Taye Diggs Net Worth, Biography, Career and Achievements

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Scott Leo popularly known as Taye Diggs is a 51-year-old American stage and film actor born on January 2nd, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey.

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Popular Name:Taye Diggs
Real Name:Scott Leo
Birth Date:January 2nd, 1971
Birth Place:Newark, New Jersey
Age:51 years old
Height:1.78 Meters
Weight:83 kg
Marital Status:Divorced
Spouse(s):Idina Menzel(2003-2014) currently engaged to Apryl Jones
Children:Walker Nathaniel Diggs
Profession:Stage and Film Actor
Years active:1992–present
Net Worth:$7 million
Last Updated:2022

Taye Diggs Biography

Scott Leo popularly known as Taye Diggs is a 51-year-old American stage and film actor born on January 2nd, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey.

Taye Diggs grew up in the South Wedge neighborhood of Rochester, New York. His father was Andre Young a visual artist, while his mother was Marcia, an actress, and teacher.

Taye Diggs’s mother married Jeffries Diggs when he was a child so the name “Taye” came from Jeffries Diggs’s surname. His nickname, “Taye” reportedly emerged from the playful pronunciation of Scotty as “Scotty”.

Taye Diggs is the most senior of five children. Altogether he has 4 siblings including two brothers,  Michael and Gabriel, and two sisters, Shalom and Christiana.

Diggs stands 1.78 meters high and weighs 83 kilograms. He had his education at Allendale Columbia School in Rochester and later moved to the School of the Arts on transfer.

In 1993, Taye Diggs bagged a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Regarding his family life, Taye Diggs married  Idina Menzel, an actress and his Rent co-star in January 2003, and after ten years, the couple divorced. They have a son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs.

Currently, Taye Diggs is engaged to Apryl Jones, a Hollywood star and mother of singer Omarion’s children.

Taye Diggs Net Worth

Taye Diggs net worth major or if not all comes from his acting career comprising of the films he had made and produced and then his screen appearances. Taye Diggs net worth currently is estimated at seven million US Dollars ($7 million).

Taye Diggs Acting Career

Taye Diggs did several performances at the popular Lakes Region Summer Theatre in Meredith, New Hampshire, and also spent the 1992’s summer at the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, New Hampshire.

Diggs’s Broadway debut was in the ensemble cast of the 1994 revival of the musical Carousel, and in 1995 he did a dance performance in Sebastian’s Caribbean Carnival at Tokyo Disneyland.

In 1996, Taye Diggs pioneered the role of the landlord Benny in Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, which also featured his future wife, Idina Menzel.

Taye Diggs was featured as Mr. Black alongside Idina’s character of Kate in Andrew Lippa’s off-Broadway production of The Wild Party at Manhattan Theatre Club.

He also starred as The Bandleader in the 2002 film version of the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago and played Billy Flynn on Broadway.

Diggs filled in for Norbert Leo Butz temporarily as the love interest Fiyero of Menzel’s Elphaba character in Wicked.

After numerous stage performances, Taye Diggs moved to television and had a role in the soap opera Guiding Light. Taye Diggs did his film debut in 1998, in the film” How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, which earned him several acclaim and exposure.

The next year, Taye Diggs portrayed a tantric sex god in ”Doug Liman’s Go”, and played an AWOL groom in the coming-of-age drama ”The Wood” with Omar Epps.

Taye Diggs was featured in the 1999-remade William Castle’s House on Haunted Hill, and also in an episode of America’s Next Top Model which he put the contestants through an acting challenge.

Diggs had a prominent role in the comedy-drama ”Ally McBeal”, playing a lawyer, Jackson Duper who was the love interest of the character Renee Raddick and the Ling Woo character.

In 2003, Taye Diggs was featured on the TV show Punk’d after he was tricked by Ashton Kutcher, during a check-up at a Punk’d-operated doctor’s office.

In the beginning part of 2006, Taye Diggs guest appeared in several episodes as Will Truman’s love interest, James, on the 8th season of Will & Grace.

In May 2006, ABC selected Taye Diggs’s “Day Break”, in which he played a detective trapped on the same day and forced to relive it to exonerate himself of murder.

Taye Diggs thereafter appeared with James McDaniel in Charles Fuller’s ”A Soldier’s Play” at Second Stage Theatre in New York.

Taye Diggs was featured as Sam Bennett alongside Kate Walsh in Private Practice, the spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy. The series lasted for six seasons from 2007 to 2013.

Taye Diggs guest-starred in The West Wing as a Secret Service agent in charge of the security detail for the President’s daughter.

In 2011, Diggs guest-appeared on Grey’s Anatomy again in a Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event, and had a prominent role in the live-action adaptation of the comic Dylan Dog, “Dead of Night”.

Taye Diggs was the narrator of the ESPN Films documentary ”The Fab Five” about University of Michigan basketball players Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson.

Taye Diggs was among the stars of the independent film drama” Between Us” and between 2014 and 2016, he was featured in the TNT serial crime drama Murder in the First with Kathleen Robertson, which lasted for three seasons.

