Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He is well known for his portrayals of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series, Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick series and Xander Cage in the xXx series. He was also a producer on sequels in these franchises.

Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel


Diesel was born on July 18, 1967 as Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his twin brother, Paul. His mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent, is an astrologer. Diesel has stated that he is “of ambiguous ethnicity”. His mother’s background includes English, German, and Scottish.

He has never met his biological father, and has stated that “all I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures”. Diesel has self-identified as “definitely a person of colour”, and has stated that his parents’ relationship would have been illegal in parts of the United States due to anti-misoegenation laws in the United States.


Diesel made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in the children’s play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson. The play was produced at Theater for the New City in New York’s Greenwich Village. Diesel’s first film role was a brief uncredited appearance in the drama film Awakenings (1990). He then wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the short drama film Multi-Facial (1994), a semi-autobiographical film which follows a struggling multiracial actor stuck in the audition process. The film was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival.


Around 2001, he dated his Fast and the Furious co-star, Michelle Rodriguez. Diesel and his current partner, Mexican model Paloma Jimenez, have three children: daughter Hania Riley  (born April 2008), son Vincent Sinclair (born 2010), and daughter Pauline, whose arrival he announced in March 2015. She is named in honor of his friend and Fast & Furious franchise co-star, Paul Walker, who died in November 2013.He is also the godfather of Walker’s daughter, Meadow Rain Walker. His daughter Hania studies Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo.

Age, Height & Measurements

Vin Diesel Age 51 years. Vin Diesel's height 5 feet 11 inches (182 cm), weight 225 lbs (102 kg). Body measurements 52 - 34 - 18 and Zodiac Sign Cancer.
Vin Diesel Bio
Famous AsVin Diesel
ProfessionActor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Age51 years
BirthdayJuly 18th, 1967
Birth PlaceAlameda County, California, United States
Birth SignCancer
Height5 feet 11 inches (182 cm)
Weight225 lbs (102 kg)
Body Measurements52 - 34 - 18
Net WorthIncrease $100–145 million (2015)
SalaryNot Available
Birth/Full NameMark Sinclair
Nick NameDiesel, Bouncer, Dom
Birth CountryUnited States
ReligionRoman Catholic
EthnicityEnglish, German, Scottish
Body BuildStraight
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorHair Color
Shoe Size11 (US)
Dress SizeNot Available
FatherIrving Vincent
MotherDelora Vincent
BrotherPaul (Twin Brother)
SisterSamantha Vincent
SonVincent Sinclair
DaughterHania Riley Sinclair and Pauline Sinclair
Marital StatusMarried
SpousePaloma Jiménez (married in 2007)
Dating/Affairs WithLayla Roberts,Elisa Jordana,Kaya Jones, Samantha Phillips (1998-1999),Summer Altice (2000), Shannon Malone (2004), Paloma Jimenes (2007-present),Asia Argento (2002),Chanel Ryan,Michelle Rodriguez (2001),Karrine Steffans (2001-2002),
College/UniversityHunter CollegeN/A


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