Taye Diggs

Biography

TAYE DIGGS made his feature film debut starring opposite Angela Bassett in the box-office hit How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Diggs recently starred in the independent feature Cake with Heather Graham, Drum directed by Zola Maseko, which screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and on the independent thriller Slow Burn co-starring Ray Liotta, Mekhi Phifer and LL Cool J., which was screened at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

In 2003, Diggs returned to his musical theater roots in the Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award®-winning screen adaptation of Rob Marshall's Chicago, starring with Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. In addition to winning the Oscar® for Best Picture, the film won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Diggs' previous feature work has included John McTiernan's military thriller Basic starring John Travolta, Giovanni Ribisi and Connie Nielsen, Malibu's Most Wanted starring Jamie Kennedy, Brown Sugar starring Sanaa Lathan and Queen Latifah (for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture), Just a Kiss and Equilibrium.

Other film credits include the romantic comedy The Best Man, The Way of the Gun, the blockbuster thriller The House on Haunted Hill, The Wood and Doug Liman's Go.

In addition to starring in and co-producing the UPN legal drama "Kevin Hill,â?? Digg's television credits include guest appearances on "Ed,â?? "New York Undercoverâ?? and "Law and Order.â?? He also had a recurring role on "Ally McBeal" and appeared in the last two episodes of the Emmy Award-winning show "The West Wing.â??

Diggs originated the role of Benny in the Broadway production of "Rent.â??

Additional theatre credits include filling in as â?~Fiyero' in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical "Wicked,â?? as Billy Flynn in the hit musical

"Chicago,â?? as well as in "The Wild Party,â?? which was the winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. His first job out of college, in 1994, was a coveted role in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award winning play "Carousel."

Diggs is currently starring in a revival of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer-Prize winning drama "A Soldier's Playâ?? at New York's Second Stage Theatre.

orn in New Jersey, Diggs grew up in Rochester, New York attending High School of the Arts. He received his BFA degree from Syracuse University, where he studied theater and was discovered by an agent while performing in a showcase during his senior year in college.

Diggs resides in New York.
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Taye Diggs Separates From Wife Idina Menzel After Ten Years Of Marriage

12th December 2013 -

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American actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel separate after being married for ten years, according to People Magazine.The pair, both 42 years-old, first met as co-stars in a Broadway production of the musical 'Rent' in...

The Best Man Holiday

4th June 2013 -

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It's been fifteen years since the release of Harper Stewart's inflammatory autobiographical novel and the wedding of his best friend Lance, and now he is reuniting once again with his friends from college - also...

Baggage Claim

13th May 2013 -

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Montana Moore is a thirty-something flight attendant who has achieved the inevitable and become the only unmarried/ unaffianced woman in her whole family after her younger sister announces her impending marriage in a month's time....

A Week In News: Rick Ross Survives, Jennifer Lawrence Slips Up, Lindsay Lohan To Learn Fate

31st January 2013 -

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Rick Ross Survives An Attack, Jennifer Lawrence Wins But Slips Up, Lindsay Lohan To Learn Her Fate In LAYou Da Boss: Rapper Rick Ross had a lucky escape this week, somehow avoiding a hail of...

Intruder Robs Taye Diggs' Garage, Taye Diggs Returns Home

30th January 2013 -

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An intruder rooting through Taye Diggs' garage got quite the fright on Sunday evening (January 27, 2013) when the man himself returned home from the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Diggs and wife Idina Menzel arrived...

Have A Go Hero: Taye Diggs Captures Burglar At Home After SAG Awards

30th January 2013 -

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Taye Diggs had an eventful night on Sunday (January 27, 2013) and not just because he attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Private Practise star found himself playing the hero when he returned home...

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

11th March 2011 -

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Dylan Dog is a private investigator unlike no other. Based in New Orleans, Dylan is more of a paranormal investigator than a normal detective and his clients are somewhat of a specialist field, most of...

Brown Sugar

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

Both a winning, friends-or-more romance with intelligent, down-to-earth characters and a melodious love-letter to the heart and soul of hip-hop, "Brown Sugar" signals director Rick Famuyiwa's emergence as an articulate, grown-up voice in African-American (and...

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