Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

Highest Rated: 100% Days of Wrath (2008)

Lowest Rated: 5% New Best Friend (2002)

Birthday: Jan 2, 1971

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Possessing movie star good looks, multi-talented performer Taye Diggs found stardom on stage, television, and film. Hailing from Newark, New Jersey, he made his Broadway debut in 1994, performing in a Tony-winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel." His career took a major leap forward two years later when he was part of the original Broadway cast of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical "Rent," along with Jesse L. Martin and his future wife, Idina Menzel (the couple divorced in 2014). Diggs moved to television with guest spots on "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-99) and "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). His mainstream breakthrough came when he played Angela Bassett's younger love interest in the hit adaptation of Terry McMillan's best seller "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (1998). That began a run of high-profile film roles. He was part of the large ensemble in Doug Liman's "Go" (1999), starred as a groom with cold feet in "The Wood" (1999), played the Best Man in the wedding comedy "The Best Man" (1999), and was one of the terrified guests in the remake of "House on Haunted Hill" (1999). On television, he had a memorable story arc on "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) as attorney Jackson Duper. He was able to put his musical background to good use when he appeared as the Bandleader in the Academy Award-winning "Chicago" and reprising his Broadway role of Benjamin Coffin III in the big screen adaption of "Rent" (2005). He attempted to move into headlining a TV series but two attempts, the legal drama "Kevin Hill" (UPN, 2004-05) and sci-fi noir "Day Break" (ABC, 2006-07), were both short-lived. His guest appearances on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005-) served as a springboard to a series regular role in the spinoff "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007-13). Diggs played Dr. Sam Bennett, neighbor and colleague of Kate Walsh's Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery. On the big screen, he starred opposite Julia Stiles in "Between Us" (2012), before returning to previous ground in "The Best Man Holiday" (2013). He continued as a regular presence on television as well with recurring roles on "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-16), "Rosewood" (Fox, 2015-17), and "Empire" (Fox, 2015-). He also starred opposite Kathleen Robertson in the crime drama "Murder in the First" (TNT, 2014-16). In films, he added roles in the thriller "Til Death Do Us Part" (2017) and the comedy "Set It Up" (2018). He returned to series regular status when he was cast in the drama "All American" (The CW, 2018-). Diggs played Billy Baker, an ambitious high school football coach who recruits a star player from Compton to play for him in Beverly Hills. Never one to be boxed in, he also kept a full film slate, starring with John Cusack in the thriller "River Runs Red" (2018), and reuniting with "Ally McBeal" costar Lucy Liu in the dramedy "Stage Mother" (2019).

Highest rated movies

Days of Wrath
Set It Up Go
Drum
Chicago
Opening Night
The Best Man Holiday
Brown Sugar

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incarnation Brad (Character) - 2022
22% 75% River Runs Red Charles Coleman, Sr. (Character) - 2018
92% 68% Set It Up Rick (Character) - 2018
47% 76% My Little Pony: The Movie Capper (Voice) $21.8M 2017
No Score Yet 57% 'Til Death Do Us Part Alex Stone (Character),
Producer
$3.5M 2017
83% 65% Opening Night Malcolm (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 58% Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 36% The Trials of Cate McCall Austin Moseley (Character) - 2013
70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Harper Stewart (Character) $70.5M 2013
15% 48% Baggage Claim Langston Jefferson Battle III (Character) $21.6M 2013
50% 72% Between Us Carlo (Character) - 2012
7% 29% Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Vargas (Character) $1.2M 2011
15% 48% Our Family Wedding Brad's Friend (Character) $20.2M 2010
100% 79% Days of Wrath Steve Lerato (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 41% 30 Days Unknown (Character) - 2006
11% 55% Slow Burn Jeffrey Sykes (Character) $1.2M 2005
No Score Yet 36% Cake Hemingway Jones (Character) - 2005
46% 83% Rent Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III (Character) $29.0M 2005
86% 73% Drum Henry Nxumalo (Character) - 2004
31% 54% Malibu's Most Wanted Sean (Character) $34.3M 2003
21% 63% Basic Pike (Character) $26.5M 2003
18% 29% Just a Kiss Andre (Character) $63.8K 2002
86% 83% Chicago Bandleader (Character) $170.7M 2002
41% 81% Equilibrium Brandt (Character) $1.2M 2002
66% 90% Brown Sugar Dre (Character) $27.4M 2002
5% 39% New Best Friend Artie (Character) $28.7K 2002
46% 70% The Way of the Gun Jeffers (Character) $6.0M 2000
31% 42% House on Haunted Hill Eddie Baker (Character) $40.8M 1999
No Score Yet 79% The Best Man Harper Stewart (Character) $34.1M 1999
61% 92% The Wood Roland (Character) $25.0M 1999
91% 78% Go Marcus (Character) $16.8M 1999
50% 66% How Stella Got Her Groove Back Winston Shakespeare (Character) $37.7M 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ada Twist, Scientist Dad Twist (Voice) 2021-2022
96% 63% All American Coach Billy Baker (Character) 2018-2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Make a Deal Guest 2021
No Score Yet 9% The Celebrity Dating Game Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011 2013-2017 2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019-2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Can See Your Voice Guest 2020
83% 80% Earth to Ned Guest 2020
69% 49% Muppets Now Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest,
Host
2015-2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor Sombra (Guest Voice) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013-2014 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hypnotize Me Host 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2019
No Score Yet 78% Selling Sunset Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 50% Busy Tonight Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest,
Host
2007 2011 2014 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2018
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet 100% Desus & Mero Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2017-2018
84% 48% Empire Angelo DuBois (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of the Network Stars Guest 2017
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Name Game Guest 2016
No Score Yet 82% Murder in the First Terry English (Character) 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2011-2012 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Gunnery Sgt. Aaron Davis (Guest Star) 2016
9% 74% Rosewood Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kocktails With Khloé: An Extra Shot Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kocktails With Khloé Guest 2016
100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2015
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doc McStuffins Dress-Up Declan (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest,
Host
2013-2015
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet 25% Repeat After Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Dean Levine-Wilkins (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
95% 83% New Girl Artie (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethenny Guest 2013
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Dr. Sam Bennett (Character) 2007-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008 2010-2011
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 2010
79% 94% Better Off Ted Greg (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2009
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2009
83% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2009
50% 100% Day Break Det. Brett Hopper (Character) 2006 2008
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace James Hanson (Guest Star) 2006
83% No Score Yet Kevin Hill Kevin Hill (Character) 2004-2005
75% 95% The West Wing Secret Service Agent Wesley (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Rock Show Guest 1999