Taye Diggs featured in ‘Got Milk?’ campaign ad
In honor of National Breakfast Week, the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign is partnering with Kellogg’s and Action For Healthy Kids to help share breakfast with milk with children in need as part of the third annual Share Breakfast program. Supporting the effort is actor and father Taye Diggs, who today unveiled his first-ever Milk Mustache ad to showcase the significant role breakfast with milk plays in his life. While Diggs has shared the stage and screen with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, none compare to his Milk Mustached costar in the ad – son Walker, age three.
On the set or at home with his family, Diggs knows the importance of a nutritious breakfast with milk. “Starting every day with milk and cereal is an important part of my daily routine. It helps me start the day right with protein and other nutrients and gives me the energy I need to manage my hectic schedule, whether I’m playing with my son or on set.” said Diggs. “I’m honored that my Milk Mustache ad will help support the Share Breakfast movement, making it easy for families everywhere to join in the effort to provide one million breakfasts to kids across the country who might otherwise go without.”
In the ad, Diggs and Walker are shown giggling over a breakfast of milk and cereal. The ad copy reads “Sharing a moment, among other things. A breakfast of cereal and milk delivers powerful nutrients, including high-quality protein that your family needs to start every day. A fact worth sharing. got milk? Nourish every day.”
An established star of film, television and theatre, Taye Diggs made his feature film debut starring opposite Angela Bassett in the box office hit “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.”
Diggs recently wrapped production on “The Trials of Cate McCall,” a drama about a former hotshot lawyer who must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder. The film is set to be released in 2013. Also slated to be released this year is Diggs’ film “Between Us,” about two couples who meet as old friends and discover how their lives have changed.
Last September, Diggs published his first children’s book entitled “Chocolate Me.” The book tells the story of a relentlessly teased child who learns to appreciate what sets him apart from his neighbors.
Diggs recently stared in the ABC series, “Private Practice,” in which he played the role of Dr. Sam Bennett. He was honored for his role with the award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” at the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards in 2009.
Throughout his career, Diggs has received a number of awards including a nomination for “Distinguished Performance” from the Drama League Awards for his portrayal of Captain Davenport in the Second Stage Theatre production of “A Soldier’s Play,” a NAACP Image Award for “Best Actor-Television” for his role on “Kevin Hill,” and a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Best Ensemble Performance” for the film “Chicago”- among others.
Diggs currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Idina Menzel, and son Walker.