Daren Kagasoff is a popular American actor who is famous for his roles in such series as “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “The Village”. His path to acting was full of surprises and sharp turns, as he studied in the university to get a BA in business management, but fate made him pursue his dream to become an actor, and he succeeded in this field. Let’s find out more about his current relationship status, family, net worth, etc.
Early life and family
Daren Maxwell Kagasoff was born on 16 September 1987, in Encino, California USA, under the sign of Virgo and holding American nationality. His father’s name is Barry Kagasoff, and he’s an experienced diamond merchant. His mother’s name is Elise Levy Kagasoff, her occupation is unknown at the moment.
Daren was born in a family of Russian Jewish descents; he has an elder brother, Justin, and a younger sister, Natalie. According to his regular posts on his Instagram account, he is in a good relationship with his parents and appreciates their love and support he’s felt during his whole life. He shared they always supported him in hard situations when he didn’t know what to do next in his life; they were always there behind him, sharing their wisdom and holding his hand. Daren said in one of his interviews: ‘I kept going back and forth with myself, thinking, oh do you want to act, because I didn’t know what my parents would think, and finally just called them and said listen, I want to go back home and start acting, and they were like “Okay, just do your thing”’.
Daren attended Montclair Preparatory High School from where he matriculated in 2005. In one of his Interviews to Seventeen magazine he admitted he had poor grades while studying in high school and was a true rebel, so his teachers were suffering from his attitude. He also played in his high-school baseball team and was a shortstop, however, he didn’t see himself in baseball when it was time to decide what to do next with his education and career, so he enrolled in San Francisco State University to study business management. While studying there, he attended drama classes and soon understood that he wanted to pursue an acting career, so he quit his university.
He was soon cast in the leading role of Tim, an alcohol addicted slacker, in the theatre production of “Suburbia”, which was also a film in 1996. After graduating from several acting courses, Daren started auditioning for series, films and TV roles, and managed to impress famous producer Brenda Hampton, so she instantly picked him to be the main cast member in the ABC Family’s “Secret Life of the American Teenager”, in which Daren played the role of Ricky Underwood. The series had huge success, and ran for five seasons of 121 episodes. On 24 February 2013 Daren was announced in the role of Alex in the pilot episode of FOX’s “Delirium”, the series which was based on Lauren Oliver’s eponymous novel.
However, the pilot episode was actually unsuccessful with the audience, so the episode became a TV film, not a series. Later Daren got the role of Trevor in the horror movie about supernatural events entitled “Ouija” (2014), in which he shared the screen with “Bates Motel” star Olivia Cooke, and Ana Coto, a young actress from Puerto Rico. In late 2014 Daren started filming in the FOX’s comedy-drama series entitled “Red Band Society” in which he had the role of Hunter Cole, but the series was cancelled after the first season due to its low ratings.
Daren also appeared in such series as “Stalker” (2014 – 2015) in which he played Eric Bates, “S.W.A.T.” (2017 – present), in the role of Gordon, and “The Village” (2019 – present), a fresh series in which Daren stars as Gabe Napolitano.
Personal life, girlfriend Breanna Trupiano
Daren is often linked to his colleagues. He was rumored to be dating Shailene Woodley, who co-starred with Daren in the “Secret Life of the American Teenager”. However, neither of them ever confirmed the rumors, though they didn’t deny their affair, so the fans kept on guessing if they were a couple or not – eventually Daren admitted that they were just friends.
It is worth saying that Daren has always been a romantic person, who had his first kiss when he was in middle school at the age of 13. He once shared that he was in love with his classmate, but later he understood the romance took a lot of his attention, and he should have rather focused on his studies. In one of his interviews, he also admitted to having a crush on Kate Winslet, when he was younger; he was impressed by her beauty and talent, and dreamt of meeting her in person.
Current girlfriend Breanna Trupiano
Daren has shared a couple of photos of his current girlfriend on his Instagram account. Her name is Breanna Trupiano, who’s a hair colorist and a hairdresser at “Andy LeCompte” salon in Los Angeles, California.
Kisses from Kidy ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Tou8uvQP0e
— Daren Kagasoff (@DarenKagasoff) March 22, 2019
They have been dating for several months already, and attended various events, such as Pride Parade in West Hollywood. They enjoy travelling together, but don’t share too many details about their relationship, keeping it low-key. However, Daren called Breanna his ‘lover’ in one of his Instagram posts. She also shared a few pictures of them hugging and enjoying their time together.
Hobbies and interesting facts
In one of his interviews, Daren admitted that his favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio. On the set of “The Village” Daren made good friends with Dominic Chianese and even celebrated Christmas of 2018 with him and his family, saying he was very lucky to be there and that ‘family is where you find it’.
Daren supports the National Fragile X Foundation, helping the people and families who suffer from Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited developmental and intellectual disability, and raising the awareness of the syndrome. One of his passions is shoes; he has a collection of Nike shoes, saying that he has a shoe fetish. He also loves dogs.
Social media presence
Daren is rather active on various social media platforms. He is now promoting the new season of “The Village” series, so he posts a lot of mutual pictures with the other members of the cast. Thus, his Instagram account has over 230,000 subscribers and more than 500 posts, while his Twitter account is read by more than 110,000 users.
Appearance, clothing style
Daren has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs around 176lbs (80kgs). His vital statistics are unavailable at the moment, though one can see that he keeps fit and often posts semi-nude pictures on which his muscles are well seen. As to his clothing style, he prefers classy and casual looks, wearing suits, trousers, shirts and sometimes jeans.
Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, Daren’s current net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, accumulated by working hard as an actor, even though at the beginning of his life path he couldn’t even guess that he would become one. However, he is signed to more upcoming seasons of several series, so his net worth is only going to grow in future.