Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair Vincent; 18.07.1967) is an American actor.
Net Worth: Vin Diesel's net worth was estimated at $72 Million in 2014 (Cnetworth)
Childhood: Vin Diesel as born in New York City. His mother is Delora, an astrologer; he has never met his biological father and was raised by his stepfather Irving, an acting coach. He started acting on stage when he was seven and appeared in the play Dinosaur Door. He landed the part after he and his friends broke into the theatre to vandalise it and was offered a part by the director instead of being reprimanded. He attended Hunter College and began screenwriting. He changed his name to Vin Diesel when he was a bouncer at a club. Vin is short for Vincent and Diesel is a nickname referring to his endless energy.
Career: Vin Diesel made his film debut in 'Awakenings' in 1990 with an uncredited role. He then made a semi-biographical short film called 'Multi-Facial' in 1994 in which he also starred. The first feature film he made was called 'Strays' in 1997 and it was selected to compete at the Sundance Festival. In 1998, he landed a role in Stephen Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan' which also starred Tom Hanks. The following year, he played the voice of the title character in the animation 'The Iron Giant'. In 2000, he appeared in 'Boiler Room' with Ben Affleck and 'Pitch Black' alongside Radha Mitchell and Cole Hauser. In 2001, he was in 'The Fast and the Furious' and appeared in four of the sequels alongside Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker. 2002 saw him in the action thriller 'xXx' opposite Asia Argento and Marton Csokas. In 2004, he had the lead role in 'The Chronicles of Riddick' with Thandie Newton and Judi Dench which did poorly at the box office. The following year he had a more humorous role in the comedy 'The Pacifier' with Brittany Snow and Max Thieriot. In 2006, he played real-life gangster Jack DiNorscio in 'Find Me Guilty' alongside Alex Rocco and Peter Dinklage . In 2008, he was in the sci-fi flick 'Babylon A.D.' which also starred Gerard Depardieu and Mark Strong. In 2013, he was back as Riddick in the sequel of the same name and that same year landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2014, he plays the half-tree Groot in comedy Marvel movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' alongside Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper.
Personal Life: Vin Diesel dated Michelle Rodriguez in 2001. In 2008, he welcomed his daughter Hania Riley into the world with his girlfriend Paloma Jimenez. He is fond of the Dominican Republic and knows President Leonel Fernandez personally. He enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons and wrote the foreword for the book '30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons'.
Charlize Theron is reportedly gearing up to face off against Vin Diesel and his speed-loving crew in the next Fast & Furious sequel.
The Mad Max: Fury Road star is in early talks to play the villain in the eighth instalment of the hugely successful street racing series, according to Deadline.com.
If she signs on, the project will reunite Charlize with filmmaker F. Gary Gray, who directed her 2003 movie The Italian Job.
Vin and his franchise co-stars, including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, are all expected to return for the follow-up to Furious 7, which currently stands as the sixth-highest-grossing film in global box office history.
Continue reading: Charlize Theron Gearing Up For Fast 8 - Report
The next instalment of the franchise is said to be featuring ‘a fierce female villain’.
Charlize Theron is reportedly set to play the villain in the next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast 8. According to Deadline, the film will feature a sole female villain and Theron is the actress they have their eye on for the role.
Charlize Theron is reportedly set to star in Fast 8.
Sources told Deadline that director F. Gary Gray and screenwriter Chris Morgan are inserting a ‘fierce female villain into the story’. Theron is thought to be their first choice thanks to her performance in Mad Max Fury Road last year.
Continue reading: Is Charlize Theron Set For Villain Role In 'Fast And Furious 8'?
The actor has confirmed that three more 'Fast and Furious' movies are on their way, starting with the eighth instalment in 2017.
Vin Diesel has confirmed that there’s still more left in the engine for the Fast and Furious franchise, with a whole new trilogy coming our way. On Instagram the actor announced the release dates for the three new movies, beginning with Furious 8 in April 2017.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Confirms Release Dates For New 'Fast And Furious' Trilogy
An emotional tribute from the 'Furious 7' star.
'Furious 7' softie Vin Diesel opens up about late friend and co-star Paul Walker once again as he accepts the People's Choice Award for their latest movie and, indeed, their last movie together. And, like every other time Paul's tragic death is mentioned, we cannot stop crying. Vin, man, you gotta stop.
