Darren Criss is an American actor famous as Blaine Anderson / Noah Puckerman on the television series Glee (2010-2015). Similarly, he won Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the show, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.


Darren Criss was born Darren Everett Criss on February 5, 1987, in San Francisco, California. His mother, Cerina Bru is an investment banker while the father, Charles Williams Criss, is a patron of the arts.

Darren Criss with his parents and brother
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He is of American nationality while he belongs to mix-ethnicity. While talking with People he told that,

It’s a tricky cocktail in America. Anyone who is biracial can attest to this: No matter how much or how little they look like their respective mix, it’s a constant work in progress. I’ve always been proud of my heritage, of being Filipino. Just because people don’t see it, doesn’t make it any less real to me.

5 feet 8-inch tall actor spent his childhood days with his elder sibling, a brother, Chuck Criss.

Talking about his education, Darren attended Roman Catholic Schools and Stuart Hall for Boys. In 2005, he graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory.

Later, Criss earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, in 2009.

Net Worth & Career Success

Darren Criss was only 10 years when he started his professional journey. He made his first appearance in the play, Fanny in 1997. After that, he acted in musicals, Do I Hear a Waltz, and Babes in Arms.

Additionally, Criss appeared in several plays, American Conservatory Theatre, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and others. Eventually, he rose to prominence with the musical comedy A Very Potter Musical.

Again, Darren came to the limelight after playing Blaine Anderson / Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman in the drama television series Glee (2010-2015) along with Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, and Lea Michele.

His other notable acting credits include movies and TV shows like Girl Most Likely, American Crime Story, Hollywood, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Royalties, and Wayward Guide.

Glee actor Darren Criss is worth $3.5 million

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Besides that, 33 years old versatile personality is active in the music industry. Back in 2010, he released an EP, Human.

His EP was at No.17 on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums Chart. So far, he went for solo tours in different states in the United States along with France and Canada.

Furthermore, Darren featured in some musical performances as Blain Anderson which is his character from the series Glee. Similarly, he has served in several albums as a part of the series’ fictional band.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Darren Criss has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million in 2020. He earns a decent sum of salary as an actor, musician, composer, and singer-songwriter.

Who Is Darren Criss Married To?

The Grammy Award-nominated actor Criss is married to his girlfriend of seven and half years Mia Swier. According to People, the couple met for the first time through mutual friends in 2006.

Darren Criss and his wife, Mia Swier

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Eventually, the pair started dating in 2011. Later, in 2012, Darren announced his engagement with Mia. Finally, on February 16, 2019, the couple exchanged wedding rings.

Charity Work

Little White Lie actor Criss supports altogether 14 causes including adoption, fostering, orphans, LGBT support, human rights, depression and suicide, and others. He donates to several charities such as Alzheimer’s Association, Amnesty International, City Year, Education Through Music, New York, and Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Likewise, he also supports foundations like Family Equality Council, Human Rights Campaign, Toys for Tots, Kindred Foundation for Adoption, and The Trevor Project.