Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs, born on January 2, 1971, is an American actor and singer. Since making his feature debut in the 1998 romantic comedy “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” he has kept his audience entertained with his superb acting skills. In 2015, Diggs published the children’s books “Mixed Me” and “Chocolate Me.” Let’s celebrate his talent.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Taye Diggs



Birth date:

January 2, 1971



Zodiac Sign:



5' 10"

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Net Worth:

$14 million

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Taye Diggs was born on January 2, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Rochester, New York. His father was a visual artist, and his mother was a teacher. Diggs is the oldest of five children. He has two brothers and two sisters. His mother eventually married Jeffries Diggs, who gave him his surname. Diggs went to Allendale Columbia School in Rochester before moving to the School of Arts. He then proceeded to Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater in 1993.

Three years later, he appeared in “Rent” as Benny, the landlord. The play won a Pulitzer Prize. After a few years of working on the stage, Diggs moved from stage to television with a role in the soap opera “Guiding Light.” In 1998, he made his film debut in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.” Four years later, he worked as the Bandleader in the film adaptation of “Chicago” and played Christian Bale’s partner/antagonist in “Equilibrium.” In 2003, Diggs appeared on “Punk’d” and guest-starred for several episodes on the eighth season of “Will & Grace” in 2006. A year later, he landed a role in “Private Practice,” the spin-off of “Grey’s Anatomy.” It ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2013.

On January 11, 2003, Diggs married Idina Menzel. Six years later, Menzel gave birth to the couple’s first child, Walker Nathaniel Diggs. They separated in 2013 and their divorce was finalized on December 3, 2014.

Career timeline

He Appears in “Rent”

Diggs plays a ruthless and opportunistic landlord in the musical "Rent" with Idina Menzel.

The Movie Debut

Diggs stars in the comedy "How Stella Got her Groove Back."

The Role in a Medical Drama

Diggs appears in the American medical drama "Private Practice."

The Role in “Murder in the First”

Diggs' performance as Inspector Terry in the drama series establishes him as a fantastic actor.

Why We Love Taye Diggs

  1. He’s original

    Diggs has a talent for self-expression and originality. His writing shows his intelligence and philosophical nature.

  2. He’s resilient

    Digg’s creativity has provided him with the comfort and luxury he craved. His success is a culmination of his determination and resilience.

  3. He advocates acceptance

    Diggs has published several books that carry a poignant message about loving yourself. He has seen the effects of being different on his son and never wants anyone to go through that.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He began his career on Broadway

    Diggs began his career on Broadway before moving on to the big screen.

  2. He’s an author

    Diggs writes books for children; his first book, “Chocolate Me!” teaches young children to appreciate their skin tones.

  3. He loved “Grey’s Anatomy”

    Diggs was a massive fan of “Grey's Anatomy” before winning the lead role in A.B.C.'s “Private Practice.”

  4. His identity attracted him to “All American”

    Diggs explained that his interest in the show's fundamental themes caused him to take up a role when it was offered.

  5. He’s a proud mama’s boy

    Diggs is so devoted to his mother that he got her initials tattooed on his left shoulder.

Taye Diggs FAQs

What is Diggs doing?

He’s working on Broadway shows and several films.

Diggs appeared on which soap opera?

He appeared on “Guiding Light.”

Are Taye and Daveed Diggs related?

No. However, they both have distinguished careers in the entertainment industry.

Taye Diggs’s birthday dates

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