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Vin Diesel
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Diesel in July 2013
Born
Mark Sinclair

July 18, 1967 (1967-07-18) (age 52)
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1990-present
Partner(s) Paloma Jimenez
(2008-present)

Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair Vincent; July 18, 1967) is an American actor, writer, director, producer and voice talent. His acting includes movies, television and video games. Diesel is known for his roles in the movies The Fast and the Furious series, The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy, and in XXX.

Diesel has also starred in the comedy The Pacifier (2005) and the crime drama Find Me Guilty (2006). His voice-acting work includes The Iron Giant (1999) and the video game spin-offs from the Chronicles of Riddick franchise, as well as Groot in the Marvel Studios films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He wrote, directed, produced and starred in a short film titled Multi-Facial and the feature-length drama film Strays. He is the founder of the production companies One Race Films, Racetrack Records and Tigon Studios.

Diesel was born in New York City, New York. He studied at Hunter College. He is partners with Paloma Jimenez. His father is African-American and His mother is of English, German, Irish and Scottish descent.

Personal life

Dodge Charger - The Fast and the Furious
Diesel's main car, a Dodge Charger, from Fast & Furious

Diesel is noted for his recognizably deep voice; he has said that his voice broke around age 15, giving him a mature-sounding voice on the telephone.

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.

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