Actors

Taye Diggs Net Worth

Taye Diggs Net Worth is
$16 Million

Taye Diggs Biography

Taye Diggs is also known as Scott L. Diggs, Diggs, Taye, Scottaye, Scott Leo Diggs and A. Leo “Taye” Diggs. Taye Diggs is an American singer, actor and TV producer who has estimated net worth as high as $16 million. He is best known for his appearances in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, “The Best Man” and a famous and well-known worldwide rock musical “Rent” by Jonathan Larson. While taking part in filming “Kevin Hill”, he was receiving 80 000 dollars per episode, and this large amount of money dramatically increased Taye’s net worth.

Taye Diggs Net Worth $16 Million

Scott Leo Diggs was born on January 2, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. He was raised in an ordinary family with two brothers and two sisters. Today his brother Gabriel Diggs is also a well-known music producer, DJ and radio host. Scott attended Allendale Columbia School and School of the Arts. Later he graduated from Syracuse University and then started his career. At first he performed in theatres and was also dancing at Tokyo Disneyland for more than three months. The first time Diggs really managed to rise to fame and increase his net worth was in 1996, when he portrayed Benny in the musical “Rent”. Later there were many other successful performances by Taye, which increased his net worth. For example, Diggs was playing Winston Shakespeare in a romantic drama “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” directed by Devin Rodney Sullivan in 1998. The year after, Taye managed to perform in four different movies – “The Wood”, “Go”, “Houe on Haunted Hill” and “The Best Man”, where he portrayed Harper Stewart. These films significantly helped to increase S. Leo Diggs’s net worth.

Taye Diggs has received many awards and nominations for his great work as an actor. The first time he was nominated to be the best outstanding actor in a motion picture in year 2000 by Image Awards, but however, the first time when he won an award was only three years later. Then, in year 2003, he received an award by Screen Actors Guild as the best outstanding performance by a cast in motion picture for his notable appearance in a film “Chicago” which was directed by Rob Marshall. Since that time he has received a several Image Awards, and the last one he won in year 2009 for the movie “Private Price”. So you know how rich is Taye Diggs.

In 2003 Diggs married Idina Menzel, whom he met while filming “Rent” in which she co-starred. The couple have one son, called Walker Nathaniel Diggs born in September 2009. However, the couple didn’t enjoy a happy family life for long. Only four years  after their son was born the couple decided to separate and filed for divorce. They finally broke up in 2013, after ten years of living together. Since then Taye’s net worth has only continued to grow.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameTaye Diggs
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1971
Place Of BirthNewark, New Jersey, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Singer, Television producer
EducationSchool of the Arts, Syracuse University, Allendale Columbia School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseIdina Menzel (m. 2003–2014)
ChildrenWalker Nathaniel Diggs
ParentsJeffries Diggs, Marcia Berry
SiblingsGabriel Diggs, Michael Diggs, Shalom Diggs, Christian Diggs
NicknamesScott Diggs , Scott Leo Diggs , Scott L. Diggs , Scott Leo "Taye" Diggs , Diggs , Scottaye , Taye
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/TayeDiggs
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/tayediggs
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/tayediggsinsta
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taye_Diggs
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Obie Award for Special Citations
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actor, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Acting Ensemble
MoviesThe Best Man, The Best Man Holiday, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Baggage Claim, Equilibrium, Rent, Brown Sugar, Chicago, The Wood, House on Haunted Hill, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, The Way of the Gun, Malibu's Most Wanted, Slow Burn, New Best Friend, Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, Basic, Cake, Days of Wrath, Go, Drum, Opening Night, 30 Days, Return to House on Haunted Hill, Celebrity Mix, One Shot
TV ShowsMurder in the First, Private Practice, Day Break, Kevin Hill


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Starting December 25th, he will be appearing in the musical, Wicked, in New York. His appearance will run until mid January. [December 2003]
2Starring 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]
3He 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]
4His wife Idina Menzel gave birth to their first child, a boy named Walker Nathaniel Diggs, on September 3, 2009.
5Taye and his wife, Idina Menzel, are expecting their first child, due later this year [March 31, 2009].
6Began career as a performer at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.
7Married Idina Menzel at the same Jamacian resort where How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) was filmed.
8Appeared on stage with his wife Idina Menzel in the shows: "Rent," "The Wild Party," and "Wicked.".
9Has two younger brothers and two younger sisters.
10Was a cast member at Tokyo Disneyland before he got the job in "Rent".
11Won 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.
12Was called "Scottaye" by friends, then shortened his name to "Taye".
13As of April, 2002 Taye is engaged to Broadway actress and singer Idina Menzel.
14Portrayed 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).
15Graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in musical theater.


