Vin Diesel

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
An overnight action-film sensation who intrigued audiences when he seemingly emerged from nowhere in the summer of 2001, Vin Diesel actually made his first mark on the movie business as a filmmaker. His first two ... Read more »
Born: 07/17/1967 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Furious 7 2015 (Movie)

Dominic Torretto (Actor)

Teen Choice 2015 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Last Witch Hunter 2015 (Movie)

Kaulder (Actor)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

Groot (Voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

Dominic Torretto (Actor)

Riddick 2013 (Movie)

Riddick (Actor)

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Five 2011 (Movie)

Dominic Torretto (Actor)

Fast & Furious 2009 (Movie)

Dominic Toretto (Actor)

Babylon A.D. 2008 (Movie)

Thoorop (Actor)

Find Me Guilty 2006 (Movie)

Jackie DiNorscio (Actor)

The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pacifier 2005 (Movie)

Shane Wolfe (Actor)

Video Game Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 (Movie)

Riddick (Actor)

The Chronicles of Riddick: The Lowdown 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

A Man Apart 2003 (Movie)

Sean Vetter (Actor)

The 34th NAACP Image Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Knockaround Guys 2002 (Movie)

Taylor Reese (Actor)

XXX 2002 (Movie)

Xander Cage (Actor)

The Fast and the Furious 2001 (Movie)

Dominic Toretto (Actor)

The Fast and the Furious Movie Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

World Stunt Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Boiler Room 2000 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Into Pitch Black 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Pitch Black 2000 (Movie)

Riddick (Actor)

The Iron Giant 1999 (Movie)

of The Iron Giant (Voice)

The Making of: The Iron Giant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

Private Caparzo (Actor)

Strays 1997 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Multi-Facial 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (12)

Furious 7 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Witch Hunter 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Riddick 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fast Five 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fast & Furious 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hitman 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Man Apart 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

XXX 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Strays 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Multi-Facial 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (3)

The Ropes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Strays 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Multi-Facial 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Multi-Facial 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

An overnight action-film sensation who intrigued audiences when he seemingly emerged from nowhere in the summer of 2001, Vin Diesel actually made his first mark on the movie business as a filmmaker. His first two independent films screened at the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals after which the hulking, clean-shaven actor had a breakthrough role as imposing antihero Riddick in the cult-favorite sci-fi film "Pitch Black" (2000). He was quickly snapped up by Hollywood and transformed into a movie star with high-octane hits "The Fast and the Furious" (2001) and "xXx" (2002). Diesel found further box-office success with the Disney comedy "The Pacifier" (2005) and went on to receive decent reviews for his dramatic performance in "Find Me Guilty" (2006), but audiences were generally reluctant to accept him in anything but sequels to his signature action films. The hype that surrounded the actor's rush to stardom eventually gave way to a period of career stagnation, but he bounced back in a big way with his prominent return for the 2009 sequel "Fast & Furious" and its reliably popular later installments, including the super-sized "Fast & Furious 6."

Relationships

Delora

Mother

Irving

Step-Father
Diesel was raised by his African-American stepfather

Hania

Daughter
Born April 2, 2008; mother, Paloma Jimenez

Mariah Carey Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in 2002 No longer together

Liza Hernandez

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2003 No longer together

Pavla Hrbkova

Companion
Czech Began dating when she had a small role in "xXx" (2002) Split in December 2002

Paloma Jimenez

Companion
Mother of Diesel's daughter

Michelle Rodriguez Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring in "The Fast and the Furious" (2001) No longer together

Samantha Vincent Actor

Sister
Diesel's business partner and COO at One Race Films/Tigon Studios

Paul Vincent

Brother
Born July 18, 1967; fraternal twin brother Worked in the documentary "Paris Is Burning" (1990); worked with brother in the short film "Multi-Facial" (1995)

Tim Vincent

Brother

EDUCATION

Hunter College

New York , New York
Left to pursue film career

Milestones

2013

Starred in "Fast & Furious 6"

2013

Featured in the sci-fi sequel "Riddick"

2011

Once again reprised role of Dominic Toretto for the fifth film, "Fast Five"

2009

Reprised role of Dominic Toretto in the fourth film "Fast and Furious"

2008

Played a mercenary in Mathieu Kassovitz's "Babylon A.D."

2006

Starred in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty," as a mobster who successfully defends himself in a two-year trial

2005

Played a more lighthearted role in the comedy film, "The Pacifier"

2004

Reprised role in "The Chronicles of Riddick," the sequel to the surprise sci-fi hit "Pitch Black"

2003

Starred as a DEA agent out to avenge his wife's murder in the action feature "A Man Apart"

2002

Reprised role of Riddick in "Pitch Black 2"

2002

Played the lead in the action thriller "xXx"

2001

Starred as gang leader Dominic Toretto in "The Fast and the Furious"

2000

Breakthrough role as Riddick, a futuristic ex-con, in the sci-fi thriller "Pitch Black"

2000

Featured in the ensemble drama, "Boiler Room"

1999

Voiced the title character in the animated feature "The Iron Giant"

1998

Featured in "Saving Private Ryan" as the ill-fated Lieutenant Caparzo

1997

Feature directorial debut, the Sundance screened "Strays"; also scripted, produced and starred

1997

Signed by Paramount to a two-picture option acting deal

First earned notice directing the short film "Multi-Facial"; screened at the 1995 Cannes Festival

Made stage debut at age seven appearing in the children's play "Dinosaur Door" at Theater for the New City

Bonus Trivia

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Diesel is of African American and Italian descent

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