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Fast Facts

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Named his daughter, Pauline, after his late Furious co-star, Paul Walker.
  • 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


  • Pauline — Daughter
  • Delora Vincent — Mother
  • Paul Vincent — Brother
  • Hania Riley — Daughter
  • Irving Vincent — Stepfather
  • Paloma Jimenez — Significant Other
  • Vincent Sinclair — Son


  • Attended City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Name: Mark Sinclair Vincent
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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