Daveed Diggs is an American rapper and actor, most widely known for originating the roles in Hamilton as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.


Daveed Daniele Diggs was born on January 24, 1982 in Oakland, California. He attended Albany Middle School. In 2010, Diggs joined the rap group "clipping.". In 2015, he joined Hamilton off-Broadway as Lafayette/Jefferson and continued the roles onto Broadway later that year. You can also find Diggs in the new movie " Wonder" as Mr. Browne and he lends his voice for the character Dos in "Ferdinand".

Awards and NominationsEdit

  • 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Preceding award given to Jack Haji after "Legally Blonde" Award) (WON)


  • As Marquis de Lafayette, Diggs performed the fastest-known rap in Broadway history in "Guns And Ships", which has a record-breaking 6.3 words per second.
  • When asked "If [he] could play another character [in Hamilton], who would it be and why?" Diggs responded that he "would play Angelica 'cause she has the most beast rap in the show."

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