3.20.2013

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs and his son Walker are in the latest Got Milk? ad. They are also promoting Kellogg's Share Breakfast campaign, which is trying to provide a million morning meals to kids in need. All you have to do to donate a breakfast is share on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or YouTube. It took me 3 seconds. Check it out right here

 

Ok, so that's cute and all, but can we talk about Taye for a while? He is hot. And super talented. And seems like a really great guy. I mean, just look at his smile:


He studied theater in high school and college and started his Broadway career in the ensemble of the 1994 Tony Award-winning revival of Carousel. He originated the role of bad guy Benny in RENT where he met his wife of ten years Idina Menzel. Have you ever heard him sing? Check this out. (I love that song. Jacob and my boys sing it all the time.) They went on to star in an off-Broadway musical together and he even played Fiyero in Wicked while Idina played Elphaba. How cute are they?


He got noticed by Hollywood in How Stella Got Her Groove Back and he followed that with a bunch of lesser-known movies. But he was in Go, which was one of my favorites when I was a teenager. He also played the bandleader in the movie version of Chicago. He did a little better in television with recurring roles on Ally McBeal and Will & Grace before getting his own short lived show Kevin Hill. (Which I watched because I love him, but had no idea Christina Hendricks was in it until just his minute!)


And then of course there was Private Practice


His recent movie, Between Us, won the 2012 Bahamas International Film Festival and is making the rounds at festivals all over the US. It looks intense. I really want to see it.



I hope he keeps on working because I want to keep on looking at him!


16 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Thanks for sharing that breakfast thing, I shared on FB and tweeted it. Pretty cool!

Taye Diggs - best smile. So hot.

Casey said...

I lived in NYC in the summer of 2007. Right across from my work Taye would sometimes hang out at the dog park in Washington Square park. I probably saw him down there like 10 times. UGH, swoon. It's great in person too.

Have a super day!

Misty said...

He is delicious. I watched Kevin Hill too. He was in another show after that where he kept repeating his day over and over. It got cancelled pretty quick, but I loved it. I hope he joins another show soon. I need him on my tv.

Melanie Montgomery said...

He was adorable when he guest starred on Will & Grace.
And I shared it on FB, so thanks for
sharing this!

Gwen said...

I love me some Taye Diggs! I hadn't heard about the breakfast campaign. I just shared it - thanks for letting us know!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I love Taye Diggs!! and I didn't know he was in Wicked as well. I loved Rent!! and shared!!

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

YES!! I heart him and him and his son are so cute in that ad! Glad you dedicated a full post to him for me to enjoy :)

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

I watched every epi of Kevin Hill.. I loved it!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

My mom is in love with this man.

Claire Kiefer said...

I totally forgot he was Benny!!!! I have seen RENT a billion times but I don't think I ever saw it with Taye Diggs in it. :( He is absolutely gorgeous and his wife is one lucky lady! I can still sing the entire RENT soundtrack, LOL.

Sabrina said...

forget Taye.. let's talk Idina. DIE FOR HER!! them together.

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PorkStar said...

Cool dude indeed!

jessica renee said...

Thanks for sharing the Kellogg's thing, I just posted it on FB!

Oh, Taye. He is one fine specimen of a man. If I could whistle, I'd have whistled at every picture in this post. ha

Karen Peterson said...

I had no idea he'd played Fiyero. As if I didn't already love him enough!

MeetTheBrowns said...

Lol agreed!

Subliminally Smitten said...

He is nice looking isn't he, hmm.