Vin Diesel spreads the love at People's Choice Awards
When Diesel tragically lost his friend and colleague in a car accident back in 2013, there weren't enough tears to cry. He's been pretty public about his sadness, and each year refuses to let the world's memories of Paul die. This year is no different. As he hit the stage at the 2016 People's Choice Awards to collect the awards for Favorite Movie and Action Movie which went to 'Furious 7', it wasn't long before his emotions got the better of him.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Sings For Paul Walker At The People's Choice Awards - Video
Vin Diesel - People's Choice Awards 2016 held at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live. - Press Room at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016
Vin Diesel - People's Choice Awards 2016 - Press Room held at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th January 2016
Vin Diesel Paid Tribute To His Late Furious 7 Co-star Paul Walker As The Action Man Claimed Two Top Prizes For Their Final Film Together At The People's Choice Awards In Los Angeles On Wednesday Night (06jan16).
Walker passed away in a fiery car crash in November, 2013, while he was shooting the seventh instalment of the blockbuster franchise. The tragedy brought filming briefly to a halt, but Diesel and his co-stars decided to press on with the project as a way of paying tribute to their fallen pal.
After Furious 7 was released last year (15), it became the highest-grossing film in the franchise, and on Wednesday, it picked up People's Choice honours for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie.
Diesel took the stage to accept the accolades on behalf of his castmates, acknowledging his late friend as he held both trophies in his hands.
Action Man Vin Diesel Has Signed A Producing Deal With Bosses At Universal Television, And Is Developing A Tv Series Based On His Hit Film The Chronicles Of Riddick.
The Fast and Furious star and his company, One Race Productions, landed the multi-year deal, which entails developing small screen programmes for the studio.
Among the first offerings will be a series complement to Diesel's blockbuster sci-fi franchise, Riddick. The series has spawned two feature films, with a rumoured third in the works.
Diesel founded One Race Productions in 1995, and along with Universal, has produced the four highest-grossing films in the Fast and Furious franchise - Furious 7, Fast and Furious 6, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious.
Samuel L. Jackson Is Reuniting With Vin Diesel In The Upcoming Instalment Of Action Movie Xxx.
The Pulp Fiction star has signed up to reprise his role as NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons in the third film in the franchise, tentatively titled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.
Diesel, who portrayed leading man Xander Cage in the original 2002 film, has announced Jackson's return on his Facebook page, writing, "Excited to work with Sam again... his portrayal of Gibbons was so good... timeless. Welcome to the Xander Zone!"
Jackson starred in both xXx and 2005's xXx: State of the Union sequel, which Diesel did not return for.
Continue reading: Samuel L. Jackson Returning To Xxx Franchise
Vin Diesel's Goddaughter Reportedly Called Him For Help After Her Father Was Arrested For Domestic Violence Last Week (End11dec15).
The 48-year-old actor is godfather to his best friend Valentino Morales' four children. When Valentino was arrested after allegedly pushing his girlfriend and hitting her in the face, one of his daughters reportedly rushed to the phone and called Fast and Furious star Vin to help.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Vin stayed with his godchildren while Valentino was taken into custody and questioned by police. Valentino was later released from custody, after his girlfriend decided against pressing charges.
According to the website, Vin was unruffled by looking after four young children and did a "great job of calming them down during the incident".
Vin Diesel And His Fast & Furious Castmates Paid Tribute To The Late Paul Walker On The Second Anniversary Of The Actor's Death On Monday (30nov15).
The actor was killed when the sportscar he was a passenger in slammed into a light pole in Santa Clarita, California and burst into flames.
Two years later, Paul's co-stars from the blockbuster franchise have taken to social media to remember their friend, and Vin led the tributes with a touching post on his Facebook page.
"No matter where you are in this universe, you will always be, my brother," he wrote.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Pays Tribute To Paul Walker On Death Anniversary
Action Man Vin Diesel Is Working On Expanding The Riddick Franchise With A New Movie And A Spin-off Tv Series.
The Furious 7 star previously revealed plans for a fourth film in the series were being discussed last year (14), and now he has confirmed Pitch Black's creator and director David Twohy will start writing the script for Furia in December (15).
However, the actor claims he is also developing his own Riddick project for TV through a new department of his production firm.
"Last night Our company had a party to launch Our TV division," he shares on social media. "Very exciting. MERC CITY is a show that will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe."
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Working On Other Riddick Film And Spin-off Tv Series
Date of birth
18th July, 1967