Get to Know 'Hamilton' Breakout Star Daveed Diggs

Watch him bust a cray freestyle on "Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis."

ByABC News
May 12, 2016, 4:37 PM

— -- Fans of the historically-bent, hip-hop heavy Broadway success "Hamilton" know Daveed Diggs -- the incredibly talented artist, who can bust a rap at the snap of a finger.

"Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis" had the multi-faceted star in studio for a look at his blossoming career, but while Jarvis had him on the couch, she couldn't help but make a special request for the man who plays both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson - an impromptu rap, on the spot.

Diggs, 34, was happy to indulge the "Real Biz" faithful.

Here's a look at the interview and other fun facts about this powerhouse on the rise. Check out the full interview with Diggs on "Real Biz," set to come out the week of the Tony Awards in mid-June.

1 - He Literally Can Rap At Anytime

2 - Ivy League Caliber

Thomas Jefferson, the man who Diggs plays in "Hamilton," would certainly be proud to be represented by such an accomplished individual. After attending Berkeley High School, Diggs graduated from Brown University in 2004.

3 - Disney Star

Yep, Diggs wrote and performed "Parlez-Vous Rap" in the 2016 hit, "Zootopia."

4 - Other Cameos

When he's not rapping, he's busy acting and his credits are pretty tremendous. Last year, he had a small arc in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and is currently filming Baz Luhrmann's anticipated Netflix show "The Get Down."

5 - Awards Galore

Currently nominated for a Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his work in "Hamilton," Diggs also won a Grammy with the rest of the cast for Best Musical Theater Album. Chances are, there's more awards to come for Diggs.

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