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Taye Diggs is an American actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for his roles in television series, Broadway musicals, and films. His father, Andre Young, is a visual artist. Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Diggs has four siblings.
Diggs started his career in the theater. He earned a BFA in musical theater from the Syracuse University in 1993. He made his film debut in 1998 in the movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back. After this role, he moved into television. From there, he starred in Rent with Idina Menzel, and in the soap opera Guiding Light. In 2002, he played The Bandleader in the film adaptation of Chicago.
Diggs has played roles on several television shows, including Private Practice and Ally McBeal. He also appears in several movies, including The Best Man, The Wood, and Equilibrium.
Before he became a popular actor, Diggs played the role of Benny, a mean landlord in the Rent musical. When the show ended in 2005, he reprised the role in the film. Additionally, he starred in Andrew Lippa’s production of The Wild Party at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Diggs was nominated for Best Actor in the Acapulco Black Film Festival for his performance. During this time, he was also involved in the Carousel revival cast.
While in New York, he met his future wife Idina Menzel. They later had a child together. Their son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, was born in September 2009. Since then, they have separated. However, they remain friends. It is reported that the couple have been spotted together many times. Diggs has also been linked to actress Apryl Jones. As of 2018, Diggs is in a relationship with Amanza Smith-Brown, a fellow Selling Sunset cast member.
Diggs’ most recent television appearance was in the season finale of Will & Grace. He played a love interest for Renee Raddick. Besides, he was also a guest star on Day Break.
Currently, Diggs is active on various social networking sites, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram. Moreover, he has over 3 million followers on Facebook. At this point of his life, his net worth is estimated at $14 million. Nevertheless, he prefers a modest lifestyle.
Although he is an American actor, Taye Diggs is also very involved in philanthropic work. He and his family have donated a lot of money to charity causes. One of their latest projects is to build a home in Haiti.
Besides his work on the stage, Diggs has also taken up singing roles in several Broadway shows. For example, he has sung the songs for the Rent film soundtrack. On the other hand, he has filled in for Billy Flynn in the Broadway version of Carousel. He has also appeared in the 1999 remake of William Castle’s House on Haunted Hill.
Diggs has been nominated for many awards. Some of them include the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Primetime Emmy Award.