Since gracing the Richard Rodgers stage as both Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Daveed Diggs has been hard at work on TV. Diggs both appeared and narrated in the 6-episode first part of the Netflix Original series The Get Down. The TV show is based on the life of a young poet, Zeke, who aspires to become a famous hip hop star growing up in the 70’s. Diggs plays an older and wiser Zeke with the rapping voice of “One Mic” rapper Nas. Daveed is also starring in the ABC sitcom as Johan Johnson, Rainbow Johnson’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) brother. Besides working on various TV projects, Diggs is going to Hollywood and starring in the upcoming Lionsgate movie, Wonder. He will be playing Mr. Browne, an English teacher at the protagonist’s (Jacob Tremblay plays Auggie Pullman) Elementary school. The movie is set to come out in theatres November 17, 2017. Wonder will also star Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Mandy Patinkin.
Keith Conning: Daveed Diggs (Berkeley High School) won the North Coast Section and placed third in the State Meet high hurdles in 2000.