He was born 18.07.67 in California, U.S. His real name is Mark Sinclair, he is an actor and producer. He doesn’t know his biological father, he was grown up in New York City with his mother, fraternal twin brother, and father-in-law.
In his teens Mark changed the name to Vin Diesel: Vin from his parent’s name Vincent; Diesel because he was very energetic.
The best-known movies in his career are 'The Chronicles of Riddick' and 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise.
Here are some most important highlights from Vin Diesel’s career:
- 1990 –the short film Multi-Facial of his own production, screened 5 years later at Cannes Festival.
- 1997 - first feature-length film of his own production, Strays. The work was presented in the same year at the Sundance Film Festival.
- 2000 - his role as the Riddick in the science-fiction film Pitch Black was a big step forward
- 2001 - Release of The Fast & The Furious. Diesel got his most-famous role, as the street racer–thief Dominic Toretto.
- 2017- Fate of the Furious breaks Box Office Records.
His film appearances include also:
- 1997 - Strays
- 1998 - Saving Private Ryan
- 2000 - Pitch Black
- 2001 - The Fast and The Furious
- 2002 - XXX
- 2003 - A Man Apart
- 2004 - The Chronicles of Riddick
- 2005 - The Pacifier
- 2006 - Find Me Guilty
- 2009 - Fast & Furious
- 2011 - Fast Five
- 2013 - Riddick
- 2013 - Fast & Furious 6
- 2015 - Furious 7
- 2015 - The Last Witch Hunter
- 2017 - XXX: Return of Sander Cage
- 2017 - The Fate of the Furious
- 2020 - Bloodshot, sci-fi feature
- 2021 - F9: The Fast Saga
In many movies Vin Diesel is presented not only as an actor but as a producer too.
He also voiced many characters in his career, among them from The Iron Giant, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
- Mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent, an astrologer.
- Stepfather, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theatre manager.
- Fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent, a film editor
- Sister, Samantha Vincent, president of One Race Films https://www.instagram.com/vincentsamantha/
- Brother, Tim Vincent.
Since 2007 Vin Diesel is together with Paloma Jimenez, was a Mexican model those days. Now these couple has three beautiful children:
- daughter Hania Riley (born April 2008),
- son Vincent Sinclair (born 2010),
- second daughter Pauline (born March 2015).
- In 2021 Vin Diesel’s net worth is estimated to be $225 million.
- In Atlanta, he owns an 11,000 square foot home, which has a 12-person dining room, seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a bar, four patios, an elevator, a garage and a full gym.
- Diesel is a car collector and has at least 8 expensive classic American cars, among them:
- 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona ($200.000)
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Grand Sport
- 1966 Pontiac Bonneville,
- 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
- Diesel also possesses a 2011 Dodge Charger SRT-8, a 2010 BMW E60 M5, and the super rare 2014 Lykan Hyper sport ($3.4 million).
- The actor describes "Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices", by Rick Schmidt as the most important for his career.
- Hobbies: Regular Yoga and exercises, cooking, playing video games (especially World of Warcraft), snowboarding and watching movies.
Fan accounts on Instagram
Most of all posts are photos and videos of Diesel himself and posts about his filmmaking. There are almost no deep philosophical reflections, but a little text, mainly few words in every post. We can find also posts dedicated to his family, especially his children, in which Vin is very happy and relaxed. There is a signature in one such post «Proud father. Blessed and grateful».