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Darren Criss net worth:
$3.5 Million

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Darren Criss Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Darren Everett Criss was born on 5 February 1987, in San Francisco, California USA, of mixed descent as his mother, a native of the Philippines, is of Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino descent, while his father, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is of English, German, and Northern Irish descent. Darren is known as an actor, a composer/songwriter, and a singer, as well as being a co-owner of StarKid Productions, a musical theatre company founded in 2009 along with Matt Lang, Nick Lang and Brian Holden, who all studied together at the University of Michigan.

So just how rich is Darren Criss? Sources estimate that Darren has managed to accumulate a net worth of $3.5 million, through his varied activities in the entertainment industry.

Darren Criss Net Worth $3.5 Million

Darren Criss started building his net worth at the age of 10, when he appeared in the musical “Fanny” produced by the theatre company 42nd Street Moon. Later on, Darren performed in such musicals as “Do I Hear a Waltz?” (1998), “Babes in Arms” (1999), “The Voysey Inheritance”, “A Midsummer Night`s Dream”, and “A Christmas Carol”. When Darren was a student at the University of Michigan, he appeared in such projects as “Pride and Prejudice” and “The Cripple of Inishmaan”. However, Darren Criss did not neglect his education, and in 2009 graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, majoring in Theater Performance.

StarKid Productions started with musical comedies, including, “A Very Potter Musical”, “A Very Potter Senior Year” and “A Very Potter Sequel”, in which Darren Criss took the role of Harry Potter. The year of 2012 was successful for the actor, because Darren Criss’ net worth increased significsntly when he  replaced Daniel Radcliffe in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.

Darren Criss is also a TV star. Many performances on TV series’ and shows have benefited the overall size of Darren Criss’ net worth. His first appearance was in 2009 in “Eastwick”, the television series based on John Updike`s novel “The Witches of Eastwick”. Darren also appeared in “Cold Case”, an American detective series.

Currently, Darren Criss’ net worth has been increasing as the actor performs in “Glee”, a musical comedy television series aired on Fox from 2009 to the present. Darren stares with such famous people as Dianna Agron, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, and Jane Lynch among others.

Criss has also entered the film industry – he has appeared in “Girl Most Likely”, an American comedy film of 2012 directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, popular partly because of its cast: Matt Dillon, Natasha Lyonne, and Christopher Fitzgerald.

Darren Criss has enlarged his net worth with incomes from the music industry, too: he actually learned to play several musical instruments when a child. Since 2005 he has been a solo artist, and his musical repertoire includes Disney classics, Great American Songbook, and some other compositions. Sometimes Darren performs along with Theo Katzman and Charlene Kaye, his friends from the studying times at University of Michigan. Since 2011 Criss has been a partner of Sony Music Entertainment. He has already released one album named “Human” in 2010, and currently the singer is producing another album scheduled for release in the near future.

For the record, whatever Darren does in his life everything comes to music: even “Glee” is known for many Criss` musical performances.

In his personal life, Darren remains unmarried, but is currently dating Mia Swier, a musician and associate television producer.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) · Will Friedle
· Constance Zimmer
· Khary Payton
· Mitchell Whitfield
· Stuart Allan
· Ted McGinley
· Troy Baker
· Peter Cullen
· Eric Bauza
· Roger Craig Smith
2016 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) · Will Friedle
· Constance Zimmer
· Khary Payton
· Mitchell Whitfield
· Stuart Allan
· Ted McGinley
· Troy Baker
· Peter Cullen
· Eric Bauza
· Roger Craig Smith
2011 The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Glee (2009)
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Star Glee (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Glee (2009)
2015 BTVA Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special Kaguyahime no monogatari (2013) · Chloë Grace Moretz
· James Caan
· Mary Steenburgen
· Lucy Liu
· Hynden Walch
· George Segal
· Dean Cain
· James Marsden
· Daniel Dae Kim
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic TV Actor
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Bromance Glee (2009) · Chord Overstreet
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Chemistry Glee (2009) · Chris Colfer
2014 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer Glee (2009)
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Best On-Screen Couple Glee (2009) · Chris Colfer
2013 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Musical Performance of the Year Glee (2009)
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee (2009) · Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Samuel Larsen
· Vanessa Lengies
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Alex Newell
· Chord Overstreet
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee (2009) · Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Ashley Fink
· Dot-Marie Jones
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Mike O'Malley
· Chord Overstreet
· Lauren Potter
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2011 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Glee (2009)


