Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs is a film, television, as well as a theatre actor and singer. Taye Diggs is famous for his roles in various films such as The Best Man and How Stella got her Groove Back.

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Biography and Early Life

Scott Leo ‘Taye’ Diggs, better known as Taye Diggs, was born on 2 January 1971 in Newark, New Jersey. He is the son of Andre Young and Marcia Berry. His mother works as an actress and a teacher, whereas his father is an experienced visual artist.

During Taye’s childhood, the mother married Jeffries Diggs, and that was where Taye got his surname as Diggs. Taye has two older brothers and two sisters. Taye is more senior than all his siblings are.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Taye Diggs in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Taye Diggs’s age is 50 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 2 January 1971. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 183 lbs in Pound and 83 kg in Kilograms.


Taye Diggs attended Allendale Columbia School and later joined the School of the Arts. He joined Syracuse University, where he graduated.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Diggs tied a knot with Idina Menzel on 11 January 2003. Idina is an actress as well as was Taye’s co-star in ‘Rent.’ The couple welcomed their baby boy Nathaniel Diggs on 2 September 2009. Their marriage lasted for ten years, and they later separated in 2013. Their divorce was effective on 3 December 2014.

Is Taye Diggs Gay?

Taye Diggs has straight sexuality. He married Idina Menzel and later sired a baby boy.

Professional Career

In 1996, Taye Diggs started his career journey by featuring in ‘Rent.’ Rent became a prize-winning Broadway musical hit where his future wife, Idina Menzel, starred. Here, Taye Diggs is portrayed as a mean property owner.

Taye Diggs started to feature in television series and left stage productions. He had a role in the Guiding Light soap opera. He made his first debut in 1998 by featuring in ‘How Stella got her Groove Back’ movie. The film became a breakthrough in Taye’s career because that is when the world learned of him.

Taye Diggs has a role on the Punk’d television show after Ashton Kutcher duped Taye. Taye Diggs also featured on the last season of ‘Will and Grace’ where he played James.

In 2007, Taye Diggs landed a role in the Private Practice television show. He acted opposite Kate Walsh. Taye had a guest role in ‘The West Wing’ film where he acted as a secret service agent.


The various roles Taye Diggs had in films and television shows he features garners him notable accolades. In 2000, he received his first nomination as the Best Outstanding Actor from Image Awards. In 2003, he received the Screen Actors Guild Award following his outstanding performance in a Chicago movie, Rob Marshall’s director. In 2009, Taye also received Image Awards following his notable performance in ‘Private Price’ film.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Taye Diggs in 2021

As of 2021, Taye Diggs has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Taye Diggs is a famous figure in stage productions, television, and movies, where he has done notable work as an actor. He is renowned for his numerous appearances. The film Taye Diggs featured in, ‘How Stella got her Groove Back’ earned him more income, adding great fortune to his income. He also featured on ‘private Practice’ television show.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

He started performing at Busch Gardens. Surprisingly, the famous hotspot for celebrities in show business is Busch Gardens. It is among the renowned amusement parks situate in the United States. Digs started by performing live shows and taught people to dance moves at the Williamsburg, located in Virginia.

Taye Diggs majorly focused on the reactions emanating from his fans after his divorce from Idina Menzel. Taye Diggs featured in the ‘Rent,’ where Idina Menzel also featured Maureen Johnson. They later reprised their characters in Chris Columbus, a film adaptation of the musical back in 2005. They later started dating and later married in 2003 when he featured How Stella got her Groove back. They later sired a son called Walker Nathaniel Diggs. After making to the public about their split, those who felt the pain were his fans.

During the performance of the Best Man, Taye Diggs was surprised when Nia Long slapped him. During the films behind the scenes, Nia Long slapped Taye Diggs, and it was such an anticipated action. Taye opted not to ever work with actresses again. However, Taye and Nia later reprised their roles in the Best Man Holiday, a 2013 sequel.

After having similarities to his own racial struggle’s identity, Taye Diggs got attracted to all Americans. He had a leading role during the cast of Murder in the First and Empire. Taye Diggs later developed a passion for All American and was played as the coach of a young South-Central football player.

Taye Diggs glimmers as Children’s book author. Taye Diggs features the Wendy Williams Show, where he promoted his portrayed book by the title Mixed Me!. Taye got inspiration from his and Idina’s bi-racial son, Walker. He has also written books focusing mainly on racial discrimination, especially on younger children.

Taye Diggs is a famous actor who grew up as the oldest child of Jeffries Diggs as well as Marcia Diggs. After getting credit from ‘Rent,’ Taye Diggs decided to move from stage productions to television. ‘How Stella got her Groove Back’ film garners Taye Diggs more fame all over the world.


Facts of Scott Leo ‘Taye’ Diggs

  • Gender Male
  • full nameScott Leo ‘Taye’ Diggs
  • birthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$15 million
  • professionAmerican actor and singer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 83 Kg, In Pounds – 183 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 178 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark brown
  • high schoolAllendale Columbia School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

Sebastian Stan

Ivan Moody