Darren is the youngest son of his parents. He is born on 5th February 1987 in San Francisco, California. His mother’s name is Cerina and father’s name is Charles William Criss. Criss has one older brother, Charles ‘Chuck’ Criss, who is associated with the Freelance Whales. Criss is Eurasian as his mother is from Philippines and father is of English, German, and Irish descent.
Criss studied at Roman Catholic Schools. He has done his primary education from Stuart Hall for Boys and then got graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in 2005. In the year 2009, Criss got his degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan.
Criss has taken training of playing various instruments from the age of 5 years. Now he is a professional instrument player. He can play Piano, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Mandolin and Harmonica.
Darren Criss Career Details
At the age of 10, Criss made his stage debut as Cesario in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Fanny. He along with his classmates and friends co-founded the StarKid Productions, a musical theater company. In 2009, he made his television debut from the Eastwick show. Then in 2012, he made his feature film debut from the movie Girl Most Likely. He has also made his Broadway debut in January 2012 by replacing Daniel Radcliffe for How to Succeed in Business without really trying.
Criss is known for the work he has done on the Fox television series Glee. Even, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for the song ‘This Time’ which was the original song of the Glee Show.
Criss is also associated with some charity work. He is an advocate of LGBT Rights. He also supports the Trevor Project which is related to LGBTQ youth. He also performs at various charity events like AIDS Project Los Angeles, City of Hope National Medical Center, The Old Vic etc. Even, he is a spokesperson of various organizations like UNICEF, Rock The Vote etc.
Darren Criss Net Worth
He has a net worth of $3.5 Million whereas net worth of his wife is not known.
Darren Criss Married Life
In the year 2018, he announced his engagement with his girlfriend Mia Sweir of seven and half years . On 16th February 2019, the couple got married.
Darren Criss Awards And Nominations
Darren has won Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards under the category of Best Actor- Miniseries or Television Film and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie respectively for the work in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
Darren Criss Upcoming Projects
Darren announced on his Instagram account that he will star in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series titled Hollywood. He will also serve as an executive producer of the series along with Murphy. Criss is also planning to do a music video with his wife but no official announcement is done.