Darren Criss

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Full Name Darren Criss
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name Harry Potter, Dare, Dcriss, Blaine
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date February 05, 1987
Birth Place San Francisco, California

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Darren Criss is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is a founding member and co-owner of StarKid Productions, a musical theater company based in Chicago. Criss is the very first Asian American actor to win an Emmy for acting.

He was the musical performer for US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden at the inaugural balls of the 57th Presidential Inauguration in 2013.  He has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings. People With Money reports on April 16, 2020, reported that Criss is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between March 2019 and March 2020, a nearly $20 million lead over his closest competition. He also became the 400,000th member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) on December 10, 2010.

Famous For 

  • Criss is known as one of the primary songwriters and composers for StarKid Productions.
  • He is also known for his appearance on the magazine covers of Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Out, Playbill, TV Guide, Da Man, GT, Prestige, and Essential Homme.
  • He is also known for receiving  Emmy and Golden Globe acting awards for his leading role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018).

Early Life of Darren Criss

Darren Criss was born on February 5, 1987, in  San Francisco, California, USA. His real name is Darren Everett Criss. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Eurasian ethnicity as his mother is a native of Cebu, Philippines, while his father, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is of English, German, and Irish descent. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. His mother's name is Cerina Criss. His father's name is Charles William Criss, an investment banker and patron of the arts. He has an older brother named Chuck Criss who is a musician and member of the indie rock band Freelance Whales

He grew up spending most of his childhood period in San Francisco and a short time in Honolulu, Hawaii, due to his father's business work shifted. He attended  Roman Catholic schools and completed his elementary education at Stuart Hall for Boys. In 2005, he graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. He graduated in Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, majoring in Theater Performance and minoring in Musicology and Italian in 2009. He is a follower of Roman Catholicism.

Career of Darren Criss

Criss started his acting career by making his professional stage debut at the age of ten as Cesario in 42nd Street Moon's production of Fanny in the year 1997. Then he played Mauro in the Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim musical Do I Hear a Waltz? in 1998, and Beauregard Calhoun in Babes in Arms in 1999. Throughout his early teens to late teen i.e. from 2000 to mid-2000s.

He played in American Conservatory Theater's plays like A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Voysey Inheritance. At his University of Michigan, he performed in stage productions such as Pride and Prejudice, A Few Good Men, and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Darren along with his colleagues co-founded StarKid Productions, a musical theater company in 2009 after his graduation in  Bachelor of Fine Arts.

The same year he also appeared in an episode of the series Cold Case. While working in StarKid, He played in the musical comedies like A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, and A Very Potter Senior Year. He also co-wrote the music and lyrics for A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel and Starship. 

In November 2010, Darren became the part of the cast member of  Fox television series "Glee" and had his first appearance in season two of the series. Darren made his Broadway debut in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in January 2012.

On September 7, 2012, He starred in his first big-screen movie " Girl Most Likely" which was released nationwide on July 19, 2013. From April 29, 2015, to July 19, 2015, He played in musical play Hedwig and the Angry Inch at  Al Hirschfeld Theatre in midtown Manhattan.

Darren started his solo music career while attending the University of Michigan. On July 20, 2010, Criss released an independently-produced EP called Human. In April 2011, he signed with Sony Music Entertainment. As of 2020, He is in the process of recording a full-length studio album with the collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, with a release date yet to be determined.

Achievement and Awards

 Darren Criss is a talented actor who has won a number of accolades throughout his music and acting career. Criss's portrayal of spree killer Andrew Cunanan received acclaim from critics and earned him an Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Miniseries, or Television Film. Record of Darren Criss

From May 21–July 3, 2011, Criss and the cast of Glee performed in Glee Live! In Concert!, touring the US, Canada, England, and Ireland. According to Billboard, it was the 16th most successful concert tour of 2011, grossing more than $40 million, with total attendance topping 485,000. All 40 dates sold out, 

including shows at Staples Center, Nassau Coliseum, and The O2 Arenas in London and Dublin.

Personal Life Of  Darren Criss

Darren Criss is a married man. His wife's name is Mia Swier who is a rock and roll bassist and vocalist and also works as Writer/Producer/Director. Before getting they dated for many years about seven and a half years. Their engagement took place in January 2018. They married on February 16, 2019. 

Now They are living together happily. In February 2020, The couple attended 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg and the couple was looking gorgeous as they shared a number of photos.

Body Measurement of  Darren Criss

 Darren Criss is a handsome and cool-looking man with a well-maintained body physique. He has got a very attractive body with a number of abs. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 78 kg. His hair color is black and eye color is hazel.  

Net Worth of  Darren Criss

As of 2020, The net worth of  Darren Criss is estimated to be around $5 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Criss Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “San Francisco Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercriss - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Darren) and a fashion line called “Darren Criss Seduction”. He owns a $1.7 million mansions in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.