How tall is Taye Diggs? Taye Digg is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, according to his official IMDB bio, and if those measurements are correct, the actor stands about as tall as the average American male. But has the average American male scored hits on Broadway, the big screen, and television? Probably not. Taye Diggs was born Scott Leo Diggs on January 2, 1971, in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Rochester, New York, where the eldest of five developed his interest in acting. After studying musical theater at Syracuse University, Taye — whose name is a variation on “Scotty” — made a splash on Broadway, appearing in a 1994 revival of “Carousel” and later originating the role of Benny in “Rent,” the acclaimed musical about young New York City bohemians wrestling with AIDS and other issues. From there, Diggs has put together a successful film and TV career, and his credits include “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “The Wood,” “The Best Man Vacation,” and “Baggage Claim.”
Diggs’ height of 5 feet, 10 inches means he’s no giant, though in terms of showbiz prowess, he’s walks tall. In the summer of 2014, he’ll appear in “Murder in the First,” a new detective drama premiering on TNT. The series is the latest in a series of TV projects that also includes “Private Practice” and “Ally McBeal.” Truly multi-talented, Diggs is also the co-director of Dre.dance, a dance company based in New York City.
How tall is Taye Diggs compared to other Hollywood stars? At 5 feet, 10 inches, Diggs is shorter than Will Smith and Morgan Freeman, both of whom stand 6 feet, 2 inches. Taye stands eye-to-eye, however, with Omar Epps, a fellow member of the 5-foot, 10-inch club. And they’re both taller than Don Cheadle, who checks in at 5 feet, 8 inches. Then again, Cheadle has been nominated for an Academy Award, so even if he’s two inches shorter than Diggs and Epps, he’s got that going for him. (An Oscar statue, by the way, stands 13.5 inches tall.)