Kelly & Michael: Taye Diggs Real Name + The Good Wife Review


Kelly & Michael: Taye Diggs Nerd

Kelly & Michael: Taye Diggs Real Name + The Good Wife Review

Taye Diggs came by to talk to Kelly & Michael about ‘The Good Wife’ and revealed his real name. (Helga Esteb /

Taye Diggs came by to talk to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about his stint on The Good Wife. He’s such a talented actor and is a really personable guy, so I was really excited for this interview. He’s “a whole other level of cool” according to Kelly. And he really is. He had the best entrance. He actually thinks of himself as a nerd though. His mom was in the audience and agrees with him. He grew up thin and insecure and everything else is an act. When it comes to the moments with the people he loves he just turns into “a corny little dude.”


Kelly & Michael: Taye Diggs Real Name

Diggs’ name isn’t really Taye. I never knew that. It’s really Scott. Taye comes from Scottaye. Then it just dropped to Taye, which became his stage name. It’s a great name and really suits him well.

Kelly & Michael: Taye Diggs Son

Diggs, of course, had to talk about his son who is absolutely adorable. Diggs said he’s amazing and he always makes him laugh. He loves to dance just like his dad and he’s very energetic. Diggs’ mom was also in the video of them dancing. They looked like they were having a lot of fun.

Check out the video here:


Kelly & Michael: The Good Wife Review

The clip of The Good Wife showed Diggs’ character and Julianna Margulies’ character talking about whether Diggs still believes in God. He does, but she isn’t “genetically built” to. He didn’t think he was either until he was. His character Dean Wilkins has a great name.

There seemed to be some tension between the two characters in the clip though. Is Diggs a new love interest? “I’m a real good actor,” he said. He actually had no idea what was coming up for his character, which I think is really cool. It seems more natural when the actors don’t know what’s coming up for their characters. They just brought him on to play a hotshot lawyer that’s supposed to “right the ship,” but he has no idea what’s in store for his character beyond that. Diggs is the kind of guy who has chemistry with everything though. “I wish,” Diggs said.

Diggs is working in New York, which he called a dream. He gets to take his kid to the theater, ballet, and Central Park. He loves being in New York, and it’s a great place for theater actors too. They all try to get each other to crack up, and spontaneously break into song. Diggs also has a new kids book coming out that he said he’d come back to talk about. The Good Wife airs on Sundays on CBS.


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