Vin Diesel Wiki Bio
Mark Sinclair, known by his professional name Vin Diesel, was born in Alameda County, California USA on 18 July 1967 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a moviemaker, who might be known best for his portrayal of Dominic Toretto in the movie franchise “Fast & Furious” which is about crime and fast cars.
He is also known for being in a relationship with Paloma Jimenez, a Mexican model.
Is he married to anyone, and who is his wife?
Vin prefers to keep his personal matters to himself and has stated during one of his interviews that he comes from ‘the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence’, however, a lot is still known about his love life and the women he has dated.
There are many people out there who believe that Vin is married to his wife Paloma Jimenez mostly because they have been together since 2007, however, they haven’t exchanged vows and it appears that they’ve decided to go on living together without signing any papers. In April 2008, Paloma gave birth to their daughter Hania Riley and their son Vincent Sinclair followed in 2010 – their second daughter Pauline was born in March 2015 and was named after Paul Walker whom Vin starred alongside in the franchise “Fast & Furious”, and who died in a car accident in November 2013.
Vin has been with 12 other women while there are also rumors circulating the internet that he dated (or only slept with) Carmen Electra, an American actress and model, in 2000 and that he also had an affair with Myla Sinanaj, an American model, in the same year.
Vin dated Kaya Jones, an American singer and model, for around a month and he went on to date several women for only a month or two such as the American actress Chanel Ryan, the American fashion model and actress Summer Altice and the American actress Michelle Ruben. He also had a short affair with Layla Roberts, an American-Italian model, and dated the American radio and TV personality Elisa Jordana for several months. Vin was in a one-year long relationship with Samantha Phillips who is an American actress, talk show host and model, and he also dated Michelle Rodriguez who starred alongside him in the franchise “Fast & Furious”. In 2002, he spent several months dating the American author Karrine Steffans and the Italian actress Asia Argento, and in 2004 he dated actress Shannon Malone.
His last relationship before he started dating Paloma Jimenez was with Maria Menounos in 2006 – Maria is a Greek-American TV reporter, professional wrestler and an actress.
As of November 2020, he is dating Paloma Jimenez, hasn’t married and has three children.
Who is Paloma Jimenez?
Karla Paloma Jimenez Denagustin was born in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, on 22 August 1983 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds both American and Mexican nationality. She is a model who became popular on the internet after she started dating Vin Diesel.
Paloma was quite popular in Mexico for her modelling career, and then she moved to the US where she continued working as a model, and also appeared in commercials for brands such as Coca-Cola, Honda and Pantene.
In 2005, Paloma appeared on the cover page of the Mexican version of the magazine “Maxim”, while the following year saw her featured in the magazine “Max” – she is also a catwalk model, having walked for many designers at the Ready to Wear Fashion Show in 2006, some of whom were Alberto Rodriguez, Guillermo Vargas and Lily of France. As of today, Paloma is represented by Look Models, ID Model Management and Two Management.
Paloma is also a bit of a TV personality, having been featured in a single episode of the show “Otro Rollo Con: Adal Ramones”.
Paloma is 37 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and she weighs around 135lbs (62kgs). As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.
Vin’s family and early life
He was raised alongside his twin brother Paul in Alameda County by their mother Delora Sherleen Vincent who was an astrologer while the boys haven’t met their real father – their mother later married Irving H. Vincent, an African-American acting instructor.
Vin was seven years old when he and his brother broke into a theatre and instead of calling the police, the theatre’s artistic director offered the boys to start acting at the theatre – the boys agreed and Vin fell in love with it.
He attended a local high school from which he matriculated in 1985 and then went on to study at New York City’s Hunter College from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing in 1989.
Career as an actor and film writer
It was a year after graduation that Vin launched his acting career, appearing in the drama movie “Awakenings”, and four years later he starred in the short movie he wrote and produced, entitled “Multi-Facial”, which was shown at the Cannes Festival in 1995. To this day, he has appeared in roughly 50 movies and TV series, and has produced almost 30 series and films while we are about to mention some of his most notable performances and productions in this article.
He wrote his first full-length movie, “Strays” in 1997, and MTV offered to turn it into a series – Vin’s success was noticed by the movie director Steven Spielberg, who invited him to appear in the critically acclaimed war movie “Saving Private Ryan”. Vin made his debut voicing performance in 2000, when he voiced the lead character in the animated science fiction action film “The Iron Giant”. In the same year, he became famous in the US and Europe starring as Riddick in the science fiction horror movie “Pitch Black”, which follows Riddick, an outlaw who can see in the dark and who finds himself on a planet infested with nocturnal creatures. In 2002 he played Xander Cage, the lead character in the action movie “XXX”, and then reprised his role as Riddick in both “The Chronicles of Riddick” and “The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury”.
He was rewarded with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2013, and in 2014 voiced Groot in the Marvel’s critically acclaimed superhero film “Guardians of the Galaxy” – he reprised his role in the film’s sequel in 2017. He lent his voice to Groot again in 2018 and 2019 in two Marvel’s movies “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”, and most recently, in March 2020 Vin played the lead character Bloodshot in the eponymous superhero movie. He has recently been cast to appear in the upcoming movie “Avatar 2”.
He has also launched his singing career – if it can be called that – with his debut single “Feel Like I Do” produced by Kygo and released in September 2020.
Awards and accolades
In 1999, Vin and his fellow actors and actresses won an Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast for “Saving Private Ryan”, and in 2002, he and the late Paul Walker won an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for “The Fast and the Furious”. The year 2005 saw him win a Video Software Dealers Association Award for Male Star of the Year for “The Chronicles of Riddick”, and in 2011 Vin won a CinemaCon Award for Action Star of the Year for “Fast Five”.
He and Paul (posthumously for Paul) won an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for “Fast & Furious 6” in 2014, and the following year saw Vin win a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action for “Furious 7” – most recently in 2016, Vin won two People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie for “Furious 7”.
#Kidnation. Love what Uncle Luda is manifesting. pic.twitter.com/1EpBbbkCRN
— Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) December 8, 2020
He has been nominated for 36 other awards.
Hobbies and other interests
Vin is a huge fan of board games, especially “Dungeons & Dragons” which he has been playing for the last 20 years and was in 2004 given the honor to write the foreword of the book “30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons” – in 2015, Merritt k (formerly Merritt Kopas) designed and developed the video game “Vin Diesel DMing a Game of D&D Just For You”.
Vin loves to travel and has been to nearly every USA state while he has also been to Asia, Africa and Europe, at least once – his favorite country is the Dominican Republic and he is close friends with the country’s former president Leonel Fernandez.
He usually spends his spare time at the gym, and he has five to six training sessions each week thus his muscular body – Vin is also following a special diet and has his own nutritionist and personal trainer.
Age, height and net worth
Vin’s age is 53. He is bald and has brown eyes, his height is 5ft 11ins (1.82m) and he weighs around 176lbs (80kgs). As of November 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $225 million.