Daveed Diggs Bio
Daveed Diggs is an American singer, rapper and actor born in oakland, California best known for playing the Tony and Grammy-winnings roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the 2015-2016 Broadway production of ‘Hamilton.
He is also a part of the experimental L.A rap group called clipping and he also wrote a rap number for the animation “zootopia” in 2016. He has appeared in a number of TV shows such as “Black-ish” and has recently been involved in a variety of films.
Daveed Diggs Age
Daveed was born on January 24, 1982 in Oakland, California and is currently 37 years of age.
Daveed Diggs Family
Daveed was raised by his jewish mother Barbara Needell and African-American father Dountes Diggs in Oakland, California and was given the name “Daveed” the Hebrew pronunciation of “David”. He also has a brother named Malcom Digss.
Daveed Diggs Spouse
There ism’t much information on the rapper’s romantic life but according to some sources he was dating actress Jalene Godwin.
Daveed Diggs Career
Diggs performed in experimental theater early in his career, most notably when he was on the national tour for Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s choreopoem, Word Becomes Flesh, about a nine-month pregnancy through the eyes of a young, single father. He also frequently performed in regional Shakespeare productions.
In 2012 Lin-Manuel Miranda invited Diggs to read and hear earlier versions of Hamilton and Digss became impresse by Miranda’s passion for the project and saw the cocept was a perceptive use of the rap musical medium.He played the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette off-Broadway in 2015, continuing with the roles when the show was moved to Broadway later in the year.
For his performance, Diggs won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well as a 2016 Grammy Award for the cast album. Diggs played his final performance in the show on July 15, 2016.
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Diggs is the vocalist of and writer for the experimental hip-hop and rap group Clipping. The group was founded by William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes in 2009, with Diggs joining in 2010. The trio self-released their first mixtape album “midcity” in 2013 to fairly positive reviews. Signing with Sub Pop, they released their album “CLPPNG”in 2014, which they promoted with their “CLPPNG” Tour. In 2016, they released an EP titled Wriggle, then the album Splendor & Misery. In 2017, they released The Deep, a five-and-a-half minute track that tells the story of a society of slave descendants living underwater. In 2018, the song was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
In 2010, he made an album with Rafael Casal titled The “BAY BOY” Mixtape. Diggs also founded a hip hop triumvirate with Chinaka Hodge and Casal known as “The Getback”.”The Getback” later became a collaborative ensemble composed of Diggs, Hodge, Casal and other artists along with a band formed by drummer Chukwudi Hodge, turntablist Dion Decibels and Max Miller-Logan on trumpet and Keys. Though the band have diversified themselves from their work with the ensemble, they are still known as “The GetBack”.Two years later, in 2012, he released his first solo rap album, “Small Things to a Giant”, composed of original music he had written. Both The “BAY BOY” Mixtape and “Small Things to a Giant” included other artists in “The Getback” collective.
He is also a member of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail’s freestyle rap group Freestyle Love Supreme, or FLS, which performs across the country.
Daveed Diggs Net Worth
Daveed has an estimated Net worth of 1.9 million dollars.
Daveed Diggs Movies
|2010||Rock Hard: The Rise and Fall of Sexual Detergent||Neil Davis||Short film|
|2012||Yoga Boner||Daveed||Short film|
|2016||Zootopia||N/A||Writer and performer: “Parlez-Vous Rap”|
|2016||Growing Up Wild||Narrator||Documentary|
|2017||Wonder||Mr. Thomas Browne|
|2018||Blindspotting||Collin Hoskins||Also writer and producer|
Daveed Diggs TV shows
|2014||Hobbes and Me||Hobbes||8 episodes; web series|
|2015–2016||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Counselor Henderson||2 episodes|
|2016–2017||The Get Down||Adult Ezekiel Figuero||10 episodes|
|2016–2018||Black-ish||Johan Johnson||10 episodes|
|2017||Sesame Street||Mr. Noodle’s Brother||Episode: “Elmo Comes Clean”|
|2017||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Perry||3 episodes|
|2017||Tour de Pharmacy||Slim Robinson||Television film|
|2017||The Mayor||Mac Etcetera||Episode: “Pilot”; also executive producer|
|2018||BoJack Horseman||Cooper Thomas Rogers Wallace Sr. (voice)||Episode: “The Amelia Earhart Story”|
|2018||Bob’s Burgers||Jesse (voice)||Episode: “Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now”|
|2019||Snowpiercer||Layton Well||Upcoming series|
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Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.