Daveed Diggs

Daveed Diggs


Daveed Daniele Diggs is an American actor, rapper, and singer-songwriter. He is the vocalist of the experimental hip hop group Clipping, and in 2015, he originated the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette ...

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Daveed Daniele Diggs
Jan 24, 1982
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Daveed Daniele Diggs was born on January 24, 1982 in Oakland, California. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his ethnicity is African-American. He was raised by his mother, Dr. Arlester Diggs, who worked as a public health expert and teacher at Stanford University. He has two brothers and one sister.

Diggs attended Berkeley High School where he became involved with theatre during his freshman year. After graduating high school, he attended Brown University to study theatre arts and English literature. During his time at Brown, he was part of the hip-hop group Clipping while working with the National Theatre of Great Britain in 2010.

In 2015, Diggs made his Broadway debut in the musical Hamilton, winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson. Following this success, Diggs went on to perform in another Broadway show, The Little Mermaid (2017), before returning to Hamilton for its 2018 tour across North America and Australia.

In addition to acting and performing on stage, Diggs has also released music as part of his rap trio Clipping., including their debut album CLPPNG (2014) which was met with positive reviews from critics. He has also appeared in television shows such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) and Black-ish (2018). In 2019, he released a solo album titled Small Things To A Giant which received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Daveed Diggs is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 24, 1982, Daveed Diggs was born in Oakland, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Brown University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Diggs graduates from Brown University with a Drama degree.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases First Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his first album as part of the rap duo clipping., titled "Midcity".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Broadway Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes his Broadway debut in the musical Hamilton, playing the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for Tony Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role in Hamilton.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Snowpiercer</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets a starring role in the TNT drama series Snowpiercer, based on the 2013 film of the same name.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Creates Production Company</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Founds a production company called 5x5 Media with fellow Hamilton alumnus Rafael Casal.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Versatile Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Daveed Diggs is an incredibly versatile artist. He has made his mark in rap, theater and film. His ability to cross genres and collaborate with other artists has made him one of the most exciting and successful performers in music today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Positive Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Daveed Diggs stands for positivity and change. He makes music that is socially conscious and thought provoking. His words and actions are reflective of his commitment towards creating a better tomorrow.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Daveed Diggs is an inspiration to many. His story of rising from poverty to success is inspiring and motivating. His music reflects his struggles and triumphs in life, showing us that it is possible to achieve our dreams no matter what our backgrounds may be.</p></div>

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