The son of the former director of the San Francisco Opera, Darren Criss was born to perform. He was accepted into the American Conservatory Theater at the age of ten, and made his professional debut the same year; at fifteen, he started writing his own songs. Darren also performed in musicals throughout high school and college, experience he brought to StarKid, the theater company he co-founded with his pals at the University of Michigan. All this experience came together when Darren was cast as openly gay high school student Blaine Anderson on Fox's runaway hit series Glee. Darren joined the cast of Glee in Season Two, a role he's continued to play while starring in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway and acting alongside Kristen Wiig in his first feature film, Girl Most Likely (2012). That sounds exhausting, but Darren has the energy of a dozen lesser actors--he was literally swinging from the rafters on the Glee Season Five episode "A Katy or a Gaga"! And he had his shirt off as he did it, which for fans was pure Darren Bliss. Darren is criminally sexy as the killer Andrew Cunanan in American Crime Story (2018) in which he shares several gay kisses with another man, including a steamy shower makeout sesh. We get to see Andrew's ab-tastic torsoe as well as his tush in nearly every episode! Good thing showing some ass isn't against the law.