Vin Diesel Childhood, Career, Achievements, Biography & more

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Nick Name
Mark Sinclair
Diesel, Dom
Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Physical Stats
Height 5 ft 11¾ in
182 cm or 1.82 m
Weight102 kg or 225 pounds
Chest52 in or 132 cm
Biceps18 in or 45 cm
Waist34 in or 86 cm
Eye Colour
Hair Colour
Dark Brown
Personal Life
BirthdateJuly 18, 1967
Place of BirthAlameda County, California, U.S
Sun signCancer
EducationHunter College
Irving Vincent(stepfather)
Delora Sherleen
Paloma Jimenez(2007-present)
ChildrenDaughter-Hania Riley Sinclair
Daughter-Pauline Sinclair(named after Paul Walker)
Son-Vincent Sinclair
Favorite MusicLatin, Techno
Favorite CarChevrolet Corvette
Favorite FoodItalian
Favorite ColorBlack, Black, Red, White
HobbiesCooking, Snowboarding, Yoga, Reading, Playstation
Debut FilmAwakening(1990)
Wrote, directed, produced, and starred in "Multi- Facial(1994)"

Some Facts about Vin Diesel

♦  Vin Diesel was born with his twin brother Paul, their biological father left them and they were raised by his mom and stepfather.

♦  At the age of 7, he made his stage debut in the children’s play Dinosaur Door in New York’s Greenwich Village.

♦  Diesel’s mother was very health conscious, she never allowed them to drink soda and other unhealthy stuff.

♦  In his teenage, he filmed in an instructional video to teach breakdancing to kids.

♦  Vin Diesel also worked as a bouncer in New York at famous nightclubs.

♦   He is the godfather of Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Rain Walker.  

♦  His voice work includes The Iron Giant(1999), and tree-like creature, Groot, in The Guardians of the Galaxy.

♦  Vin Diesel prefers to maintain his private life private, he said in an interview that, “I am 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.”

♦  He is known for his deep voice, he said that his voice broke at the age of 15. 

♦  Vin Diesel has played the game Dungeons and Dragons for over 20 years and also wrote the foreword for the book 30 Years of Adventure: A celebration of Dungeons and Dragons.

♦  He raised almost $50,000 fund through telemarketing firm for producing his first feature film Strays in 1997.

♦  In 2000, he played a major role in the drama thriller Boiler Room. 

♦  Vin Diesel is the founder of the production companies One Race Films, Racetrack Records and Tigon Studios.

♦  He also dated his Fast and the Furious co-star Michelle Rodriguez.

♦  His cousin named Kwame is a rapper, Diesel appeared in some of his music videos.

♦  Vin Diesel does a lot of stunts in films, but he is totally scared of roller coasters.

♦  He gained 35 pounds for his role “Fat Jackie” in Find Me Guilty in 2006.

♦  Steven Spielberg cast him in 1998 Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan after seeing his performance in Multi-Facial.

♦  In an interview with Variety Magazine, Vin Diesel remembers his last words to his co-star late Paul Walker, “These action films can be very dangerous, no matter what anyone tells you”, Vin told to the magazine. “I started to think, ‘What would happen to Paul Walker if I died?'”

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♦  The 47-year-old Vin Diesel said he went to Paul’s trailer and had a heart to heart talk. “If I do die, let them know what kind of brother I’ve been to you,” he told Paul a few days before the accident.

♦  Vin Diesel is third highest paid actor in 2017, according to Forbes, after Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.

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