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Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs is a famous American actor. Taye Diggs is famous for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Early Life

Taye Diggs was born on January 2, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is currently 53 years old. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Likewise, his full name is Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs. His mother is Marcia, a teacher, and actress, and his father is Andre Young, a visual artist. Moreover, when he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs.

Furthermore, he has two brothers, Gabriel and Michael, and two sisters, Christian and Shalom. The actor is the eldest one. Hence, the actor’s nickname is ‘Scotty’. Therefore, he attended Allendale Columbia School in Rochester and later transferred to the School of the Arts. Also, he received a BFA in musical theater in 1993 from Syracuse University.


Diggs originated the role of the landlord Benny in Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, which also starred his future wife, Idina Menzel, in 1996. Later, he appeared as Mr. Black opposite Menzel’s character of Kate in Andrew Lippa’s off-Broadway production of The Wild Party at Manhattan Theatre Club. Moreover, he also played The Bandleader in the 2002 film version of the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago.

Further, he also starred in the 1999 remake of William Castle’s House on Haunted Hill. Also, he was featured in an episode of America’s Next Top Model helping the contestants through an acting challenge. Further, he performed the role of the titular character Hedwig in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre.

Moreover, Diggs 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 2013. Also, he guest-starred for several episodes as Will Truman’s love interest, James, on the eighth season of Will & Grace. However, in May, ABC picked up his pilot, Day Break, in which he portrayed a detective trapped on the same day and forced to relive it to clear his name of murder.

Hence, the show debuted in mid-November, 2006, but was abruptly canceled due to poor ratings. Although his film and television career continue to move forward, he still returns to the stage frequently. Moreover, he hosted the game show Hypnotize Me with hypnotist Keith Barry, based on Barry’s British program.

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Caption: Taye Diggs in an award show. Source: thewikifeed.com

Personal Life

Taye Diggs married actress Idina Menzel, his rent co-star, on January 11, 2003. The couple was blessed with a son named Walker Nathaniel Diggs. He was born on September 2, 2009. Unfortunately, the couple separated after ten years of marriage in 2013. Hence, their divorce was finalized on December 3, 2014. Further, by looking at his Instagram, it seems like is in love with Apryl Jones who is an actress. It seems like they live together.

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Caption: Taye Diggs with his ex-wife. Source: usmagazine.com

Body Measurements

As an actor, he has maintained his body very well. It looks like he joins the gym as he has a six-pack. Hence, he is 5 feet and 10 inches tall. Similarly, he weighs around 75 kg(165 lbs). Moreover, he has beautiful brown eyes and is bald. Also, he has a beautiful smile which sparks his personality well.

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Caption: Taye Diggs posing for a photo. Source: celebritybio.com

Taye Diggs – Social Media

Talking about his social media, he joined Twitter in November 2010. His Twitter handle is @TayeDiggs where he has more than 660K followers. Moreover, he is also active on Instagram as well. He has 1.1M followers on his Instagram account. His Instagram handle is @tayediggsinsta.

Taye Diggs – Net Worth 2024

Taye Diggs has earned a lot of money from his successful acting career. His net worth is estimated at 14 million dollars. Therefore, information regarding his salary is unknown.