Taye Diggs

Highest Rated: 91% Set It Up (2018)
Lowest Rated: 5% New Best Friend (2002)
Birthday: Jan 2, 1971
Birthplace: New Jersey, USA
As the dignified and relentlessly photogenic object of Angela Bassett's affections in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Taye Diggs made an immediate and unforgettable impression on legions of filmgoers. Diggs came to film by way of the theater. Born in 1971 in New Jersey, he was raised as the oldest of five children in Rochester, NY. After earning a B.F.A. in musical theater from Syracuse University, he made his way to Broadway, debuting in the Tony-winning production of Carousel. In 1996, Diggs got his big break, originating the role of the nasty landlord, Benny, in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. He then moved from stage to television, with a role on Guiding Light, and in 1998 he made his film debut in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The excitement surrounding Diggs' performance netted him both media exposure and more work, and the following year he could be seen in no less than four films. First up was his turn as a tantric sex god in Doug Liman's Go; audiences could next see him as an AWOL groom in the coming-of-age drama The Wood; Malcolm D. Lee's The Best Man featured Diggs as another member of the wedding, this time as the titular best man suffering from his own pre-wedding jitters; finally, he starred as a guest at Geoffrey Rush's allegedly haunted mansion in the remake of William Castle's The House on Haunted Hill.In 2001, Diggs returned to the small-screen with a recurring role on Fox's Ally McBeal. And when subsequent film roles in such unsuccessful projects as Equilibrium, Basic, and Malibu's Most Wanted did his career no good, he decided to try on a full-time television gig with Kevin Hill. Premiering in 2004 on UPN, the primetime drama starred Diggs in the title role, a fast-living bachelor who finds his life turned upside down with the unexpected introduction of an infant. In 2006, after a stint as the title character's gay boyfriend on the final season of Will & Grace, Diggs gave TV stardom another shot as a cop trapped in a time loop in the high-concept, 24-esque Day Break, but the show was yanked after a handful of episodes. His TV career was finally resuscitated by the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice, in which he was cast in the role of Sam Bennett, an internist trying to survive the medical and romantic entanglements at the Oceanside Wellness Center. Later, the actor would play the role of Vargas in the live adaptation of the comic Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, and narrate The Fab Five, a documentary following five famous basketball players from the University of Michigan. In 2013, he reprised his role of Harper Stewart in The Best Man sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Diggs returned to television the next year, starring in Steven Bochco's Murder in the First, and booking a recurring role on The Good Wife.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Still Laugh-in: The Stars Celebrate Actor 2019
22% River Runs Red Executive Producer Charles Coleman, Sr. 2018
91% Set It Up Rick 2018
48% My Little Pony: The Movie Capper $21.8M 2017
No Score Yet 'Til Death Do Us Part Producer Alex $2.7M 2017
83% Opening Night Malcolm 2017
No Score Yet Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Rasta Cab Driver 2015
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Play All Day With Elmo Actor 2015
No Score Yet Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 Actor 2015
72% The Best Man Holiday Harper Stewart 2013
16% Baggage Claim Langston $17.3M 2013
38% Between Us Carlo 2013
No Score Yet The Trials of Cate McCall Austin Moseley 2013
7% Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Vargas $0.9M 2011
13% Our Family Wedding Brad's Friend $18.7M 2010
No Score Yet 11.04.08: The Day Of Change Actor 2008
12% Slow Burn Jeffrey Sykes $1.2M 2007
No Score Yet 30 Days Jamal Boy 2006
No Score Yet Cake Hemingway Jones 2006
46% Rent Benjamin Coffin III $29.1M 2005
86% Drum Henry Nxumalo 2005
31% Malibu's Most Wanted Sean $34.4M 2003
21% Basic Pike $26.6M 2003
85% Chicago Bandleader 2002
40% Equilibrium Brandt 2002
66% Brown Sugar Dre $27.2M 2002
19% Just a Kiss Andre 2002
5% New Best Friend Artie Bonner 2002
45% The Way of the Gun Jeffers $5.3M 2000
28% House on Haunted Hill Eddie 1999
No Score Yet The Bestman Actor 1999
72% The Best Man Harper Stewart 1999
61% The Wood Roland 1999
No Score Yet Celebrity Mix Actor 1999
91% Go Marcus 1999
49% How Stella Got Her Groove Back Winston Shakespeare 1998
No Score Yet Playa' Pack Actor 1997

TV

CREDIT
91% All American
2018
Billy Baker
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Drop the Mic
2017
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
2016
  • 2018
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
2016
Appearing Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Appearing
  • 2017
84% Empire
2015
Angelo Dubois Angelo DuBois
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Sgt. Aaron Davis
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
9% Rosewood
2015-2017
Dr. Mike Boyce
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Murder in the First
2016
Terry English
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Repeat After Me
2015
Appearing Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Dean Levine-Wilkins
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Artie
  • 2013
  • 2011
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Sam Bennett
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
89% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
Greg
  • 2009
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Sam Bennett Sam
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Day Break
2006
Producer Det. Brett Hopper
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Host
  • 2007
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
James
  • 2006
No Score Yet Kevin Hill
2004-2005
Producer Kevin Hill
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003-2018
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2003
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Wesley Wesley Davis
  • 2003
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Jackson Duper
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Sky Bell
  • 1996
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Stephon
  • 1996
No Score Yet Hypnotize Me
2019
Host

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