Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs is an African American actor, singer, and writer. Two of his most remarkable performances are his roles in the 1999 American romantic comedy-drama, The Best Man, and in the American TV series, Murder in the First (2014-206).
He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater from Syracuse University. Taye debuted on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Carousel (1994). He also appeared in Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning, Rent (1996), where he met and worked with his ex-wife Idina Menzel. Soon, he starred in various broadway and off-broadway productions including The Wild Party (1999), Chicago (2002), and Wicked (2003).
In 1998, Taye moved to TV and starred in the soap opera, Guiding Light. In the same year, he made his film debut in the comedy movie, How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998). Later, he starred in several other films such as Go (1999), The Best Man (1999), and Rent Film (2005) where he also sang the film’s soundtrack. He has received many awards and nominations throughout his career, including the winner of the Best Ensemble Cast Award at the Acapulco Black Film Festival.
Aside from acting and singing, Taye is also the author of three children’s books entitled Mixed Me! (2015), Chocolate Me (2015), and I Love You More Than… (2018) and has also narrated audiobooks. Along with fellow Broadway friend, Andrew Palermo, they formed an artistic dance company, Dre.dance.
Who was Taye Diggs married to?
Taye Diggs was married to Idina Menzel, his Rent co-star, on January 11, 2003. After 11 years of marriage, they got divorced on December 3, 2014. Idina Menzel is famous for singing Frozen’s Oscar-winning, Let It Go.
Why did Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel divorce?
Neither Taye nor Idina have specified what led to their divorce but Idina was frank about their challenges of marriage.
Does Taye Diggs have any children?
Taye Diggs has an eleven-year old son with ex-wife Idina, named Walker Nathaniel Diggs who was born on September 2, 2009. Taye is now in a new relationship, she has met his son, and luckily for his dad, he approves of her!
Where is Taye Diggs from?
Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, but grew up in Rochester, New York.
What nationality is Taye Diggs?
Taye Digg is an African American born in Newark, New Jersey.
When was Taye Diggs born?
Taye Diggs was born on January 2, 1971, and is now 49 years old.
How tall is Taye Diggs and how much does he weigh?
Taye Diggs stands at a height of 5ft8 or 178cm, and weighs about 183lbs or 83kgs.
How much is Taye Diggs’ net worth?
Taye Digg has an estimated net worth of $16 million, working as an actor, singer, and writer.