Vin Diesel Celebrity
- At age 7 was appearing in productions at Manhattan's Theatre for the New City.
- Came up with his stage name while working as a bouncer in NYC nightclubs.
- Chosen for a role in Saving Private Ryan (1998) by Steven Spielberg after he saw Diesel's short film Multi-Facial.
- Directed indie movie Strays, which competed at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.
- Was the voice of the robot in the 1999 animated feature The Iron Giant.
- Breakout role was 2001's The Fast and the Furious, for which he and costar Paul Walker received an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team.
- Declined to appear in the first sequel to The Fast and the Furious, but did reunite with the original cast in the fourth film, 2009's Fast & Furious.
- Founded the One Race Global Film Foundation, a non-profit that provides education and training in entertainment-based industries for low-income students in the U.S. and abroad.
- 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- Paul Vincent — Brother
- Delora Vincent — Mother
- Paloma Jimenez — Significant Other
- Hania Riley — Daughter
- Irving Vincent — Stepfather
- Attended City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY
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