Is Christopher Darden married? Yes, he is. His wife name is Marcia Carter who is a television executive by profession. The couple married on August 31, 1997, and therefore, has already celebrated their twenty-two years of a marriage anniversary.
The beautiful couple has been together and supportive of each other’s profession. From their conjugal life, they are blessed with three children together including a daughter and two sons. Darden’s daughter is named Tiffany Darden.
Christopher was also the part of the rumors where he was said to b\have relationship with American prosecutor Marcia Clark (born on August 31, 1953). They cleared it out by stating that they are close only because of the intense pressures of the Simpson trial. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Darden:
Who is Christopher Darden?
Born as Christopher Allen Darden, he landed the planet on April 7, 1956, which makes his age be 64 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American lawyer, actor, author and practicing attorney. He was assigned to the prosecution of O. J. Simpson from which he started gaining national level public’s attention. He has been the part of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office as a 15-year veteran.
Early Life and Education
Darden was born in 1956 and his place of birth is in Richmond, California. Talking about his family background, he was bornt o the parents named Richard (father) and Jean (mother). His father used to work as a shipyard welder whereas his mother used to serve in a school cafeteria.
Darden spent his childhood days with other seven siblings. He was born as the fourth children out of eight to his parents. Regarding his education and academic achievements, he went to John F. Kennedy High School from where he received his high school graduation in 1974.
After that, he attended San Jose State University where he was the part of the African-American fraternity called Alpha Phi Alpha. In 1977, he completed his B.S. degree majoring in criminal justice administration. After three years, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California.
Career and Professional Life
Darden made a big milestone in his lawyering career by passing the exam of the California Bar Exam in the summer of 1980. After a few months, he was selected to work for the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles. He looked for changing his career and therefore applied for a job at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Successfully, he was hired there.
In the beginning, he used to serve the Huntington Park office and later moved to Beverly Hills and again to the Criminal Courts Building (CCB) in late 1983 in downtown Los Angeles. While contributing as a prosecutor at the Criminal Courts Building (CCB), he served in the central trials and hard-core gang units.
Later, he was transferred to the Special Investigation Division (SID) in February 1998. SID used to carry on the investigation about the crime committed by public and law enforcement officials. During his tenure, he met Johnnie Cochran.
After being asked by Marcia Clark and William Hodgman, he gets involved in the O. J. Simpson murder case to lead the prosecution of Al Cowlings. From his case, Darden appeared into the limelight receiving national-level attention. It was Marcia Clark who asked Christopher to join the Simpson team as a case manager.
He was requested to prepare the prosecution’s witnesses for testimony, for Mark Fuhrman who was the key witness of the case. Darden was named co=prosecutor after Hodgman’s medical incapacitation. After being fired from O.J. Simpson case, he joined the faculty at California State University. As a professor, he taught undergraduate criminal law. He was specialized in trial advocacy and criminal procedure.
In addition to that, Christopher Darden is also noted for his role of being a former legal commentator for CNBC, CNN, NBC, and Court TV. He has also frequently appeared as a guest and commentator on Fox News Network, Court TV and CNN. He is also credited for his guest appearance on supernatural drama television series Touched by an Angel, American sitcom Girlfriends, late-night talk shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, radio show The Howard Stern Show, live-action family-oriented television series Muppets Tonight and television sitcom Roseanne.
He also appeared as a disgruntled policeman in the TV movie One Hot Summer Night. He has also served the syndicated legal show Power of Attorney as a principal attorney.He has also proven to be a successful author in addition to his attorney and lecturer profession. He has presented his experience which he made during the O.J. Simpson trial in his authored book.
He co-authored in multiple crime novels including The Last Defense (2002), LA Justice (2000) and The Trials of Nikki Hill (1999). He was also seen on the cover of Newsweek in 1996 with an article presenting his prosecution of OJ Simpson.
In 1999, Christopher Darden started his own law firm and left the law school. His law firm is named Darden & Associates, Inc., specializing in civil litigation and criminal defense. According to him, he still believes that Simpson is guilty which Darded revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that was telecasted on February 9, 2006.
Darden gained further media attention after representing Eric Holder in his arraignment on April 4, 2019. Holder was accused of murdering Nipsey Hussle and on his behalf; Darder entered a not guilty plea. The following month, Darden dropped the case. It was reported that the lawyer also received multiple death threats for being involved in the case.
Christopher Darden is married to television executive Marcia Carter since August 1997. Together, the couple has three children including daughter Tiffany Darden. He was also rumored to have an affair with prosecutor Marcia Clark. He has been able to allocate time for his family out of his busy schedule.
Christopher Darden has an average height and is blessed with an appealing personality. He seems to have a little more weight compared to his height. However, the exact body measurement details of Darden like his height, weight, shoe size, etc. are not provided in his wiki.
Salary and Net worth
American lawyer Christopher Darden has an estimated net worth of 4 million USD. He has been making a good amount of his earnings from his multiple professions including his role as an actor, author and professor. He has been representing high-profiled people who are the client of his law firm.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of lawyer Christopher Darden is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. He isn’t so active on social networking sites but his Twitter profile is available @CDardenLaw.