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Taye Diggs Biography

Taye Diggs born “Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs” is an American actor and singer. He is well 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.

Taye Diggs Age – How Old Is Taye Diggs

Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, January 2nd in 1971. He is 47 years old as of 2018.

Taye Diggs Family – Taye Diggs Early life – Taye Diggs Parents

He was born to his mother, Marcia, a teacher, and an actress, and his father, Andre Young, is a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He is the oldest of five children He was raised along with his siblings in Rochester, New York. He has two brothers, Gabriel and Michael, and two sisters, Christian and Shalom.

Taye Diggs Wife – Taye Diggs Girlfriend

Taye married actress Idina Menzel on 11th of January 2003. Together had a son in 2009 who was named Walker Nathaniel Diggs. In the year 2013, The pair separated, which eventually led to their divorce the next year.

Taye Diggs Children – Taye Diggs Son

He has a kid a son named Walker Nathaniel Diggs, born in 2009.

There is no information about him having a kid or children being updated as of now.

Taye Diggs Education

He got enrolled at the Allendale Columbia School, he later School of Arts, both in Rochester, New York. He completed his graduation from Syracuse University, with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts).

Taye Diggs Career

He started off his career in 1996, Diggs appeared in the musical ‘Rent’ playing the role of a cruel and opportunistic landlord. It starred his future wife Idina Menzel as well. he then performed several successful roles on stage, he moved to TV in 1998, and as well appeared in soap opera ‘Guiding Light,’ a show which holds a Guinness World record for being the longest-running television show in the history of American television.

He as well made his film debut in the comedy movie ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’. The film was adapted from a best-selling novel by Terry McMillan. His role earned him his first award nomination for ‘Acapulco Black Film Festival Award’ for Best Actor. He was featured in a lead role in the 1999 American romantic comedy-drama ‘The Best Man’, for which he received the ‘NAACP Image Award’ nomination for Best Actor.

The same year, he was also featured in an American horror film ‘House on Haunted Hill’, for which he received his first award, the ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’ for Best Supporting Actor. Throughout the years, he as well appeared in supporting roles in several TV shows such as ‘Law and Order’ of 1996, ‘Ally McBeal’ of 2001, ‘The West Wing’ of 2003, and ‘America’s Next Top Model’ of 2004.

He played the role in a legal drama TV show ‘Kevin Hill’ which started airing in 2004. being as a lawyer named Kevin Hill, the role earned him the ‘NAACP Image Award’ for being an Outstanding Actor.
he as well appeared in films such as ‘The Way of the Gun’ (2000), ‘New Best Friend’, and ‘Brown Sugar’ (2002). His role in the crime comedy ‘Chicago’ was much loved and appreciated, winning him two awards and one nomination.

He as well appeared in the 2005 movie ‘Rent’ which was an adaptation of the musical of the same name in which he had acted. Depicting the lives of Bohemian people and how they struggle with different aspects of their lives, the film received mixed reviews. It earned Diggs a nomination for ‘Broadcast Film Critics Association Award’ for Best Ensemble Cast.

In the following years, he continued to appear in several movies such as ‘Slow Burn’ of 2007, ‘Days of Wrath’ of 2010, ‘Between Us’ of 2012, ‘The Best Man Holiday (2013), and ‘Baggage Claim’ of 2013. He started appearing in ‘Private Practice’, an American medical drama, which can be regarded as one of Diggs’ most significant works on television.

For his role as Sam Bennett, he received several award nominations as well he won the ‘NAACP Image Award’ for Outstanding Supporting Actor.
Another one of Diggs’ most significant works on television is his role as Inspector Terry in the American drama TV series ‘Murder in the First’. The show started airing in 2014.

‘The Best Man’, a 1999 American romantic comedy film was one of the most significant movies of Diggs’ career. With Diggs in the lead role, the movie starred several well-known actors such as Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, and Sanaa Lathan. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It received mostly positive reviews from critics and also turned out to be a commercial hit, grossing over $34 million. It won several awards and accolades, and Diggs earned his first award nomination for ‘NAACP Image Award’ for Outstanding Actor.

’Chicago’ a 2002 criminal comedy, was another one of him’ significant works. Directed by Rob Marshall, the film is about themes involving celebrities, scandals and corruption in Chicago in the Jazz Age. The film won six Oscars. Diggs appeared in a supporting role, for which he won three awards and one nomination.

He reprised his role as Harper Stewart in ‘The Best Man Holiday’, a sequel to his 1999 film ‘The Best Man.’ Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the film won Diggs and the other cast members the ‘Acapulco Black Film Festival Award’ for Best Cast.

His role as Inspector Terry in the American drama TV series ‘Murder in the First’ was one of Diggs’ major works on TV. The show, which started airing in 2014, starred him in the lead role along with Kathleen Robertson, Richard Schiff, James Cromwell, and Currie Graham. It received mostly positive reviews.

