April 8, 1981
39 years old
5 ft 11 in | 181 cm
81 kg | 179 lbs
45 in | 114 cm
10 US | 43 EU
33 in | 84 cm
Taylor Kitsch was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, on April 8, 1981, is a Canadian actor and model.
Young Taylor Kitsch started playing ice hockey at the age of three.
He played junior ice hockey for the Langley Hornets in British Columbia Hockey League.
He began his professional career as a model, signed to IMG in New York City in 2002.
He modeled for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch in Los Angeles (2004).
He made his big screen debut in teen romantic comedy film John Tucker Must Die (2006) in role as Justin.
He got his television debut in Canadian comedy drama series Godiva's (2006) in episode "Flipping Switches", in role as Colm.
Taylor's breakthrough performance came as Tim Riggins in NBC drama television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011).
21 Bridges (2019) action thriller in role as Ray, opposite Chadwick Boseman, J. K. Simmons and Sienna Miller
The Covenant (2006) supernatural horror in role as Pogue Parry
Gospel Hill (2008) thriller drama opposite Adam Baldwin, Angela Bassett and Danny Glover
John Carter (2012) science fiction action with Lynn Collins, Dominic West and Willem Dafoe
The Grand Seduction (2013) comedy with Brendan Gleeson and Liane Balaban
Battleship (2012) science fiction action with Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) superhero opposite Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds
Savages (2012) crime thriller directed by Oliver Stone
Lone Survivor (2013) biographical war drama with Mark Wahlberg and Emile Hirsch
The Bang Bang Club (2010) biographical drama in role as Kevin Carter
American Assassin (2017) action thriller opposite Dylan O'Brien, Sanaa Lathan and Michael Keaton
Only the Brave (2017) biographical drama opposite Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller
He was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV: Breakout for his role Tim Riggins in NBC drama television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011).
He was nominated for the Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries for his role as Bruce Niles in television drama movie The Normal Heart (2014).
He portrayed Officer Paul Woodrugh in second season of HBO series True Detective (2015).
He played David Koresh in miniseries Waco (2018).
Shadowplay (2020) thriller drama series in role as Max McLaughlin
Attended Gleneagle Secondary School in Coquitlam, Canada.
Studied Nutritional Training at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.
Has two older brothers, Brody and Daman.
Has two younger maternal half-sisters.
His parents separated when he was one.
He did all his own stunts in film The Covenant (2006).
Fan of boxing.
Featured on cover of Men's Health magazine, at the age of 25.
His favorite actor is Sean Penn.
Lives in Austin, Texas, U.S.
He dated Rachel McAdams (2015-2016), Jennifer Welch (2014), Minka Kelly (2007) and Jessica White (2006-2007).