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Tuesday Morning Man: Taye Diggs!

Yes, it is possible for one man to be that good looking and that talented.

Taye Diggs, who turns 47 today, came to the attention to a lot of us in 1998′s How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Angela Bassett’s much-younger lover. But by that time, Taye was already a Broadway veteran who had appeared in the Tony-winning revival of Carousel and in his signature stage role of Benny the landlord in Rent. He later played Billy Flynn in a revival of Chicago and joined much of the original Broadway cast in the film version of Rent.

But in recent years, Taye has been focused on television and played Dr. Sam Bennett on ABC’s The Practice from 2007-13 after previously starring in the network’s short-lived Daybreak.

He has since gone on to star in the TV series Murder and the First and is currently appearing in the hit series Empire.

But my favorite Taye TV series is Kevin Hill in which he played a busy lawyer and swinging bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he is forced care for an infant left for him by a dead cousin. And then, of course, there was his four episode stint on Will & Grace as Will’s boyfriend. When you think about it, Will did pretty good over the run of the series. He got to date Taye AND Patrick Dempsey, among others.

Taye was also married to Broadway star Idina Menzal, a Tony winner for Wicked, from 2003 until 2014l.

In 2015, Taye took over the title role in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch until the show closed.

FILE UNDER: Morning Men (2018)

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