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Tuesday Morning Man: Taye Diggs!

diggs2Yes, it is possible for one man to be that good looking and that talented.

Taye Diggs 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 is in his second season as Dr. Sam Bennett on ABC’s The Practice after previously starring in the network’s short-lived Daybreak.

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But my favorite Taye TV series is Kevin Hill in whicb 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 is also married to Broadway star Idina Menzal, a Tony winner for Wicked.

UPDATE at 12:30 PST: Us Weekly is reporting today that Taye and Idina – together for 13 years and married for six – are expecting their first baby later this year.

Congratulations to this dazzling couple.


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