Taye Diggs Net Worth - Salary From Private Practice And Other Well Known Works

BY PALISTHA Updated on 17 March, 2021

Taye Diggs Net Worth
$14 million

Taye Diggs amassed a fortune of $14 million from his acting career. Image Source: Social Media.

Birth Name Scott Leo Berry
Birth place Newark, New Jersey, USA
Profession Actor and Singer
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Capricon

Scott Leo Berry or better known as Taye Diggs is a well-known American actor who has starred in numerous movies, television series, and Broadway plays. He started his acting journey from plays and has found considerable success in all three mediums.

As a part of many successful films, tv-shows and plays, Berry has earned a vast fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Taye Diggs' net worth is estimated to be $14 million.

Taye Diggs Net Worth And Income

As mentioned above, the talented actor, Taye Diggs, has an estimated net worth of $14 million. However, other sources claim that his net worth has already crossed the $16 million mark. No matter the exact earnings, it is clear that Diggs accumulated this fortune from his highly successful career as an actor. 

Income From Movies

Taye Diggs's first feature film was How Stella Got Her Groove Back, in 1998 in which he portrayed Winston Shakespeare. The movie was a huge success and put Taye on the map. He then started in other films like The Best Man and its sequel The Best Man Holiday, Malibu's Most Wanted, Set It Up, among others. Most of these movies did well on the box-office, and some of the earnings of these films are given below:

Movie Worldwide Collection
How Stella Got Her Groove Back $39.27M
The Best Man $34.6M
The Best Man Holiday $72.83M
Rent $31.67M
Malibu's Most Wanted $34.622M
Basic $42.79M
Brown Sugar $28.31M
The Way of the Gun $13.2M
House on Haunted Hill $42.59M

Looking at the table data, we can see that many of Berry's movies have earned millions in the box-office. And as one of the main cast members in many of them, the actor must have pocketed a significant amount from the profit gained. This and the salary from these films have undoubtedly helped raise Taye Diggs's net worth to new heights.

Income From Television Shows

Just like in movies, Taye Diggs also gained much success in his television career. For the first few years, he had minor roles in shows like Ally McBeal, The West Wing, among others. Scott's television break came in 2004 when he starred in the show Kevin Hill. According to IMDb, Diggs' salary per episode for the show was $80K.

The talented actor continued to appear in many well-known series like Grey's Anatomy, Will & Grace, Day Break, The Good Wife, Empire, and All American. He also was a part of the show Private Practice from which he earned $100K per episode.

As one of the best-known actors in the movie industry, over the years, Taye Diggs's salary has seen steady growth and has undoubtedly made a massive impact on his total net worth.

Income From Plays And Books Sales

Before founding fame from his small and big screen appearances, Diggs had already earned success as a Broadway star. He had been part of plays both on and off-Broadway, including Rent, The Wild Party, Chicago, Wicked, among others. Since Taye portrayed the main characters in many of these plays, he must have been paid handsomely from them.

In addition to his successful acting career, Taye Diggs also tried his hand in writing children's books. He collaborated with illustrator, Shane W. Evans, and has published three books. All of his books can be bought from Amazon, and their respective prices are listed below:

  • Mixed Me! - $10.16 (Hardcover Edition)
  • I Love You More Than... - $12.59 (Kindle Edition)
  • Chocolate Me! - $6.89 (Board Book)

All these books were successful on their own rights and helped increase Taye Diggs's net worth substantially. Also, with a new book on the verge of release, there is no doubt that the author's total earnings will continue to rise in the upcoming days.

Lifestyle And Assets

After many years of hard work, Taye Diggs has earned enough to live a lavish lifestyle. He has also invested in properties, the most notable being the house in Studio City, California. He purchased this house in 2011 with his then-wife, Idina Menzel, for $2 million.

Taye Diggs Earnings.

But after the pair divorced in 2014, the family home was put up for sale with the price tag of $2.995 million and was sold for $2.55 million. The former couple's divorce was also a clean affair with neither Menzel nor Diggs receiving any settlement money and also splitting their assets equally. Also, the pair still co-parent their only son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs


  • Taye Diggs was born as Scott Leo Berry in Newark, New Jersey, January 2, 1971.
  • His mother, Marcia Berry, was an actress and teacher, and his father, Andre Young, was a visual artist.
  • After his mother married Jeffries Diggs, he took his stepfather's name.
  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater from Syracuse University.
  • He married actress Idina Menzel in 2003, and their son was born in September 2009.

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Published on 18 August, 2020

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