Diggy Simmons is a well-known American rapper, musician, songwriter, model, as well as an actor. Diggy Simmons is also famous as Joseph Simmons’s fourth brother. Similarly, he was also the youngest founder of Lupe Fiasco’s short-lived rap group, ‘All City Chess Club.’
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Diggy was born on March 21, 1995, in Queens, New York, USA. As of the year 2021, his age is 26 years old. He is professionally known as Diggy. His full name is Daniel Dwayne Simmons II. He is of African-American origin and of American nationality. Similarly, his parents are Joseph Simmons and Justine Jones.
Joseph, his father, is an American rapper and TV host. Joseph is also a founder member of the well-known hip-hop collective RUN-DMC. His mother is most likely also a well-known actress.
Russell “Russy” Simmons II and Victoria Anne Simmons are Diggy’s two siblings. Unfortunately, his niece, Victoria, had already died from omphalocele disease, a birth defect. MTV crew reported her death.
He also has four more daughters, three of which are from his father’s former marriage: Vanessa Simmons, Joseph Ward Simmons Jr., and Angela Simmons. Following the death of his sister, his parents adopted a child and named her Miley Justine Simmons.
Angela Simmons, his niece, is also a well-known actress, and Venessa Simmons is a businesswoman.
Career and Professional Life
Diggy started his music career in 2009 when he released The First Flight, his first mixtape. Following the release of his debut mixtape, five record labels expressed interest in signing him, and he eventually signed with Atlantic Records. He went viral in early 2010 after uploading a video of himself freestyling over Nas’s song “Made You Look.” Kanye West praised the video on Twitter, saying he knew Simmons was going to wreck the industry.
In 2010, Simmons released his second mixtape, Airborne. In addition, the mixtape track “Great Expectations” was used in a nationwide AT&T television advert that year. Similarly, in December 2010, Simmons released his third mixtape, Past, Present(S), Future. In September 2011, his track “Copy, Past” peaked at number 24 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Since then, he has released over 18 singles, including “Do It Like You,” “88,” “Two Up,” “Goin,” and “Re-Up.”
Career in acting
In 2013, he made his acting debut in the sitcom Parental Guidance, alongside Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. However, owing to some artistic changes, his role in the film was cut. Later, he began his own two-hour TV movie/show, ‘The Start-Up,’ on BET. He also had a guest appearance on the TV show Grown-ish, where he played Doug, Jazlyn’s fiance, who was played by Chole Bailey. Along with his parents and five brothers, he appeared in the MTV reality television show Run’s House.
The prominent actor was nominated in the YoungStars Award category in 2011, but he was rewarded in the same category in 2012. The same year, he was nominated for Best New Artist. Similarly, he has been nominated for Outstanding New Artist. And won the award for Outstanding New Artist. In the year 2007, he was nominated in the category of Male Reality/Variety Star for Teen Choice Awards.
Similarly, he has shown an asset over the course of his career as a rapper, musician, songwriter, model, and actress. In addition, he has endorsed and sponsored several labels such as Dries Van Noten, BODE, Salvatore Ferragamo, and others.
He has a net worth of $3.75 million as of 2021.
Diggy Simmons claims to be single currently. He is not really dating anybody. However, he has previously been in a number of relationships. Likewise, he had also paired up with Destiny Thompson in 2010. The couple has not commented on the claims. He engaged with Jessica Jarrell from 2011 to 2012, but the couple broke up after a year. Jessica is a professional singer and songwriter.
Similarly, he has had relationships with Young Lyric (2012-2014), Sydney Utendahl (2017-2018), and Chloe Bailey (2019). His previous relationships have all been short-lived. Unfortunately, he seems to be in need of a break from his sex life right now.
Body measurement and Social Media
Simmons stands at an incredible 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 72 kilograms. His hair is dark brown, and he has dark brown skin. Similarly, she is active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has over 1.8 million followers on Instagram. He most likely has more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter.
Moreover, he is active on Facebook with an amassed of nearly 2.9m followers. For any company inquiries, the actor has also given his e-mail address, [email protected] He also has a self-titled YouTube channel of over 214k viewers. He mostly uploads music videos on his own YouTube channel