Daveed Diggs Girlfriend, Wife, Gay, Parents, Height, Age, Net Worth, Bio

Grammy-award winner, Daveed Diggs is a multi-talented American actor, rapper and the vocalist for the hip-hop group called Clipping. He is best known for his role in the Broadway musical titled Hamilton for which he won a Grammy and Tony Awards in 2016.

Daveed has distinguished himself with his remarkable track record and impressive performances over the years. The African-American graduate of Theatre Arts from Brown University has been in the spotlight since 2015 after he gained wide recognition, winning a Lucille Lortel Award and Theatre World Award. Since then, he has been going higher in his music career, collaborating with several hip-hop groups and has featured in movies including Zootopia and Black-ish.

The young chap owes his successes to the inspiration he got from his father. Let’s look at Diggs story, his biography, parents, age, find out if he is gay or straight, his girlfriend, wife, net worth and other interesting facts about the great actor below.

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Bio (Age)

Daveed Daniele Diggs was born in Oakland, California, in the United States on January 24, 1982. He was born and raised by his African-America and Jewish parents.

While he was growing up, Daveed Diggs attended Berkeley High School and after graduation, he enrolled at Brown University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts in 2004. He is a very skilful athlete and while he was at the university, he broke Brown Bears school record by winning 110 meters hurdle in 14.21 seconds. He also featured in several experimental theatres while he was in school.


After his graduation from Brown, Daveed partook in several national tours and was also a constant performer in regional Shakespeare productions. He joined a hip-hop group called Clipping in 2010 and other members of the group were William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes. The group released their first album titled Midcity in 2013 after which the group signed to a label Sub Pop.

In 2014, Daveed with his crew released an album titled CLPPNG and in 2016, Splendor & Misery. The talented rapper also collaborated with other bands such as True Neutral Crew, The Getback, and Freestyle Love Supreme. He has worked with talented bandmates including Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chinaka Hodge, Brian Kinsman, and Rafael Casal just to mention a few.

Aside from his music career, Daveed Diggs also made his Broadway debut when he featured in the Musical titled Hamilton which aired from 2015 to 2016. Following his brilliant performance in the musical, he received a Grammy Award for the Best Musical Album and Tony Award for the Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2016.

Daveed has also featured in other movies and television series including Zootopia in 2016, Wonder in 2017, Black-ish from 2016 – 2017 and Sesame Street in 2017. He is currently on set as writer and director of Blindspotting coming in 2018 and in the upcoming series Snowpiercer.

His Family: Parents

While much details about his family are not available online, we can confirm that Daveed was born and raised by his African-America and Jewish parents. His father is an African-American while his mother is Jewish, making him have a mixed ethnic origin and American nationality. His parents named him Daveed which was inspired by the regular name – David which means ‘beloved’ in Hebrew. However, they chose a different spelling of the name, changing the ‘i’ in ‘David’ to double ‘e’.

As a result of his parents’ mixed ethnic/racial identities, Daveed grew up having friends from different backgrounds and ethnic groups. He mostly identified with being Jewish while growing up but gives credit to his father as his role model and inspiration.

Is He Gay?

The award-winning actor/rapper, after playing the brilliant role in Hamilton left his fans speculating if he was gay or not. But the truth about Daveed’s sexual orientation is that he is straight but trying to create a play that has to do with a masculine concept. His role model has always been his father who is masculine and cannot necessarily be regarded as gay.

He has always considered the uniqueness of being masculine even in his music; knowing that when you have the masculine body structure, everyone around you is safe. But this, however, can be very dicey when it comes to a famous celebrity. Bottom line is, Diggs is a very cute, sexy, and attractive fellow with a masculine bodybuild and he is not gay.

Girlfriend, Wife

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Daveed and Jalene Goodwin

Ladies always have a special attraction to famous rappers and for Daveed, it’s not just about his rapping skills but also for his outstanding performances and sexy bodybuild. Daveed isn’t married yet and doesn’t have kids but has been chilling out with his sexy girlfriend named Jalene Goodwin.

Jalene Goodwin is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles in movies including Jane the Virgin that was released in 2014, Monk by the Sea in 2017 and Green Days by the River in 2017.

The actor, along with his girlfriend, relocated to Washington Heights in 2014 and the duo has been living together for several years now. However, the talented rapper and actor have not shared any plans with regards to marriage. We hope they take a step further to seal their love by getting married soon. We wish the happy couple all the best in their endeavours.

Daveed Diggs Net Worth

The multi-talented and award-winning actor has been versatile since the inception of his career. He has been in the spotlight since 2012 after he released his debut album; he has also featured in movies for which he has earned several awards and recognition.

However, Daveed Diggs net worth cannot be ascertained at the moment as it is still under review and we will be glad to update this information when we have verified information.

The talented actor/rapper is also active on social media including Twitter and Instagram where he has numerous fans and followers.

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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

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: African-American

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

Spouse: No

Dating: Jalene Goodwin

Children: No

Net Worth: N/A


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