Vin Diesel - Updated May 2023

Vin Diesel is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and film director. Vin Diesel is well known for appearing in several movies including The fast and the Furious, the xXx series, and The Chronicles of Riddick.

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Vin Diesel

Early Life

Vin Diesel was born on 18th July 1967 and his real name is Mark Sinclair. His birthplace is Alameda Country, California, USA. Currently, he is 55 years old and his birth sign is Cancer.

Likewise, he is raised by his mother Delora Sherlin Vincent (astrologer/psychologist), and his adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent (theater Manager and an acting teacher).

Vin Diesel mother

Caption: Vin Diesel kissing his mother’s forehead (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, his mother has English, German, and Scottish ancestry and his father belongs to another race. Likewise, he has a twin brother named Paul Sinclair. Moreover, Diesel got a half-brother and a half-sister, Tim and Samantha.

Vin Diesel attended NYC’s Hunter College where he studied creative writing and applied those skills to scriptwriting. Further, Diesel dropped out of college and headed to Hollywood after 3 years.

Vin Diesel – Net Worth 2023

Vin Diesel is an actor, producer, and director by profession. He has an estimated net worth of around $200 million US dollars. Likewise, the brand of car owned by him includes Porsche, Benz, Mercedes, Jaguar and Bentley, Ferrari, and Chevrolet.


Talking about awards and nominations, Vin Diesel received many awards for his work as a  producer, screenwriter, actor, and film director.

Some of the awards which Vin has gained are the Online Film Critics Society Award, MTV Movie Awards, Peoples’ Choice Awards, Teen Choice Award, and many more.

Relationship Status

In 2005, Vin Diesel dated Michelle Rodriguez, a co-star in Fast and the Furious. After 2 years, Vin and Michelle separated. In 2007, he married his girlfriend Paloma Jimenez, a Mexican model.

The couple is blessed with two daughters and one son. Their first daughter Hania Riley (born in 2008), Pauline (born in 2015), and son Vincent (born in 2010).

Vin Diesel wife

Caption: Vin Diesel with his wife, Paloma Jimenez (Source: Instagram)


Vin Diesel began his stage debut at the age of 7 when he starred in the children’s play Dinosaur Door. His first film role was in the film ‘Awakenings’ in 1990.

Then, in 1994, he moved ahead to star in a short film ‘Multi-Facial’, which was directed, produced, and written by himself. The movie was selected for screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995.

Likewise, Vin’s first feature-length film was Strays 1997 which helped him to be cast in Saving Private Ryan. Similarly, he provided the voice of the title character in the animated movie ‘The Iron Giant’, in 1999.

Vin Diesel career

Caption: An American actor and producer, Vin Diesel (Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, Vin played a major role in the drama thriller movie  ‘Boiler Room (2000)’, the science-fiction film Pitch Black, the street racing action movie ‘The Fast and the Furious (2001)’, and the action thriller ‘xXx’ (2002).

Later, Diesel played the role of Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), and a lighthearted role in the comedy movie ‘The Pacifier (2005)’. In 2006, this personality played a dramatic role as a real-life mobster Jack DiNorscio in Find Me Guilty.

Similarly, he was set to produce and star as Agent 47 in the film adaptation of the video game ‘Hitman’. But Vin pulled back and served as executive producer on the film. Further, he appeared in the science-fiction action thriller Babylon A.D’ in 2008.

More Career

Furthermore, Vin Diesel played a role as Dominic Toretto in installments five through nine of the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and F9 (2021).

In 2013, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Similarly, Vin is also a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe appearing in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Avengers movies as the tree, Groot.

Similarly, this personality voiced the character Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Moreover, he starred as Xander Cage in xXx: Return of Xander Cage in 2017.  Besides that, he appeared in the comic book character ‘Bloodshot’ in its 2020 film adaptation.

Body Measurements

An American actor stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 92 kg.  Likewise, Vin’s shoe size is 11 (US) and he has a pair of dark brown eyes.

Vin Diesel – Social Media

Reflecting on their social media presence, Vin Diesel is pretty active on social media platforms. He has an official Facebook account with 108 million followers.

Similarly, he has a Twitter account with the username @vindiesel and has 405.9k followers. Moreover, Vin has an official Instagram account with the username @vindiesel and has more than 78 million followers.