About Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel is 51 years old American actor, producer, director and screenwriter well known for starring as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series.
He also gained critical acclaim for appearance as Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick series and as Xander Cage in the xXx series.
In 2017, he was named third in the list of highest-paid actors since he earned $54 million by Forbes magazine.
At present, he is working on the upcoming Untitled Avengers film and Bloodshot to be released in 2020.
He was born on 18th July 1967 in Alameda County, California as Mark Sinclair to Delora Sherleen and was raised by her with his twin brother, Paul.
He is not known his father since his birth. Vin also got a half-brother and half-sister, Tim and Samantha from her mother’s marriage to his black stepfather Irving Vincent.
He went on stage at the age of 7 in a children’s play at Theatre for the New City and continued to appear on the stage of the theatre until 17 years developing his acting skills. For further education, he went to NYC’s Hunter College to receive a degree in creative writing which he quit in 1987 to move to Los Angeles for acting. Before fame, he even joined as a bouncer in the Manhattan night club named Tunnel and also worked as a telemarketer, selling light bulbs.
He went to Los Angeles in 1987 but that didn’t work getting him the roles to make his place in cinema. His first role was in the film, Awakenings in 1990.
He then came back to New York and made his mind to write scripts which he self-produced and even wrote the music starring in it as a lead.
This film, Multi-Facial, got finished in 1994 and got selected to participate in Cannes Film Festival in 1995.
Next, he made his first feature film, Strays, in 1997 that was presented at the Sundance Festival.
He was noticed by Director Steven Spielberg and was invited for the secondary role in the film, Saving Private Ryan, in 1998 and this film went to grab 5 Oscars giving him a chance to come in limelight.
In 1999, he gave his voice for a lead cartoon character in The Iron Giant under Brad Bird’s directional work.
He then never looked back and gave big hits to Hollywood industry like Boiler Room, Pitch Black followed by famous film series like The Chronicles of Riddick, The Fast and the Furious and xXx. Now he is working for an upcoming untitled Avengers film.
He was in a relationship with Michelle Rodriguez in 2001 but later started dating Paloma Jimenez. Both together have three children; Hania, Vincent, and Pauline.
It is estimated to be around $160 million.