Jan. 2nd, 1971
New Jersey, USA
Taye Diggs' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Our Family Wedding
2005 - Rent
2003 - Basic
2003 - Malibu's Most Wanted
2002 - Chicago
2002 - Equilibrium
2002 - New Best Friend
2002 - Brown Sugar
2000 - The Way of the Gun
1999 - The Best Man
1999 - Go
1999 - House on Haunted Hill
1999 - The Wood
1998 - How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Sam Bennett
Secret Service Agent Wesley
Himself - Guest
Raised in Rochester, New York, Diggs received a BFA degree in musical theater from Syracuse University. He made his show business debut in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award winning play "Carousel." Taye Diggs is the oldest of five. His two brothers are musicians, one sister is a dancer and the other is going to college to be a veterinarian.
- Won the role of "Winston Shakespeare" in _How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)_ (qv), even though the casting directors were searching for a tall black man with dreads.
- Shares a birthday with 'Brandon DeShazer' (qv), 'Cuba Gooding Jr.' (qv), 'Kate Bosworth' (qv), and 'Dax Shepard' (qv).
- Appeared on stage with his wife 'Idina Menzel' (qv) in the shows: "Rent," "The Wild Party," and "Wicked.".
- Has two younger brothers and two younger sisters.
- Was a cast member at Tokyo Disneyland before he got the job in "Rent".
- Portrayed Benny, the evil landlord in the Tony Award winning stage production of "Rent"
- Married 'Idina Menzel' (qv) at the same Jamacian resort where _How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)_ (qv) was filmed.
- Began career as a performer at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.