Taylor Kinney

  • Birth Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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.


  • 2016, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Winner


  • Adam Kinney — Brother
  • Lady Gaga — Ex-fiancée
  • Daniel Kinney — Father
  • Ryan Kinney — Brother
  • Trent Kinney — Brother
  • Pamela Heisler — Mother


  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States