Darren Criss Bio, Age, Height, Glee, Wedding, Wife, Gay, Hollywood, Versace and Nude

Darren Criss Bio| Wiki

Darren Criss is an American actor, singer, and songwriter born and raised in San Francisco, California, United States. He is well known for his leading role in the American Crime film, The Assassination of Gianni Versace in 2018. Additionally, Darren gained fame for playing the lead role of Harry Potter in and writing most of the music and lyrics for, StarKid’s musical production of A Very Potter Musical.

Darren Criss Age

Darren Everett Criss is 33 years old as in 2020, he was born on February 5th, 1987, in San Francisco, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday every February 5th of every year. Criss turns 34 years old on February 5th, 2021. His birth sign is Aquarius.

Darren Criss Height

Criss is a man of average height. He stands at a height of 1.73m. Also, he weighs 69kgs.

Darren Criss Education

He has been to Roman Catholic Schools. Criss began his elementary education at Stuart Hall for Boys. Later on, Darren was at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory where he graduated in 2005. Criss is an alma mater from the University of Michigan. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts which he obtained in 2009. Criss mainly majored in Theater Performance and minored in Musicology and Italian.

Darren Criss Father Dies

Criss’ father was Mr. Charles William Criss better known as Bill. Additionally, Charles William was born in May 1941 and died on April 27th, 2020, Monday. Criss announced his father’s death via an Instagram post saying;

“Bill Criss has left the building. After many years of coping with a rare heart condition — which, true to his form, very few would have even been aware of — he finally checked out peacefully yesterday morning, surrounded by his loved ones.”

His Instagram tribute goes on and Darren also shares photos of his dad through years. Additionally, in the tribute, Criss also shared a photo of his parents from his wedding with longtime love Mia Swier. Mr. Charles William was an investment banker and a patron of the arts. When Darren’s family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, his late father began working at EastWest Bank as the chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Darren Criss Parents

His parents are Mrs. Cerina Criss and the late Mr. Charles William Criss. Criss’ mother, Cerina, is a native of Cebu, Phillippines( Chinese, Filipino, and Spanish descent) while his father was a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is of English, German, and Irish descent. Thus Darren is Eurasian, mixed both Asian and European ancestry. Darren’s father was an investment banker and a patron of the arts. Criss has grown up alongside his elder brother, Charles ‘Chuck’ Criss. Charles is a member of the Freelance Whales Band.

Darren Criss Wife| Darren Criss Mia Swier

Criss is married to Mia Swier. The two tied the knot on February 16th, 2019 at Ace Hotel in New Orleans, United States. The couple had been dating for seven and a half years before their engagement. Criss announced their engagement in January 2018 through his Social Media account.

“Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together. And I’m happy to announce that we’re kicking those adventures up a notch. We’re goin for it,” he wrote on Instagram. “To boldly go where neither of us have gone before. Engage.”

In April 2018, the couple opened a piano bar in Los Angeles called ‘Tramp Stamp Grannys’ to offer “pretty booze and tasty tunes”. The bar was named as a tribute to her lively grandmother. The couple went on an outing with his parents, following Darren’s Emmy win in September 2018.

Darren Criss Wedding

Criss classifies his wedding as one of the most incredible events of his life. Darren and his wife, Mia Swier, tied the knot in April 2019. They had their first wedding anniversary in April 2020. Criss also said,

“It’s been a year since the wedding. That was one of the most incredible events of my entire life. The most magical experience. Say what you will about the construct of marriage and tradition: weddings are amazing. “People would tell us, ‘Oh, your wedding is going to be the most incredible night.’ And I was like, really? Because I’ve had some really good nights – and days, okay? It can’t be the most, maybe the top five. But our wedding, well, it took the cake. “It was a magical and crazy thing. If I could, I’d get married every year for the rest of my life.”

Darren Criss Gay

Criss has had different roles as gay but he is a straight guy. In the American Television Series, Glee, Criss portrays the role of Blaine Anderson. Blaine Anderson is a gay man who is attracted to a member of their own band, The Dalton Academy Warblers, Kurt. They have a thing in the film role but in reality, Criss is married to his wife, Mia Swier.

