Birth Name: Taye Diggs
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Born Scott Diggs in New Jersey on Jan. 2, 1972 and raised in Rochester, NY, Diggs (whose professional first name was a derivation of a childhood nickname, "Scottaye") spent his formative years helping his mother raise his four younger siblings after the death of his father. After attending high school at the Rochester School of the Arts, he majored in musical theater at Syracuse University - where he also fronted a band, Zoo Trip - and graduated in 1993. Roles in regional theater productions predated a turn on Broadway in a 1994 multi-Tony Award-winning production of "Carousel." However, the initial success did not pan out for Diggs as hoped, so he accepted a job at a musical revue at Tokyo...
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