Taye Diggs

Movie Actor

Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States on January 2nd, 1971 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 53, Taye Diggs biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Scott Leo Diggs, Taye
Date of Birth
January 2, 1971
United States
Place of Birth
Newark, New Jersey, United States
53 years old
Zodiac Sign
$14 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
Social Media
Taye Diggs Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 53 years old, Taye Diggs has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Taye Diggs Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Allendale Columbia School, School of Arts
Taye Diggs Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Idina Menzel ​ ​(m. 2003; div. 2014)​
Dating / Affair
Angelina Jolie, Idina Menzel (1996-2013), Amanza Smith Brown (2014-2018), CJ Franco (2021)
Andre Young, Marcia Berry
Gabriel Diggs (Younger Brother), Michael Diggs (Younger Brother), Shalom Diggs (Younger Sister), Christian Diggs (Younger Sister)
Other Family
Jeffries Diggs (Stepfather), Olu Evans (Cousin) (Attorney)
Taye Diggs Life

Scott Leo "Taye" Diggs (born January 2, 1971) is an American actor and singer.

He is known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the TV series Private Practice, the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Brown Sugar, The Best Man and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday.

Between 2014 and 2016 he starred as Inspector Terry English in Murder in the First.

Early life

Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in the South Wedge neighborhood of Rochester, New York. His mother, Marcia (née Berry), was a teacher and actress, and his father, Andre Young, is a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. His nickname, Taye, comes from the playful pronunciation of Scotty as "Scottay". He is the oldest of five children. He has two brothers, Gabriel and Michael, and two sisters, Christian and Shalom. He attended Allendale Columbia School in Rochester and later transferred to School of the Arts. He received a BFA in musical theater in 1993 from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Diggs performed many times at the popular Lakes Region Summer Theatre in Meredith, New Hampshire. He also spent the summer of 1992 at the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, New Hampshire. His Broadway debut was in the ensemble cast of the 1994 Tony Award-winning revival of the musical Carousel. In 1995, he also performed as a dancer in Sebastian's Caribbean Carnival at Tokyo Disneyland.


Taye Diggs Career


Diggs conceived Benny, the landlord in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning Rent, which also starred Idina Menzel, his future wife, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. In Andrew Lippa's off-Broadway performance of The Wild Party at the Manhattan Theatre Club, he appeared as Mr. Black opposite Menzel's character of Kate. In the 2002 film version of Chicago's long-running Broadway revival, Diggs also played The Bandleader, and Billy Flynn was filling in as Billy Flynn on Broadway. He also substituted for Norbert Leo Butz (an original Rent standby) as the love interest Fiyero of Menzel's Elphaba character in Wicked for a brief period of time.

Diggs then moved from stage to television, including a role on Guiding Light. He made his film debut in How Stella Got Her Groove Back in 1998, which earned Diggs acclaim and fame. In Doug Liman's Gowan and AWOL groom's coming-of-age drama The Wood, alongside Omar Epps, he played a tantric sex god in the year after. Diggs, author and best friend of the groom, is featured in Malcolm D. Lee's The Best Man.

He appeared in the 1999 revival of William Castle's House on Haunted Hill. Diggs was included in an episode of America's Next Top Model assisting the contestants in an acting competition. Another notable role was played on the comedy-drama Ally McBeal as a lawyer named Jackson Duper, who was the love interest of the character Renee Raddick and the potential love interest of the Ling Woo character.

Diggs portrayed the title character in the short-lived UPN television series Kevin Hill, which despite critical acclaim, was not renewed for a second season. Benny's role in the 2005 Rent film was reprised by the actor. On the following cast recordings: Carousel 1994 revival cast; Rent 1996 original Broadway cast; The Wild Party's original off-Broadway cast. He also appears on the Rent film soundtrack. In 2002, he reprised his role as the Bandleader in the film version of Chicago and appeared alongside Christian Bale as Bale's companion/antagonist Brandt in the dystopian sci-fi thriller Equilibrium.