Darren Criss Quick Facts and Body Measurements

Here are some interesting facts you don’t want to miss about Darren;

  • Full Name: Darren Everett Criss
  • Age/ How Old?: 33 years old as in 2020
  • Date of Birth: February 5th, 1987
  • Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Education‎: University of Michigan
  • Birthday: February 15th
  • Nationality: American
  • Father’s Name: the late Mr. Charles William Criss
  • Mother’s Name: Mrs. Cerina Criss
  • Siblings: Charles ‘Chuck’ Criss, a member of the Freelance Whales Band.
  • Married?: Yes, Mia Swier
  • Children/ Kids: Not Available
  • Height/ How tall?: 1.73m
  • Weight: 69kgs
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, and Songwriter
  • Known For: His leading role in the American Crime film, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Net worth: $3.5 million

Darren Criss Net Worth

Criss has enjoyed a long career in the acting and music industry spanning almost three decades. Through proceeds from his work as an actor, singer, and songwriter he has been able to accumulate a modest fortune. Darren Criss is estimated to have a net worth of about $3.5 million.

Darren Criss Hollywood

Criss will portray Raymond Ainsley in Hollywood, an upcoming 2020 Netflix series created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. It is about the post-World-War-II film business in Los Angeles. He will star alongside Patti Lupone, Dylan McDermott, David Corenswet, and Holland Taylor. The series is set to premiere on May 1st, 2020 on Netflix. On September 3rd, 2019, Darren was announced as a cast in the series regular roles.

Darren Criss Glee

He plays the role of Blaine Anderson on Glee, a FOX Television Series. His debut appearance was in season two episode, ‘Never Been Kissed’ on November 9, 2010. As portrayed by his role, Blaine is a student of the Dalton Academy and a lead singer of its glee club, The Dalton Academy Warblers. There, chemistry starts developing between Kurt, a member of the Warblers, and Blaine. However, in the third season, Blaine transfers to McKinley High and joins New Directions.

Later on, Blaine gets back to Dalton Academy s the vocal director of the Warblers. For Season 6 of Glee, Criss composed “Rise” for the episode “The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester” and “This Time” for the series finale. Criss features in many musical performances on Glee as Blaine. At first, he performed the ‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry. The soundtrack featured in the soundtrack album Glee: The Music, Volume 4. Teenage Dream reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the week ending November 27, 2010.

Darren Criss Versace

Criss plays the role of Andrew Cunanan in the ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace: The American Crime Story’. The television show premiered on January 17th, 2018, and later on concluded on March 21st, 2018. In the first 9 episodes, the series explores the murder of designer Gianni Versace(played by Edgar Ramirez) by the spree killer Andrew Cunanan( Darren Criss).

Darren Criss Naked| Nude

Criss has not shared any photos of him while he is nude or naked. However, he has had photos where his chest is bare and he is in shorts. Additionally, Darren shared on an interview with Ellen Degeneres that he no longer has a problem with showing off his bare body on-screen.

Darren Criss Movies and TV Shows



  • I Adora You as Josh


  • Walker Phillips as Elliott


  • The Chicago 8 as Yippee Man


  • Glee: The 3D Concert Movie as Blaine Anderson


  • Girl Most Likely as Lee


  • The Wind Rises as Katayama
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya as Sutemaru


  • Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 as Micro


  • Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Raphael
  • Midway as Commander Eugene E. Lindsey

TV Shows


  • Eastwick as Josh Burton


  • Cold Case as Ruben Harris
  • Glee as Blaine Anderson


  • Archer as Mikey and Tommy
  • 2011, 2012 The Glee Project himself


  • Glee: Don’t Stop Believing Himself
  • The Cleveland Show as Hunter


  • Web Therapy as Augie Sayles
  •  Teen Choice Awards as Co-host
  • Six by Sondheim as Franklin Shepard


  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? as Himself


  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise as Sideswipe
  •  American Horror Story: Hotel as Justin


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Take Time (and Space) as  Raphael
  • Hairspray Live! as Himself


  • Supergirl as Music Meister
  • The Flash as Music Meister


  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as Andrew Cunanan


  • Hollywood as Raymond Ainsley

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