About Daveed Diggs

Tony, Grammy, and Lucille Lortel Award winning actor, writer, rapper, and producer Daveed Diggs, is widely known for originating the dual roles of ‘Thomas Jefferson’ and ‘Marquis de Lafayette’ in the Broadway sensation, HAMILTON, for which he won a Tony Award. 

Diggs co-wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed Lionsgate feature, BLINDSPOTTING, which Peter DeBruge at Variety called, “the most exciting cinematic take on contemporary race relations since DO THE RIGHT THING nearly 30 years ago.” In addition to receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance, Eric Kohn of IndieWire deemed Diggs as “an instant movie star.” Following the film’s success, Diggs is co-writing and executive producing the television spinoff starring Jasmine Cephas Jones, currently in development at Starz. 

Diggs recently wrapped the independent feature THE STARLING opposite Melissa McCarthy, and lent his voice to Pixar’s upcoming animated feature, SOUL, co-starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. Diggs previously starred in Lionsgate’s WONDER opposite Julia Roberts, in the Netflix thriller VELVET BUZZSAW opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, and in Fox’s animated film FERDINAND opposite Kate McKinnon. 

On television, Diggs can next be seen in TNT’s series SNOWPIERCER opposite Jennifer Connelly, and Showtime’s THE GOOD LORD BIRD opposite Ethan Hawke. He has also lent his voice to Netflix’s GREEN EGGS AND HAM, Amazon’s UNDONE, Fox’s BOB’S BURGERS, Netflix’s BOJACK HORSEMAN, Apple’s EDENDALE, and Disney XD’s STAR WARS. Other television credits include ABC’s Emmy-nominated series BLACKISH, Netflix’s hit comedy UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, HBO’s TOUR DE PHARMACY, NBC’s LAW & ORDER: SVU, and Netflix’s THE GET DOWN, created by visionary director Baz Luhrmann. Diggs also executive produced ABC’s THE MAYOR and a variety of digital shorts for ESPN. 

Diggs recently returned to the stage in The Public Theater’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Outer Critics Circle Award winning play WHITE NOISE, directed by Oskar Eustis. Ben Brantley of the New York Times hailed his return to the stage as his “breakout performance as a dramatic star.” 

Diggs is a member of the West Coast-based experimental hip-hop trio, “clipping.” He has toured nationally and internationally, both as a solo artist and with “clipping,” playing venues such as the Sonar Festival in Barcelona; Off Festival in Krakow; ATP Iceland in Keflavic; and Brooklyn’s AfroPunk Fest. Special engagement bookings include the Red Bull Music Academy and Moog Electronics. The group was also nominated for a Hugo Award for their sophomore album, Splendor & Misery, and Simon and Schuster recently released a novel based on their acclaimed single “The Deep”.