Scott Leo Taye Diggs is a known American singer and actor. He is an extraordinary performer who featured on the films Rent and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Other popular remarkable performances of Taye Diggs are Seen in The Wood, Days of Wrath, Cake and Chicago. He, at one time, was a dancer in Tokyo Disneyland.
He made his television debut in a 1996 episode of New York Undercover as Stephon. He later featured in Private Practice where he acted the role of Dr. Sam Bennett. From 2014 through 2016, the actor played an inspector role in the show Murder in the First. Other movies that he was featured include The Best Man, and The Best Man Holiday. Taye has taken singing jobs for different Broadway shows.
Taye Diggs profile summary
- Birthday: January 2nd, 1971
- Age: 48 years
- Nationality: American
- Mother: Marcia Berry
- Father: Andre Young
- Brothers: Michael and Gabriel
- Sisters: Shalom and Christian
- Occupation: Actor and singer
- Sun sign: Capricorn
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Spouse/Ex-: Idina Menzel (M. 2003–2014)
- Children: Walker Nathaniel Diggs
- U.S. State: New Jersey
- Body shape: Athletic
- Eye colour: Dark brown
- Hair colour: Black
- Distinctive features: Tattoos and baldness
Taye Diggs age
Taye Diggs was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, on January 2nd, 1971. He is currently 48 years old.
Where is Taye Diggs from?
Taye Diggs was named Scott Leo at birth by his parents Andre Young and Marcia Berry. His parents had five children, Taye being the firstborn. Later, his mother was married to his stepfather Jeffries Diggs who gave Taye his surname. He went to school at the Allendale Columbia School and later on joined art school both located in Rochester, New York. He went to the Syracuse University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).
Taye Diggs movies
Taye Diggs started his acting carrier in the year 1996; he appeared in Rent where he played a mean and expedient landlord. His now ex-wife Idina Menzel was also featured in the same movie. After successfully being featured in different roles on stage, he switched to TV in 1998. He began to act in a soap opera known as The Guiding Light, which was awarded a Guinness World Record for running the longest on TV in the American television history. Also, in 1998, he featured in a comedy movie based on a best-selling book by Terry McMillan. The character he played was nominated for the Best Actor in the Acapulco Black Film Festival Award.
In 1999, he was featured in a lead role in an American romantic comedy-drama known as The Best Man, for which he was also nominated for an award for the Best Actor. That same year, he acted in a horror film called House on Haunted Hill, which was also nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award. This movie gave him his first award as the Best Supporting Actor. As the years passed, he appeared in many TV shows among them Law and Order (1996), Ally McBeal (2001), The West Wing (2003), and America's Next Top Model (2004).
In 2004, Taye Diggs played the leading role in a legal drama show named Kevin Hill. In 2007, he appeared in an American medical drama called Private Practice. This role saw him nominated for many awards among them the NAACP Image Award.
Throughout his career, Taye has been nominated for many awards and won so many as well:
- 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- 2003 Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
- 2006 Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
Who is Taye Diggs married to?
Taye Diggs wife (ex) was actress Idina Kim Menzel. Taye Diggs and Idina met while starring in a musical drama known as Rent. On January 11th, 2003, they made their union official. In the course of their marriage, they had a son called Walker Nathaniel Diggs, who was born on September 2nd, 2009. Everything seemed okay between the couple until they broke up after being married for ten years. On December 3rd, 2014, their divorce was made official.
Taye Diggs son
Taye Diggs has one son born from his marriage with Idina. His name is Walker Nathaniel.
Taye Diggs net worth
Taye Diggs is a big name in the acting industry, and his resume has made him among the most paid actors in America. He is said to have taken home approximately $100,000 per episode in the Private Practice, and $80,000 each episode in the Kevin Hill show. It is not surprising that the talented actor has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Taye Diggs height
When it comes to body measurements, he has a muscular body with a height of 5 ft 10 in which translates to 178 cm. He has an athletic body type and currently weighs 83 kg.
Taye Diggs is among the most famous African American actors. He is actively involved in filmography and television. There is more to look forward to when it comes to his thrilling and entertaining career.