Taye Diggs Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Daughter, Apryl, Movies, Net Worth

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Taye Diggs Biography

A native of Newark, New jersey Taye Diggs born (Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs) is an American actor and singer. Taye is well known for the role he played in the Broadway musicals Rent, Hedwig, and the Angry Inch.

He was also featured in the TV series Private Practice and All American. Diggs is also known for the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Brown Sugar, The Best Man, and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday.

Diggs is the co-artistic director of a dance company, Dre. dance, with fellow Broadway veteran and School of the Arts alumnus Andrew Palermo.

Taye Diggs Education

He went to Allendale Columbia School in Rochester and later transferred to the School of the Arts. He received a BFA in musical theater from Syracuse University.

Taye Diggs Age and Birthday

Diggs was born on January 2, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. He is 52 years old as of 2023.

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Taye Diggs Height and Weight

The American-born actor, Diggs, measures a standing height of 1.78 meters which is equivalent to 5 ft 10 inches. His other body measurements are currently under review. This information will soon be updated.

Taye Diggs Parents and Siblings

The American actor was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in Rochester, New York. His mother is Marcia who was a teacher and actress, and his father is Andre Young who is a visual artist.

When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He is the oldest of five children. He has two brothers, Gabriel and Michael, and two sisters, Christian and Shalom.

Taye Diggs Daughter

Diggs does not have a daughter. He, however, has a son named Walker Nathaniel Diggs, who was born in September 2009.

Taye Diggs Wife and Dating

He got married on January 11, 2003, to actress Idina Menzel, his Rent co-star. The two were blessed to have a son named Walker Nathaniel Diggs, who was born on September 2, 2009.

In 2013, Diggs and Menzel separated after ten years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized on December 3, 2014. He also dated Selling Sunset cast member Amanza Smith for five years but they split in 2018.

Taye Diggs and Apryl Jones

Diggs is in a relationship with Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Apryl Jones, who is the mother of singer Omarion’s children. The two met after Taye joined TikTok in December 2021.

Taye Diggs Career

He began his acting carrier in 1996 he debuted in Rent where he played a mean and expedient landlord. After successfully being featured in different roles on stage, he switched to TV in 1998. He began to act in a soap opera known as The Guiding Light, which was awarded a Guinness World Record for running the longest on TV in American television history.

In 1998, he was featured in a comedy movie based on a best-selling book by Terry McMillan. The character he played was nominated for the Best Actor in the Acapulco Black Film Festival Award. In 2004, Taye Diggs played the leading role in a legal drama show named Kevin Hill. In 2007, he appeared in an American medical drama called Private Practice. This role saw him nominated for many awards among them the NAACP Image Award.

Taye Diggs Net Worth

Diggs has an estimated net worth of $14 million.

Taye Diggs Movies

  • 2003  Basic
  • 2003  Malibu’s Most Wanted
  • 2004  Drum
  • 2005  Rent
  • 2005  Cake
  • 2007  Slow Burn
  • 2008  Days of Wrath
  • 2010  Our Family Wedding
  • 2011  Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
  • 2011  The Fab Five
  • 2012  Between Us
  • 2013  The Best Man Holiday
  • 2013  Baggage Claim
  • 2015  Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
  • 2016 Opening Night
  • 2017  My Little Pony: The Movie
  • 2017  ‘Til Death Do Us Part
  • 2018  Set It Up
  • 2018  River Runs Red

Taye Diggs Tv Show

  • 2016–2017 Empire
  • 2017-2018 Lip Sync Battle
  • 2018-present  All American
  • 2019  Rent
  • 2019    Selling Sunset
  • 2019     Hypnotize Me
  • 2019      Elena of Avalor
  • 2020     Celebrity Ghost Stories
  • 2020      Muppets Now
  • 2021     The Best Man: The Final Chapters

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