Criss took home the 2018 Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his starring role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, calling his first Emmy win as the “most extraordinary moment of my life.”
Holding back tears, the actor thanked his parents Chuck and CerinaBru who hailed from Cebu, Philippines, for their support and for raising him “in a home that was loving.” He also acknowledged the love and support of his fiancee, producer Mia Swier.
Criss became known to television audiences as Blaine Anderson on Fox’s Glee. In 2011, he won a Broadway Award for his role in Starship. Musically talented, Criss released albums with StarKid Productions and Glee and made his film debut in the 2012 film, Girl Most Likely.