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Daniel Franzese            

Actor Best Known for "Mean Girls"

Daniel Franzese is an art curator and actor who has worked in film, TV, and theater. He is most known for his role in the movie Mean Girls, and his role in the TV show Conviction.

Franzese has appeared in more than 14 films, including Bully, Party Monster, Mean Girls, Bristol Boys and War of the Worlds. Franzese was also featured in the web series "Foodies."

On October 12, 2007, Franzese curated his first art show called "Halloween", a multi-artist show that examined celebrity, vanity, money and the day we get to dress up and ask strangers for goodies.

On April 25, 2008, at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery in Los Angeles, California, Franzese curated an art show called "depARTed". The show featured art inspired by stars that died before their time.

All art was inspired by famous personalities from Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Anna Nicole Smith to notable figures like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., to artists like Keith Haring and Isabella Blow. Artists included Ron English, Keyth Ryden (also known as KRK Ryden), and Jessicka.

Franzese's show, "Crusaders and Haters", at Royal/T gallery showcased an assortment of work from artists from all over the world, depicting superheroes and villains in pop culture.

On April 22, 2014, Franzese came out publicly as gay, stating that while his friends and family knew, it was time "everyone knew the truth."'

After coming out as gay, Franzese became more active in the fight for civil and human rights in the LGBTQ community; and through his portrayal of the HIV-positive character Eddie in the second season of the HBO series Looking, and its subsequent series finale television film, Looking: The Movie, he has become a well known AIDS activist in the United States.

In 2015 he became an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Franzese is also an ambassador for LAMBDA Legal, which is dedicated to decreasing the stigma associated with people with AIDS, and changing current HIV related laws.


Lindsay Lohan Has Mean Girls Reunion Daniel Franzese, Rajiv ...

Lindsay Lohan had a second Mean Girls reunion with actors Daniel Franzese ( Damian) and Rajiv Surendra (Kevin G.) on Thursday, Feb. 13 -- see the photo.

'Mean Girls' Star Daniel Franzese Comes Out As Gay

Actor Daniel Franzese has come out as gay in an open letter addressed to his " Mean Girls" character, Damian. "You were proud of who you were; I was an ...

Daniel Franzese, Vivica A. Fox, Stephen Guarino Set For Logo's 'Gay Skit Happens'

According to Variety, the show's first episode will be hosted by out actor Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Looking) and is themed around Valentine's Day.

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