Sometimes, especially in Hollywood, a woman’s biggest claim to fame is who she’s dating or she dated. The gossip and high-profile status of the relationship raise her popularity far more than her work does. It is not a phenomenon exclusive to women, even if it is more common among them. Taylor Kinney is an example of the phenomenon.
Although he has his own body of work that consists of shows like The Vampire Diaries and Chicago P.D, the most popular thing about him is he used to be engaged to music superstar, Lady Gaga. The American actor and model dated and got engaged to the music force but unfortunately, it did not end in a marriage. To learn more about Taylor Kinney, especially who he is before and after his relationship with Lady Gaga, read below.
Who is Taylor Kinney?
Although his career started in 2006, Taylor Kinney’s body of work has been mostly limited to a few roles. A lot of actors and actresses grow up knowing exactly what they want to do and they spend their formative years in pursuit of this, however, that is not the tale of Taylor Kinney who went to college and studied Business Management.
While it cannot be said that he had the most difficult childhood, he did not have the best one either. His parents, Pamela Kinney and Daniel Kinney divorced while he was young and he lived with his mother and three brothers, Adam, Ryan, and Trent.
A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Taylor grew up in Neffsville and attended Lancaster Mennonite School. In high school, he appeared in a few plays but he didn’t have much faith in acting as a career option, so he took a business management major in college at the West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
He, however, gave professional acting a shot and got his big break on the MyNetworkTV show, Fashion House in 2006. His role on the Fashion House, playing Luke Gianni later helped him secure a role as Glenn Morrison on the NBC show, Trauma.
His career took off and he began to feature in multiple television shows, often making guest appearances or a couple episodes as a recurring character. His most prominent recurring role was in the Vampire Diaries where he played Mason Lockwood. He joined the show in 2010 and his role lasted till 2011. 2011 was a significant year in Kinney’s career. He and Gaga brought a music video story to life by starting a relationship after Kinney made an appearance as Gaga’s love interest in her You and I music video.
He landed a role in the show, Chicago Fire in 2012 as Lieutenant Kelly Severide. The show has two spin-offs, Chicago P.D, and Chicago Med. Kinney reprises his role in all three shows but Kinney hasn’t had much impact on the big screen, however.
Since making his onscreen debut in White Air in 2007, he has only appeared in 12 movies and the most notable entries are Zero Dark Thirty where he played Jared and The Other Woman where he starred as Phil. So far, Kinney has appeared in over 40 movies and television shows combined.
In 2012, he appeared in 5 episodes of the web series, Dating Rules from My Future Self. His career so far has seen just three award nominations in 2015, 2016, 2017, all by People’s Choice Awards for his role in Chicago Fire as Favorite Dramatic TV actor. He’s only won once.
Although his acting career has only seen him feature in mid to low sized projects, the consistency of the roles and their longevity has helped Kinney build a net worth of $8 million. TV Shows like Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med are prominent contributors to the actor’s net worth.
Relationship With Lady Gaga
Taylor was in a long-term relationship with Lady Gaga. Both parties were believed to have loved each other very much. The actor, appeared in a music video for a romantic song by the music superstar in 2011 when their relationship started. The couple dated for a long time and got engaged in February 2015. They, however, would break up in July 2016 due to the demands her career and their inability to stop fighting. The couple admittedly tried to work on it, but it just wasn’t meant to be.
Who is His Girlfriend?
Since moving on from his relationship with Lady Gaga, the actor has been low-key on the dating scene. Although he and Lady Gaga are believed to still be friends, the actor is currently focusing on his career with little news on his relationships.