Actor, Rapper, Teacher - Daveed Diggs plays the role of teacher Mr. Browne in the new movie adaptation of the book Wonder. Diggs is also well-known for his Tony Award-winning dual roles in the Broadway musical Hamilton. Diggs talks with radio personality Laura Anderson, mainly about his role in Wonder. Since he's the movie's 5th-grade teacher, she asks questions submitted by 5th-graders from Liberty Elementary School in Georgia. They recently finished reading the book and are planning a class trip to see the movie.
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12/1/2017 - Daveed Diggs (Hamilton/Kimmy Schmidt/The Mayor) can currently be seen in WONDER – in Theaters Now.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
DAVEED DIGGS (Mr. Browne) burst onto the New York theatre scene with his electrifying, Tony-winning
performance in the dual roles of ‘Thomas Jefferson’ and ‘Marquis de Lafayette’ in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s
Broadway sensation, Hamilton. For its Broadway run, in addition to his Tony Award®, Diggs also earned
a Lucille Lortel Award for “Best Supporting Actor” and honors from the Drama League Awards. While
performing 8 shows a week on Broadway, Diggs also recurred on NBC’s long-running drama, “Law &
Order: SVU” and the Netflix series, “The Get Down,” created by visionary director, Baz Luhrmann.. He
recently guest starred on ABC’s “Blackish” and can currently be seen on Tina Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy
Schmidt” on Netflix. Daveed will next be seen in HBO’s mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy, alongside Andy
Samberg and Will Forte. He is also producing a television series for ABC called “The Mayor,” and is
shooting the drama pilot “Snowpiercer” for TNT.
Before originating these roles in Hamilton’s off-Broadway incarnation at the Public Theater, Diggs
was already well-respected in the underground hip-hop scene as a member of the West Coast-based
experimental trio “clipping.” Diggs has 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.
Daveed Diggs is a true multi-hyphenate: a rapper who acts; a writer who teaches; and an
inspiring, electrifying performer who’s captivated audiences in Brooklyn, off-Broadway and beyond. A
man of style who carries himself with the laid-back confidence of a West Coast native, Diggs has already
been dressed by designers Giorgio Armani and David Yurman, whose creations he wore to the 2015
Lucille Lortel Awards.