Darren Criss

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  • Birth Name: Darren Everett Criss
  • Birth Place: San Francisco, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/05/1987, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; Singer; Songwriter
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Darren Criss Fast Facts:
  • Mother is a native of the Philippines.
  • Made professional stage debut at age 10 in a San Francisco production of Fanny.
  • Played drums in his brother Chuck's rock band as a teenager; also plays violin, guitar and piano.
  • Had the lead role (Harry Potter) in the send-up A Very Potter Musical, a theater production created by University of Michigan students that went viral on YouTube.
  • Sang in L.A. cafés before making TV debut in the ABC series Eastwick in 2009.
  • Billboard-chart accomplishments include first student musical ever to make a Top Cast Musical chart (Me and My D.) and first performance on Glee to debut at No. 1 on any chart (Katy Perry's Teenage Dream).
  • Is a founding member of Team StarKid, the theater company (now based in Chicago) behind A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel
  • Older brother Chuck is a member of the New York-based rock group the Freelance Whales.
  • Darren Criss Relationships:
  • Chuck Criss - Brother
  • Darren Criss Awards:
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BFA in Performance, 2009)

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