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Taye Diggs lands recurring guest role on 'The Good Wife'

Taye Diggs lands recurring guest role on 'The Good Wife'

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) --Taye Diggs will play a recurring character in the upcoming sixth season of CBS's legal drama, The Good Wife.
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Taye Diggs hits BET Awards red carpet with rumored new girlfriend

Taye Diggs hits BET Awards red carpet with rumored new girlfriend

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) --Taye Diggs, who split from Idina Menzel last year, showed up to the BET Awards with his new girlfriend, model Amanza Smith Brown.
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Taye Diggs discusses his divorce from Idina Menzel

Taye Diggs discusses his divorce from Idina Menzel

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) --Actor Taye Diggs recently opened up about his divorce from Idina Menzel, and discussed the best and worst parts of being a father.
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Taye Diggs dating model Amanza Smith Brown

Taye Diggs dating model Amanza Smith Brown

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Taye Diggs spotted with model Amanza Smith Brown in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Steven Bochco produces new police drama, 'Murder in the First'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Veteran producer of "NYPD Blue" and "Cop Rock" Steven Bochco said he is returning to police drama with the new TNT series "Murder in the First."

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Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs split up

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs split up

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have separated after 10 years of marriage, a representative for the Broadway couple told People.com.
Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel split after 10 years of marriage

Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel split after 10 years of marriage

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Broadway's favorite couple has ended their 10-year union.
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Sanaa Lathan talks pop culture during EW's personality test

Sanaa Lathan talks pop culture during EW's personality test

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Sanaa Lathan stopped by Entertainment Weekly to take their Pop Culture Personality Test on Monday.
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Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson to star in TNT drama

Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson to star in TNT drama

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- TNT announced Thursday it has ordered 10 episodes of "Murder in the First," a San Francisco-set drama series starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.
Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and John Goodman will be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

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Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Robert De Niro, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts are to be presenters at Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
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Taye Diggs
Idina Menzel (L) and Taye Diggs arrive on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's in West Hollywood, California on March 5, 2006. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Scott Leo "Taye" Diggs (born January 2, 1971) is an American theatre, film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Broadway musical Rent, the motion picture How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and the television series Private Practice. His nickname, Taye, comes from the playful pronunciation of Scotty as "Scottay".

Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey but grew up in Rochester, New York, the son of Marcia (née Berry), a teacher and actress, and Jeffries Diggs. He attended Allendale Columbia School in Rochester and later transferred to School of the Arts. He starred in the first production of "It All Adds Up", an original musical by the piano teacher and musician John Gabriele. He is the oldest of five children; he has two brothers, Gabriel and Michael, and two sisters, Shalom and Christian. Diggs received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater from Syracuse University. He performed many times at the popular Lakes Region Summer Theatre in Meredith, New Hampshire. Diggs's Broadway debut was in the ensemble cast of the 1994 Tony Award-winning revival of the musical Carousel. In 1995, he also performed as a dancer in Sebastian's Caribbean Carnival at Tokyo Disneyland.

In 1996, he originated the role of the nasty landlord Benny in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, which also starred his future wife, Idina Menzel. After Rent he appeared as Mr. Black alongside Idina Menzel's character of Kate in Andrew Lippa's off-Broadway production of The Wild Party. Diggs also played The Bandleader in the 2002 film version of the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago and filled in as Billy Flynn on Broadway. He also temporarily filled in for Norbert Leo Butz (an original Rent standby) as the love interest Fiyero of Idina Menzel's Elphaba character in Wicked.

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