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Vin Diesel Wiki/Bio
Mark Sinclair known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and filmmaker. One of the world’s highest-grossing actors, he is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise.
Diesel began his career in 1990 but struggled to gain roles until he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the short film Multi-Facial (1995). This attracted the attention of Steven Spielberg, who was developing Saving Private Ryan (1998) and re-wrote elements of the film to allow Diesel to appear in a supporting role.
Vin Diesel Height: How tall is Vin Diesel?
Vin Diesel stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm tall and weighs around 102 kg or 225 lbs. His body measurements are 52-34-18 inches.
|Height||In Centimeters – 180 cm|
In Meters – 1.8 m
In Inches – 5 feet 11 inches
|Weight||In Kilograms – 102 Kg|
In Pounds – 225 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurements||52-34-18 inches|
Vin Diesel Age: How old is Vin Diesel?
Vin Diesel was born on July 18, 1967. Vin Diesel’s age is 54 years old as of 2022. His birth sign is Cancer.
|Real Name||Mark Sinclair|
|Date of Birth||July 18, 1967|
|Day of Birth||Tuesday|
|Birth Place||Alameda County, California, United States|
Early Life and Family
Diesel was born Mark Sinclair on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California, where his mother was also born, though later moved to New York City with his fraternal twin brother, Paul. His mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent, is an astrologer. He was raised by his white mother and adoptive African-American father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor, and theater manager.
Diesel has stated that he is “of ambiguous ethnicity.” His mother has English, German, and Scottish roots. He has never met his biological father and has said that “all I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures,” Diesel believes that his parents’ relationship would have been illegal in parts of the United States due to anti-miscegenation laws.
Diesel made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in the children’s play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson. The play was produced at Theater for the New City in New York’s Greenwich Village. His involvement in the play came about when he, his brother, and some friends had broken into the Theater for the New City space on Jane Street with the intent to vandalize it. They were confronted by the theater’s artistic director, Crystal Field, who offered them roles in the upcoming show instead of calling the police.
Diesel remained involved with the theater throughout adolescence, going on to attend NYC’s Hunter College, where studies in creative writing led him to begin screenwriting. He has identified himself as a “multi-faceted” actor. Sinclair began going by his stage name Vin Diesel while working as a bouncer at the New York nightclub Tunnel, wanting a tougher-sounding name for his occupation. Vin comes from his mother’s married last name Vincent, while the surname Diesel came from his friends due to his tendency to be energetic.
Vin Diesel Career
Diesel’s first film role was a brief uncredited appearance in the drama film Awakenings (1990). In 1994, he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the short drama film Multi-Facial, a semi-autobiographical film that follows a struggling multiracial actor stuck in the audition process. The film was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival. As well as acting, Vin Diesel supported himself by working as a bouncer and telemarketer selling lightbulbs.
In 1997, Diesel made his first feature-length film, Strays, an urban drama in which he played a gang leader whose love for a woman inspires him to try to change his ways. Written, directed, and produced by Diesel, the film was selected for competition at the 1997 Sundance Festival, leading to an MTV deal to turn it into a series.
In 2000, Diesel had a supporting role in the drama thriller Boiler Room, where he appeared alongside Giovanni Ribisi and Ben Affleck. He got his breakthrough leading role as the anti-hero Riddick in the science-fiction film Pitch Black later that year. Diesel attained action hero stardom with two box office hits: the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious (2001), and the action thriller XXX (2002). He turned down the chance to reprise his roles in the sequels.
In 2017, Diesel also reprised his roles as Xander Cage in XXX: Return of Xander Cage and Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Over the course of several years, Diesel has discussed playing two separate roles within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Diesel reprised his role of Groot once again in the crossover films Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) which combined the superhero teams of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers. He has said, “[I] think there’s gonna be a moment that we’re all waiting for, and whether you know it or not, you are waiting to see [Groot] and [the Hulk] get down.”
In September 2020, Diesel announced his venture into music, with the release of the song “Feel Like I Do”, produced by Kygo.
Vin Diesel Net Worth
As of 2022, Vin Diesel’s net worth is estimated to be $255 million. The primary source of his earnings comes from his career as an Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor.
|Net Worth||$255 million|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor|
|Annual Salary||$45 million|
Vin Diesel Personal Life
Diesel has said he prefers to maintain his privacy regarding his personal life, stating: “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence.”
Sometime around 2001, Diesel dated his Fast & Furious co-star Michelle Rodriguez. Since 2007, he has been in a relationship with Mexican model Paloma Jimenez; the couple has three children: daughter Hania Riley (born April 2008), son Vincent Sinclair (born 2010), and daughter Pauline (born March 2015). The last is named in honor of his co-star and friend Paul Walker, who died in November 2013. He is also the godfather of Walker’s daughter, Meadow.
Diesel is noted for his distinctive deep voice; he said his voice broke around age 15, giving him a mature-sounding voice on the telephone. He has played Dungeons & Dragons for over 37 years as of 2021 and wrote the foreword for the commemorative book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons. Canadian video game designer and developer Merritt k created the 2015 ASMR game Vin Diesel DMing a Game of D&D Just For You based on his D&D fandom.