Taye Diggs Biography (1972?-)

Original name, Scott Diggs; born January 2, 1972 (some sources cite 1971), inNew Jersey; raised in Rochester, NY; son of Jeffries and Marcia (an actressand teacher; maiden name, Berry) Diggs; married Idina Menzel (an actress andsinger), January 11, 2003. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775; or United Talent Agency,9560 Wilshire, Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Abe Hoch, A Management, 9107 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 650, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
January 2, 1972?
New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Donnell's older brother, Full Court Press, 1997
  • Winston Shakespeare, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Mary Jane's Last Dance, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Eddie Baker, House on Haunted Hill, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Harper Stewart, The Best Man, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Marcus, Go, Columbia/TriStar, 1999
  • Roland, The Wood, Paramount, 1999
  • Jeffers, The Way of the Gun, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Sheriff Artie Bonner, New Best Friend, TriStar, 2002
  • (Uncredited) Andre, Just a Kiss, Paramount, 2002
  • Jamal boy, Cross the Line, Horizon Productions, 2002
  • Dre, Brown Sugar (also known as Seven Days), Fox Searchlight, 2002
  • Clerick Brandt, Equilibrium, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2002
  • Bandleader, Chicago, Miramax, 2002
  • Himself, Media Whore, Rock & Role Productions, 2002
  • A Midsummer Night's Rave, 2002
  • Raymond Dunbar (some sources cite role of Pike), Basic (also knownas Formation extreme), Columbia, 2003
  • Sean, Malibu's Most Wanted, Warner Bros., 2003
  • Also appeared as Gabriel, Blind Date; made appearances in the films Black Love Song #1, Dutchman, and The Greeks.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dre, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, 1997
  • Adrian "Sugar" Hill, The Guiding Light, CBS, 1997-1998
  • Jackson Duper, Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001
  • Cohost, Rock across America, VH1, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Stephon, "No Greater Love," New York Undercover, Fox, 1996
  • Sky Bell, "Good Girl," Law & Order, NBC, 1996
  • Guest, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Secret Service Agent Wesley, "Commencement," The West Wing, NBC, 2003
  • Secret Service Agent Wesley, "Twenty Five," The West Wing, NBC, 2003
  • "Captain Lucidity," Ed, NBC, 2003
  • Guest, The Best Damned Sports Show Period, 2003
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999
  • The 32nd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Presenter, The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • The 34th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2003
  • Specials
  • Interviewee, MTV Icon: Janet Jackson, MTV, 2001
  • Interviewee, Aaliyah: A Life Cut Short, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Understudy for Cyrus Hamilton, Jigger, and policeman, Carousel (musical), Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1994-1995
  • Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III, Rent (musical), New York Theatre Workshop, 1996, then Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1996-1997
  • Black, The Wild Party (musical), Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 2000
  • Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), Broadway production, 2002
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in "Boys" by Britney Spears, 2002.
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator, When the Women Come Out to Dance by Elmore Leonard, Harper-Audio, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 25, Gale, 2000
    • Newsmakers 2000, Issue 1, Gale, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Ebony, January, 2000, p. 100
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 12, 1999, p. 11
    • Harper's Bazaar, July, 1998, p. 118
    • Movieline, September, 1998, pp. 58-59
    • Newsweek, August 24, 1998, p. 58
    • People Weekly, May 10, 1999, p. 125; May 14, 2001, p. 172
    • Playboy, March, 1999, pp. 82-83, 144-45
    • Premiere, September, 2000, pp. 66-69

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