Top 10 Best Taye Diggs Movie and TV Roles of All Time Taye Diggs is one of Hollywood's sexiest stars and as talented as ever.

Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs is an American actor and singer who’s been steadily working since the turn of the century. His roles span comedy, musicals, and drama on both movies and TV. But it’s his role as Benny, the antagonist landlord in the groundbreaking Broadway hit play Rent that truly launched his career. Check out these highlights from the entertaining filmography of Taye Diggs.

10. House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill Taye Diggs

Character: Eddie


9. How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How Stella Got Her Groove Back - 1998
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Taye Diggs, Angela Bassett
How Stella Got Her Groove Back – 1998
Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
20th Century Fox
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Character: Winston Shakespeare


8. Chicago

Taye Diggs Chicago

Character: Bandleader


7. The Wood

The Wood

Character: Roland


6. The Way of the Gun


Character: Jeffers


5. Private Practice

PRIVATE PRACTICE – “Too Much” – Sam finds his estranged sister, Corinne, in jail, heavily medicated and near-catatonic, and brings her to Sheldon for help; Erica begins secret treatments for her cancer and refuses to let Cooper and Charlotte tell Mason; Cooper, Pete and Addison treat the baby of a drug addict; and things between Violet and Scott continue to heat up in the bedroom, “on ABC’s “Private Practice” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/VIVIAN ZINK)

Character: Dr. Sam Bennett


4. All American

Taye Diggs All American

Character: Coach Billy Baker


3. Rent

Rent Original Broadway Cast

Character: Benjamin Coffin III

Diggs actually originated the role of Benny in 1996 on Broadway. It’s his breakthrough role and one he reprised for this 2005 movie.

2. Go

Character: Marcus


1. Empire

Taye Diggs Empire

Character: Angelo DuBois


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