Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs
Little Walker Nathaniel is the couple's first child.
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel and Private Practice star Taye Diggs welcomed a baby boy the morning of September 3. Walker Nathaniel Diggs was born to the couple, who met when they were cast as Maureen and Benny in the original off-Broadway production of Rent. After seven years of dating, the pair married in January 2003.
In addition to her Tony-nominated performance in Rent, Menzel won the Best Actress Tony for creating the role of Elphaba in Wicked. She appeared on Broadway in Aida and off-Broadway in See What I Wanna See, The Wild Party and The Vagina Monologues. Her most recent solo recording, I Stand, was released last year.
Diggs has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Chicago and Carousel and off-Broadway in A Soldier's Play and The Wild Party. In addition to his current role as Dr. Sam Bennett on TV's Private Practice, Diggs has had leading roles in the TV series Kevin Hill and Day Break and was featured on Ally McBeal.