Private Practice Star Taye Diggs: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Entertainment May. 15, 2012 AT 2:45PM
Taye Diggs attends "Welcome To ShondaLand: An Evening With Shonda Rhimes & Friends" on April 2, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. Taye Diggs attends "Welcome To ShondaLand: An Evening With Shonda Rhimes & Friends" on April 2, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty

Taye Diggs (the Private Practice season finale airs on ABC Tuesday at 10 p.m.), shares the 25 things you don't know about him with Us Weekly.

1. I love scaring people.

2. I can't see a movie without getting peanut M&Ms.

3. When my wife [actress Idina Menzel, 40] and I first met, we didn't like each other.

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4. Growing up, I was a nerd. With actual taped eyeglasses.

5. When I was a child, my family danced to Michael Jackson. Now we do the same with my son [Walker, 2].

6. I failed chemistry.

7. I almost failed algebra.

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8. I got straight A's in dance, voice and theater. Go figure.

9. I was conceived in L.A., so that was my nickname as a baby.

10. I didn't learn to drive till I was in my thirties. It shows.

11. One of my favorite films is Pretty Woman.

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12. Sometimes I confuse my left with my right.

13. I hate the smell of beets!

14. I worked as a performer at Tokyo Disneyland for almost a year.

15. I want my son to grow up happy, healthy and strong.

16. And be a professional basketball player.

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17. I can't wait for him to be older so we can prank his mother.

18. I'm 41 but feel like I'm 15 -- and probably act like it, too.

19. I used to glance in the mirror while I was crying to see what it looked like.

20. I also used to think schedule was pronounced "shedool."

21. I still get stage fright.

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22. I love apple juice.

23. I get equally excited about courtside seats at a basketball game and great seats on Broadway.

24. One of the most gratifying things I've done is read my kids' book, Chocolate Me!, to my little boy.

25. I have more tattoos than you think.

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