Speaker Daveed Diggs

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Daveed Diggs

Co-Creator, Executive Producer & Writer

Tony, Grammy and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor, rapper and producer Daveed Diggs is widely known for originating the dual roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the Broadway sensation, Hamilton. His independent film, Blindspotting, which he co-wrote, produced and stars in, recently made its critically-acclaimed debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Lionsgate in July 2018. Variety called it, “The most exciting
cinematic take on contemporary race relations since Do The Right Thing nearly 30 years ago.” Eric Kohn of IndieWire wrote, “Daveed Diggs is an instant movie star.”
Diggs was recently seen in the hit Lionsgate feature Wonder, opposite Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay, in a performance heralded as “irresistibly charming” and “deeply sympathetic.” Diggs can also be heard as the voice of “Dos” in Fox’s animated feature, Ferdinand.
On television, Diggs will next star in TNT’s Snowpiercer and lend his voice to Fox’s Bob’s Burgers and Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. Most recently he was seen on ABC’s Emmy-nominated series, Blackish, and Netflix’s hit comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He also starred in HBO’s Tour De Pharmacy, alongside Andy Samberg and Orlando Bloom. Diggs also executive produced ABC’s The Mayor and is creating original content for ESPN. Previous television
includes NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and Netflix’s The Get Down, created by visionary director Baz Luhrmann.  
Diggs is also a member of the West Coast-based experimental hip-hop 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. The group was also nominated for a Hugo Award for their sophomore album, Splendor & Misery.

Speaking on: Master Class: Snowpiercer

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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