By Grace Gavilanes
Updated Jan 02, 2015 @ 11:14 am
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Happy birthday, Taye Diggs! The star turns 44 today. Best known for making a splash in Broadway's long-running hit show Rent, Diggs has made the transition to small and big screen actor, starring in Private Practice and The Best Man Holiday—all while maintaining his fashion game at high levels. He cites Sammy Davis Jr. and Sidney Poitier as his style icons. When it comes to the look he loves most on a woman, however, his preferences land on the laid-back part of the style spectrum. "I love casual—jeans and a tank top," InStyle’s former Man of Style tells us.