Taylor Jacks Kinney, immensely striking both in his acting abilities and looks, is a popular American actor and model. He has been dazzling audiences with his gritty albeit suave portrayals of a wide array of characters ever since his television debut in 2006 with ‘Fashion House.’ To many of us, especially the zillion girls that literally swoon at the sight of him, Taylor Kinney is either Mason Lockwood from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ or Lieutenant Kelly Severide from the ‘Chicago Franchise’ most specifically ‘Chicago Fire.’
Now, for the uninitiated, the ‘Chicago Franchise’ is a franchise of 4 ongoing television drama series that delve into the exigent lives of firefighters, legal professionals, police officers, and emergency personnel, basically the extremely indispensable professionals that are responsible with the unhindered and smooth running of the city of Chicago.
Taylor Kinney has been a part of the main cast ever since the premiere of ‘Chicago Fire,’ one of the 4 series that exclusively explores the nitty-gritties of the lives of firefighters. Here is a quick summary of Taylor Kinney’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Taylor Kinney was born into a family of 6 living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to a dental hygienist mother Pamela and a banker father, Daniel Kinney. After the divorce of his parents, Taylor along with his 3 brothers named Adam, Ryan, and Trent grew up in Neffsville, Pennsylvania with only his mother by his side.
After completing his school education from Lancaster Mennonite School, Taylor Kinney went on to procure a degree in Business Management from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
As for his personal life, Taylor Kinney met renowned singer Lady Gaga while filming the music video of her hit single ‘You and I’ after which they began to date and even went on to announce their engagement in 2015. However, that did not last long as the couple announced their separation a year later in 2016.
Taylor Kinney landed his first television show ‘Fashion House’ in 2006 where he went on to essay the role of Luke Gianni one of the many characters involved in a web of lust, greed, and ambition enveloping the sensational takeover of a high profile fashion company.
Later that same year he joined the cast of another television series called ‘Trauma.’ His slice of life performances got him noticed and he got the opportunity to work in popular shows, like ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘What About Brian’, ‘CSI: NY’, ‘Shameless’ and ‘Breakout Kings’ among others before landing his most iconic role of Lieutenant Kelly Severide in 2012.
Taylor Kinney has reprised the role of the Lieutenant in ‘Chicago P.D.’ and ‘Chicago Med,’ 2 other shows of the ‘Chicago Franchise’ so far and has not appeared in ‘Chicago Justice’ as yet. All these shows sort of cross over each other with many of the stories crossing paths at ‘Molly’s,’ a tiny bar that the characters from all the 4 series frequently visit.
Taylor Kinney made a seamless transition to the world of cinema in 2007 and has many memorable performances in films, like ‘Furnace,’ ‘Least Among Saints,’ ‘The Other Woman,’ ‘Rock the Kasbah’ and ‘The Forest’ to name a few to his credit. His most acclaimed performance, however, came in the 2012 political action thriller ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ which dealt with the decade-long search, discovery, and death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. As of 2017, Taylor Kinney is filming a movie called ‘Best Day of My Life’ which is scheduled to release in 2018. He also has an innovative web series called ‘Dating Rules from My Future Self’ under his belt.
Awards & Achievements
Taylor Kinney took home the 2016 People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Dramatic TV Actor for ‘Chicago Fire.’
Net Worth of Taylor Kinney
The total estimated net worth of Taylor Kinney is about $10 million which he has painstakingly and therefore, rightfully acquired through his rewarding career as an actor.
With almost his entire career ahead of him and many more opportunities yet to explore, Taylor Kinney sure has a bright future ahead.