Taye Diggs is a famous American actor. He is known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the TV shows Private Practice (2007–2013), Murder in the First (2014–2016), and All American (2018–present), and the movies How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Brown Sugar, Chicago (both 2002), Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003), The Best Man (1999) and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday (2013).
Early Years and Education
Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, on January 2, 1971. He grew up in Rochester, New York, in the South Wedge neighborhood. His father, Andre Young, is a visual artist and her mother, Marcia, was a teacher and an actress.
When he was young, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, and Taye took his last name. His name is Scotty, but people sometimes call him “Scottay,” which is where his nickname, “Taye,” comes from. Christian and Shalom are his two younger sisters and Gabriel and Michael are his two younger brothers.
He went to Rochester’s Allendale Columbia School and then switched to the School of the Arts. In 1993, the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts gave him a BFA in musical theatre.
Diggs did a lot of shows at the Lakes Region Summer Theatre in Meredith, New Hampshire, which is very popular. He also worked at the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, New Hampshire, during the summer of 1992.
His first show on Broadway was the 1994 revival of the musical Carousel, which won a Tony Award. In 1995, he also danced at Tokyo Disneyland in Sebastian’s Caribbean Carnival.
Is Taye Diggs Gay?
No, Taye Diggs is Not Gay His Sexual Orientation is Straight. So far, he has only been seen with women in public. You’ll have to ask Taye if he’s interested in dating men, but the actor hasn’t said anything to suggest he’s gay or bisexual.
The rumors are probably based on stereotypes about male Broadway actors and the fact that he played the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at one point.
Around the time he was cast as the first Black man to play a transgender rock star, he joked with a TMZ reporter that he tried homosexuality, drag, and even “Male Prostitution” in high school. He kept the paparazzo going for a while before laughing and saying, “I’m kidding.”
Is Taye Diggs Dating Anyone?
Taye seems to be focusing on his career and being a dad for now. He was recently linked to former model Amanza Smith Brown. After he broke up with Amanza in 2018, Walker told his dad that he didn’t want him to date for a while.
“He told me, ‘I want you to myself,'” People say Taye told them. “Then he asked, ‘Dad, is that okay to say?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, man! I want to hear anything you have to say. OK, I understand.'”
She is said to have said, “Neither of us was in the right place to date.” “He had been single for about five months.”
Amanza added, “I was the first person he went out with after she. If you’re the first person someone dates after getting divorced, it’s not likely to work out. We’re better friends.”
However, Taye would rather be with someone. In October 2018, he told Page Six, “I liked being with someone. At some point, I want to be beaten up.” When the time comes, he might be hesitant to date someone who is not his race, though.
In an interview for the “Red Pill Podcast,” he said, “I don’t know if I could ever mess with a white girl now, because when I do, Black women get mad at me.” A lot of Black people who heard that comment didn’t like it, of course.
Is Taye Diggs Married?
No, he is not married right now.
But The Former Private Practice Star Was Married For A Long Time To Idina Menzel, who was also a Broadway star and voiced Elsa in Disney’s Frozen. They met in 1995 when they were both in the Broadway show Rent. After being married for 10 years, they broke up in 2013 and got a divorce in 2014. Their son’s name is Walker, and he was born in 2009.