Model and actor Taylor Kinney has been a public figure for almost a decade. Yet most would only know him due to his appearance in 10 seasons of NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and that he is Lady Gaga’s Ex. But he is more than that, more than an average celebrity. He comes from Amish Country and has a background in carpentry. Started acting in his 20’s. He has many hobbies and is an adrenaline junkie. He has worked in several shows like Vampire Diaries, Trauma, Chicago fire, and in movies like Zero Dark Thirty. Here are some of the little-known facts about this fascinating personality.
An Entertainment venue is co-owned by him: Taylor has always stayed close to his roots in his hometown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Back when he was dating Lady Gaga, they purchased a house in the mountains there. They were constantly spotted in the town. Now he has shares of ownership in an entertainment venue in the city. The venue is Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse. It is a restaurant, theatre, and distillery combination.
Taylor wasn’t an actor in high school: Taylor didn’t use to act in high school. Instead, he was into sports. He was a phenomenal volleyball player, claimed by some to be a ‘local hero.’ Along with that, he was into religious studies. Then in college, he took acting as an elective and got interested in acting from there. This was years before he would make it in Hollywood.
He is not a fan of Deep Dish Chicago pizza!: Taylor has lived his life in Chicago. But it seems like he disapproves of the trademark food that the windy city has to offer. When asked about the deep-dish pizza, he said that he didn’t like it. He is more into thin crusts.
He takes constant participation in the polar plunge: The polar plunge is a special Chicago event in which people come out in the middle of winter to swim in Lake Michigan. It is for a cause to benefit the Special Olympics. Taylor has taken part in it four times.
Taylor was engaged to Lady Gaga: Kinney has had a promising acting career and has got recognition for it. But he wasn’t as recognized back in 2011. This was the year when he started seeing Lady Gaga, one of the biggest pop stars in the world. They were engaged in 2015, and their relationship seemed to be going excellent. But they split in 2016.
He enjoyed his role in The Vampire Diaries: Kinney played werewolf Mason Lockwood in the show back in 2010 and 2011. Kinney enjoyed playing the supernatural character. He said that it brought out the kid in him.
Taylor has a range of hobbies: Kinney is a man of many interests, it seems. His hobbies include going to the woods, surfing, and sailing boats. He is primarily an outdoor man who loves to go out for bike rides for hours sometimes. Along with that, he has indoor hobbies like solving crossword puzzles, etc.
He trained with actual firefighters for ‘Chicago Fire’: Taylor, along with the other cast of Chicago Fire, trained with the Fire Fighting Department of Chicago. The motive was to get a better grasp of the job for his role. Taylor did real-life assignments with the team to undergo training.