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Taye Diggs Biography

Birth Name:
Scott Leo Berry
Birth Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Actor, singer, choreographer

Fast Facts

  • His name, "Taye," is a shortened version of his childhood nickname "Scott-taye," given to him by one of his uncles
  • Debuted on Broadway in 1994 in the Tony-winning revival of Carousel
  • Met former wife Idina Menzel when they co-starred in the original Broadway production of Rent
  • In 1997, made TV debut in the soap Guiding Light
  • Along with childhood friend Andrew Palermo, formed an artistic company called dre
  • dance
  • In 2015, was a replacement lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway
  • Released two children's books, Mixed Me and Chocolate Me, in 2015


  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner