Taye Diggs

Actor
Described by Ebony magazine as "the black Clark Gable," actor Taye Diggs' range of talent placed him closer to the moniker bestowed upon him by The Los Angeles Times, which labeled him "the black Cary ... Read more »
Born: 01/02/1971 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Hollywood Game Night 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Kocktails With Khloe 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Murder in the First 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

NCIS 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rosewood 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

You're Back In The Room 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2015 (Movie)

Rasta Cab Driver (Actor)

One Shot 2015 (Movie)

Malcolm (Actor)

Opening Night 2015 (Movie)

Malcolm (Actor)

Repeat After Me 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baggage Claim 2013 (Movie)

Langston (Actor)

Between Us 2013 (Movie)

Carlo (Actor)

New Girl 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2007 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

Harper (Actor)

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night 2011 (Movie)

Vargas (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Day Break 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Slow Burn 2007 (Movie)

Jeffrey Sykes (Actor)

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cake 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kevin Hill 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rent 2005 (Movie)

Benjamin Coffin III (Actor)

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Vibe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Next Top Model 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drum 2004 (Movie)

Nxumalo (Actor)

The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Basic 2003 (Movie)

Pike (Actor)

Ed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Essence Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th NAACP Image Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

Dre (Actor)

Chicago 2002 (Movie)

The Bandleader (Actor)

Equilibrium 2002 (Movie)

Brandt (Actor)

Just a Kiss 2002 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

New Best Friend 2002 (Movie)

Sheriff Artie Bonner (Actor)

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Midsummer Night's Rave 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Aaliyah: A Life Cut Short 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Across America 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The Way of the Gun 2000 (Movie)

Jeffers (Actor)

Go 1999 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

Harper (Actor)

The House on Haunted Hill 1999 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

The Wood 1999 (Movie)

Roland (Actor)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

Winston Shakespeare (Actor)

Full Court Press 1997 (Movie)

Donnell's Older Brother (Actor)

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

Biography

Described by Ebony magazine as "the black Clark Gable," actor Taye Diggs' range of talent placed him closer to the moniker bestowed upon him by The Los Angeles Times, which labeled him "the black Cary Grant. " Like the Hollywood legend, the New Jersey-born Diggs was both skilled and comfortable in almost any entertainment genre - from television to theater to film; from comedies to musicals to straight drama and action/thriller/fantasy, as his ABC series, "Day Break" (2006- ) would be considered. And like Grant, Diggs exuded an effortless charm and class that had for years, endeared him to both male and female audiences.

Relationships

Jeffries Diggs

Father

Marcia Diggs

Mother

Walker Diggs

Son
Born Sept. 2, 2009; mother, Idina Menzel

Gabriel Diggs

Brother
Has two younger brothers and two younger sisters

Idina Menzel Actor

Ex-Husband
Met 1996 while appearing together in "Rent" Also co-starred in off-Broadway production of "The Wild Party" 2000 Married Jan. 11, 2003 in Montego Bay, Jamaica Announced separation Divorced December 3, 2014.

EDUCATION

High School of the Arts

Rochester , New York

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

Milestones

2007

Co-starred with Ray Liotta in "Slow Burn"

2007

Cast as Dr. Sam Bennett, the Internal Medicine Specialist in the "Grey’s Anatomy" spinoff series "Private Practice" (ABC)

2005

Reprised the role of Benny the landlord for the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning musical "Rent"

2004

Played a lawyer who inherits his deceased cousin's daughter on UPN's "Kevin Hill"

2003

Teamed up with Jamie Kennedy for the comedy feature "Malibu's Most Wanted"

2003

Acted opposite John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in John McTeirnan's military detective thriller "Basic"

2002

Starred opposite Sanaa Lathan in the hip-hop inspired film "Brown Sugar"

2002

Supported Christian Bale and Emily Watson in "Equilibrium"

2002

Appeared as 'The Band Leader' in the big-screen adaptation of the hit musical "Chicago"

2001

Had a recurring role on "Ally McBeal" (Fox) as Jackson Duper

2000

Returned to the NYC stage co-starring in the Manhattan Theater Club production of the musical "The Wild Party"

2000

Co-starred in "The Way of the Gun" with James Caan and Ryan Phillippe

1999

Landed starring role opposite Nia Long in "The Best Man"

1999

Cast in the ensembles of Doug Liman's "Go" and "The Wood"

1998

Feature film debut, playing a Jamaican man who falls for an older woman in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"

1997

Had regular role of Sugar Hill on the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light"; left show when cast in first film role

1996

Made primetime TV debut on an episode of "New York Undercover" (Fox)

1995

Breakthrough stage role, playing the landlord Benny, in the award-winning musical "Rent"

1994

Made Broadway debut as an understudy in Nicholas Hytner's staging of "Carousel"

Spent eight months in Japan working at Tokyo Disneyland in the Caribbean revue

Spotted by a talent agent while performing in a showcase during his senior year of college

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