Darren Criss Biography

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Darren Criss

Quick Facts Of Darren Criss

Celebrated Name Darren Criss
Age 31 Years
Nick Name Harry Potter, Dare, Dcriss, Blaine
Birth Name Darren Everett Criss
Birth Date 1987-02-05
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Place Of Birth San Francisco, California
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Father Charles William Criss
Mother Cerina Criss
Brothers Charles "Chuck" Criss
Home Town San Francisco
Horoscope Aquarius
School Stuart Hall for Boys
High School Saint Ignatius College
University University of Michigan
First Telefilm Eastwick
Debut Movie Girl Most Likely
Marital Status Engaged
Wife Mia Swier (Fiancee)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 152 lbs (69 kg)
Body Build/Type Slim
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Black
Net Worth $3.5 million
Famous For role of Blaine Anderson in American musical comedy-drama television series, Glee.
Genre Pop

Darren Everett Criss popular by the name Darren Criss is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is one of the founding members and co-owners of a musical theater company, StarKid Productions based in Chicago. He earned recognition after he played the lead role of Harry Potter in the StarKid's musical production of A Very Potter Musical. He also wrote most of the music and lyrics for it. They made Billboard history when their original album, Me and My Dick, became the first charting student-produced musical recording. He rose to prominence for playing the role of Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical comedy-drama series, Glee.

Gossips and Rumors

The  31-years old actor, Darren Criss has added one more award in his collection after he won Golden Globe Award in Best actor is a limited series or TV movie category for his role of the serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the second season of Murphy's anthology series , The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Accepting the award, he dedicated the recognition to his Filipino mother, Cerina Criss.

He told, “This has been a marvelous year for representation in Hollywood, and I am so enormously proud to be a teeny tiny part of that as the son of a firecracker Filipino woman from Cebu that dreamed of coming into this country and getting to be invited to cool parties like this. Mom, I know you're watching this. I love you dearly. I dedicate this to you. This is totally awesome,”.

Famous For

  • Role of Blaine Anderson in American musical comedy-drama television series, Glee.
  • People's Sexiest Men Alive in 2011.
  • Number 1 on AfterElton's "Hot 100" list in 2011 and 2012.
  • Number 1 on GQ Magazine's "30 Under 30: The Most Stylish Young Men in Hollywood" list in 2012.

Early Life of Darren Criss

Darren Criss was born on 5 February 1987. His birth name is Darren Everett Criss. He was born to Charles William Criss and Cerina Criss. His birth place is in San Francisco, California in the United States. He holds American nationality. He has a sibling, an older brother, Charles "Chuck" Criss. Darren and his brother grew up in San Francisco. They shortly lived in Honolulu, Hawaii. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He attended Roman Catholic schools and completed his elementary education at Stuart Hall for Boys. He completed his high school from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in 2005. He enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he acquired Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Theatre Performance and minoring in Musicology and Italian. 

His interests in music led him to take violin lessons at a very young age. He obtained classical training for the next fifteen years.

He studied theatre performance in the American Conservatory Theater. 

Career of Darren Criss of Darren Criss

Theater

He made his professional stage debut in 42nd Street Moon's production of Fanny in 1997. He was just 10-years old then. He has then appeared in the Do I Hear a Waltz?, Babes in Arms, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and others.

StarKid Productions

After graduating from the University of Michigan, he co-founded StarKid Productions, with his friends.

He earned recognition for his role of Harry Potter in the musical comedies A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, and A Very Potter Senior Year.

Broadway

He made his Broadway debut in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in January 2012. He replaced Daniel Radcliffe in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch.

He then appeared in the role of Hedwig in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre from April to July 2015.

Television

He started his television career playing the role of Josh Burton on Eastwick in 2009.

He earned recognition after he played the role of Blaine Anderson on the Fox television series, Glee from 2010 to 2015.

He has also appeared in The Cleveland Show, Web Therapy, Six by Sondheim, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, American Horror Story: Hotel, Supergirl, and The Flash.

He appeared as the serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the second season of Murphy's anthology series American Crime Story in 2017.

Film

He made his feature film debut in the comedy film Girl Most Likely in September 2012.

He has also appeared in short films, I Adora You and The Chicago 8. 

he has voice-over roles in The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and Stan Lee's Mighty 7.

Music

He started his solo music career while at the University of Michigan.

In 2010, he released an independently produced EP, Human.

In January 2013, he performed for US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden at the inaugural balls of the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

In 2011, he participated in StarKid's first national concert tour, The Space Tour, and second national tour, Apocalyptour in 2012.

His first solo music tour visited 17 cities in the United States, Canada, and France in 2013. 

In 2015, he co-founded Elsie Fest, touted as "New York City's first outdoor music festival celebrating tunes from the stage and screen".

He has appeared on the magazine covers of Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Out, Playbill, TV Guide, Da Man, GT, Essential Homme, and Prestige.

Personal Life of Darren Criss

The 31-years old Darren Criss is unmarried but engaged. He is engaged to Mia Swier. They got engaged in January 2018. They started their affairs in 2010.

Body Measurements of Darren Criss

The 31-years old actor stands at a height of 1.73 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a body weight of 152 lbs i.e. 69 kg. He has slim body build. he has maintained his body well. He has hazel eyes and his hair color is black.

Net Worth of Darren Criss

He is an investor and partner of a California-based men's grooming e-tailer, The Motley. 

He was featured in the fall ad campaign for a Japanese clothing line, Uniqlo, in 2011.

As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at around $3.5 million.

Did You Know?

  • His father is of English, German, and Irish descent.
  • His mother is a native of Cebu, Philippines.
  • His brother is a member of the band Freelance Whales.
  • He taught himself to play guitar, piano, mandolin, harmonica, and drums.
  • He was an actor and director in the student-run theater organization Basement Arts at the University of Michigan.
  • In 2008, he spent a semester in Italy, where he studied Italian theater at the Accademia dell' Arte in Arezzo, Italy.
  • He started writing and composing songs by the age of fifteen.
  • At St. Ignatius, he worked in The Music Man, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Fiddler on the Roof.
  • He has co-hosted 2013 Teen Choice Awards with Lucy Hale.
  • He is an advocate for LGBT rights and supports The Trevor Project.
  • He has performed at numerous charity benefits.
  • He has been a spokesperson for various organizations including, UNICEF, Rock the Vote, Festival of New American Musicals, and We Day.

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