Taye Diggs Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Taye Diggs Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight83 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 2, 1971
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Eye ColorDark Brown

Born Name

Scott Leo Diggs

Nick Name


Taye Diggs at the Broadway's "Hedwig And The Angry Inch" Cast Photocall in June 2015
Taye Diggs at the Broadway’s “Hedwig And The Angry Inch” Cast Photocall in June 2015

Sun Sign


Born Place

Newark, New Jersey, United States




Taye Diggs studied at the Allendale Columbia School and School of Arts in Rochester.

Later, he got admission at the Syracuse University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater.


Actor, singer


  • Father – Andre Young (Visual Artist)
  • Mother – Marcia Berry (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Gabriel Diggs (Younger Brother), Michael Diggs (Younger Brother), Shalom Diggs (Younger Sister), Christian Diggs (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Jeffries Diggs (Stepfather)


Authentic Talent and Literary Management


Broadway, play






5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


83 kg or 183 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Taye Diggs has dated –

  1. Idina Menzel (1996-2013) – Taye Diggs started dating with actress Idina after having first met her while working in an original production of the Broadway musical Rent in 1996. In 2003, they got married. In 2009, they welcomed a son, Walker. However, about 4 years later, they were at the end of their marriage. The split was amicable and they decided to raise their son together.
  2. Amanza Smith Brown (2014-2018) – About 4 months after his separation from Idina Menzel, Taye started going out with model Amanza Smith Brown. Their first public sighting came in April in a swanky restaurant in West Hollywood. They made their relationship public by walking the red carpet together at the BET Awards in June.
Taye Diggs and Amanza Smith Brown at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party
Taye Diggs and Amanza Smith Brown at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Muscular body
  • Bald
Taye Diggs shirtless body at display
Taye Diggs shirtless body at display

Brand Endorsements

Taye Diggs has been featured in print ads for

  • 2001 winter collection of GAP
  • America’s Milk Processors’ “Got Milk?”

He has starred in the TV adverts for

  • Propel Fitness Water
  • Kellogg’s

Best Known For

  • Having starred in a successful Broadway production such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
  • Being cast in the role of Terry English in TV series, Murder in the First.

As a Singer

He has done singing work for various Broadway plays.

First Film

He debuted with 1998 rom-com film How Stella Got Her Groove Back for his role as Winston Shakespeare.

First TV Show

In 1996, Diggs guest appeared in the role of Stephon in FOX police drama New York Undercover.

Personal Trainer

Due to his busy schedule, Taye Diggs is able to hit the gym only 3 times a week and does his exercises within 45 minutes each day.

To get the most out of his limited time period workout, he goes for circuit training sessions that are a mixture of cardio, strength training and boxing style drills. In case, he has some time on his hands, he tries to get more cardio work done.

Regarding diet, his diet plan is like –

  • Breakfast – A green protein-rich smoothie.
  • Lunch – Grilled chicken
  • Dinner – Salad is the preference.

In case, he feels hungry in between meals, he likes to munch on healthy nuts. However, he is not prepared to forsake his favorite wine for the sake of his health and his buff physique.

Taye Diggs Favorite Things

  • Food – Soul Food
  • Style Icons – Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Sidney Poitier
  • Guilty Pleasure – The Bachelorette
  • Movie – Pretty Woman (1990)

SourceTwitter, InStyle, US Magazine

Taye Diggs at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Taye Diggs at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Taye Diggs Facts

  1. If he hadn’t become an actor, he would have loved to become a teacher as he loves to interact with young people.
  2. As a token of respect for his mother, he has got her initials MB (for Marcia Berry) tattooed on his left shoulder.
  3. He has derived his name Taye from Scottaye, which was the nickname used by his friends while growing up.
  4. His career got a start after he was spotted by a talent agent while participating in a showcase in his senior year at the Syracuse University.
  5. After graduating from college, he shifted to Japan, where he performed at the Tokyo Disneyland for several months.
  6. In 2015, he published two children books – Chocolate Me and Mixed Me!, which was published by FSG and illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
  7. He doesn’t like the smell of beets.

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