Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel - Film Maker, Birthday and Life

Violet FieldHome › AmericanVin DieselJuly 18, 1967234 views

0 based on 0 rates
Vin Diesel Biography Stories 

Vin Diesel's Personal Details

Vin Diesel is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

InformationDetail
BirthdayJuly 18, 1967
NationalityAmerican
FamousBald, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, T V & Movie Producers, ESFJ, Film Maker
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesPaloma Jimenez
SiblingsPaul Vincent, Samantha Vincent, Tim Vincent
Known asMark Sinclair
ChildrensHania Riley
Universities
  • Hunter College
Founder / Co-Founder
  • One Race Films
  • Tigon Studios
  • Racetrack Records
Birth PlaceNew York City
Height182
GenderMale
FatherIrving Vincent
MotherDelora
Net Worth$160 million as of May 2017
Sun SignCancer
Born inNew York City
Famous asActor, Filmmaker

// Famous Film Maker

Jim Threapleton

Jim Threapleton

Jim Threapleton is a filmmaker, actor and painter, best known for his directorial skills in the 2007 drama film ‘Extraordinary Rendition’. Let’s take a look at his childhood, family, personal life, achievements etc.

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker. This biography profiles his childhood, life, film career, achievements and timeline.

David Lynch

David Lynch

David Lynch is an American filmmaker, author, painter, actor, and photographer. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, family, personal life, birthday, etc.

Vin Diesel's photo

Who is Vin Diesel?

Mark Vincent, popularly known as Vin Diesel in Hollywood, is an American actor, director, producer, voice over artist and screenwriter. He had an inclination towards acting from a very young age and remained involved with Theatre in New York City throughout his teenage. He took up a creative writing course at his college which gave him the inspiration to start writing screenplays. Diesel started off his entertainment career with his short semi-biographical film ‘Multi-Facial’, for which he did the direction, writing, acting and production - it was screened at the Cannes Festival. But it was not until Steven Spielberg signed him in his multi starrer movie, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ that he received the attention that he deserved. Diesel is well-known for his action role in ‘The Fast and Furious’ series, for which he has reprised the role of ‘Dominic Toretto’ time and again. Various movies from the franchise established him as an action hero in the industry. Other movies by Diesel are, ‘The pacifier’, ‘xXx’, ‘Riddick’, etc. This deep voiced actor manages production companies named ‘One Race Productions’, ‘Racetrack Records’, and ‘Tigon Studios’ alongside acting and has produced movies like ‘Hitman’.

// Famous Directors

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner is an American actor, director and singer who is best known for his portrayal of rugged individuals with complex emotions. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline

Michel Qissi

Michel Qissi

Michel Qissi is a Moroccan-Belgian actor known for his role in the martial arts flick ‘Kickboxer.’ Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor who became famous for his role as Peter Petrelli on the NBC television series Heroes. This biography profiles his childhood, early life, career, major works, awards, personal life, legacy and timeline.

Childhood & Early Life

Diesel was born on July 18, 1967 in New York City to Delora Sherleen Vincent, who is an astrologer. He has never met his biological father, although he has an African-American stepfather, Irving H. Vincent, who is an acting instructor and theatre manager.

He was always interested in acting and made his stage debut at the age of 7 in the children’s play called ‘Dinosaur Door’. It was showcased at ‘Theater for the New City’ in New York’s Greenwich Village.

He attended Hunter College and remained involved with theatre throughout his teenage. He studied creative writing at his college, which inspired him to write screenplays. He initially worked as a bouncer at the club called Tunnel.

Career

Diesel’s first appearance on the big screen came with a brief role in ‘Awakenings’ in 1990. His appearance was uncredited in the movie. But that did not deter him from his conviction to act.

In 1994, he directed, produced, acted and wrote the script for a short semi-autobiographical film titled ‘Multi-Facial’. The movie was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

He made his first feature-length film ‘Strays’ in 1997. It was an urban drama, which he directed, produced, wrote and acted in. It was selected for competition at the Sundance Festival, leading to an MTV deal to turn it into a series.

During the late 1990s, Diesel got the opportunity to work in Spielberg’s ‘Saving Private Ryan (1998)’ as Spielberg was impressed with his work in ‘Multi-Facial’. He also gave voice over for the animation film, ‘The Iron Giant (1999)’.

The beginning of the year 2000 proved to be quiet fruitful for Diesel as his movies ‘Boiler Room’, a crime drama film and ‘Pitch Black’, science fiction thriller in which he played the anti-hero, were released.