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#Fact
1 Appears in the music video for Katy Perry's single, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", alongside Rebecca Black, Corey Feldman, Kenny G, Deborah Gibson, Kevin McHale, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson.
2 New York, NY: Playing J. Pierpont Finch in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway. [January 2012]
3 Living in Los Angeles, CA [August 2010]
4 Los Angeles, CA: Filming "Glee" [September 2011]
5 Lives in Los Angeles with fellow Team StarKid member, Joey Richter.
6 Lived in Arezzo, Italy for 6 months.
7 Speaks Italian fluently.
8 Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the scores for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and many more, once handed a hundred dollar tip to Darren Criss doing an acoustic medley of his songs at a coffee shop.
9 His signature pink glasses were a replacement for a pair of red sunglasses he lost.
10 Before the show Glee (2009), he sang his own rendition of some Disney songs at a Maggiano's restaurant every Thursday.
11 Darren's mother is from Cebu in the Philippines, and has Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish ancestry. Darren's father is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has English, and some German and Northern Irish, ancestry. Darren's patrilineal line can be traced back to Johanne Jorge Nicholas Crist, who was born, c. 1690, in Germany.
12 Made his professional stage debut at age 10 in the 42nd Street Moon production of Harold Rome's Fanny 1997.
13 Graduated the University of Michigan in 2009, a month after the premier of A Very Potter Musical (2009).
14 Wrote every single song for Team Starkid's A Very Potter Sequel (2010) and their fourth Production Starship.
15 Darren's brother, Chuck Criss, is a member of the Freelance Whales.
16 Has one older brother.
17 Grew up in San Francisco.
18 Went to University of Michigan and graduated in 2009.
19 Part of StarKid Productions. Played Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical (2009) and had a principal role in a mini series they did while in University called "Little White Lie".

#Quote
1 It's a subject that's very near and dear to my heart, simply because I grew up in such an open community-doing theater in San Francisco. I mean, it doesn't get much, stereotypically, "gayer." I was inadvertently raised in the "gay community." I had straight parents, but I spent massive amounts of time at a very early age with gay, theater-hopeful thirty-somethings. And those were the people I spent time with early on, so my whole perception of "sexuality" just wasn't there. It just...was. It even got to the point where, later in life... I had all the components in place. I was, well, not super effeminate, but I was into girly things-I liked musical theater, all the stereotypical things. I had to come out and say, well, I'm sorry, but I think I'm straight. And people were like, say it ain't so! And I would say, "It's been a secret too long, but I'm actually a straight male." And so for the longest time when people asked me about Blaine, I wanted to say It doesn't matter. And it doesn't. But I don't want to devalue it, because it's a very earnest question, and I can see why people would want to know. And I realized that if I said, It doesn't matter, that immediately means that I'm gay. So I do define myself as a straight male, but it really doesn't come into play with me in this role. As an actor, your objective is always to play the scene. And this case, he happens to be a gay teen.
2 I was fighting a bear in Canada. I was on the verge of death and looked him straight in the eye, and the bear took pity on me before I took my last breath. "Is there anything you want before you die, I'm a bear of honor," he asked. And I said, "I really want to go out for Glee." And he said, "it just so happens I know the casting director, I'll get you over there right now. But I'm going to kill you if you don't get it." So I went into the casting office, and I said, "I really want to do this part, and if I don't get it, the bear's going to kill me." So they gave me this part. And the bear let me live. And now he's a good friend of mine and a big fan of the show.
3 [on his success in Glee (2009)] What's happened to me is not normal. When you're an artist you have to hope for everything and expect nothing.
4 [on his breakout fame] I wish I could say it's a dream come true but, quite frankly, my dreams weren't that good as a kid. I didn't have that big of an imagination.
5 [on his Glee (2009) character] As an actor you play different parts and this one happens to be a gay character - and a strong one, so really I lucked out.
6 There's nothing more badass than being yourself.
7 Pink. Because it would be really funny. 'Cause then really mean people wouldn't look so mean.
8 No matter what, I will always prefer a live performance. Whether it be a play or a musical, or playing music live. As long as it's live, it's the best because there's sort of an immediacy to connection between an audience and a performer, whereas where you do film or television, you're at the whim of so many different forces.
9 That which makes you different is what makes you strong. Whether you're gay, straight, purple, orange, dinosaur, I don't care.
10 There's not a damn thing that I do on my own that's not for my fans or for people that have supported me. So, I don't really care about my agenda, I wanna be on yours.


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