fire, and Zero Dark Thirty. Taylor has also worked as a model for a while.

Apart from his good looks and professional success, people have also shown much interest in Kinney’s life. Therefore, today we will look into Taylor’s childhood, career, relationship history, and more.

Who Is Taylor Kinney?

The talented actor was born Taylor Jackson Kinney in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA on July 15, 1981. Taylor Kinney’s parents are Daniel Kinney and Pamela Heisley who worked as bankers and dental hygienists. He was raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania by his single mother alongside his three brothers Trent Kinney, Adam Kinney, and Ryan Kinney.

As for his educational background, Taylor studied at the private Christian school, Lancaster Mennonite School. Following his graduation from high school in 2000, Kinney enrolled at West Virginia University to study business management. It is unclear if he actually graduated from college but we do know that he developed an interest in acting.

When Did Taylor Kinney Start His Acting Career?

After gaining interest in acting, Taylor made his debut playing the part of Luke Gianni in the nighttime soap opera, Fashion House. He starred in 35 episodes of the show in 2006 and the following year he worked on the movie White Air. This was followed by his appearances in other projects such as Furnace, What About Brian, Bones, Scorpio Men on Prozac, Trauma, CSI: NY, Rizzoli & Isles, Five, and Prodigal.

In 2010, Taylor started starring as Mason Lockwood in the supernatural teen drama. He played the recurring part in 10 episodes till 2011. He then worked on a few series in 2012 before booking the starring role of Kelly Severide in the TV drama Chicago Fire. The show follows the lives of firefighters and paramedics and Kinney has starred in over 220 episodes of the show but is reportedly stepping away to deal with a personal matter.

Besides Chicago Fire, Taylor Kinney has also starred in numerous other series in the Chicago franchise. He was a part of the Chicago Justice, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. Also, between his appearance in these shows, Taylor has also starred in movies and shows such as Zero Dark Thirty, The Other Woman, Consumed, The Forest, Rock the Kasbah, and Here and Now.

Well, Taylor Kinney’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million and it is all thanks to his successful acting career. We wish him even more success in his professional journey in the coming days.

Who Is Taylor Kinney’s Girlfriend?

Talking about his personal life, Taylor Kinney is now in a relationship with actress and model Ashley Cruger. The pair made their first public appearance together in April 2022 and have since walked numerous red carpets together. Moreover, neither Taylor nor Ashley hesitates to show off their love for the other on their social media pages.

But before finding happiness with Ashley, Taylor was engaged to popular singer, Lady Gaga. The former pair first met in 2011 while filming the artist’s music video for the song, You and I and started dating soon after. After dating for a few years Kinney proposed to his then-girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, 2015.

However, their relationship did not work out and Taylor and the singer called off their engagement in July 2016. Well, the pair might have not found their happiness ever after, they have since found their other half in a different person.

We wish Taylor Kinney more happiness with his partner Ashley Cruger.