Daren J. Fleming (SAG-AFTRA) Is An Undaunted Creative Writer/Storyteller, Drag Artist, And Entrepreneur Who Has Always Managed To March To The Beat Of His Own Drum While Working Simultaneously In The Entertainment Industry As Well As Publishing.

In 2004 He Landed A Leading Role In The Independent Film “The Ski Trip”, The First Original Feature Length Film To Air On The Television Station LOGO. Shortly After The Film’s TV Premiere, He Began Performing As Miss Grenadine Ross (An Original Character) In The Off-Broadway Game Show Spoof “The Ultimate Drag Off,” And Continued To Perform With And Co-Host The Show For 10 Years Until It’s Closing In 2015.

The Long Island LGBTQ Film Festival Crowned Him “Miss Fire Island Film Festival” In 2008. He Has Also Performed And Emceed Events In And Out Of Drag At Historical East Coast Venues Such As The Duplex, Stonewall, And The Monster, In Addition To Doing Stand-Up At Caroline’s On Broadway.

As An Actor, Daren Starred In The Hoosier Lottery Commercial “Tickets To The Party” In 2010 And Had Roles In The Original Theater Productions Of “Julian & Romero” As Part Of The Dream Up Arts Festival, “Flight 987” In Conjunction With The Strawberry One-Act Play Festival, And “The Hip-Hop Misanthrope” At The Hudson Guild Theatre In Lower Manhattan. He Was Also A Core Ensemble Member Of The CBS Series “The Good Fight” For Six Seasons.

His Autobiographical Essay, “The Night Diana Died” Was Included In The Anthology “For Colored Boys (Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough)” Edited By Keith Boykin And Published By Magnus Books In 2012. The Book Won The “Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award”, By The American Library Association And Was Nominated For A “Lambda Book Award” For Best LGTB Non-Fiction.

He Holds A Master Of Science Degree In Publishing From Pace University, A Bachelor Of Science Degree From The New School, Where He Majored In Creative Writing And He Is Also A Graduate Of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA). Daren Urges Everyone To Follow Their Dreams, And To Never Give Up Their Own Individuality For The Sake Of Trying To “Fit In” With Others.