Darren Criss
Darren Criss
Celebrated Name: Darren Criss
Real Name/Full Name: Darren Everett Criss
Gender: Male
Age: 37 years old
Birth Date: February 5, 1987
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 8 inches
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Mia Swier (m. 2019)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No/Yes (name)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Darren Criss Gay?: No
Profession: Actor-Singer and Songwriter
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Darren Everett Criss is an accomplished multi-talented US personality. He is known as an actor, songwriter, and singer. He became famous for his acting performance in US musical comedy and drama series named ‘Glee.’ He portrays the role of a lead vocalist in a fictional band called ‘Glee’s Dalton Academy Warblers.’ His song ‘This Time’ had been a hit and got nominated for an Emmy Award. Darren has founded and co-owned a musical theatre firm as “StarKid Productions” in Chicago.

The company got famous for its musical ‘A Very Potter Musical,’ an imitation of the Harry Potter series that gained massive popularity. Darren is also known for playing a significant role in the film ‘Girl Most Likely.’ He also produced ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ and played in the musical ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch.’

Maybe you know about Darren Criss very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Darren Criss’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Darren Criss was born in San Francisco, California, the US to his mother, ‘Cerina William Criss,’ and father, ‘Charles William Criss.’ Darren also has one elder brother ‘Charles Criss’ who is the member of the rock band named Freelance Whales.

He was raised in San Francisco and has spent a few months in Honolulu. He got interested in music when he was just five years old. He started taking violin lessons and playing musical instruments that include the piano and the guitar. He has also been very much interested in arts. At the age of ten, he attended the US Conservatory Theatre and appeared in theatre classics as ‘Diary of Anne Frank’, and ‘The Music Man.’

He graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. Later he attended the Michigan University and secured a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Theater Performance and minoring in Italian and Musicology. He has also been a director and an actor in ‘Basement Arts.’

Personal Life

In January 2018, Darren got engaged to Mia Swier, who has been his long -time girlfriend. They both have dated each other for around seven and a half years. On February 16, 2019, they got married to each other.

Criss has been a supporter of LGBT rights. He has advocated for “The Trevor Project” that is a reputed national organization that aims at preventing suicide incidents among gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and LGBTQ youth. For the remarkable contributions that he has made towards The Trevor Project, Darren has also received “Variety’s Power of Youth Philanthropy” award.

He has also been a spokesperson for several organizations that includes UNICEF, Rock the Vote, the Foundation for New US Musicals, and We Day.

His song “New Morning,” has featured his brother, named Chuck Criss, and was played in Amnesty International. Released on January 24, 2012, the song has been a part of the compilation music album Chimes of Freedom Honoring fifty years of Amnesty International.

Criss has contributed for several noble projects that include American Conservatory Theater, New Conservatory Theatre Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, City of Hope National Medical Center, Toys for Tots, Public School Arts, MThe Old Vic, MusiCares Foundation, Young Storytellers Foundation, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on February 5 1987, Darren Criss is 37 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. His height is 5 ft 8 inches tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Darren Criss received a lot of fame for his contribution to the US musical comedy-drama Television series named ‘Glee.’ The show was a massive success and won him several awards that include six Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and five Satellite Awards

In 2012, he became famous for his first significant role performed in the comedy movie ‘Girl Most Likely.’

In 2017, he appeared in the hit American compilation series ‘American Crime Story.’ His performance was critically acclaimed and earned him several awards.

In 2010, Darren released an album named ‘Human.’ It occupied the seventeenth place on the American Billboard Best Heatseekers Albums Chart.

He has organized various solo tours in the US, France, and Canada.

He played a role in the television series ‘Glee,’ and in various Glee albums too.

His performance in ‘A Very Potter Musical’ won him a lot of appreciation from his global fans.

Awards & Achievements

Darren Criss has been honored with numerous awards in his career. Some of them include:

These include the ‘Teen Choice Award’ and the ‘Dorian Award’ for his character in the television series ‘Glee’ that was released in 2011.

In 2015, he won the ‘Hollywood Music in Media Award’ for his composition ‘This Time’ for ‘Glee.’ He also got an Emmy nomination for this song.

Darren got nominated for a Grammy award for his wonderful performance on ‘Glee: The Music (Volume 4)’. It was the fifth music track album of ‘Glee.’

Darren was awarded Golden Globe Awards in 2019 for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television” for an American Crime Story (released in 2016)

He was awarded Primetime Emmy Awards in 2018 for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie” for an American Crime Story (released in 2016)

Net Worth & Salary of Darren Criss in 2024

Darren Criss Net Worth
Darren Criss Net Worth

Darren Criss has made a major portion of his earnings from acting, writing and composing songs, advertisements, playing musical instruments, and revenue generated from his production company. As of May 2024, his overall net worth is calculated to be around $5 million.

Darren has founded and co-owns the theatre firm named “StarKid Productions.” He also appeared on the magazine covers of various top firms such as Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Out, Playbill, TV Guide, Da Man, GT, Prestige, and Essential Homme.

Darren was also featured in the Japanese clothing ad campaign for “Uniqlo” in 2011.

Darren is also a partner and investor of a men’s grooming e-tailer in California named “The Motley.”  Darren is also a co-founder of a famous music festival, “Elsie Fest,” that showcases Pop and Broadway music acts.

Darren is a versatile Grammy award-winning US actor and musician who has made a highly memorable and successful career in the US film industry.


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