Darren Criss - Updated Jun 2024

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Darren Criss

Darren Criss is a well-known actor, singer, and songwriter from the United States. Darren Criss rose to fame after playing on the television series Glee from 2010 to 2015.

Early Life and Childhood

Darren Criss was born on February 5, 1987, in the city of San Francisco, California, United States. His age is 35 years as of 2023 and his full name is Darren Everett Criss.

Similarly, he is American by nationality and Catholic by religion. Moreover, he belongs to a mixed ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

He was born to an investment banker Charles William Criss (father) and a housewife Cerina Bru (mother). Likewise, he had an older brother named Chuck Criss who died on February 2022.


In terms of his educational background, he completed his primary education at Stuart Hall for Boys, and later graduated in 2005 from St. Ignatius College Preparatory.

Moreover, in 2009, he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, majoring in Theater Performance and minoring in Musicology and Italian.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he made his professional stage debut at the age of ten as Cesario in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Fanny in 1997. Besides that, he played Mauro in the Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim musical Do I Hear a Waltz? released in 1998 and Beauregard Calhoun in Babes in Arms released in 1999.

Moreover, after completing his studies in 2009 he along with some friends and classmates from the University of Michigan, co-founded StarKid Productions, a musical theater company. Furthermore, he started his television career with a five-episode arc playing the character of Josh Burton on Eastwick in 2009.

He rose to fame after playing on the television series Glee from 2010 to 2015. Besides that, on July 20, 2010, he released an independently produced EP called Human. In addition, he made his Broadway debut in January 2012, replacing Daniel Radcliffe in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.

Besides that, he reunited with Glee creator Ryan Murphy in 2017 to play serial killer Andrew Cunanan in Murphy’s anthology series American Crime Story’s second season. Similarly, he was announced as an actor, executive producer, and creator for “Royalties”, a new show on the streaming service Quibi, on July 10, 2019.

Likewise, on September 6, 2019, it was announced that he would be an actor and executive producer for “Hollywood”, released on Netflix on May 1, 2020. Also, in October 2021, he portrayed The Caretaker in “Muppets Haunted Mansion”.

Additionally, on October 8, 2021, he released his first Christmas-themed album through Decca Records. Recently, in December 2022, he went on a Christmas-themed tour across the U.S. with songs from the album.

Darren Criss

Caption: Darren Criss singing a song. Source: Broadway shows.

Brand Endorsements

Darren Criss has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, he is not promoting anything or collaborating with any brands. No information is available on the web regarding the products he has supported or not.

Also, he has not disclosed any information about the brands or companies he has endorsed. Moreover, in the coming days, we may see him being associated with some brands and supporting their products.

Awards and Nomination

Darren Criss was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He won Primetime Emmy Awards, BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award, BTVA Television Voice Acting Award, Critics Choice Award, and Dorian Award.

Similarly, he won Gold Derby TV Award, Golden Globe, OFTA Television Award, Satellite Award, Special Achievement Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Teen Choice Award, and many more.

Likewise, he was nominated for BTVA Television Voice Acting Award, BTVA Anime Dub Movie/Special Voice Acting Award, Black Reel Awards for Television, UZETA Award, Dorian Award, Gold Derby TV Award, IGN Award, Image Award, MTV Movie + TV Award, OFTA Television Award, and many more.

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Caption: Darren Criss getting an award. Source: US Weekly.

Darren Criss – Net Worth 2023

Darren Criss has an estimated net worth of around $5 million and his annual salary is $250k. Similarly, his source of income is mainly his acting, singing, and songwriter professions. However, his weekly and monthly wages are unknown.

He has also worked very hard since childhood to achieve this fame. Also, he is active in his career and is on the way to raising his net worth in the future.

Relationship Status

Darren Criss married his long-time girlfriend Mia Swier on February 16, 2019. Swier is a reporter by profession. However, he has not revealed anything about how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, it is seen that they both are happy being together at the moment.

They have one daughter Bluesy Belle Criss born in April 2022. Also, he doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements.

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Caption: Darren Criss with his wife. Source: People.


Darren Criss has always been concerned with his professional life. However, he hasn’t been associated with rumors or controversies that would hamper his professional career. Also, he avoids the media and engaging in situations that can damage his reputation.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height he is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 73kg. Similarly, he has a good physique that measures 38-32-37 inches and has beautiful brown eyes and black hair.

Also, his suitable dress size is 6 and his shoe size is 9(US). Moreover, he follows a solid workout and diet plan and a balanced lifestyle to maintain his body measurements.

Darren Criss – Social Media

Darren Criss is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them. He is active on Instagram, where he likes to post snaps of his latest photo shoots with his friends.

He has 3.2M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @darrencriss. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @DarrenCriss with 1.8M followers. His Facebook account is @darrencriss and he has 1.3M followers.