Daren Kagasoff

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Daren Kagasoff
Daren Kagasoff at the Twilight premiere.jpg
Born Daren Maxwell Kagasoff
(1987-09-16) September 16, 1987 (age 26)
Encino, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present

Daren Maxwell Kagasoff (born September 16, 1987) is an American actor. He starred as Ricky Underwood on the ABC Family teen soap The Secret Life of the American Teenager from 2008-2013.

Career[edit]

Kagasoff was chosen to appear in the role of Ricky Underwood in the ABC Family television series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager. In the January 2010 spread of VMAN, he gave an interview saying that the celebrities that he would like to be compared with are Leonardo DiCaprio and Emile Hirsch. He also said that despite liking television roles, he'd like to appear in movies and plays.[1] It was announced on February 24, 2013, that Kagasoff has been cast as Alex in the FOX pilot Delirium, based on the novel by Lauren Oliver.On May 8 it was reported that Fox has decided not to pick up Delirium.[2]

Personal Life[edit]

Kagasoff was born in Encino, California to a designer and a wholesale diamond dealer. He has an older brother, Justin, and a younger sister, Natalie. Kagasoff is Jewish.
While attending school at San Francisco State University, Kagasoff decided to become an actor. He moved to Los Angeles, and landed the leading role in a local theatre production of Suburbia, a play based on the 1996 film of the same name. After taking acting lessons, Kagasoff began auditioning for television and film roles. On one of his first auditions, he was hand-picked by Brenda Hampton to star as Ricky Underwood in the ABC Family television series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Filmography[edit]

Films

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Richard "Ricky" Underwood 121 episodes
2013 Delirium Alex Sheathes "Pilot"; Not picked up

Awards[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards The Secret Life of the American Teenager Choice Summer TV Star: Male Won
Choice TV Breakout Star: Male Nominated
2010 Choice TV Actor: Drama Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated
2011 Choice TV Actor: Drama Nominated
2012 Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daren Kagasoff In His Underwear For VMAN January 28, 2010
  2. ^ Hibberd, James (May 8, 2013). "Fox rejects 'Delirium' pilot starring Emma Roberts". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 

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