Taye Diggs :: Biography
Scott Leo Diggs, popularly known as Taye Diggs is an American theatre, movie and television actor. Diggs is best known is roles in Broadwa musical ‘Rent’, the motion picture movie ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’ and TV series ‘Private Practice’. He came to notice from his leading role as Harpes Stewart in the movie ‘The Best Man’. The famous actor celebrates his birthday on 2nd January as he was born on January 2, 1971 in Newark, New Jersey. Though he was born in Newark, he was raised in Rochester by his father Jeffries Diggs and mother Marcia. He got his nick name ‘Taye’ when his was pronounced as ‘Scottay’. As per his educational background, he holds his graduation degree by attending Syracuse University. He earned Bachlor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater. From his early days, he had a keen interest in acting. He carried forward his acting dream by performing at popular Lakes Region Summer Theatre based in Meredith. Digg’s made his broadway debut in ‘Carousel’ in the year 1994.
Talking about his career expedition as an actor, he became the part of the Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning movie ‘Rent’ in 1996. He portrayed the role along with his future wife Idina Menzel. Later both were again seen in the movie ‘The Wild Party’. In the year 2002, he played ‘The Bandleader’ in broadway revival of ‘Chicago’. After appearing in the several movies, he shifted his profession to television. He was seen on the soap opera ‘Guiding Light’. Digg made his movie debut in ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’. He got appreciation and critical acclaim for his role in the movie. After a year, he portrayed a role of tantric sex god in ‘Go’. Digg also became a part of remake movie of Wiiliam Castle’s ‘The House on Haunted Hill’. His other noticeable role came as a guest star on comedy-drama ‘Ally Mcbeal’. Later he was casted on the UPN TV series ‘Kevin Hill’. The series was appreciated by both critics and audience. But despite of gaining success, it was not renewed for a next season. Besides his appearance as an actor, he was also seen as a singer on the Rent movie soundtrack. Digg reprised his role of Bandleader in the year 2002. He starred as a guest for the several episodes on the last season of ‘Will & Grace’. After his guest appearance, he was selected in the role of detective in ‘Day Break’. Despite of his successful acting career in movie and television series, he frequently returned to his stage acting career. He was seen recently in ‘A Soldier’s Play’ which was conducted at Second Stage Theatre. Digg also act in the popular series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ as a guest star. Digg also became the part of independent movie drama ‘Between Us’ which won grand jury prize at 2012 Bahamas International Film Festival.
Putting some lights to his personal life biography, his marital status is married. He got married to an actress Idina Menzel with whom he was casted in ‘Rent’. The couple got married on January 11, 2003. From his marital relation with Menzel, he has a son named ‘Walker Nathaniel Diggs’. After spending ten years together, they ended their marriage with taking divorce in late 2013. Diggs was not seen dating with other girlfriend after his divorce. There was also a hoax about his sexuality. He was rumored to be a gay. Any confirmation to this rumor is made in public.
The phenomenal actor, Taye Diggs has a dashing personality. He stands to the height of 5 feet 10 inches. The charismatic actor has been successful to attract all his fans through his incredible acting skills. Till date he has acted in numerous movies and television shows. From his acting career, he has earned total Net worth amount of $22 million. The talented actor has crossed age bar of 40 and he is still going strong in his acting career. His other information can be gathered by following his bio on wiki and other internet sites. His fans can follow him on [email protected] for his recent news and updates.