Taye Diggs is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the TV series Private Practice, the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Brown Sugar, The Best Man and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday. In 1999, he won his first award, the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the horror movie House on Haunted Hill. He has also written two books for children, Mixed Me and Chocolate Me, in the year 2015.

Birth Name

Scott Leo Diggs




Actor, Singer


Broadway, Play




Hasn’t Released Anything



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Taye Diggs was born on the 2nd of January 1971, in Newark, New Jersey, United States.


He’s currently 48 years old.

Sun Sign








Alex enrolled at the Heschel Day School in the San Fernando Valley. She is a graduate of Chatsworth High School in 1989. She went on to enroll at the San Francisco State University with a major in rhetoric.

Family Details

  • Father – Andre Young (Visual Artist)
  • Mother – Marcia Berry (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Gabriel Diggs (Younger Brother), Michael Diggs (Younger Brother), Shalom Diggs (Younger Sister), Christian Diggs (Younger Sister)
  • Relatives – Jeffries Diggs (Stepfather)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Taye Diggs has dated –

  • Idina Menzel (1996-2013) – Taye Diggs started dating with actress Idina after having first met her while working in an original production of the Broadway musical Rent in 1996. In 2003, they got married. In 2009, they welcomed a son, Walker. However, about 4 years later, they were at the end of their marriage. The split was amicable and they decided to raise their son together.

  • Amanza Smith Brown (2014-Present) – About 4 months after his separation from Idina Menzel, Taye started going out with model Amanza Smith Brown. Their first public sighting came in April in a swanky restaurant in West Hollywood. They made their relationship public by walking the red carpet together at the BET Awards in June.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 83 kg
  • In Pounds – 183 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 44–16–34
  • Chest – 44 in or 112 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
  • Waist – 34 in or 86 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

His shoe size is 10.5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Taye is best known for his role in the 1999 American romantic comedy drama The Best Man, where he played the lead role of Harper Stewart and for his role in the American TV series Murder in the First, where he played the role of Inspector Terry.

Film Debut

In 1998, Taye debuted with rom-com film How Stella Got Her Groove Back for his role as Winston Shakespeare.

Television Debut

In 1996, Diggs guest appeared in the role of Stephon in FOX police drama New York Undercover.

Brand Endorsements

Taye Diggs has been featured in print ads for, GAP & America’s Milk Processors’ Got Milk?. He has starred in the TV adverts for Propel Fitness Water & Kellogg’s.

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
1999Acapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActorHow Stella Got Her Groove BackNominated
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor – HorrorHouse on Haunted HillWon
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureThe Best ManNominated
2002Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesAlly McBealNominated
2003Broadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best CastChicagoWon
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureBrown SugarNominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest CastChicagoNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie ChemistryBrown SugarNominated
Choice Movie LiplockNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureChicagoWon
2005NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesKevin HillWon
2006Broadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest CastRentNominated
2008NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesPrivate PracticeNominated
2009Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesWon
2010Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2011People’s Choice AwardsFavorite TV Drama ActorNominated
2012NAACP Image AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2013Acapulco Black Film FestivalBest CastBaggage ClaimNominated
Best CastThe Best Man HolidayWon
2015NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesMurder in the FirstNominated
201642nd People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Cable TV ActorNominated

Taye Diggs Favorites

  • Favorite Style Icons – Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Sidney Poitier
  • Favorite Guilty Pleasure – The Bachelorette
  • Favorite Movie – Pretty Woman (1990)
  • Favorite Vacation Destination – Italy
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite Food – Soul Food

Taye Diggs Net worth

Taye Diggs has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Taye Diggs

  • He picked up his surname from his stepfather Jeffries Diggs, whom his mother married much later.
  • After graduating from college, he shifted to Japan, where he performed at the Tokyo Disneyland for several months.
  • He was heavily influenced by his mother to pursue a career in acting.
  • His Broadway debut was in the ensemble cast of the 1994 Tony Award-winning revival of the musical Carousel.
  • In 1995, he also performed as a dancer in Sebastian’s Caribbean Carnival at Tokyo Disneyland.
  • In 1996, Taye Diggs appeared in the musical Rent playing the role of a cruel and opportunistic landlord. It starred his future wife Idina Menzel as well.
  • In 1999, he won his first award the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the horror movie House on Haunted Hill.
  • In 2003, Diggs appeared on the TV show Punk’d after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher, while getting a check-up at a Punk’d-operated doctor’s office.
  • In 2007, he started appearing in Private Practice, an American medical drama, which can be regarded as one of Diggs’ most significant works on television.
  • In 2015, he published two children books- Chocolate Me and Mixed Me!, which was published by FSG and illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
  • In 2017, Diggs appeared in the films Til Death Do Us Part and My Little Pony: The Movie, where he voices Capper the cat.


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