Taye Diggs (born Scott Diggs on January 2, 1971 in Rochester, New York) is an American theatre, film and television actor.
Diggs was born in Rochester, New York. In Rochester he attended The School of The Arts. He is the oldest of five children; he has two brothers and two sisters. Diggs received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater from Syracuse University. He performed many times at the popular Lakes Region Summer Theatre in Meredith, New Hampshire. Diggs's Broadway debut was in the ensemble cast of the 1994 Tony Award-winning revival of the musical Carousel.
In 1996, he got his big break, originating the role of the nasty landlord Benny in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. After Rent he appeared as Mr. Black alongside Idina Menzel's Kate in Andrew Lippa's off-Broadway production of The Wild Party. Diggs also had a stint as Billy Flynn in the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago and temporarily filled in for Norbert Leo Butz (an...
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Return to House on Haunted Hill, directed by Víctor García, is the 2007 direct to DVD sequel to the 1999 remake House on Haunted Hill.
Filming began in Burgas & Sofia, Bulgaria on September 11, 2006, where they used various sets and an old bathhouse as locations that substituted the house in the 1999 remake.
Jeffrey Combs will reprise his role as Dr. Richard B. Vannacutt. He has stated that he will have a larger role in this film, and whilst he has no lines, this will make his character "more menacing". He then went on to say that much of the film will be in the lower floors of the house. Combs did however, do voice-overs after the initial filming.
The legacy of terror at the House on Haunted Hill began in 1931 when sadistic doctor Richard Vannacutt and his staff died in a fiery inferno caused by a patient rising at his hilltop asylum. Rumors persist for decades that the building is haunted by the spirits of those who died there. The horror continues when billionaire Steven H....,
Rent is a 2005 film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. It details the struggles of a group of young friends in the East Village area of New York City in the late-1980s, early-1990s. The film, directed by Chris Columbus, had most of the original Broadway cast members reprising their original roles.
The film's plot is largely identical to that of the original Broadway musical, although there are several minor differences between the two resulting from the filmmakers' decision to omit several songs from the original show.
After an introduction with the cast singing "Seasons of Love," the film opens on Christmas Eve, 1989, with apartment tenants (including two friends and roommates, Mark and Roger) expressing their anger with suddenly being asked to pay rent which had previously been waived by the landlord. Collins, a former roommate of Mark's and friend to both Mark and Roger, returns from out of town and is attacked by three men and left for dead in an alley ("Rent")....,
Drum is a 2004 film about a South African journalist Henry Nxumalo who works for Drum magazine. This part is played by Taye Diggs. It deals with the issues of apartheid and the forced removal of residents from Sophiatown.
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Malibu's Most Wanted is a 2003 comedic feature film written by and starring Jamie Kennedy and co-starring Taye Diggs, Anthony Anderson, and Regina Hall.
This film is written by the creators of MADtv, Fax Bahr, Ethan Taylor, Mrs. Morgia, and Adam Small, who also serve as producers.
The film centers on the family life of a rich Jewish politician from Malibu, California who is running for the office of Governor of California, Bill Gluckman. His son Brad dresses, speaks, and acts as if he were an African American and from the inner city, preferring to go by the nickname "B-Rad". As a result, members of Brad's father's political campaign are concerned that Brad's idiotic, outlandish behavior will ruin his father's chance at being elected.
The campaign team members hire two actors to act as gang members, kidnap B-Rad, and take him to inner city Los Angeles where they hope Brad will be "scared white" after witnessing what life is really like for real gangsters and impoverished African...
Chicago is a 2002 American musical film released by Miramax Films. First released in limited cities on December 27, 2002, Chicago opened in wide release on January 24, 2003. An adaptation of the satirical stage musical Chicago, the film explores the themes of celebrity and scandal in Jazz age Chicago. Directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, and adapted for film by screenwriter Bill Condon, Chicago won six Academy Awards in 2003, including Best Picture. The film was the first musical film to win the Best Picture Oscar since Oliver! (1968).
Chicago centers around Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, two murderesses who find themselves on death row together in 1920s Chicago. Velma, a professional vaudevillian, and Roxie, a housewife with aspirations of being a star, fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows. The film stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Richard Gere, also featuring Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, and Colm Feore.
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Equilibrium is a 2002 action/science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer. Christian Bale has the lead role in the film and is supported by Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Pertwee, Emily Watson, David Hemmings, and Sean Bean.
Although it was received well by test audiences, the film was given only a limited release and little promotion; the movie performed poorly at the box office. It was also received very poorly by critics. On MetaCritic the average rating is a mere 33 out of 100 . However, it has scored 7.7 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database (based on viewer voting) and over the years has gained a devoted cult following.
