Daveed Diggs Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Daveed Diggs Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth January 24, 1982
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Hair Color Dark Brown

Daveed Diggs is an American actor, stage actor, voiceover artist, rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and writer who is known for originating the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the popular award-winning musical, Hamilton. Apart from acting, he has also branched out as a musician and has served as the vocalist for the experimental hip hop group, Clipping. Moreover, Daveed Diggs has earned a huge social media fan base with more than 800k followers on Instagram and more than 500k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Daveed Daniele Diggs

Nick Name

Daveed

Daveed Diggs as seen while taking a selfie in November 2018
Daveed Diggs as seen while taking a selfie in November 2018 (Daveed Diggs / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States

Residence

Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Daveed Diggs studied at Berkeley High School located in Berkeley, California, and then went on to study at Brown University, a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts in 2004 and during his sophomore year, he also broke the Brown Bears‘ (the sports team representing Brown University) school record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.21 seconds.

Occupation

Actor, Stage Actor, Voiceover Artist, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Writer

Family

  • Father – Dountes Darnell Diggs (Bus Driver)
  • Mother – Barbara (Needell) (Social Worker)
  • Siblings – Malcolm Diggs (Brother)
  • Others – Melvin Needell/Needle (Maternal Grandfather), Hyman Needell /Needle (Maternal Great Grandfather), Hannah (Maternal Great Grandmother), Flora Forman (Maternal Grandmother)
From Left to Right - William Hutson, Daveed Diggs, and Jonathan Snipes as seen in the portrait photoshoot at Worldcon 75, Helsinki, before the Hugo Awards in August 2017
From Left to Right – William Hutson, Daveed Diggs, and Jonathan Snipes as seen in the portrait photoshoot at Worldcon 75, Helsinki, before the Hugo Awards in August 2017 (Henry Söderlund / Worldcon 75 – Pre-Hugo Portraiture / CC BY 4.0)

Manager

Daveed Diggs is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States.

Genre

Experimental Hip Hop, Industrial Hip Hop, Noise

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Sub Pop, Deathbomb Arc

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Black)

Daveed Diggs is of African-American descent on his father’s side and has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on his mother’s side.

Daveed Diggs as seen at a 'Hamilton' workshop at the White House in March 2017
Daveed Diggs as seen at a ‘Hamilton’ workshop at the White House in March 2017 (The White House / YouTube / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curly Hair
  • Wears glasses

Brand Endorsements

Daveed Diggs appeared in a TV commercial for Zelle in January 2018.

Daveed Diggs Favorite Things

  • Place In New York – The Public Theatre

SourcePlaybill

Daveed Diggs as seen while taking a mirror selfie in October 2018
Daveed Diggs as seen while taking a mirror selfie in October 2018 (Daveed Diggs / Instagram)

Daveed Diggs Facts

  1. His first name means beloved in Hebrew.
  2. Between 2015 and 2016, he brought to life the characters Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the musical, Hamilton. For this, Daveed Diggs won several awards and nominations like Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical”, Tony Award for “Best Featured Actor in a Musical”, and Broadway.com Audience Award for “Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male)”.
  3. As a singer, he has worked in a number of musical projects like There Existed An Addiction To BloodCLPPNGSplendor & Misery, and Small Things to a Giant, amongst others.
  4. In 2017, he made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Mr. Thomas Browne in the comedy-drama film, Wonder, in which he starred alongside the likes of Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, and Mandy Patinkin.
  5. He is also known for playing the role of Johan Johnson in the TV show, Black-ish, from 2016 to 2018.

Featured Image by Daveed Diggs / Instagram

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