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Daniel Franzese

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Actor Best Known for "Mean Girls"

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Daniel Franzese Biography

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Daniel Franzese is an actor/comedian of Italian American decent, Daniel Franzese is best known for his interesting and daring performances in breakthrough films: from his debut role in the intense Larry Clark drama Bully, his surprisingly dark turn in 2010's update of the highly controversial I Spit on Your Grave. But cemented his gay icon status with his breakout starring role in Tina Fey's mega hit comedy Mean Girls as "Damian".

Lauded as one of the most influential queer characters in film history, "Damian" was the first time a queer teen of size who was ever comfortable in his own skin on screen. Franzese's subtle and hilarious performance is often credited with helping an entire generation of kids who felt different be able to find themselves. In a heartfelt letter to his fictional character "Damian", Franzese publicly came out in 2014 trending worldwide. Speaking upon the difficulty he had navigating his career under a Gay Glass Ceiling. Although, he had great career highs creating his own content with YouTube and his viral comedy series Sht Italian moms Say* which has reached over 6 million views and the entire series combined over 20 million and his hilarious parody of Sam Smith's Stay With Me called Please Go Home.

While going viral and trending for his videos, Franzese still toured the country with stand up and remained relevant through his television and stage work, which include memorable guest roles on S.W.A.T, Party Down, CSI, Burn Notice and The Comeback. He also co-wrote and starred in the New York Fringe Festival mega hit Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera, which won him the Overall Excellence Best Ensemble Award and played Off Broadway and in Los Angeles for a year.

It wasn't until his portrayal as the stubborn but lovable HIV+ "Eddie" in HBO's Looking that Franzese truly burst again into the spotlight and used that success to propel him to activism becoming an ambassador for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and lobbying congress every year on their behalf for HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+ rights, homeless queer youth and banning conversion therapy (of which Franzese himself is a survivor) since living a life fully out loud he began having never before seen confidence leading to him pursuing stand up comedy and being a leader in body positivity which has landed him a modeling contract with Bridge Models UK making him one of the very few signed Plus Size male Models in the world. He has lent his image, voice and stand up comedy gifts to many causes including The Trevor Project and hosting the 2016 Glaad Media Awards and 2017 Gay Men Chorus Voice Awards.

He hosts LGBTQ stand up shows at The Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv and Flappers Comedy Club giving many upcoming talents hard to find spots in his shows. With the re-branding of the ABC Family network to "Freeform," Franzese starred as "Vern" in the short lived but tender series Recovery Road. After its cancellation, he starred on ABC as "Jackson" in the law drama Conviction. He most recently toured in his stand up show Yass! You're Amazing! and is recording his podcast Yass, Jesus! A sex positive, non slut shaming look into Christianity through the LGBTQIA+ rainbow lens.

A man of many talents and gifts, Franzese continues to delight audiences from TikTok to the Theater stage we can not wait to see what he does next.

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    Booking fees for Daniel Franzese, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Daniel Franzese, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Daniel Franzese for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Daniel Franzese for your next private or corporate function.
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Daniel Franzese Biography

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Daniel Franzese is an actor/comedian of Italian American decent, Daniel Franzese is best known for his interesting and daring performances in breakthrough films: from his debut role in the intense Larry Clark drama Bully, his surprisingly dark turn in 2010's update of the highly controversial I Spit on Your Grave. But cemented his gay icon status with his breakout starring role in Tina Fey's mega hit comedy Mean Girls as "Damian".

Lauded as one of the most influential queer characters in film history, "Damian" was the first time a queer teen of size who was ever comfortable in his own skin on screen. Franzese's subtle and hilarious performance is often credited with helping an entire generation of kids who felt different be able to find themselves. In a heartfelt letter to his fictional character "Damian", Franzese publicly came out in 2014 trending worldwide. Speaking upon the difficulty he had navigating his career under a Gay Glass Ceiling. Although, he had great career highs creating his own content with YouTube and his viral comedy series Sht Italian moms Say* which has reached over 6 million views and the entire series combined over 20 million and his hilarious parody of Sam Smith's Stay With Me called Please Go Home.