The film was originally released as Cubic in Scandinavian countries and as Rebellion in Japan.
Following an apocalyptic Third World War, the strict government of the dystopian city-state Libria has eliminated war by suppressing all human emotion. In the monochromatic and sedated society, artifacts from the old world ...,
Brown Sugar is a 2002 romantic drama film, written by Michael Elliott and Rick Famuyiwa, and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. This movie stars Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. This film is the story of a hip-hop record executive and a magazine editor (who have been friends since childhood) becoming more than friends despite the fact that they're both involved in other relationships. The story is based on the song, "I Used to Love H.E.R.," by Common, a story of how a relationship with hip hop connects to a relationship between a man and woman.
Brown Sugar follows the evolving relationship between Sidney (Sanaa Lathan), an attractive young woman who has just been appointed the editor-in-chief of the hip-hop review XXL, and Dre (Taye Diggs), a record producer who has been bound to Sidney since their early childhood. The news that Dre is going to be married to Reese (Nicole Ari Parker), a successful attorney who happens to be stunningly beautiful, sends Sidney into a subconscious tizzy. Suddenly,...,
The Way of the Gun is a 2000 film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio del Toro, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs, Nicky Katt, and James Caan.
The film has been described as 'a gangster film with a brain'. Many scenes are characterized by prolonged sections of eloquent speech between protagonists, and McQuarrie himself has stated that the film's purpose lies in the hospital shootout where the shootout is not shown.Parker (Ryan Phillippe) and his buddy, Longbaugh (Benicio del Toro) are two people who have left the path that most people follow through life. They can't stand the restraints that society places upon them, but like all people, they need money. One way they get money is by donating sperm. While waiting at the sperm bank they overhear a telephone conversation in which a person mentions that a young lady is being paid 1 million dollars to have a baby for a couple. They also hear the name of the...
House on Haunted Hill is a 1999 Warner Brothers horror movie, directed by William Malone, written by Dick Beebe and starring Geoffrey Rush as Steven Price. Produced by Robert Zemeckis and Joel Silver, it is a remake of the 1959 classic of the same name directed by William Castle, borrowing elements from the 1973 classic Don't Look in the Basement. This film was the first for Dark Castle Entertainment.Made for around $20 million, the movie was mauled by the critics but grossed $15 million on its opening weekend and went on to earn over $40 million.The film is often compared with The Haunting, another 1999 remake of a similar classic from 1963, based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House. Also worth noting, in comparison to the original, while William Castle's version leaves a degree of ambiguity as to the presence of ghosts in the building, the remake leaves no doubt whatsoever.The Movie is followed by a 2007 sequel, due to be released in October.The film sets the action in an...
The Best Man is a 1999 romantic comedy/drama, written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. This film stars Taye Diggs and Nia Long. Director Malcolm D. Lee wanted this film to be a male-centered answer to female-targeted films like Waiting to Exhale.Taye Diggs plays Harper Stewart, a young man living in Chicago who is about to hit the big time professionally. His debut novel, ominously titled Unfinished Business, has been selected by Oprah's Book Club. He has a beautiful and devoted girlfriend Robin (Sanaa Lathan), and his best friend Lance (Morris Chestnut) is getting married on the weekend in New York. In an early scene with Harper and Robin lounging in a tub, it becomes clear that all is not well. Robin merely sighs contentedly and idly mentions that she could stay like this forever. For Harper, life is just beginning, and he feels that committing to a woman now that he’s on the verge of success would be a death-knell for him.To complicate matters further, Harper’s new book, which is ...,
The Wood is a 1999 comedy/romance/drama written by Rick Famuyiwa and Todd Boyd, and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. This film stars Taye Diggs, Omar Epps, and Richard T. Jones.
Although the movie is about Roland (Taye Diggs) and his second thoughts of marriage, the movie is actually more focused on Mike (Omar Epps) and Mike's character is the narrator of the movie.
Roland is a man who is worried about his future, and decides that he needs to "find himself" by reflecting upon his teenage years. He is just hours away from getting married and starting to have second thoughts. He loves his fiancée, yet he can't stop thinking about Tanya (Tamala Jones), an old girlfriend from high school. Roland is socializing with his two best friends (they have been friends since grade school): Mike, a regular guy, and Slim (Richard T. Jones), who plays professional basketball in Europe. They talk about growing up in Inglewood, California (nicknamed "The Wood") in the 1980s, when Run DMC and Eric B & Rakim...,
How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romance film, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. The film stars Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg and Regina King. This film is an adaptation of the Terry McMillan's best selling novel by the same title.
1999 Acapulco Black Film Festival1999 NAACP Image Awards...,
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