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Taye Diggs stars in "Private Practice" on ABC as Dr. Sam Bennett. Diggs was honored for his role with the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards in 2009.

An established star of film, television and theater, Taye Diggs made his feature film debut opposite Angela Bassett in the box office hit "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."

In 2006 Diggs starred in the ABC drama "Daybreak," also serving as a producer on the project. In 2005 he appeared
Taye Diggs in "Private Practice"
Taye Diggs Private Practice
in the feature film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, "Rent" — Diggs was part of the original Broadway cast — joining Idina Menzel, Rosario Dawson, Jesse Martin and Adam Pascal on screen. The same year he received stellar reviews for his portrayal of Captain Davenport in the Second Stage Theatre production of "A Soldier's Play," earning a nomination for Distinguished Performance from the Drama League Awards.

Also in 2005 Diggs made his television series debut by starring in and producing "Kevin Hill" on UPN, for which he received the NAACP Image Award in the category Best Actor-Television. He has created other memorable characters in multiple guest appearances on hit television shows including "Ally McBeal" "Will & Grace," "Ed," "The West Wing," "New York Undercover" and "Law & Order."

In 2002 Diggs returned to his musical theater roots in the Academy Award-winning film "Chicago," directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones. The cast was honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Performance. He also starred in "Brown Sugar," opposite Sanaa Lathan, Queen Latifah and Mos Def, as well as in the futuristic thriller, "Equilibrium." The following year he starred in John McTiernan's military thriller, "Basic," opposite Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta.

In 2000 Diggs appeared in "The Way of the Gun," opposite Benicio Del Toro and James Caan. 1999 was a prolific year for him, starring in "The Wood" for director Rick Famuyiwa, as well as the romantic comedy "The Best Man," co-starring Nia Long and Morris Chestnut. His performance garnered him an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. Other film roles include "Just a Kiss," co-starring Marisa Tomei and Kyra Sedgwick, "The House on Haunted Hill," "Go," directed by Doug Liman and also starring Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant, "Drum," "Cake" and "Malibu's Most Wanted."

Diggs appeared on Broadway from late 2003 to early 2004 filling in for Norbert Leo Butz in the role of Fiyero in the Tony Award-nominated musical, "Wicked," and he has also appeared as Billy Flynn in the hugely popular musical "Chicago." Previously he starred in the Manhattan Theater Club's "The Wild Party," which was the winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best off-Broadway Musical. His musical talents were first recognized in Broadway's critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Rent," with his role as Benny the landlord. His first job out of college, in 1994, was a coveted role in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award-winning musical, "Carousel."

Born in New Jersey, Diggs grew up in Rochester, New York, attending High School of the Arts. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts 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 Los Angeles with his wife, actress Idina Menzel, and son Walker.




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TAYE DIGGS: FACTS

How tall is Taye Diggs? How old is Taye Diggs? Where does Taye Diggs live? Find out here.

Age: 43 years old
Birthday: January 2, 1971
Height: 5' 10"
Full Name / Real Name: Scott L. Diggs
Birthplace: New Jersey
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Idina Menzel (1/11/2003, 1 child)





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