“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 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 don't have lavish taste.”
Taylor Kinney (born Taylor Jacks Kinney in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on July, 15, 1981) is an actor and model who currently stars in Chicago Fire and is engaged to pop icon, Lady Gaga. Following his big break on Chicago Fire Taylor appeared in the film Zero Dark Thirty. The actor has been linked to Lady Gaga since 2011 after he starred in her music video for “You and I.”
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Taylor Kinney is best known for his role as Lieutenant Kelly Severide in both Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
Taylor Kinney is the son of Pamela Heisler and Daniel Kinney. Although he was born in Lancaster, he was raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania with his three brothers, Adam, Ryan and Trent after his parents divorced. After leaving college during his junior year, Taylor moved to Hawaii where he worked as a carpenter. In 2006 he got his first acting role in Fashion House followed by Trauma. After guest starring on larger shows like The Vampire Diaries and Shameless Taylor landed his starring role in Chicago Fire. Taylor and began dating Lady Gaga in Dec. 2011 after months of dating speculation when they met on the set of her “You & I” music video. He popped the question on Feb. 16, 2015, and the Gaga revealed their engagement news on her Instagram. However, the seemingly perfect couple ended their engagement in July 2016. The two remain close and continue to fuel romance rumors with their constant support of each other.