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.
Mark Sinclair Vincent
Diesel, Bouncer, Dom
Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Birthday / Date of Birth
Vin Diesel was born on July 18, 1967 in Alameda County, California, United States.
He is currently 51 years old.
He has English, German, Scottish and Irish ancestry
Vin Diesel studied theater at Hunter College, New York, USA, where he studied creative writing which helped him to begin writing screenplays.
- 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)
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).
- In feet – 6 feet
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters – 1.8 m
- In Kilograms – 102 kg
- In Pounds – 225 lbs
- Measurements – 46-18-35
- Chest – 46 inches
- Biceps – 18 inches
- Waist – 35 inches
He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.
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.
Vin Diesel made his acting debut in the 1990 American drama film, Awakenings. His role in the film was uncredited.
He hasn’t appeared in any television show.
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
|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
|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
- Facebook – Vin Diesel
- Instagram – vindiesel
- Twitter – Vin Diesel
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.