Taylor Jacks Kinney (born July 15, 1981) is an American actor and model. He is known for playing Mason Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries, Jared in Zero Dark Thirty, and Lieutenant Kelly Severide in Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.
Taylor Jacks Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Pamela (Heisler), who worked as a dental hygienist, and Daniel Kinney, a banker. Kinney was raised in Neffsville, Pennsylvania, by his mother after his parents divorced. Kinney had three brothers: Adam, Ryan, and Trent.