Vin Diesel is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He is well known for his portrayals of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series, Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick series and Xander Cage in the XXX series. He is also a producer on sequels in these franchises, with his company One Race Films.

Birth Name

Mark Sinclair Vincent

Nickname

Diesel, Bouncer, Dom

Profession

Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Vin Diesel was born on July 18, 1967 in Alameda County, California, United States.

Age

He is currently 51 years old.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Ethnicity

Multiracial

He has English, German, Scottish and Irish ancestry

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

Vin Diesel studied theater at Hunter College, New York, USA, where he studied creative writing which helped him to begin writing screenplays.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Delora Sherleen (Sinclair) Vincent (Astrologer)

  • Siblings – Paul (Fraternal Twin Brother) (Film Editor), Samantha Vincent (Younger Sister), Tim Vincent (Younger Brother)
  • Relatives – Irving H. Vincent (Stepfather) (Acting Instructor and Theater Manager)

Marital Status

Engaged

Girlfriend / Spouse

Vin Diesel dated –

  • Paloma Jimenez (2007- Present)– Vin Diesel and Paloma Jimenez have three children together, daughter Hania Riley (born April 2008), son Vincent Sinclair (born 2010) and daughter Pauline (born March 2015).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.8 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 102 kg
  • In Pounds – 225 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 46-18-35
  • Chest – 46 inches
  • Biceps – 18 inches
  • Waist – 35 inches

Body Build

Bodybuilder

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Bald

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

His notable work in films include his roles such as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series, Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick series and Xander Cage in the xXx series.

Film Debut

Vin Diesel made his acting debut in the 1990 American drama film, Awakenings. His role in the film was uncredited.

Television Debut

He hasn’t appeared in any television show.

Brand Endorsements

Vin Diesel has done endorsement work for several brands and products such as Timex watches,  NOS Energy Drink, Nike, Got Milk?, among others.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1999 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast Saving Private Ryan Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Award Best Cast
Saving Private Ryan Won
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor Pitch Black Nominated
2002 MTV Movie Award Best Male Performance The Fast and the Furious Nominated
MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Team
The Fast and the Furious Won
Black Reel Award Best Actor The Fast and the Furious Nominated
2003 MTV Movie Award Best Male Performance xXx Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Drama/Action Adventure xXx
A Man Apart
Nominated
2004 Spike Video Game Award Best Performance by a Human Male The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Won
2005 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Comedy The Pacifier Nominated
Golden Raspberry Award Worst Actor The Chronicles of Riddick Nominated
Video Software Dealers Association Award Male Star of the Year The Chronicles of Riddick Won
2009 Spike Video Game Award Best Performance by a Human Male The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Nominated
MTV Movie Award Best Male Performance Fast & Furious Nominated
2010 People’s Choice Award Favorite Action Star Fast & Furious Nominated
2011 CinemaCon Award Action Star of the Year Fast Five Won
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor Fast Five Nominated
2012 Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Fast Five Nominated
Black Reel Award Best Cast Ensemble
Fast Five Nominated
People’s Choice Award Favorite Action Star Fast Five Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Chemistry Fast & Furious 6 Nominated
2014 People’s Choice Award Favorite Action Movie Actor Fast & Furious 6 Nominated
MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Duo Fast & Furious 6 Won
2015 Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Cast Guardians of the Galaxy Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Action Furious 7 Won
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Chemistry 
Furious 7 Nominated
2016 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Movie Furious 7 Won
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Action Movie Furious 7 Won
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Action Movie Actor Himself Nominated

Vin Diesel Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Italian
  • Favorite Car – Corvette
  • Favorite Music – Latin, Techno

Vin Diesel Net worth

Vin Diesel net worth is estimated to be $200 million dollars as of 2019. He lives in Los Angeles and drives a Chevy Cobalt.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vin Diesel

  • Vin Diesel was raised by his stepfather of African-American descent. Diesel has never ever met his biological father.
  • At the age of 7, he first acted on stage.
  • He worked as a bouncer at the famous nightclubs in New York, Tunnel and Mars. Around this time, he earned his nickname ‘Diesel’.
  • His inclination towards theatre and acting urged him to take a creative writing course at his college which gave him the inspiration to start writing screenplays.
  • Diesel is noted for his recognizably deep voice; he has said that his voice broke around age 15, giving him a mature-sounding voice on the telephone.
  • He was ranked #46 in Premiere magazine’s 2003 annual Power 100 List.
  • He had once worked as a telemarketer, selling light bulbs.
  • Vin Diesel had a crush on controversial actress turned reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith.
  • He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. on August 26, 2013.
  • He is the godfather of Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Rain Walker.
  • His daughter Hania studies Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo.
  • In 1999, he provided the voice of the title character in the animated film The Iron Giant.
  • Diesel has been named a real-life hero as he saved a family from a flaming vehicle on September 9, 2002.
  • His highest grossing movie till date is 2015’s “Furious 7” which grossed $1.5 billion worldwide.
  • Visit her official website @ vindiesel.com.
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