Taye Diggs

Biography: The first original cast member of the Broadway phenomenon Rent to make the leap to Hollywood, this sexy triple threat seduced Angela Bassett—along with drooling droves of female audiences—with his steamy, mostly shirtless turn as an eye-catching islander in the 1998 chick flick How Stella Got Her Groove Back. With his jaw-dropping physique and dazzling smile, Diggs seemed capable of sparking lust in even the most frigid of viewers. But the versatile player proved he could also inspire fear (as a villain in the sci-fi actioner Equilibrium), laughs (as an upper-crust actor playing "ghetto" in the racial satire Malibu's Most Wanted) and toe-tapping (as the piano-playing bandleader in the movie musical Chicago). He also found the time to regularly return to his theatrical roots, appearing in a number of New York productions, including the musical version of The Wild Party at Manhattan Theater Club and the Tony Award-winning Wicked, both opposite his former Rent costar—and eventualThe first original cast member of the Broadway phenomenon Rent to make the leap to Hollywood, this sexy triple threat seduced Angela Bassett—along with drooling droves of female audiences—with his steamy, mostly shirtless turn as an eye-catching islander in the 1998 chick flick How Stella Got Her Groove Back. With his jaw-dropping physique and dazzling smile, Diggs seemed capable of sparking lust in even the most frigid of viewers. But the versatile player proved he could also inspire fear (as a villain in the sci-fi actioner Equilibrium), laughs (as an upper-crust actor playing "ghetto" in the racial satire Malibu's Most Wanted) and toe-tapping (as the piano-playing bandleader in the movie musical Chicago). He also found the time to regularly return to his theatrical roots, appearing in a number of New York productions, including the musical version of The Wild Party at Manhattan Theater Club and the Tony Award-winning Wicked, both opposite his former Rent costar—and eventual wife—Idina Menzel. In 2001, Diggs showed the small screen couldn't dampen his charisma, with a recurring romantic role on Ally McBeal. Three years later, he headlined his first series, the critically lauded dramedy Kevin Hill, which unfortunately failed to register with viewers. In 2006, after a stint as the title character's gay boyfriend on the final season of Will & Grace, Diggs gave TV stardom another shot as a cop trapped in a time loop in the high-concept, 24-esque Day Break, but the show was yanked after a handful of episodes. His TV career was finally resuscitated by the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice, in which he was cast in the role of Sam Bennett, an internist trying to survive the medical and romantic entanglements at the Oceanside Wellness Center. Expand

Taye Diggs' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 81 Chicago
Lowest Metascore: 13 New Best Friend
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 9 out of 19
19 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
26 River Runs Red Nov 9, 2018 Charles Coleman, Sr. tbd
62 Set It Up Jun 15, 2018 Rick 7.7
39 My Little Pony: The Movie Oct 6, 2017 Cast / Cast / Capper / Capper / Capper / Capper tbd
tbd 'Til Death Do Us Part Sep 29, 2017 Alex / Alex tbd
tbd Opening Night Jun 2, 2017 Malcolm / Malcolm / Malcolm / Malcolm tbd
tbd Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Jun 5, 2015 Cast tbd
59 The Best Man Holiday Nov 15, 2013 Harper / Harper Stewart 5.8
34 Baggage Claim Sep 27, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Langston / Langston Jefferson Battle III 4.5
tbd Between Us Jun 14, 2013 Carlo tbd
31 Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Apr 29, 2011 Vargas 5.1
34 Slow Burn Apr 13, 2007 Jeffrey Sykes / Jeffrey Sykes tbd
53 Rent Nov 23, 2005 Benjamin Coffin III 7.3
43 Malibu's Most Wanted Apr 18, 2003 Sean James / Sean James 5.8
34 Basic Mar 28, 2003 Pike 7.6
81 Chicago Dec 27, 2002 Bandleader / Bandleader tbd
33 Equilibrium Dec 6, 2002 Brandt / Brandt tbd
58 Brown Sugar Oct 11, 2002 Andre Romulus 'Dre' Ellis 5.9
13 New Best Friend Apr 12, 2002 Sheriff Artie Bonner 4.8
49 The Way of the Gun Sep 8, 2000 Jeffers / Jeffers 5.0
28 House on Haunted Hill Oct 29, 1999 Eddie Baker 3.6
61 The Best Man Oct 22, 1999 Harper Stewart 8.2
52 The Wood Jul 16, 1999 Roland 8.2
56 How Stella Got Her Groove Back Aug 14, 1998 Winston Shakespeare / Winston Shakespeare 7.1
tbd The Best Man Wedding TBA 2016 Harper tbd