The name Vin Diesel is synonymous with the universally acclaimed American action film, The Fast and the Furious. A list of Hollywood elites would definitely be incomplete without this great actor, he is one of the biggest stars in the world right now as well as one of the highest-paid actors in the movie industry.
Beyond being a successful actor, Vin is a screenwriter, director, and producer. Famed for his lead role as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series, the star began acting in the year 1975.
Vin Diesel Biography
Vin Diesel’s real name is Mark Sinclair. He was born on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California. His birth sign is Cancer. The actor grew up without his father and has never met him. He was raised in Greenwich Village by his mother and stepfather who adopted him as his own son. Vin’s mother Delora Vincent, is a successful astrologer while his stepfather Irving Vincent, is a theatre instructor and teacher.
Diesel launched his acting career at the age of seven when he made his stage debut in Barbara Garson’s children’s play Dinosaur Door. He grabbed his first movie role in the 1990 drama film Awakenings and later wrote, produced, directed, and featured in the drama film Multi-Facial (1994).
The A-lister’s major role came with the 2000 drama thriller Boiler Room, after which he was cast in the leading role of the science-fiction film Pitch Black in the same year. Vin eventually broke into stardom with blockbuster The Fast and the Furious in 2001 and the action thriller xXx in 2002. He is popular for reprising his roles as Xander Cage in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious franchise, Riddick in Riddick (2013), Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Groot in the 2018 blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War.
In addition to acting, Diesel is also good at screenwriting. The actor developed a strong passion for screenwriting at the New York City Hunter College where he received his first lesson on creative writing.
According to reports, the actor decided to give theatrical plays a try after a failed attempt to vandalize a theatre. Vin, his brother and some of his friends broke into the theatre with the intention to vandalize it but were accosted by the theater’s artistic director who refused to call the police. He instead offered them roles in his group’s show.
After the incident, Vin became a member of the theater. It was also during his stint with the group that he developed himself as well as honed his acting skills. Diesel also banks as a voice actor. He is said to have provided the voice of the title character in The Iron Giant, a 1999 animated film.
Is Vin Diesel Married?
Yes! Vin Diesel is married to Mexican model Paloma Jiménez. It’s on record that the lovebirds have been together since 2007. The Last Witch Hunter star and his sweetheart have three children together. Their names are Hania Riley Sinclair (born 2008), Vincent Sinclair (2010), and Pauline Sinclair (2015).
His Twin Brother and Other Family Members
2015 was a remarkable year for the actor as it was the year he fought to put up with a viral report about him having a twin brother. Of course, Vin has a twin brother but it was never his intention to show him to the world. The star eventually offered to share a photo of his brother after some websites kept sharing a photo of a strange man, claiming he was Vin’s twin brother.
When the actor finally showed his twin brother to the world, the picture generated another buzz simply because Vin and his brother are fraternal twins.
Paul Vincent is the name of Vin’s twin brother. Like his celebrity brother, he doesn’t really enjoy the spotlight and has been far away from it since childhood. He was born on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California.
According to unverified reports, Paul currently works as a film editor. It is not known if he is married, engaged, or single. Being a private person, information about his personal life are hard to come by.
Apart from Vin’s parents and twin brother, other members of his family are his sister Samantha Vincent and brother Tom Vincent. Samantha works as a film producer and has appeared in some Hollywood films.