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 AwardÂ®-winning screen adaptation of Rob Marshall's Chicago, starring with Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. In addition to winning the OscarÂ® 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.