Diggs appeared on Punk'd after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher while getting a check-up at a Punk'd-operated doctor's office in 2003. Diggs appeared in many episodes as Will Truman's love interest, James, on the eighth season of Will & Grace in early 2006. ABC picked up Day Break, a character that starred a detective and was forced to relive it to clear his name of murder, but was later cancelled due to poor ratings. Although his film and television careers continue to progress, he still appears on stage regularly. In Charles Fuller's In Charles Fuller's In James McDaniel's A Soldier's Play at Second Stage Theatre in New York, he was seen opposite James McDaniel.

Sam Bennett co-starred opposite Kate Walsh in Private Practice, the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, which ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2013. Diggs appeared on The West Wing as a cover agent in charge of the President's daughter's security detail. In a Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event, he appeared on Grey's Anatomy once more. Diggs was a central protagonist in the live action version of Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011). Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson narrated the ESPN Films documentary The Fab Five about University of Michigan basketball players Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. Diggs is one of the stars of the independent film drama Between Us that won the grand jury award at the 2012 Bahamas International Film Festival among its other festival appearances.

Diggs appeared in the TNT serial crime drama Murder in the First from 2014 to 2016. Kathleen Robertson appeared in the TNT serial crime drama Murder in the First from 2014 to 2016. The show appeared in three seasons.

Diggs is the author of four children's books, titled Mixed Me! Chocolate Me (2005), I Love You More Than... (2018), and My Friend! (20221) Shane Evans (artist) illustrated this 2021.

In the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre from July 22, 2015, Diggs played Hedwig as the titular character from the troupe's closing on September 13, 2015.

Diggs appeared in the films 'Til Death Do Us Part and My Little Pony: The Movie,' where he plays Capper the cat.

Diggs has appeared on Paramount Network's reality competition series Lip Sync Battle twice, and is the show's only two-time champion. Diggs performed his competitor's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" in a third season episode against Ne-Yo, then went on to be Madonna for round two's performance of "Vogue." In his next appearance, Christina Aguilera's fourth season tribute episode, he competed against Erika Jayne on "Beautiful" and "Candyman."

Hypnotize Me with hypnotist Keith Barry, based on Barry's British show You're Back in the Room, was hosted by Diggs. In 2016, Hypnotize Me was the first shot for television on FOX, but it never aired on the network. In the summer of 2019, the eight-episode series was finally broadcast on The CW.


Taye Diggs, 53, reveals his sister, 48, has been living with schizophrenia for years as they launch campaign to take stigma away from the mental health condition

www.dailymail.co.uk, May 21, 2024
Taye Diggs is helping shine light on an often misunderstood mental disorder. The All American star, 53, who was formerly married to Broadway's Idina Menzel , 52, has opened up about an issue that affected his own family - schizophrenia. The actor's sister, Christian, 48, was diagnosed with the condition when she was in her late 20s.

Going bald gracefully! A-List men who look better (and achieved more success) after losing their locks

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 14, 2024
From Sean Connery to Ben Kingsley, Taye Diggs and Anthony Hopkins, some of the greatest actors of the last century have climbed to the top of Hollywood without a head of hair. Action heroes like Jason Statham, The Rock and Bruce Willis, serious actors like Stanley Tucci and Laurence Fishburne, as well as heartthrobs Channing Tatum and Jesse Williams are all known for the their shaven heads. Other stars like Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zayn Malik and Tom Hardy have devastated fans by ditching their luscious locks. Hollywood heartthrobs have long divided their fans with their shaved heads, here Femail looks at stars who have got even more successful after getting rid of their hair...

Idina Menzel says public's 'disappointment' over 'interracial aspect' of her marriage to Taye Diggs played a role in their divorce: 'It was stuff we had to deal with'

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 20, 2023
Idina Menzel separated from her actor Taye Diggs in 2013 after a decade of marriage and one child together. And now, nearly ten years later, the Broadway actor, 52, has revealed that the public's reaction to their marriage's 'interracial aspect' of it played a role. Menzel said on his podcast that it appeared as though Diggs had married 'a little White Jewish child.'
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