Vin Diesel

Film Actor + Producer + Director + Screenwriter
Born Jul 18, 1967

Vin Diesel is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He came to prominence in the late 1990s and became best known for appearing in several successful Hollywood films such as Saving Private Ryan (1999), Pitch Black (2000), The Fast and the Furious (2001), xXx (2002), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Fast & Furious (2009), and Fast Five (2011).… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on July 18, 1967.


1995 27 Years Old The film was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival. He made his first feature-length film, Strays (1997), an urban drama in which he played a gang leader whose love for a woman inspires him to try to change his ways. Written, directed, and produced by Diesel, the film was selected for competition at the 1997 Sundance Festival, leading to an MTV deal to turn it into a series.


1998 30 Years Old He was then cast in Steven Spielberg's 1998 Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan on the poignancy of his performance in Multi-Facial.
1999 31 Years Old In 1999, he provided the voice of the title character in the animated film The Iron Giant. … Read More
2001 33 Years Old …  Around 2001, he dated his Fast and the Furious co-star, Michelle Rodriguez.
2004 36 Years Old In 2004, Diesel reprised his role as Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick, which was a box office failure considering the large budget. … Read More
2005 37 Years Old In 2005, he played a lighthearted role in the comedy film The Pacifier, which became a box office success.
2006 38 Years Old In 2006, he chose a dramatic role playing real-life mobster Jack DiNorscio in Find Me Guilty. … Read More


2008 - 2013 2 More Events
2014 46 Years Old He voiced Groot in the 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy. … Read More
2015 47 Years Old Diesel and his girlfriend, Mexican model Paloma Jimenez, have three children: daughter Hania Riley (born April 2008), son Vincent Sinclair (born 2010), and daughter Pauline, whose undated arrival he announced in March 2015.
2016 48 Years Old In 2016, he is set to appear in Ang Lee's wartime drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk in a supporting role.
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