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  • First NameTaye Diggs

Taye Diggs, a Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor is famous for playing the lead character in legal drama series Kevin Hill (2004- 2005). Furthermore, Diggs portrayed Dr. Sam Bennett in Private Practice (2007- 2013), a medical drama series.

Turned professional since 1996, Taye record 61 acting credits so far & has appeared in critically acclaimed movies: Go (1999), The Best Man (1999), Chicago (2002), Drum (2005), Opening Night (2016) & Set It Up (2018).

How Much Is Taye Diggs’ Net Worth In 2020?

Taye Diggs is active in the industry for over 2 decades ever since the actor made his on-screen debut in 1996 through New York Undercover and Law & Order.

No doubt, with notable credits in movies & TV series, Taye cashed in a hefty sum of money. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 49-year-old actor has a net worth of $16 million as of April 2020.

Having appeared in TV series Ally McBeal (2001, 10 episodes) as recurring cast, Taye Diggs made his breakthrough from Kevin Hill (2004- 2005), earning $80,000-an-episode.

From 2007 to 2013, he worked in Private Practice alongside   
Kate Walsh and Tim Daly, appearing in 111 episodes. Reportedly, the actor pocketed $100,000-an-episode.

His highest-ever grossing film Chicago (2002) starring  Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah and Lucy Liu, grossed $306.8 million over the budget of $45 million.

Did you know? With fellow Broadway veteran Andrew Palermo, Taye is the co-artistic director of Dre.dance, a dance company.

Breakthrough & Success: Movies & TV Shows

The Syracuse University graduate began acting through Broadway in the musical Carousel in 1994 & later made an on-screen debut in guest roles in New York Undercover (1996) and Law & Order (1996).

Following appearances in Ally McBeal (2001), Ed (2003) and The West Wing (2004), his fame would embark through Kevin Hill (2004- 2005).

Thereafter, Taye Diggs worked in Will & Grace (2006, 4 episodes), Day Break (2006- 2007, 13 episodes) and Grey’s Anatomy (2007- 2009) & got wide recognition from Private Practice (2007- 2013).

Taye Diggs portrayed Inspector Terrance English in the crime drama series Murder in the First (2014- 2016, 32 episodes).

Ever since, Diggs has made recurring roles in The Good Wife (2014), Rosewood (2015- 2016) and Empire (2016- 2017).

Since 2018, the Newark, New Jersey-born actor plays main cast  Head Coach Billy Baker in sports-drama All American.

Film Appearances

Taye’s film debut came in 1998 from How Stella Got Her Groove Back & soon starred in 1999 movies: Go, The Best Man and The Wood.

Throughout the 2000s, it followed his notable roles in The Way of the Gun (2000), Brown Sugar (2002), Chicago (2002) & Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003).

Thereafter, in the 2010s, the actor appeared in The Best Man Holiday (2013), Baggage Claim (2013), Opening Night (2017) & Set It Up (2018).

As per IMDB, his upcoming project While You Were Dancing is under pre-production.

Sold A House Shared With Ex-Wife On Above $400 Profit

While Taye was in a marital relationship with American actress Idina Menzel, the duo together bought a house in Studio City, California, in April 2010 for $2.09 million.

The 2-story residence spread on 4,931 sq. ft. featured 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms.

However, after their separation in 2013, they put the residence in the market in July 2014 asking $2.995 million.

Later, the property was sold for a profit of $465,555, in November 2014 for $2.55 million.

Taye & Idine met in a Jamaican resort where How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) was filmed. The now-former duo got engaged in April 2002, & later married on January 11, 2003.

Together, Taye and Idina became parents to son Walker Nathaniel Diggs, on September 3, 2009.

After 12 years of marriage, they divorced on December 3, 2014

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Lives With Girlfriend & Son

Following his divorce with Idina Menzel, Diggs began dating Amanza Smith Brown, a model, in 2014. Though, they are yet to marry or get engaged.

In October 2019, in an interview with The Talk, the Private Practice actor stated that the introduction of his girlfriend & son Walker quite stressful- his son earlier asked him not to date.

The family of 3 currently reside in Los Angeles, California, where the average house price is $859,000.

Supports Charity Organizations

The 5 ft. 10 inches tall actor supports various charitable causes such as AIDS & HIV, Bullying, Cancer, Children, Creative Arts, and Education.

Jay Park has associations with non-profit organizations: American Cancer Society, Save The Music Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation and STOMP Out Bullying, supported by other celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert & many others.


Taye Diggs was born Scott Leo Berry on January 2, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey, the USA. He is the oldest of 5 children to Andre Young, a visual artist, and Marcia Berry, a teacher.

After their parents divorced, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, of whom Taye took the surname. He has 2 brothers: Gabriel and Michael and 2 sisters: Christian and Shalom.

The Allendale Columbia School attendant later transferred to School of the Art (SOTA). Thereafter, he enrolled at Syracuse University & graduated with a BFA in musical theater.

Taye, then, began to work in theaters Lakes Region Summer Theatre and New London Barn Playhouse, before his on-screen career took off.