Now came the movies that established Diesel’s image as an action hero—‘The Fast and the Furious (2001)’ and ‘xXx (2002)’. These movies gained considerable success at the box office and made Diesel an action idol.

During the mid-2000s, Diesel continued to gain popularity and box office success with movies such as ‘The Pacifier (2005)’—a light hearted comedy and ‘Find Me Guilty (2006)’, in which he played the role of ‘Jack DiNorscio’

In 2006, he reprised his role of ‘Dominic Toretto’ for a cameo in ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’. He was offered roles in ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ and ‘xXx: State of the Union’, which he turned down.

He intended to produce and star as ‘Agent 47’ in the film adaptation of the famous video game ‘Hitman’ in 2007 but ended up only as an executive producer on the film.

Towards the end of ‘2000s, Diesel starred in the science fiction action thriller, ‘Babylon A.D. (2008)’ and returned back to ‘The Fast and the Furious’ series ‘Fast & Furious (2009)’.

Diesel again repeated his role as ‘Dominic Toretto’ in the fifth and sixth films from the series: ‘Fast Five (2011)’ and ‘Fast & Furious 6 (2013)’.

He also reprised his role as ‘Riddick’ in the third film of the ‘Riddick’ series ‘Riddick (2013)’. In the same year, Diesel, for his contribution in the film industry, received an honorary star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Major Works

There are many roles that Diesel is credited for but the most famous role of his life is ‘Dominic Toretto’ in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ series. Various movies from the franchise established him as an action hero.

Awards & Achievements

Diesel has won awards and accolades for his acting skills, like: MTV Movie Award for ‘The Fast and the Furious’, Spike Video Game Award, Video Software Dealers Association Award and CinemaCon Award.

Personal Life & Legacy

Diesel has a daughter, Hania Riley, and a son, Vincent, with his Mexican model girlfriend, Paloma Jimenez.

Trivia

He briefly dated his ‘Fast and the Furious’ co-star Michelle Rodriguez in 2001.

He has a twin brother Paul, a younger brother Tim and a sister Samantha.

He is very protective and secretive about his private life.

He loves the multicultural facets of Dominican Republic and is acquainted with its president, Leonel Fernandez.

He is a fan of the video game ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ and has played that game for over 20 years. He wrote the foreword for the memorial book ‘30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons’.

He was offered the role of ‘Matt Murdock’ in ‘Daredevil’ (2003) that eventually went to Ben Affleck.

Diesel’s mother has English, German and Scottish ancestry.

He is a producing partner with George Zakk. Their company is called One Race Productions.

He is the cousin of rapper/producer Kwame ‘The Boy Genius’. Kwame says if you watch his old videos, you will see Diesel in a few of them.

Diesel once worked as a telemarketer, selling light bulbs.

He once wrote a three-page letter to director Steven Spielberg expressing his admiration for his work, particularly ‘Schindler's List’.

The name ‘Vin’ is a shortened version of his real name ‘Vincent’. He received the nickname ‘Diesel’ from his friends, who said he ran off diesel fuel, referring to his non-stop energy.

// Famous Bald

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight boxing champion, known for his ferocious and intimidating style. Read this biography to know about his life, profile & timeline.

Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi is a legendary American tennis player and winner of eight Grand Slam titles. Explore this biography to learn more about his childhood, life, achievements and timeline.

Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer and public speaker who has written 17 bestsellers on topics like, post-industrial revolution, marketing, leadership, etc. Check out this biography to get detailed information on his life.

Vin Diesel's awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2014Best On-Screen DuoFurious 6 (2013)
2002Best On-Screen TeamThe Fast and the Furious (2001)

