Grammy award winner Daveed Diggs is an American multi-talent: actor, rapper, and singer of the hip-hop group Clipping. He is best known for his role in the Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he received a Grammy and a Tony Award in 2016.
Daveed has distinguished himself over the years with a remarkable track record and impressive performances. The African-American graduate of Brown University’s Theatre Arts Department has been in the limelight since 2015, after winning wide acclaim with the Lucille Lortel Award and the Theatre World Award. Since then he has continued to develop his music career, working with various hip-hop groups and appearing in films such as Zootopia and Black-ish.
The young lad owes his success to the inspiration he received from his father. Let’s take a look at Digg’s history, his biography, his parents, his age, find out if he is gay or straight, his girlfriend, his wife, his fortune, and other interesting facts about the great actor below.
Daveed Daniele Diggs was born on January 24, 1982, in Oakland, California, in the United States. He was born and raised by his African American and Jewish parents.
While growing up, Daveed Diggs attended Berkeley High School, and after graduation, he enrolled at Brown University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in theater arts in 2004. He is a very skilled athlete, and while at university he broke the Brown Bears school record by winning the 110-meter hurdle in 14.21 seconds. During his school years, he also performed in several experimental theatres.
After graduating from Brown, Daveed took part in several national tours and also appeared in regional Shakespeare productions. In 2010 he joined a hip-hop group called Clipping. Other members of the group were William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes. The group released its first album, Midcity, in 2013, after which the group signed with a label called Sub Pop.
In 2014 Daveed and his crew released an album called CLPPNG and 2016 Splendor & Misery. The talented rapper also worked with other bands like True Neutral Crew, The Getback, and Freestyle Love Supreme. He has worked with talented band members such as Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chinaka Hodge, Brian Kinsman, and Rafael Casal, to name a few.
In addition to his music career, Daveed Diggs also made his Broadway debut when he appeared in the musical entitled Hamilton, which was broadcast from 2015 to 2016. After his brilliant performance in the musical, he received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Album and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2016.
Daveed has also starred in other movies and television series including Zootopia in 2016, Wonder in 2017, Black-ish from 2016 to 2017, and Sesame Street in 2017 and is currently on set as the author and director of Blindspotting coming in 2018 and the upcoming series Snowpiercer.
His Family: Parents
Although many details about his family are not available online, we can confirm that Daveed was born and raised by his African American and Jewish parents. His father is African-American, while his mother is Jewish, so he has a mixed ethnic background and American citizenship. His parents named him Daveed, inspired by his regular name – David, which means “beloved” in Hebrew. However, they chose a different spelling of the name and changed the “i” in “David” to a double “e”.
Due to the mixed ethnic/racial identities of his parents, Daveed grew up with friends from different backgrounds and ethnic groups. He mostly identified himself with being Jewish during his childhood but gives his father credit as a role model and inspiration.
Is He Gay?
The award-winning actor/rapper, after playing the brilliant role in Hamilton, made his fans speculate whether he was gay or not. But the truth about Daveed’s sexual orientation is that he is heterosexual, but is trying to create a play that has to do with a male concept. His role model has always been his father, who is male and cannot necessarily be considered gay.
He has always considered the uniqueness of being male in his music as well; he knew that if you have the male body structure, everyone around you is safe. But that can be very tricky when it comes to a famous celebrity. The bottom line is that Diggs is a very sweet, sexy, and attractive guy with a masculine physique and he’s not gay.
Ladies always have a special attraction for famous rappers, and for Daveed, it’s not just about his rap skills, but also about his outstanding performances and sexy bodybuilding. Daveed is not yet married and has no children, but has been chilling out with his sexy girlfriend named Jalene Goodwin.
Jalene Goodwin is an American actress and singer who is best known for her roles in movies like Jane the Virgin, released in 2014, Monk by the Sea 2017, and Green Days by the River 2017.
The actor moved to Washington Heights with his girlfriend in 2014, and the duo has been living together for several years. However, the talented rapper and the actor have no common plans regarding marriage. We hope that they will go one step further to seal their love by marrying soon. We wish the happy couple all the best for their efforts.
Daveed Diggs Net Worth
The versatile talented and award-winning actor has been versatile since the beginning of his career. He has been in the spotlight since 2012, after releasing his debut album; he has also starred in films for which he has received several awards and recognition.
However, Daveed Diggs’ assets cannot be determined at this time as they are still under review and we will be happy to update this information as soon as we have verified information.
The talented actor/rapper is also active in social media such as Twitter and Instagram, where he has many fans and followers.
Quick Facts about Daveed Diggs / Height / Wiki
Birth name: Daveed Daniele Diggs
Date of birth: January 24, 1982
Birth City: Oakland, California, United States
Birth sign: Aquarius
Education: Brown University
Profession: Actor, Rapper, Producer, Singer
Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.87 m)
Weight: 80 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Marital Status: Single
Dating: Jalene Goodwin
Net Worth: N/A