Mia Swier is an American writer and producer, but probably known best as the wife of the famous actor Darren Criss. She’s also a singer and director, whose portfolio includes multiple notable projects.
Early life, family, educational background
Mia Elan Swier was born on 1 September 1985, in New York USA. Little is known about her parents and childhood, however, it’s been revealed that her family moved to Alabama when she was still young, and where Mia attended Indian Springs School from 1998 to 2003. She returned to New York in 2004 to study at New York University’s Steinhardt School for Media Studies and Television Production, continuing her education at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California US in 2007.
Career as a director/producer/writer
Mia began her career in media while still studying at New York University. According to her LinkedIn profile, she started working as a production assistant at White Cherry Entertainment in 2004, staying in the job until 2006, and during which period, she had the chance to work on projects such as the “Superbowl”, “Daytime Emmy Awards”, “Tony Awards”. In 2005, she was a production intern at ABC Television, working on TV shows such as “One Life to Live” and “The Tony Danza Show”.
After leaving the ABC Network in 2006, Mia work as a Nashville Star Production Assistant at USA Networks; in 2007, she was the talent intern for the show “Saturday Night Live”. From 2009 to 2012, she worked as an associate producer at Showtime Networks Inc., producing shows such as “Dexter”, “Homeland” and “Shameless” among others. In 2009, she also directed the short movie “A (Not So) Civil Union”, which told the story of the first legalized lesbian wedding, and starred Victoria Bundonis, Megan Channell and Emma Kenney. During the same year, she volunteered as Jury Liaison at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
In 2012, she founded Von Glitz Productions, and has since been working there as a freelance producer and director. She’s directed short films, and music videos such as the single “I Don’t Belong to You” by Keke Palmer.
From 2012 to 2015, Mia was a writer and producer at Fox Broadcasting Company, working on TV series such as “New Girl”, “Glee” and “Scream Queens” among others.
Career as a singer
According to IMDB, Mia is also a professional singer, mainly performing in the rock ‘n’ roll genre. In 2009, she founded the rock band “Shoot the Freak” in collaboration with Garrett Cillo, Devon Johnson and Alberto Duhau, and in 2011, the band released two albums: “Honcho” and “Hell On Heels EP”, but the band broke up in 2012.
To pay tribute to Guns n’ Roses, Mia started a new band Guns n’ Hoses, which featured only women and comprised Charlene Kaye (as Gash), Mia (as Muff McKagan), Erin Marsz (as Axl Hose), Emmy Wildwood (as Lizzy Stradlin), and Gina Ilasi (as Stephanie Adler). Mia was also a lead vocalist in the band “Mad Moon Riot”, but left the group in 2015.
Personal life, husband Darren Criss
Mia Swier is married to Darren Criss; they met each other in 2009 but they didn’t start dating right away, getting together in 2010 after working together on the TV show “Glee”. The date of their engagement is unknown, however, they announced the news on Instagram and Twitter on 20 January 201, and married on 16 February 2019 in New Orleans. They announced expecting a child in October 202, and their daughter Bluesy Belle Criss was born on 11 April 2022.
Who is Darren Criss?
Darren Everett Criss is an American actor, songwriter and singer, who was born on 5 February 1987. He is perhaps known best as Blaine Anderson in the TV series “Glee” from 2010 to 2015, and his acting credits also include theater performances in plays such as “A Very Potter Musical (2009)”, “A Very Potter Sequel (2010)”, and “American Buffalo (2022)”. He’s had multiple voicing roles in the animated movies “The Wind Rises (2013)”, “Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)”, and “Justice Society: World War II (2021)”.
Darren has received multiple notable awards throughout his career, such as Dorian, Teen Choice, and NewNowNext Awards for his work in “Glee”, along with other prizes and nominations.
Darren has a band with his brother Chuck Criss entitled Computer Games which releases songs in the indie pop genre, however, it’s unclear whether they are still active or not.
M & D made some sweet music.
🎶 Bluesy Belle Criss 🎶
💙 Out now. 💙 pic.twitter.com/9LQ67I1BVj
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) April 14, 2022
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
- Mia loves traveling with her husband Darren;
- She used to wear fishnets when she performed on stage, and her stage nickname was Mia Von Glitz;
- She expresses her political views on her Twitter account, even donating money to Democrats. She doesn’t have an Instagram account;
- Darren and Mia compared their child to music, calling her a BEAT during the pregnancy announcement, and referring to her as ‘sweet music’ when she was born.
Appearance, clothing style
Mia Swier is now 37 years old, with brown eyes and long blonde hair; during her early musical career, she had brown hair. Her height is 5ft 6ins (168cm) – before pregnancy, she weighed approximately 145lbs (65kgs) and had vital statistics of 34-24-35 ins (86-60-89 cm). Mia wears casual clothes on daily basis, but loves sporting evening dresses when she’s attending important events with her husband Darren. She’s frequently seen in luxury designer clothes, shoes, and accessories. She prefers wearing light make-up during her everyday life.
Net worth and salary
As of late 2022, Mia Swier’s net worth is estimated at close to $2 million, earned mainly from her career as a director, producer, and writer; she doesn’t seem to be engaging in any other endeavors. The net worth of her husband Darren Criss is estimated at close to $5 million, which he’s accumulated through his acting and singing career. He also has a website on which he sells his Christmas merchandise, however, it’s unknown how much he earns from this endeavor. It’s unknown whether the couple owns any real estate properties or not, however, it seems like they enjoy a lavish lifestyle.