Daveed Diggs is an American rapper and actor, most widely known for his 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.

Awards and NominationsEdit

  • 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (WON)


  • As Marquis de Lafayette, Diggs performed the fastest-known rap in Broadway history in "Guns And Ships", which has a record-breaking 6 words per second.

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