Net Worth & Salary

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


Quotes

#Quote
1The Wood was about young people and the other one is more of a grown up movie.
2You just don't see the same type of all-purpose entertainers nowadays.
3I complained to my mother about wanting to look less like myself and more like my friends. My mother then gave me a lesson in embracing my differences and loving them despite what others said.
4Like I went out to a predominantly black club last night and nobody said anything and I was wishing somebody would so that someone would dance with me.
5The large ensemble cast and the fact that it was being shot in New York, combined with a lot of strong positive images as far as African Americans are concerned, really turned me on to The Best Man.
6On the set I never know what day of the week it is.
7One of my favorite films is 'Pretty Woman.'
8The only tough thing is admitting to my wife how much a certain article of clothing costs.
9The whole issue is that everyone would love to do theater, but it doesn't pay enough, so to do music theater on TV, that's the ultimate dream.
10I'm going through a stage where the dumbest things make me bawl. I feel like I need to see a shrink.
11I'm living my life and I found a woman who I love.
12Live theater is my favorite of all the mediums that I have worked in, so I have every intention on coming back to Broadway.
13My wife never throws anything at me that I can't handle.
14Not one role that I've played has been written specifically for me.
15I would love for film to go back to those days where you had to be able to do everything just to get by.
16I'm a choreographer and I love watching 'The Bachelorette.'
17I'm always singing and dancing and getting up in people's faces.
18I'm always up for going back to the stage.
19I'm awful with directions, and I'm not very handy around the house.
20I failed chemistry. I almost failed algebra.
21I jump at any chance to go back into theater.
22I keep all my clothes on in House on Haunted Hill, Mary Jane's Last Dance, and The Way of the Gun.
23I love apple juice.
24I think I am less of a prankster and more of a jokester.
25I've always been attracted to women who are assertive and have confidence - qualities older women possess. They've been on the Earth a little longer. They're more seasoned. They don't play games. They know what they want, and they're not afraid to tell you.
26All my friends from my past would know me as Scott Diggs. Taye Diggs comes from Scott-taye. When I went to college I liked it because it was so different and I have an infatuation with nicknames.
27It's a trip but it hasn't crossed over to the point where women are throwing their panties at me.
28But then all that died down and as far as casting was concerned it didn't really matter that I had been on Broadway.
29Growing up, I was a nerd. With actual taped eyeglasses.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThe Best Man Holiday (2013)Eddie Cibrian

Morris Chestnut

Terrence Howard

Harold Perrineau

Regina Hall

Sanaa Lathan

Melissa De Sousa

Nia Long

Monica Calhoun
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesPrivate Practice (2007)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesKevin Hill (2004)
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleChicago (2002)Christine Baranski

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova

Denise Faye

Colm Feore

Richard Gere

Deidre Goodwin

Mya

Lucy Liu

Queen Latifah

Susan Misner

John C. Reilly

Dominic West

Renée Zellweger

Catherine Zeta-Jones
2003Excellence in Filmmaking AwardChicago International Film Festival
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureChicago (2002)Christine Baranski

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova

Denise Faye

Colm Feore

Richard Gere

Deidre Goodwin

Mya

Lucy Liu

Queen Latifah

Susan Misner

John C. Reilly

Dominic West

Renée Zellweger

Catherine Zeta-Jones
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - HorrorHouse on Haunted Hill (1999)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesMurder in the First (2014)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastBaggage Claim (2013)Djimon Hounsou

Adam Brody

Jill Scott

Derek Luke

Lauren London

Jenifer Lewis

Terrence Jenkins

Trey Songz

Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Boris Kodjoe

La La Anthony

Christina Milian

Affion Crockett

Paula Patton
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesPrivate Practice (2007)
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Drama Actor
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesPrivate Practice (2007)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesPrivate Practice (2007)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongRent (2005)Tracie Thoms

Jesse L. Martin

Wilson Jermaine Heredia

Idina Menzel

Rosario Dawson

Anthony Rapp

Adam Pascal
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleRent (2005)Jesse L. Martin

Tracie Thoms

Rosario Dawson

Idina Menzel

Anthony Rapp

Adam Pascal

Wilson Jermaine Heredia
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongRent (2005)Jonathan Larson (music and lyrics by)

Rosario Dawson (performed by)

Idina Menzel (performed by)

Jesse L. Martin (performed by)

Adam Pascal (performed by)

Tracie Thoms (performed by)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia (performed by)

Anthony Rapp (performed by)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastChicago (2002)Christine Baranski

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova

Denise Faye

Colm Feore

Richard Gere

Deidre Goodwin

Mya

Queen Latifah

Lucy Liu

Susan Misner

John C. Reilly

Dominic West

Renée Zellweger

Catherine Zeta-Jones
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureBrown Sugar (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleChicago (2002)Christine Baranski

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova

Denise Faye

Colm Feore

Richard Gere

Deidre Goodwin

Mya

Queen Latifah

Lucy Liu

Susan Misner

John C. Reilly

Dominic West

Renée Zellweger

Catherine Zeta-Jones
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie LiplockBrown Sugar (2002)Sanaa Lathan
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie ChemistryBrown Sugar (2002)Sanaa Lathan
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesAlly McBeal (1997)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActorThe Best Man (1999)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureThe Best Man (1999)
1999Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActorHow Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards



Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House on Haunted Hill1999Eddie Baker
The Best Man1999Harper Stewart
The Wood1999Roland
Go1999Marcus
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998Winston Shakespeare
101 Dalmatians: The Series1997TV SeriesDre
Law & Order1996TV SeriesSky Bell
New York Undercover1996TV SeriesStephon
Guiding Light1952TV SeriesAdrian 'Sugar' Hill (1997)
My Little Pony: The Movie2017post-production voice
Empire2016TV SeriesAngelo Dubois
Murder in the First2014-2016TV SeriesTerry English
Opening Night2016/IIMalcolm
NCIS2016TV SeriesGunnery Sergeant Aaron Davis
Rosewood2015-2016TV SeriesDr. Mike Boyce
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant2015Rasta Cab Driver
The Good Wife2014TV SeriesDean Levine-Wilkins
The Trials of Cate McCall2013Austin Moseley (uncredited)
The Best Man Holiday2013Harper
New Girl2013TV SeriesArtie
Baggage Claim2013Langston
Private Practice2007-2013TV SeriesDr. Sam Bennett
Between Us2012Carlo
The Daly Show2011TV Series
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night2010Vargas
Sesame Street2010TV SeriesTaye Diggs
Our Family Wedding2010Whipped Friend (uncredited)
Black Panther2010TV Mini-SeriesHistorical Panther #2
Better Off Ted2009TV SeriesGreg
The Super Hero Squad Show2009TV SeriesBlack Panther
Grey's Anatomy2007-2009TV SeriesDr. Sam Bennett
Days of Wrath2008Steve Laredo
Day Break2006-2007TV SeriesDetective Brett Hopper
30 Days2006/IJamal Boy
Will & Grace2006TV SeriesJames Hanson
Rent2005Benjamin Coffin III
Cake2005/IHemingway Jones
Slow Burn2005Jeffrey Sykes
Kevin Hill2004-2005TV SeriesKevin Hill
Drum2004Henry Nxumalo
The West Wing2003TV SeriesSecret Service Agent Wesley
Malibu's Most Wanted2003Sean James
Basic2003Pike
Chicago2002Bandleader
Equilibrium2002Brandt
Brown Sugar2002Andre Romulus 'Dre' Ellis
Just a Kiss2002Andre (uncredited)
New Best Friend2002Sheriff Artie Bonner
Ally McBeal2001TV SeriesJackson Duper
The Way of the Gun2000Jeffers

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Day Break2006-2007TV Series producer - 13 episodes
Kevin Hill2004TV Series producer - 2 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony2012TV Special performer: "Where or When"
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV Special performer: "Seasons of Love"
Will & Grace2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rent2005performer: "Seasons of Love", "Rent", "You'll See", "La Vie Boheme", "Goodbye Love", "Seasons of Love B Reprise", "La Vie Boheme B Reprise", "I'll Cover You Reprise/Seasons Of Love"
Chicago2002performer: "Overture/And All That Jazz" 1975

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The ABC Fall Preview Open House2009TV Movie special thanks
ABC Wednesday Night Starter Kit2008TV Movie special thanks
Straight Forward2005/IIShort special thanks
High Art1998thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author, Mixed Me / Himself - Guest
Today2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest 3rd Hour Co-Anchor / Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
NCIS - Season 13: Heroes' Song2016Video shortHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - The Good Wife / ...
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Himself
The Talk2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Author, Mixed Me
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Kocktails with Khloé2016TV SeriesHimself
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2004-2015TV SeriesHimself
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter: The King and I
Repeat After Me2015TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
From Broadway to Syracuse: The Journey of Arthur Storch2014Documentary shortHimself
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - Unicef Imagine Campaign
Rachael Ray2007-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Conan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
Holiday Reunion: The Making of the Best Man Holiday Dvd-extra2014Video shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Ticket2013TV Series shortHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2013TV SeriesHerself
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mommy Show2013TV SeriesHimself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony2012TV SpecialGuest Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself - At Elton John's Oscar Party
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter, Favorite TV Comedy Actor and Actress
When I Was 172010TV Series documentaryHimself
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2010TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series
11-04-08: The Day of Change2009TV MovieHimself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
2007 American Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Score
Pepsi Smash Superbowl Bash2007TV SpecialHimself
Dancing with the Stars2006TV SeriesHimself
Starz on the Set: Rent2006TV ShortHimself
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent'2006Video documentaryHimself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Winner
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2003-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Early Show2005TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2004TV SeriesHimself
America's Next Top Model2004TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Britney Spears: Greatest Hits - My Prerogative2004VideoHimself (segment "Boys")
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself
52 Most Irresistible Women2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Documentary, Best Cinematography
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
IFP Gotham Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHimself
Abby Singer2003Himself
Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica2003TV SeriesHimself
ESPY Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Basic: A Director's Design2003Video documentary shortHimself
Finding: 'Equilibrium'2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ed2003TV SeriesHimself
Media Whore2002ShortHimself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
1999 MTV Movie Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The Chris Rock Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1996TV MovieHimself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2007TV SeriesHimself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice2007TV MovieDr. Sam Bennett
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHimself - Place #37
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