Taye Diggs Bio, Age, Wiki, Wife, Net Worth, Parents, Siblings, Married, TV Shows and Movies

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Taye Diggs Biography and Wiki

Taye Diggs is a well-known singer and actor from the United States. He is best known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the television series Private Practice and All American, and the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Brown Sugar, The Best Man, and The Best Man Holiday.

Taye Diggs Education

He attended Allendale Columbia school in Rochester and later transferred to school of Arts. He received a BFA in musical theater from Syracuse University.

Taye Diggs Age

How old is Taye? He is 51 years old as of 2022. He was born Scott Leo Berry on 2nd January 1971 in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

Taye Diggs Nationality

Diggs belongs to the black ethnicity/heritage. He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, United States. He holds African American nationality and citizenship by birth. ALSO READ: Jason Segel

Taye Diggs’s Parents and Family

Taye was born in Rochester, New York, and raised there. He is the son of Marcia Young, a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. Taye’s mother married Jeffries Diggs when he was a child, and he adopted his father’s surname. Taye gets his nickname from the playful pronunciation of Scotty as “Scotty.”

Taye Diggs Siblings

He was born alongside his five siblings and he is the oldest of five children. He has two brothers, Gabriel and Michael, and two sisters, Christian and Shalom. They were all raised together by his parents with love and support.

Taye Diggs Wife | Married

He was previously married. On January 11, 2003, he married his Rent co-star, actress Idina Menzel. After ten years of marriage, Diggs and Menzel divorced. On December 3, 2014, their divorce was finalized. He was previously married to Selling Sunset cast member Amanza Smith for five years before they divorced in 2018. Taye with Idina were blessed with a baby boy, Their son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, was born on September 2, 2009. In 2013, the couple separated after ten years of marriage.

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Taye Diggs’s Net worth

He has an estimated net worth of around $14 million.

Taye Diggs Career

In 1996, he played the landlord Benny in Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, which also starred his future wife, Idina Menzel. He also appeared as The Bandleader in the 2002 film adaptation of Chicago, a long-running Broadway revival, and as Billy Flynn on Broadway. In Wicked, he also temporarily replaced Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero, the love interest of Menzel’s Elphaba character. Diggs made his film debut in How Stella Got Her Groove Back in 1998, which earned him critical acclaim and exposure. He also appeared in William Castle’s House on Haunted Hill, which was remade in 1999.

The actor was featured in an episode of America’s Next Top Model helping the contestants through an acting challenge. Another notable role of his was on the comedy-drama Ally McBeal as a lawyer named Jackson Duper who was the love interest of the character Renee Raddick and the possible love interest of the Ling Woo character. Diggs portrayed the title character on the short-lived UPN television series Kevin Hill which despite critical acclaim was not renewed for a second season. In 2003, he appeared on the TV show Punk’d after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher, while getting a check-up at a punk’d-operated doctor’s office.

In early 2006, the actor appeared as Will Truman’s love interest, James, on the eighth season of Will & Grace. In May, ABC picked up his pilot Day Break, in which he played a detective trapped in the same day and forced to relive it in order to clear his name of murder; the show premiered in mid-November 2006, but was abruptly canceled due to low ratings. The actor co-starred as Sam Bennett opposite Kate Walsh in Private Practice, a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off that aired for six seasons from 2007 to 2013. He appeared as a guest on The West Wing as a Secret Service agent in charge of the President’s daughter’s security detail. He then guest-starred on Grey’s Anatomy again in the Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice Crossover Event. Diggs is the author of four children’s books, Mixed Me! (2015), Chocolate Me (2015), I Love You More Than… (2018), and My Friend! (2021), all illustrated by Shane Evans.

He was the titular character Hedwig in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre until it closed on September 13, 2015. The actor played Capper the cat in the films ‘Til Death Do Us Part and My Little Pony: The Movie. He has appeared twice on the paramount Network’s reality competition series Lip Sync Battle and is the only two-time winner of the show. Based on Keith Barry’s British show You’re Back in the Room, he hosted the game show Hypnotize Me with him. Hypnotize Me was originally filmed for FOX in 2016 but never aired on the network. The CW eventually aired the eight-episode series.