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Daveed Diggs          

Grammy & Tony Award-Winning Actor Known for "Hamilton"

Daveed Diggs is an American actor, rapper and singer. In 2015 he originated the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the musical "Hamilton," for which he won both a Grammy Award and Tony Award. Since leaving "Hamilton" in 2016, he has had a recurring role on the television series "Black-ish" and co-starred in the film Wonder. Diggs also wrote, produced, and starred in the 2018 film Blindspotting, which earned him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead; he acted as creator, writer, and executive producer on the 2021 spin-off sequel television series of the same name, in which he also reprised his role as a guest. As of 2020, he stars in the television adaptation of "Snowpiercer." In 2021, he received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance in the Disney+ live stage recording of "Hamilton" which was released in 2020.

Diggs performed in a lot of experimental theater early on, most notably when he was on the national tour for Marc Bamuthi Joseph's choreopoem, "Word Becomes Flesh," about a nine-month pregnancy, through the eyes of a young, single father. Aside from his experimental work, he frequently performed in regional Shakespeare productions.

Diggs is also an accomplished hip-hop artist and musician. He is main vocalist of the Los Angeles experimental hip-hop group ‘clipping.’ The group released their debut album on Sub Pop in 2014.

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Hamilton's Daveed Diggs Can't Believe His Own Story | TIME
Tony-nominated actor Daveed Diggs of Hamilton never saw his legacy shaping up this way.
Hamilton's Daveed Diggs: From Sleeping on Subway to Tony Award ...
"This could go away tomorrow and I could go right back to eating ramen and couch surfing," Daveed Diggs tells PEOPLE.
Daveed Diggs of 'Hamilton' Off Script: Thomas Jefferson, Dance ...
Off Script: Daveed Diggs Talks Thomas Jefferson, 'Hamilton' Dance Parties ... A video posted by Daveed Diggs (@daveeddiggs) on May 3, 2016 at 8:46am PDT.
How Daveed Diggs of 'Hamilton' Spends His Sundays - The New ...
Daveed Diggs, 34, with his dog, Soccer, in their neighborhood of Washington Heights. Mr. Diggs was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Marquis ...
Daveed Diggs Profile – The Hamilton Star Is the Most Charismatic ...
I watched an amazing fight yesterday between these kids across the street from my house." Daveed Diggs puts down his fork so he can use his hands to ...

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