Vin Diesel Biography

Updated On Feb 22, 2019 Published On Oct 24, 2015
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Date of Birth: 1967 , July-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
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An honoree recipient of Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Vin Diesel is a renowned actor from the United States who is popular all over the world as Dominic Toretto for his role in The Fast and the Furious film series.

Vin Diesel's early life

Vin Diesel was from the upper-middle-class family born as Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, United States of America to Delora Sherleen (Sinclair) Vincent. There is no information about his father and he is also unknown about his father. He is an American and is of English, German, and Scottish descent.

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Vin Diesel was interested in performing arts since his childhood days. It is said that he began acting since he was seven. He has attended Hunter College, located in New York.

Vin Diesel's career

He played his first acting role in the play, Dinosaur Door. Vin Diesel's first major movie role was in 1990 and that was in the movie, Awakenings, starring John Heard and Grace Hightower's ex-husband Robert De Niro.

Till now he has appeared in more than dozens of hit movies. Vin Diesel is best known for his role as Dominic Toretto in the Fast and Furious series, starring late Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Gadot.

Vin Diesel has also voiced the character Groot in the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt.

Vin Diesel's personal life

In 2001, he had romantic love affairs with Michelle Rodriguez. She is his Fast and the Furious co-star. She is an actress and as well screenwriter and DJ. They began dating each other when they were filming Fast and the Furious.

In 2007, he began dating Paloma Jiménez. She is a famous model and as well an actress. They are not married yet but they have already welcomed three children. They are still together.

Vin Diesel's net worth

As of 2019, Vin Diesel's net worth is rumored to be around $100 million, which he amassed from his career in movies.

Vin Diesel received $100,000 in the year 1998 for the movie Saving Private Ryan, starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. His salary from other movies are given below:

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001): $2 million
  • xXx (2002): $10 million
  • A Man Apart (2003): $2.5 million
  • The Chronicles of Riddick (2004): $11.5 million
  • Fast Five (2011): $15 million

The value of his mobile trailer is said to be $1.1 million. Vin Diesel's earnings for the year 2014 was $25 million and in the year 2015 was $47 million.

 

Vin Diesel facts on timeline

Born in Alameda County, California

July 18 , 1967

Vin Diesel was from the upper middle class family born as Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, United States of America to Delora Sherleen (Sinclair) Vincent. There is no information about his father and he is also unknown about his father.

Played his first movie

1990

As Vin Diesel is an American with English, German, and Scottish descent, he find it very hard to finally earn his first movie role. He got his first movie role only in 1990 and that was in the movie, Awakenings. It was a drama movie. 

Rose to prominence

2001

It took him almost a decade to finally earn his name as an actor all over the world. In 2001, Vin Diesel played his role in the movie, The Fast and the Furious. After playing this role, he became known all over the world and every one desired to be the one he played in this movie. 

Began dating Michelle Rodriguez

2001

While he was filming The Fast and the Furious, Vin Diesel fell in love with his co-star, Michelle Rodriguez. They began dating each other from 2001. Michelle Rodriguez is also an actress and as well screenwriter and DJ. 

Began dating Paloma Jiménez

2007

Vin Diesel became linked with Paloma Jiménez since the start of 2007. She is also one of the famous models from Mexico. They began dating each other from that time on. They are not married yet but they have already welcomed three children. They are still together.

First child, Hania Riley Sinclair

April 2 , 2008

Sweet baby girl, Hania Riley Sinclair is Vin Diesel's first daughter. She was born on 2nd of April, 2008 in United States. She was born after he began his romantic love affairs with model, Paloma Jiménez. She was in good health when she was born. 

Second child, Vincent Sinclair

2010

Vin Diesel became father for the second time in his life in 2010. His long term girl friend, Paloma Jiménez gave birth to their second child together that year. He was in good health when he was born. He also weighted average weight. 

Third child, Pauline Sinclair

March 16 , 2015

Vin Diesel also became father for the third time in this life in 2015. He and his girlfriend, Paloma Jiménez welcomed their third child together on 16th of March and it was a sweet little baby girl and they named her Pauline Sinclair. 

Won Walk of Fame

2013

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they receive this award for the first time in their life. Vin Diesel has also once been honored with this award and that was in 2013. 

Won MTV Movie Awards

2002

It’s true that Vin Diesel's role in the movie, The Fast and the Furious is one of the best roles he has ever played in this life. For this role in 2002, he got his nomination MTV Movie Awards for Best Male Performance and Best On-Screen Team. He won this award from the later nomination. 

Won Online Film & Television Association

1999

Vin Diesel has also once been honored with the Online Film & Television Association. He got his one and only nomination in this award in 1999 and that was after portraying this role in the movie, Saving Private Ryan. He won this award for Best Cinematic Moment. 

Listed in Premiere magazine

2002

Besides being nominated in lots of prestigious awards and wining them, Vin Diesel has also been listed in several listings. In 2003, he was listed in the list of Premiere magazine list of 2003 annual Power 100 List. He was also listed with in top 50.