Taye Diggs Movies

Year
Title
Role
2018
Set It Up
Rick
2018
River Runs Red
Charles Coleman, Sr.
2017
My Little Pony: The Movie
Capper
2017
‘Til Death Do Us Part
Alex Stone
2016
Opening Night
Malcolm
2015
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
Rasta Cab Driver
2013
The Best Man Holiday
Harper Stewart
2013
Baggage Claim
Langston Jefferson Battle III
2012
Between Us
Carlo
2011
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Vampire Vargas
2011
The Fab Five
Narrator
2010
Our Family Wedding
Whipped Friend
2008
Days of Wrath
Steve Lerato
2007
Slow Burn
Jeffrey Sykes
2005
Rent
Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III
2005
Cake
Hemingway Jones
2004
Drum
Henry Nxumalo
2003
Basic
Jay Pike
2003
Malibu’s Most Wanted
Sean (aka Blood Bath)
2002
New Best Friend
Artie Bonner
2002
Just a Kiss
Andre

Taye Diggs New Show – Taye Diggs Shows

Year
Title
Role
Notes
2018
All American
Ass’t Coach Billy Baker
2 episodes
2016
NCIS
USMC Gunnery Sergeant Aaron Davis
Episode: “Scope”
2016–2017
Empire
Councilman Angelo DuBois
8 episodes
2015
Repeat After Me
Himself
Episode: “#1.8”
2015–2016
Rosewood
Mike Boyce[15]
3 episodes
2014–2016
Murder in the First
Inspector Terrance English
32 episodes
2014
The Good Wife
Dean Levine-Wilkins
3 episodes
2013
New Girl
Artie, the coffee shop owner
Episode: “Coach”
2010
Sesame Street
Himself
Episode: “Snuffle Sneeze”
2009
The Super Hero Squad Show
Black Panther
Episode: “Tremble at the Might of M.O.D.O.K.!”
2009
Better Off Ted
Greg
Episode: “Love Blurts”
2007–2009
Grey’s Anatomy
Dr. Sam Bennett
3 episodes
2006
Will & Grace
James
4 episodes
2006–2007
Day Break
Detective Brett Hopper
13 episodes
2004
America’s Next Top Model
Himself
Episode: “The Girls Meet Taye Diggs”
2004–2005
Kevin Hill
Kevin Hill
22 episodes
2003
Punk’d
Himself
Episode: “2.5”
2003
Ed
Himself
Episode: “Captain Lucidity”
2003
The West Wing
Secret Service Agent Wesley Davis
2 episodes

Taye Diggs Net Worth

He is reported to be earning around $100,000 per episode of private practice, he as well banks $80,000 per episode of the show of “Kevin Hill” Hee has an estimated net worth of $16 million.

Taye Diggs Height – How Tall Is Taye Diggs

He stands at the height of 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm, He weighs 83 kg or 183 lbs.

Taye Diggs Gay

Diggs admitted that he “experimented” with some suspect gay behavior as he was a young kid as he prepares for his Broadway debut in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”…

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Taye Diggs Empire

Diggs signed on for a major recurring role on Fox’s Empire, TVLine has learned. The Private Practice vet will first appear in the Fox drama’s Sept. 21 Season 3 premiere as Angelo Dubois, a city councilman hailing from a respected and affluent New York family.

Having his pedigree and a Harvard law diploma, Diggs’ Angelo could have made a fortune in the private sector. Instead, he is ruled by his sense of noblesse oblige, and focuses his energies on community organizing and local politics, inviting comparisons to Barack Obama.

Diggs currently starring in TNT’s anthology drama Murder in the First, joins a Season 3 guest roster that also includes singer Sierra McClain, rapper French Montana and music mogul Birdman (as himself). As TVLine scooped last month, rapper-actor Xzibit who joined Empire last season as Lucious’ drug-dealin’, music-makin’ adversary Shyne Johnson has been promoted to a series regular.

Taye Diggs Books

  • Mixed Me!
  • I Love You More
  • Chocolate Me!

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Taye Diggs Ex Wife – Taye Diggs Divorce

Diggs and singer Idina Menzel took their love to the next level when they got married in 2003 becoming an alluring pair in the entertainment industry. Their lovely union produced a son Walker Nathaniel Diggs.

Things later grew sour between Diggs and Menzel somewhere along the line and the couple resorted to filing for a divorce in 2013. They immediately separated as they amicably sorted out parts of the agreements of their divorce, especially the custody of their son.

Things later grew sour between Diggs and Menzel somewhere along the couple resorted to filing a divorce in 2013. They immediately separated as they amicably sorted out parts of the agreements of their divorce, especially the custody of their son. Their separation was due to the drama and any form of public confrontations.

Idina and Taye got entangled with the necessities of their respective careers and needed to face them squarely. They finalized their divorce in 2014 and both parties peacefully went their separate ways after their marriage of 10 years.

Who Is Taye Diggs Dating

Taye a new relationship with another woman, Amanza Smith Brown who is a mother of two. He made appearances with his new girlfriend at several awards shows including the 2014 BET Awards at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre.

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