Daveed Diggs

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Actor • Rapper • Singer • Songwriter

Birth Date: January 24, 1982

Age: 42 years old

Birth Place: Oakland, California

Actor and rapper Daveed Diggs grew up in the Northern California city of Oakland. The son of a Jewish mother and an African-American father, Diggs described himself as an awkward adolescent. Diggs graduated from Brown University in 2004 and went on to work in experimental hip-hop circles. In 2015, Diggs made his Broadway debut in the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical "Hamilton." Diggs was the originator of the role of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette. The show was based on Ron Chernow's 2004 biography of Hamilton and made its Off-Broadway debut in February 2015 before moving to Broadway and selling out shows at an unprecedented rate. Prior to being cast in "Hamilton," Diggs was living off $100 a week in unemployment benefits and couch surfing, sometimes riding the subway all night when he had no place to stay. In June 2016, he won the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award for his roles in "Hamilton." Beginning in the fall of 2016 he appeared in Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down," and joined the cast of the ABC sitcom "Black-ish" in a recurring role as Johan, Rainbow's poetry-reading, Francophile little brother.

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KrapopolisStream

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Carrots
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2023
56%

The Little Mermaid: Extras

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2023

Live with Kelly and MarkStream

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2023

The CrossoverStream

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2023

The CrossoverStream

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2023

ExtrapolationsStream

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Rabbi Marshall Zucker
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2023
44%

The Little MermaidStream

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Sebastian
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2023
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Trolls Band TogetherStream

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Spruce
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2023
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Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The ChallengeStream

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2022

DC League of Super-PetsStream

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Cyborg
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2022
72%

DC Liga dos Super Pets (Acessibilidade)

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Cyborg
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2022

Star Wars: VisionsStream

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2021
98%

CBS Mornings

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2021

We the PeopleStream

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2021

BlindspottingStream

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2021
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27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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The StarlingStream

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2021
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The Good Lord BirdStream

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Frederick Douglass
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2020
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TWDU Extra

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Central ParkStream

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Helen
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2020
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Snowpiercer

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Andre Layton
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2020
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Solar OppositesStream

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Zylenol 'Zy'
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2020
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Bottomless Brunch at Colman's

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2020

Holidays Unwrapped: A Disney Channel Music Event: Extras

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2020

Daveed Diggs: Puppy For Hanukkah

Music Performer
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2020

SoulStream

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Paul
Movie
2020
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Hamilton Sing-Along

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Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
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2020

Green Eggs and Ham

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Mouse
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2019

Green Eggs and Ham: The Second Serving

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2019

mixed-ishStream

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2019
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UndoneStream

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Tunde
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2019
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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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Elvis Goes There

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Velvet Buzzsaw

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Damrish
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Today 3rd Hour

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Star Wars ResistanceStream

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Norath Kev
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2018
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BlindspottingStream

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Collin
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2018
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BlindspottingStream

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BlindspottingStream

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2018
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The MayorStream

Executive Producer
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2017
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The MayorStream

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Mac Etcetra
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2017
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Daily Blast Live

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Tour de PharmacyStream

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Slim Robinson
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Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

WonderStream

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Mr. Browne
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2017
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Ferdinand

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Dos
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2017

The Get DownStream

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Adult Books
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2016
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The 70th Annual Tony Awards

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2016

Growing Up Wild

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2016

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

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The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

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The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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2015

The Nightly Show With Larry WilmoreStream

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2015
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Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

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2014

Black-ishStream

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2014
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

LIVE with Kelly

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2011

Bob's BurgersStream

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Jesse
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ConanStream

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2010

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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2007

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Counselor Henderson
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1999
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The View

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Charlie RoseStream

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Good Morning America

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Today

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