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Also Known As: Scott Diggs Died:
Born: January 2, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Described by Ebony magazine as "the black Clark Gable," actor Taye Diggs' range of talent placed him closer to the moniker bestowed upon him by The Los Angeles Times, which labeled him "the black Cary Grant." Like the Hollywood legend, the New Jersey-born Diggs was both skilled and comfortable in almost any entertainment genre - from television to theater to film; from comedies to musicals to straight drama and action/thriller/fantasy, as his ABC series, "Day Break" (2006- ) would be considered. And like Grant, Diggs exuded an effortless charm and class that had for years, endeared him to both male and female audiences.

Described by Ebony magazine as "the black Clark Gable," actor Taye Diggs' range of talent placed him closer to the moniker bestowed upon him by The Los Angeles Times, which labeled him "the black Cary Grant." Like the Hollywood legend, the New Jersey-born Diggs was both skilled and comfortable in almost any entertainment genre - from television to theater to film; from comedies to musicals to straight drama and action/thriller/fantasy, as his ABC series, "Day Break" (2006- ) would be considered. And like Grant, Diggs exuded an effortless charm and class that had for years, endeared him to both male and female audiences.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Between Us (2013)
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 Cake (2006)
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 Rent (2005)
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 Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) Sean
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 Basic (2003) Pike
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 Chicago (2003) Bandleader
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Milestones close milestones

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Spotted by a talent agent while performing in a showcase during his senior year of college
1994:
Made Broadway debut as an understudy in Nicholas Hytner's staging of "Carousel"
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Spent eight months in Japan working at Tokyo Disneyland in the Caribbean revue
1995:
Breakthrough stage role, playing the landlord Benny, in the award-winning musical "Rent"
1996:
Made primetime TV debut on an episode of "New York Undercover" (Fox)
1997:
Had regular role of Sugar Hill on the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light"; left show when cast in first film role
1998:
Feature film debut, playing a Jamaican man who falls for an older woman in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"
1999:
Cast in the ensembles of Doug Liman's "Go" and "The Wood"
1999:
Landed starring role opposite Nia Long in "The Best Man"
2000:
Returned to the NYC stage co-starring in the Manhattan Theater Club production of the musical "The Wild Party"
2000:
Co-starred in "The Way of the Gun" with James Caan and Ryan Phillippe
2001:
Had a recurring role on "Ally McBeal" (Fox) as Jackson Duper
2002:
Supported Christian Bale and Emily Watson in "Equilibrium"
2002:
Starred opposite Sanaa Lathan in the hip-hop inspired film "Brown Sugar"
2002:
Appeared as 'The Band Leader' in the big-screen adaptation of the hit musical "Chicago"
2003:
Acted opposite John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in John McTeirnan's military detective thriller "Basic"
2003:
Teamed up with Jamie Kennedy for the comedy feature "Malibu's Most Wanted"
2004:
Played a lawyer who inherits his deceased cousin's daughter on UPN's "Kevin Hill"
2005:
Reprised the role of Benny the landlord for the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning musical "Rent"
2007:
Co-starred with Ray Liotta in "Slow Burn"
2007:
Cast as Dr. Sam Bennett, the Internal Medicine Specialist in the "Grey┬┐s Anatomy" spinoff series "Private Practice" (ABC)
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Education

High School of the Arts: Rochester , New York -
Syracuse University: Syracuse , New York -
Syracuse University: Syracuse , New York -

Notes

When Diggs learned he landed the role in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back", he ran naked through the aisles of the Nederlander Theater where "Rent" was playing.

As Scott Diggs, he derived his nickname from Scott-TAYE!"

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Idina Menzel. Actor, singer. Met while appearing in "Rent" together; appeared together in the Off-Broadway production of "The Wild Party" by Andrew Lippa; engaged in 2002; married January 11, 2003 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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