Darren Criss

Darren Criss

Date of Birth

Birthday: February 5
Birthplace: San Francisco, California

Darren Criss is an American actor, singer and songwriter.

Darren Criss is an American actor, singer and songwriter.

Criss is best known for his portrayal of Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. As the lead vocalist of Glee's Dalton Academy Warblers, Criss' first number, a cover version of Katy Perry’s "Teenage Dream," became the fastest-selling Glee single, reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified gold in the US. The Warblers have sold over 1.3 million tracks, and the soundtrack album, Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers (2011), peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2015 for writing the song "This Time" for the Glee finale.

In addition to his music endeavors, Criss starred in the second installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace in 2018. His performance as serial killer Andrew Cunanan in Versace received acclaim from critics.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2018
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Darren Criss, Music & Lyrics by
  • Glee
  • "Dreams Come True / Song Title: This Time"
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
2018 Performers Nominee Reception
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2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
Darren Criss on the Red Carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
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2018 Performers Nominee Reception
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Sarah Paulson, Darren Criss, and Betty Gilpin at the 2018 Performers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Darren Criss at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Darren Criss at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Darren Criss accepts an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
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Edgar Ramirez, Finn Wittrock, and Darren Criss attend the Television Academy’s 2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 70th Emmy Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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Darren Criss on the Red Carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Darren Criss on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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