With a net worth of $5 million, Darren Criss is a multi-talented American actor, singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Criss has been in a variety of other projects since his time on “Glee,” for which he is probably best known. This includes Broadway shows, movies, and TV shows. Criss is a brilliant and recognised musician, both as a solo artist and with his band, who has released a number of albums.
With his first significant playing job on “Glee,” Darren Criss’ entertainment career got off to a great start in 2010. Afterwards, he founded a musical theatre group and published an original CD, which fared rather well. Andrew Cunanan was played by Darren in the second season of American Crime Story. As a result, he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his performance.
As a child: Darren Criss
On February 5th, 1987, in San Francisco, Darren Everett Criss was born. An investor and well-known supporter of the arts, his father is also a Filipino-Chinese-Filipino-Spanish immigrant from Cebu. His father is of European ancestry and a native of Pittsburgh. For “American Crime Story,” Criss became the first Asian American actor to win an Emmy in 2020, making him a Eurasian.
Darren and his family migrated to Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1988, where he spent four years before returning to the United States. In San Francisco, he attended many Roman Catholic schools before moving back to the city. When he graduated from high school, he entered the University of Michigan. In 2009, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in theatre performance and minors in musicology and Italian from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Darren Criss has a great interest in the arts from an early age. At the age of five, he began taking violin lessons, and they lasted for the following 15 years. Other instruments that he learnt how to play during this era include mandolin and drums. At the end of his junior and senior years, he became the concertmaster of his high school orchestra and formed his own group. A young musician, he began composing his own songs at the age of 15.
When it came to the performing arts, he was equally adept. He was enrolled into the American Conservatory Theater at the age of ten. In high school, he appeared in several plays. He was a member of a student-run theatre group at the University of Michigan, where he was both an actor and a director. During his undergraduate years, he also spent a summer in Arezzo, Italy, where he studied Italian theatre.
Career of Darren Criss:
Stage was the place where Darren Criss’s acting career got its start. He was cast in a performance of “Fanny” at the tender age of ten. Productions of plays like “Do I Hear a Waltz?” and “Babies in Arms” soon followed. As a young man, he pursued acting opportunities such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “A Few Good Men” and “Pride and Prejudice” were two of Criss’s undergraduate stage productions.
Darren Criss and his pals formed StarKid Productions, a musical theatre company, after graduating from university. “A Very Potter Musical,” “A Very Potter Sequel,” and “A Very Potter Senior Year” were all produced by the business. Darren Criss co-wrote the music and lyrics for all of these shows, in which he played Harry Potter. Originally staged on the University of Michigan campus, recordings of these productions have since been made available online. Since then, these recordings have racked up tens of millions of YouTube views.
Beginning in 2009 with “Eastwick,” Criss began appearing in a variety of television episodes. His next role was in an episode of “Cold Case” before he was cast in the lead role of “Glee” in the second season in 2010. During the series, Criss played the role of Blaine Anderson, who became a huge topic of discussion as the show proceeded. He also made his Broadway debut at this time in 2012 in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Following his Broadway debut, he went on to star in the West Coast tour of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
On the cinematic front, Criss debuted in “Girl Most Likely,” which opened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. Along with Kristen Wiig and Matt Dillon, it boasted an impressive ensemble cast. “American Crime Story” returns for a second season in 2017 with a role as serial murderer Andrew Cunanan. His performance was lauded by critics everywhere, and he went on to win several prizes for it. “Royalties” and a Netflix series titled “Hollywood” were both revealed in 2019 as new projects for him.
Darren Criss has been working hard on a music career in addition to his acting one. It was in 2010 that he put out his first EP, titled “Human.” For his first “soul-folk” album, he signed with Sony Music Entertainment, and it did well.
Investing in property
Darren Criss has acquired a house for $3.025 million in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles in 2019. The house is 4,700 square feet in size and has three bedrooms, a guarded gate, and blonde hardwood floors throughout the main living areas. Swimming and spa facilities can be found in the backyard, which also has an outdoor play structure. When Darren bought his $1.2 million Los Feliz home in 2012, he had 1,700 square feet of living space. There were three bedrooms and a pool in this home, as well. Listed for $1.697 million in 2020, this “starter house” is available via Criss.
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