Vin Diesel

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Mark Sinclair Vincent
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/18/1967, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Vin Diesel 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.
  • 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.
  • Vin Diesel Relationships:
  • Paloma Jimenez - Significant Other
  • Delora Vincent - Mother
  • Paul Vincent - Brother
  • Irving Vincent - Stepfather
  • Hania Riley - Daughter
  • Vin Diesel Awards:
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY

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