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Taylor Kinney Biography

Birth Place:
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was a star volleyball player in high school and was named Section Two Volleyball Player of the Year in Pennsylvania
  • Studied business management in college
  • Big break came when he was cast as a regular on Fashion House in 2006
  • Appeared in Lady Gaga's 2011 music video "You and I
  • " Played the recurring role of werewolf Mason Lockwood on The Vampire Diaries
  • Participated in the Chicago Polar Bear Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, in 2015


  • 2016People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: winner


  • Adam Kinney -- Brother
  • Ryan Kinney -- Brother
  • Trent Kinney -- Brother
  • Daniel Kinney -- Father
  • Pamela Heisler -- Mother