Five Taye Diggs Performances You Need To Watch This Weekend

In honor of "Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy" dropping on BET+ today, we are celebrating the veteran actor.

Taye Diggs is back and we are officially giving this Hollywood veteran his flowers! Today (September 21), "Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy" drops on BET+, which tells the true story of tech entrepreneur Lance Herndon.

On August 8, 1996, Herndon, 41, was found bludgeoned to death in his bed at his home in Roswell, a suburb of Atlanta. Herndon's extravagant lifestyle resulted in several jealous lovers and sinister enemies. Diggs plays Herndon in the movie adapted from the book “Redbone: Money, Malice and Murder in Atlanta” by Ron Stodghill. Part one drops today and part two begins streaming on September 28.

We look back on his legendary performances in honor of his new film. In case you didn't know, Diggs was born Scott Leo Berry in Newark, New Jersey. The actor and his family moved to Rochester, New York, where he was raised. In 1993 Diggs received his Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater from Syracuse University. The following year, his breakthrough acting debut came in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award-winning play "Carousel." Known for his roles as Winston Shakespeare in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (1998), Roland in "The Wood" (1999), Harper Stewart in "The Best Man" (1999), Dre Ellis in "Brown Sugar" (2002), Dr. Sam Bennett in "Private Practice" (2007 -2013), and several others, Diggs’ range as an actor is off the charts.

Here are our top five Taye Diggs performances that you need to watch now!

  • "Private Practice" (2007-2013) - Dr. Sam Bennett

    In this medical drama series, Taye Diggs played Dr. Sam Bennett, a talented neonatal surgeon. His portrayal of a complex character navigating professional and personal challenges demonstrated his acting depth throughout the show's six-season run.

  • "The Best Man" (1999) - Harper Stewart:

    Playing Harper Stewart, an author who is soon to have a bestselling novel attempts to hide that his book is loosely based on the lives and loves of his tight-knit group of friends. As the best man at his friend Lance’s (played by Morris Chestnut) wedding, where all of his friends will be in attendance, once the copy of the book makes its way into the hands of Jordan (played by Nia Long), the day takes a turn.

    "The Best Man" also plays out in the sequel "The Best Man Holiday" and the Peacock television series "The Best Man: The Final Chapters."

  • "Brown Sugar" (2002) - Dre:

    Dre (played by Diggs) and Sidney (played by Sanaa Lathan), are two childhood friends who share a passion for the hip-hop industry before they ultimately make it their full-time jobs. Soon, they start realizing their feelings for one another. Definitely classic Taye!

  • "The Wood" (1999) - Roland:

    Preparing for his wedding, Diggs’ Roland looks back on the memories he shared with his friends Mike (played by Omar Epps) and Slim (played by Richard T. Jones) before he says “I do,” to his fiancée Lisa (played LisaRaye McCoy). But before Roland walks down the aisle, he disappears with people struggling to find him before the ceremony begins.

  • "Rent" (1996) - Benny:

    Diggs plays Benjamin Coffin III based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera "La Bohème," the film focuses on a group of bohemians living in the East Village of New York City and follows the ups and downs of their life.

    It also stars Rosario Dawson, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, and Tracie Thoms.

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