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Darren Criss



Biography

Actor, musician, and Emmy-nominated composer Darren Criss stars in the upcoming Indie comedy, Smitten, directed by Academy Award winner Barry Morrow and most recently appeared on Emmy Award-winning FX series American Horror Story. He starred on Broadway in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival and as J. Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. He is best known for his breakout role as Blaine Anderson on Fox's Emmy- and Golden Globe Award?winning series Glee. The San Francisco native is a co-founder of StarKid Productions, a Chicago-based theater company whose works have spurred viral hits, multiple Billboard-charting cast albums, and sold-out national tours. His additional film, TV, and stage credits include Girl Most Likely opposite Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening, The Wind Rises, Web Therapy, ABC's Backstage with Disney on Broadway, and Michael Feinstein's New Year's Eve Special on PBS, as well as hosting duties for the NewNowNext Awards and Teen Choice Awards. He received his BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan.
Darren Criss