Vin Diesel Height, Weight, Wife, Age, Biography & More

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Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair Vincent) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. While he prefers to identify himself as a “multi-faceted” actor, he has played a number of similar roles, as a result of early difficulties finding roles due to his very mixed heritage. He founded the production companies One Race Films, Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records.


Real Name Mark Sinclair
Nickname Diesel, Bouncer, Dom
Profession Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Famous Roles Dominic Toretto in ‘The Fast and the Furious.’
Richard B. Riddick in ‘The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy’.

Physical Stats

Height in centimeters- 182 cm
in meters- 1.82m
in Feet Inches- 5’5′ 11¾”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 102 kg
in Pounds- 225 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 52 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 18 Inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Bald


Family Father– Irving H. Vincent (Step-father, acting instructor and theater manager)
Mother– Delora Sherleen ‘Sinclair’ Vincent (An astrologer)
Brother– Paul (Twin Brother)
Children Daughter– Hania Riley (born April 2008)
Son– Vincent Sinclair (born 2010)
Daughter– Pauline (Named after Paul Walker)
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Ambiguous (English, German and Scottish)
Fan Mail Address Vin Diesel
One Race Productions, Inc.
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
East Tower
Suite 333
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Personal Life

Date of Birth July 18, 1967
Age (as in 2016) 49 Years
Birth Place Alameda County, California, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Cancer
Nationality American
Hometown Greenwich Village, New York.
College Hunter College
Educational Qualifications College drop-out


Vin Diesel Won 7 Awards

Relationships & more

Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Layla Roberts
Elisa Jordana
Kaya Jones
Samantha Phillips (1998-1999)
Summer Altice (2000)
Chanel Ryan
Michelle Rodriguez (2001)
Karrine Steffans (2001-2002)
Asia Argento (2002)
Shannon Malone (2004)
Paloma Jimenes (2007-present)
Wife/Spouse N/A
Current Relationship Status In a relationship with Paloma Jimenez

Favorite Things

avorite Food Italian
Favorite Car Corvette
Favorite Music Latin/Techno
Major Controversies N/A

Money Factor

Net Worth: $225 Million

Some unknown facts about

  • Does Vin Diesel smoke?: Yes
  • Does Vin Diesel drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Vin Diesel is the founder of three production companies with the label  One Race Films, Racetrack Records, and Tigon Studios.
  • He made his stage debut at the age of seven with the play  Dinosaur Door in the Theater of New York City.
  • He landed his role in the theater when Diesel, his brother and some friends broke into the New York City Theater to vandalize it but the artistic director “Crystal Field” offered them to act in the upcoming shows instead of calling the police.
  • Vin Diesel is Godfather of “Paul Walker’s” daughter Meadow Rain Walker.
  • Vin’s eldest daughter Hania is an orange belt holder for  Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo.
  • He likes to keep his private life private and said in an interview that : “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors … I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence.”
  • He has affection for the Dominic Republic for its multi-faceted culture and had met and supported its former president  Leonel Fernández.
  • He also shot a movie called Los Bandoleros in the Dominican Republic, which he had directed himself.
  • Vin Diesel has been playing the game Dungeons and Dragons for over two decades. He has played it for twenty years and wrote the foreword for the book  30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons.
  • He is known for his deep voice which he says he gained when his voice broke at the age of 15 years.
  • Vin worked as a bouncer in a New York club ‘Tunnel’ and that is where he got his screen name Vin Diesel. His friends called him Diesel because of his unlimited energy like he ran-off diesel fuel. Vin is the short form of Vincent.
  • He started doing creative writing when he was attending Hunter College. His screenwriting skills started to unfold there.
  • He made an all Vin Diesel movie ‘Multi-facial’ having his creativity spread all over it. He was only 26 when he wrote, directed, starred and produced this 20 minutes short film. The movie was shot only in three days and just $3000.
  • He worked in a telemarketing firm which later helped him raise $50,000 for producing his first full length film Strays.
  • Steven Spielberg casted him for his 1998 Oscar-winning filmSaving Private Ryan after seeing his work in Multi-Facial.
  • After he failed to succeed in the theater, while he was struggling to make it big, his mother gifted him the book “Feature Films at used Car Prices” by Rick Schmidt which helped him producing his own films.
  • He rendered his voice for the main character in the movie The Iron Age.
  • His action stardom was the result of block buster movies The Fast and The Furious and xXx.
  • He has no tattoos, all the tattoos of his character Melkor that he had on his stomach in the movie xXx were fake.
  • He started dating Michelle Rodriguez while they were shooting for the movie, The Fast and The Furious.
  • Vin Diesel, gained 35 pounds for his role Fat Jackie in Find Me Guilty (2006).
  • Vin turned down the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevi for the movie Daredevil. 
  • Vin Diesel has been honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which he received in August 2013.
  • He has the second highest Facebook fan followers, second to Will Smith.
  • When he was 3 years old he tried to join a circus but fortunately his mom saved him.
  • The rapper Kwame is his cousin and Vin has appeared in his older videos.
  • He auditioned for the cross-dresser in the movie Flawless but was denied the role because he was too masculine.
  • He’s not such a bad singer.
  • It definitely is a courageous and confident/overconfident statement that Vin Diesel sated about his movie ‘Furious 7’ saying, “Universal is gonna have biggest movie with this one”. He also added that “It might win best picture at Oscars”.
  • He was offered $20 million for ‘Too Fast Too Furious’ which he refused for the movie “Redrikk”, earning only $50,000 for it.

Famous Dialogue / Popular Speech

1. “Money will come and go. We all know that. The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast Five’.

2.”Ask any racer. Any real racer. It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning’s winning.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast And The Furious’.

3. “I live my life a quarter-mile at a time.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast & Furious 7’.

4.”I don’t have friends, I have a family.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast & Furious 7’.

5.”Nothing else matters… For those ten seconds or less, I’m free.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast & Furious 7’.

6.”Ride or die, remember?”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast & Furious 6’.

7.”He may be an O’Conner… but he’s also a Toretto.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast & Furious 6’.

8.”This time it ain’t just about being fast.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast & Furious 7’.

9.”I’m a boy who appreciates a good body, regardless of the make.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast & Furious 6’.

10.”You break her heart, I’ll break your neck.”

-Vin Diesel, ‘Fast And The Furious’.

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