Tony, Grammy, and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor and rapper Daveed Diggs is widely known for originating the dual roles of ‘Thomas Jefferson’ and ‘Marquis de Lafayette’ in the Broadway sensation, HAMILTON. He can next be seen in Liongate’s BLINDSPOTTING, which he stars in, produced, and co-wrote with Rafael Casal. The film debuted to rave reviews at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and hit theaters this summer.
Diggs most recently appeared in the hit Lionsgate feature WONDER, opposite Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay, in a performance heralded as “irresistibly charming” and “deeply sympathetic.” He’s also recognizable as the voice of Dos in Fox’s Academy Award-nominated animated feature, FERDINAND. He recently wrapped production for Netflix’s untitled Dan Gilroy thriller alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalia Dyer, Tom Sturridge, Toni Collette, and John Malkovich, expected to release in late 2018.
On the television side, Diggs will next star in TNT’s SNOWPIERCER and lend his voice to Fox’s BOB’S BURGERS and Apple TV’s CENTRAL PARK, a new animated musical comedy from BOB’S BURGERS creator Loren Bouchard and 20th Century Fox Television. He was last seen on ABC’s Emmy-nominated series, BLACKISH, and Netflix’s hit comedy, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. He also starred in HBO’s TOUR DE PHARMACY, alongside Andy Samberg and Orlando Bloom. Furthermore, Diggs executive produced ABC’s, THE MAYOR and is creating original content for ESPN. Previous television includes NBC’s LAW & ORDER: SVU and Netflix’s, THE GET DOWN, created by visionary director Baz Luhrmann.
Before HAMILTON, Diggs was already well-respected in the underground hip- hop scene as a member of the West Coast-based experimental trio “clipping.” Diggs toured nationally and internationally, both as a solo artist and with “clipping.” playing venues including 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.