While going viral and trending for his videos, Franzese still toured the country with stand up and remained relevant through his television and stage work, which include memorable guest roles on S.W.A.T, Party Down, CSI, Burn Notice and The Comeback. He also co-wrote and starred in the New York Fringe Festival mega hit Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera, which won him the Overall Excellence Best Ensemble Award and played Off Broadway and in Los Angeles for a year.

It wasn't until his portrayal as the stubborn but lovable HIV+ "Eddie" in HBO's Looking that Franzese truly burst again into the spotlight and used that success to propel him to activism becoming an ambassador for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and lobbying congress every year on their behalf for HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+ rights, homeless queer youth and banning conversion therapy (of which Franzese himself is a survivor) since living a life fully out loud he began having never before seen confidence leading to him pursuing stand up comedy and being a leader in body positivity which has landed him a modeling contract with Bridge Models UK making him one of the very few signed Plus Size male Models in the world. He has lent his image, voice and stand up comedy gifts to many causes including The Trevor Project and hosting the 2016 Glaad Media Awards and 2017 Gay Men Chorus Voice Awards.

He hosts LGBTQ stand up shows at The Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv and Flappers Comedy Club giving many upcoming talents hard to find spots in his shows. With the re-branding of the ABC Family network to "Freeform," Franzese starred as "Vern" in the short lived but tender series Recovery Road. After its cancellation, he starred on ABC as "Jackson" in the law drama Conviction. He most recently toured in his stand up show Yass! You're Amazing! and is recording his podcast Yass, Jesus! A sex positive, non slut shaming look into Christianity through the LGBTQIA+ rainbow lens.

A man of many talents and gifts, Franzese continues to delight audiences from TikTok to the Theater stage we can not wait to see what he does next.

Daniel Franzese Videos

  • I was fired today for being gay...
    Mar 18, 2021 ... I am actor and comedian Daniel Franzese. Today I was fired from a job as a scripted emcee for an event at WALSH UNIVERSITY because...
  • Daniel Franzese On The 15th Anniversary Of "Mean Girls" & More ...
    Apr 30, 2019 ... A self-proclaimed Mama's boy, Daniel Franzese's upbeat, high energy comedy act is all about inclusion, love and activism, and...
  • Behind The Scenes Of Daniel Franzese's “Sh*t Italian Moms Say ...
    Jul 25, 2018 ... Comedian Daniel Fanzese describes the process for creating his viral sensation, "Sh*t Italian Moms Say."BUILD is a live interview...

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  • How to book Daniel Franzese?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Daniel Franzese for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Daniel Franzese, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Daniel Franzese or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Daniel Franzese?

    Booking fees for Daniel Franzese, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Daniel Franzese, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Daniel Franzese?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Daniel Franzese for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Daniel Franzese for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Daniel Franzese or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Daniel Franzese or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Daniel Franzese is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Daniel Franzese for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Daniel Franzese generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shane Ortega, Geena Rocero, Chris Mosier, Gavin Grimm and Amiyah Scott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Daniel Franzese for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Daniel Franzese Speaker Videos

  • I was fired today for being gay...
    Mar 18, 2021 ... I am actor and comedian Daniel Franzese. Today I was fired from a job as a scripted emcee for an event at WALSH UNIVERSITY because I ...
    Daniel Franzese On The 15th Anniversary Of "Mean Girls" & More ...
    Apr 30, 2019 ... A self-proclaimed Mama's boy, Daniel Franzese's upbeat, high energy comedy act is all about inclusion, love and activism, and captures his ...
  • Behind The Scenes Of Daniel Franzese's “Sh*t Italian Moms Say ...
    Jul 25, 2018 ... Comedian Daniel Fanzese describes the process for creating his viral sensation, "Sh*t Italian Moms Say."BUILD is a live interview series like ...
    Daniel Franzese's Hollywood Encounter Starring His Mom and Ryan ...
  • Mean Girls Actor Daniel Franzese Speaks Out About Being Harassed

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