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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 January 1971Newark, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameScott L. Diggs
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Raised in Rochester, New York, Diggs received a BFA degree in musical theater from Syracuse University. He made his show business debut in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award winning play "Carousel." Taye Diggs is the oldest of five. His two brothers are musicians, one sister is a dancer and the other is going to college to be a veterinarian.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <sullivpj@sce.com>

Spouse (1)

Idina Menzel (11 January 2003 - present) (filed for divorce) (1 child)

Trivia (15)

Graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in musical theater.
Portrayed Benny, the landlord and former friend of the main characters in the Tony Award winning stage production of "Rent," and repeated his role in the movie version, Rent (2005).
As of April, 2002 Taye is engaged to Broadway actress and singer Idina Menzel.
Was called "Scottaye" by friends, then shortened his name to "Taye".
Won the role of "Winston Shakespeare" in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), even though the casting directors were searching for a tall black man with dreads.
Was a cast member at Tokyo Disneyland before he got the job in "Rent".
Has two younger brothers and two younger sisters.
Appeared on stage with his wife Idina Menzel in the shows: "Rent," "The Wild Party," and "Wicked.".
Married Idina Menzel at the same Jamacian resort where How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) was filmed.
Began career as a performer at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.
Taye and his wife, Idina Menzel, are expecting their first child, due later this year [March 31, 2009].
His wife Idina Menzel gave birth to their first child, a boy named Walker Nathaniel Diggs, on September 3, 2009.
He will play "Captain Richard Davenport" in the upcoming Second Stage Theatre Off-Broadway season opener, Charles Fuller's "A Soldier's Play". The play will premiere September 20, 2005. [September 2005]
Starring in Charles Fuller's "A Soldier's Play", at Second Stage Theater in New York City. The play will run through November 13th. [October 2005]
Starting December 25th, he will be appearing in the musical, Wicked, in New York. His appearance will run until mid January. [December 2003]

Salary (2)

Kevin Hill (2004) $80,000per episode
Private Practice (2007) $100,000per episode

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