July 18, 1967
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
102 kg | 225 pounds
46 in | 117 cm
11 US | 44 EU
35 in | 89 cm
Vin Diesel was born in Alameda County, California, U.S., on July 18, 1967, is an American actor, director and screenwriter.
Young Vin Diesel made his stage debut in Theater for the New City production of children's play "Dinosaur Door", at the age of seven.
He made his big screen debut in drama film Awakenings (1990) in uncredited role as Orderly.
Vin's breakthrough performance came as Richard B. Riddick in science fiction movie Pitch Black (2000), for which he was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor.
He got his directorial debut with short drama film Multi-Facial (1995) which he also wrote, produced and starred in role as Mike.
He made his feature film directorial debut with drama Strays (1997), which he also wrote, produced and starred in role as Rick.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2021) superhero in voice role as Groot
Avatar 2 (2022) science fiction, directed by James Cameron
Fast & Furious 9 (2021) action in role as Dominic Toretto
Bloodshot (2020) superhero in role as Ray Garrison / Bloodshot, opposite Eiza González, Sam Heughan and Guy Pearce
He played Xander Cage in XXX franchise:
xXx: State of the Union (2005)
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
He portrayed Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series:
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Fast & Furious (2009)
Fast Five (2011)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Furious 7 (2015)
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
He voiced Groot in superhero films:
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
He played Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick franchise:
Pitch Black (2000)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy for his role as Lieutenant Shane Wolfe in comedy drama movie The Pacifier (2005).
Boiler Room (2000) crime drama opposite Ben Affleck, Nia Long and Giovanni Ribisi
Find Me Guilty (2006) comedy drama crime with Peter Dinklage
Knockaround Guys (2002) crime drama in role as Taylor Reese
Babylon A.D. (2008) science fiction action in role as Hugo Toorop
The Last Witch Hunter (2015) dark fantasy action opposite Elijah Wood, Michael Caine and Rose Leslie
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) war drama in role as Shroom
Studied creative writing at NYC's Hunter College.
He has never met his biological father.
His mother has English, German and Scottish ancestry.
Has fraternal twin brother, Paul and a younger sister and brother.
He worked as a bouncer at the nightclubs Tunnel, in New York.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in 2013.
Founded the production company "One Race Films" in 1995.
Has played fantasy tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons for over 20 years.
He voiced The Iron Giant in animated science fiction action film The Iron Giant (1999) and Groot in animated comedy film Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
He has three children with Mexican model Paloma Jimenez: daughter Hania Riley, son Vincent Sinclair and daughter Pauline.
He dated Maria Menounos (2006), Shannon Malone (2004), Asia Argento (2002), Karrine Steffans (2001-2002), Michelle Rodriguez (2001) and Samantha Phillips (1998-1999).