Five Things You Don't Know About Taylor Kinney
October 31, 2012
This actor/model broke into TV in the 2006 series Fashion House and also appeared on the shows Trauma and The Vampire Diaries. He currently plays a firefighter on NBC's drama Chicago Fire and often finds himself in the headlines for his relationship with Lady Gaga. Here are five things you probably don't know about Taylor Kinney.
1. Born July 15, 1981 in Lancaster, PA -- the heart of Amish Country. He has three brothers and was raised by a single mother.
2. Studied business management at West Virginia University before pursuing acting.
3. Played Mason Lockwood during the second season of The Vampire Diaries but was killed off by Ian Somerhalder's character Damon. He then returned to Mystic Falls for a special appearance during the show's third season.
4. Was a star volleyball player in high school and got named regional Player of the Year in Pennsylvania.
5. Among his current hobbies are surfing, football, rock climbing and riding dirt bikes.