Taye Diggs is a well-known actor and singer from America who is best known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Rent, television series Private Practice, and movies like Brown Sugar, The Best Man Holiday and many more. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Taye Diggs in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Taye Diggs was born on January 2, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey to his parents Andre Young and Marcia (née Berry). His father is a visual artist, and his mother is a primary school teacher. He grew up in Rochester, New York where his mother married Jeffries Diggs whose surname Taye took.
Diggs has four siblings including two brothers Gabriel and Michael and two sisters Christian and Shalom. He went to the Allendale Columbia School in Rochester to complete his schooling. Later Diggs attended Syracuse University where he earned a BFA in musical theatre.
On January 2003, Diggs married his co-star from the Broadway musical Rent, Idina Menzel. Together they are the parents of a son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs who was born on September 2, 2009. The couple divorced in the year 2014.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Taye Diggs started his acting career in the year 1996 when he played the role of the nasty landlord Benny in the award-winning musical “Rent”. In the same year, he appeared as Mr. Black in the Broadway musical “The Wild Party”. He also played the role of The Bandleader in the 2002 movie version of the Broadway “Chicago”.
Later Diggs moved to television with the role in the television show “Guiding Light”. He made his movie debut in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” in 1998 which brought him much acclaim and exposure. The following year Diggs played an AWOL groom in the comedy movie “The Wood” and a tantric sex god in the crime comedy movie “Go”.
In 2003, Diggs was seen on the television show “Punk’d” in which Ashton Kutcher tricked him. Along with Kate Walsh, he co-starred in the medical drama series “Private Practice”. Diggs has won several awards in his illustrious career including the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2000), Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2003), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003), NAACP Image Awards (2009), Acapulco Black Film Festival (2013) and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Taye Diggs has an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as a television and movie actor. He has been a part of many commercially successful movies including House on Haunted Hill, The Way of the Gun, Brown Sugar, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Our Family Wedding, The Best Man Holiday and many more. Diggs also serves as the co-artistic director of a dance company “Dre.dance” along with School of the Arts alumnus Andrew Palermo.
Taye Diggs is one of the most versatile and talented actors in the United States. He has worked in movies and television series of different genres including comedy, thriller, action, and others.