Vin Diesel biography timelines

  • // 18th Jul 1967
    Diesel was born on July 18, 1967 in New York City to Delora Sherleen Vincent, who is an astrologer. He has never met his biological father, although he has an African-American stepfather, Irving H. Vincent, who is an acting instructor and theatre manager.
  • // 1990
    Diesel’s first appearance on the big screen came with a brief role in ‘Awakenings’ in 1990. His appearance was uncredited in the movie. But that did not deter him from his conviction to act.
  • // 1994 To 1995
    In 1994, he directed, produced, acted and wrote the script for a short semi-autobiographical film titled ‘Multi-Facial’. The movie was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
  • // 1997
    He made his first feature-length film ‘Strays’ in 1997. It was an urban drama, which he directed, produced, wrote and acted in. It was selected for competition at the Sundance Festival, leading to an MTV deal to turn it into a series.
  • // 1998 To 1999
    During the late 1990s, Diesel got the opportunity to work in Spielberg’s ‘Saving Private Ryan (1998)’ as Spielberg was impressed with his work in ‘Multi-Facial’. He also gave voice over for the animation film, ‘The Iron Giant (1999)’.
  • // 2000
    The beginning of the year 2000 proved to be quiet fruitful for Diesel as his movies ‘Boiler Room’, a crime drama film and ‘Pitch Black’, science fiction thriller in which he played the anti-hero, were released.
  • // 2001 To 2002
    Now came the movies that established Diesel’s image as an action hero—‘The Fast and the Furious (2001)’ and ‘xXx (2002)’. These movies gained considerable success at the box office and made Diesel an action idol.
  • // 2001
    He briefly dated his ‘Fast and the Furious’ co-star Michelle Rodriguez in 2001.
  • // 2003
    He was offered the role of ‘Matt Murdock’ in ‘Daredevil’ (2003) that eventually went to Ben Affleck.
  • // 2005 To 2006
    During the mid-2000s, Diesel continued to gain popularity and box office success with movies such as ‘The Pacifier (2005)’—a light hearted comedy and ‘Find Me Guilty (2006)’, in which he played the role of ‘Jack DiNorscio’
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he reprised his role of ‘Dominic Toretto’ for a cameo in ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’. He was offered roles in ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ and ‘xXx: State of the Union’, which he turned down.
  • // 2007
    He intended to produce and star as ‘Agent 47’ in the film adaptation of the famous video game ‘Hitman’ in 2007 but ended up only as an executive producer on the film.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    Towards the end of ‘2000s, Diesel starred in the science fiction action thriller, ‘Babylon A.D. (2008)’ and returned back to ‘The Fast and the Furious’ series ‘Fast & Furious (2009)’.
  • // 2011 To 2013
    Diesel again repeated his role as ‘Dominic Toretto’ in the fifth and sixth films from the series: ‘Fast Five (2011)’ and ‘Fast & Furious 6 (2013)’.
  • // 2013
    He also reprised his role as ‘Riddick’ in the third film of the ‘Riddick’ series ‘Riddick (2013)’. In the same year, Diesel, for his contribution in the film industry, received an honorary star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

// Famous Actors

Jacob Elordi

Jacob Elordi

Jacob Elordi is an Australian actor. Let’s take a look at his childhood, family, personal life, career, etc.

Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller is an American actor and screenwriter who achieved recognition for his role in the TV series ‘Prison Break’.

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore is a model turned actor best known for his role in the television series ‘The Young and the Restless’. This biography of Shemar Moore provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Jack Dylan Grazer

Jack Dylan Grazer

Jack Dylan Grazer is an American actor known mainly for his performance in the movie version of ‘Stephen King’s novel ‘It.’ Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family, personal life, birthday, etc.

Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-joon is a famous South Korean actor. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Herman Tommeraas

Herman Tommeraas

Herman Tommeraas is a Norwegian actor and model. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Vin Diesel's FAQ

  • What is Vin Diesel birthday?

    Vin Diesel was born at 1967-07-18

  • Where is Vin Diesel's birth place?

    Vin Diesel was born in New York City

  • What is Vin Diesel nationalities?

    Vin Diesel's nationalities is American

  • Who is Vin Diesel spouses?

    Vin Diesel's spouses is Paloma Jimenez

  • Who is Vin Diesel siblings?

    Vin Diesel's siblings is Paul Vincent, Samantha Vincent, Tim Vincent

  • Who is Vin Diesel childrens?

    Vin Diesel's childrens is Hania Riley

  • What was Vin Diesel universities?

    Vin Diesel studied at Hunter College

  • Which company or organization was founded by Vin Diesel?

    Vin Diesel was the founder/co-founder of One Race Films, Tigon Studios, Racetrack Records

  • How tall is Vin Diesel?

    Vin Diesel's height is 182

  • Who is Vin Diesel's father?

    Vin Diesel's father is Irving Vincent

  • Who is Vin Diesel's mother?

    Vin Diesel's mother is Delora

  • What is Vin Diesel's sun sign?

    Vin Diesel is Cancer

  • How famous is Vin Diesel?

    Vin Diesel is famouse as Actor, Filmmaker