Diggs had also written four children’s books, including “Mixed Me! And ”Chocolate Me” in 2015, ”I Love You More Than…” in 2018, and My Friend!” in 2021.

Taye Diggs played the titular character Hedwig in the Broadway production of ”Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at the Belasco Theatre from July to September 2015.

In 2017, Taye Diggs was featured in the films ”’Til Death Do Us Part” and “My Little Pony”(The Movie) playing Capper the cat.

Taye Diggs was the host of the game show ”Hypnotize Me” alongside hypnotist Keith Barry, based on Barry’s British program ”You’re Back in the Room”.




  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Winston Shakespeare


  • Go as Marcus
  • The Wood as Roland
  • The Best Man as Harper Stewart
  • House on Haunted Hill as Eddie Baker


  • The Way of the Gun as Jeffers


  • New Best Friend as Sheriff Artie Bonner
  • Just a Kiss as Andre
  • Brown Sugar as Andre Romulus ‘Dre’ Ellis
  • Equilibrium as Andrew Brandt
  • Chicago as The Bandleader


  • Basic as Jay Pike
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted as Sean (aka Blood Bath)


  • Drum as Henry Nxumalo


  • Rent as Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III
  • Cake as Hemingway Jones


  • Slow Burn as Jeffrey Sykes


  • Days of Wrath as Steve Lerato


  • Our Family Wedding as Whipped Friend


  • Dylan Dog: Dead of Night as Vampire Vargas
  • The Fab Five as Narrator


  • Between Us as Carlo


  • The Best Man Holiday as Harper Stewart
  • Baggage Claim as Langston Jefferson Battle III


  • Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant as Rasta Cab Driver


  • Opening Night as Malcolm


  • My Little Pony: The Movie as Capper
  • ‘Til Death Do Us Part as Alex Stone (Producer)


  • Set It Up as Rick
  • River Runs Red as Charles Coleman, Sr.



  • “New York Undercover” as Stephon
  • “Law & Order”  as Sky Bell


  • “Guiding Light”  as Adrian “Sugar” Hill
  • “101 Dalmatians: The Series” as Dre


“Ally McBeal” as Jackson Duper


  • “Punk’d” as Taye Diggs
  • “Ed”
  • “The West Wing”


  • “America’s Next Top Model” as Taye Diggs

2004 to 2005

  • “Kevin Hill” as Kevin Hill


  • “Will & Grace” as James

2006 to 2007

  • “Day Break”  as Detective Brett Hopper

2007 to 2009

  • “Grey’s Anatomy” as Sam Bennett

2007 to 2013

  • “Private Practice”


  • “The Super Hero Squad Show”  as Black Panther
  • “Better Off Ted” as Greg


  • “Sesame Street” as Taye Diggs


  • “New Girl” as Artie

2014 to 2016

  • “Murder in the First” as Inspector Terrance English


  • “The Good Wife” as Dean Levine-Wilkins


  • “Repeat After Me” as Taye Diggs

2015 to 2016

  • “Rosewood” as Mike Boyce


  • “NCIS”
  • “USMC Gunnery Sergeant Aaron Davis”

2016 to 2017

  • “Empire” as Councilman Angelo DuBois

2017, 2018

“Lip Sync Battle” as Taye Diggs

2018 to date

“All American” as Head Coach Billy Baker


  • “Rent: Live” as Taye Diggs
  • “Selling Sunset” as Taye Diggs
  • “Hypnotize Me” as Taye Diggs
  • “Elena of Avalor” as  Sanza


  • “Celebrity Ghost Stories” as Taye Diggs
  • “Muppets Now” as Taye Diggs


  • “The Celebrity Dating Game” as Taye  Diggs
  • “Ada Twist, Scientist” as Mr. Twist


  • “The Best Man: The Final Chapters”  as Harper Stewart

Music videos


  • “Temptations”


  • “Boys”


  • “Imagine”

Taye Diggs Achievements: Awards and Nominations

Taye Diggs from the beginning of his career to date has won several awards and has had nominations including the following:


  • Acapulco Black Film Festival(Best Actor) (Nominated)


  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Supporting Actor (Won)
  • NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Nominated)


  • NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series ( Nominated)


  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast (Won)
  • NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Nominated)
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Cast (Nominated)
  • Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Chemistry (Nominated)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Won)


  • NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (Won)


  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Cast (Nominated)


  • NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Nominated)


  • People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Drama Actor (Nominated)


NAACP Image Awards for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (Nominated)


  • Acapulco Black Film Festival for Best Cast (Nominated)


  • NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (Nominated)


  • 42nd People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Cable TV Actor for Nominated

Others include:

  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
  • Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Nominated).


Taye Diggs is notable and usually commended for his exact script interpretations and actions, and in most cases, his performances are usually put forth out of creativity to the excitement of the audience.

His current financial status may not really interest people, especially the fact that he is popular, everyone expects him to be super-rich. However, with hopes alive, Taye Diggs net worth will surely increase in a short time.

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