The star of the hot-rod thriller films of 'The Fast and the Furious' (2001-) who also provided the voice of Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2014-). He was featured in the movie 'Pitch Black' (2000) as well.
July 18, 1967
New York, New York
Vin Diesel was personally cast by Director Steven Spielberg after noticing his performance in ‘Multi-Facial’ (1995). He landed a supporting role in the Oscar-winning war film ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998). Afterward, he gained wider recognition as an action hero in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ (2001-) franchise, the ‘XXX’ (2002-) movies, and ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ (2004).
His daughter with his long-time Mexican partner Paloma Jimenez was named Pauline after one of his best friends and ‘Fast & Furious’ co-star Paul Walker.
He is a self-confessed ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ fan, which he played for more than 20 years. While filming ‘XXX’ (2002), he placed a fake tattoo on his stomach with the name of his favorite character, Melkor.