Vin Diesel is the man who changed the action sequences in Hollywood by performing them on their own. He is regarded as one of the best action stars in the world at the moment. He is mostly known for playing Dominic Toretto in 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise and portraying Xander Cage in XXX franchise.
Fans all over the world love Vin Diesel, and they continuously want the star to make great movies. Everyone knows that he is the best when it comes to playing badass characters but his life is more interesting than the characters he portrays. There are many facts concerning the much-admired actor that many people don't know. This article aims to explore some of these facts, with a surprising little life lesson taken from a few of these (facts) added at the end of the piece, as an extra little tidbit for you, our valued reader.
Read below to find out more.
Vin Diesel was born in Alameda County, California on the 18th of August 1967. It is interesting to note however that the stars biography page erroneously states that he was in fact born in New York City.
What many people don't realize is that Vin Diesel has a fraternal twin brother named Paul Vincent. For the most part, Paul chooses to live a life free from the spotlight. Vin Diesel's other siblings include a sister named Samantha Vincent and another brother named Tim Vincent.
Vin Diesel's real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent. 'Vin' is his stage name.
Vin Diesel has been in a long-term relationship with Mexican born Paloma Jiménez since 2007. The couple has three kids together.
Vin Diesel's eldest child is his daughter Hania, who was born on the 2nd of April 2008. His (Diesel's) second eldest child is his only son, Vincent Sinclair, who was born in 2010 and his youngest child is another daughter named Pauline who was born in March of 2015.
What many people don't know is that Vin Diesel is not only an actor, but a producer, director, and screenwriter as well, making him one busy man!
The most famous movies that Vin Diesel has starred in include 'xXx', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'The Fast and the Furious' and 'The Last Witch Hunter'.
In closing here are some lesser-known facts about the Hollywood icon.
1.He is multiracial
2.He did not know his biological father and was raised by his adoptive/stepfather Irving H. Vincent.
3.He was a vandal as a child
4.He used to be a rapper and breakdancer
The life lesson we can take from the above information regarding Vin Diesel is that, "You can achieve anything in life no matter who you are." Vin Diesel was born multi-racial, never getting the chance to know his real father, but instead of letting this be an issue in his life he chose to embrace the love of his stepfather and become a well-rounded individual regardless of his paternal status/issues.
As a child, Vin Diesel broke into a New York theatre with the intent to commit vandalism. Lucky for him the theatre's director decided to give him a second chance, opting to give him a role in a production, as opposed to calling the police. Diesel turned this chance into something more by being actively involved in the theatre up until his teens, at which time he joined a city college and studied creative writing which in turn led to his career as a screenwriter, producer, director, and actor.
In life, we all have the ability to achieve great things no matter who we are or what our background is. All it really takes is the ability to pick ourselves up and not wallow in self-pity.