Action stars are a dime a dozen, but when you mix physical ability with natural talent, you have a priceless combination. Vin Diesel is more than just a popular name in the realm of action films – he is a beloved celebrity who has earned the loyalty and respect of millions of adoring fans thanks to his electrifying performances on the big screen.
From Humble Beginnings
Mark Sinclair was born on July 18, 1967 to mother Delora Sherleen Vincent. Vin was one of two twins, the other named Paul. They never met their biological father. Vin Diesel was raised in New York where his mother worked as an astrologer. There, she met Irving H. Vincent, who would soon become Vin Diesel’s stepfather.
At the age of 7, Sinclair made his debut onstage when he secured a role in the Barbara Garson production Dinosaur Door. The gig was unintentional and the role was granted to him by the artistic director when he, his brother, and a few of their friends broke into the Theater for New City to vandalize it. Instead of calling the police, the woman instead offered them roles on their upcoming production to which Diesel and his posse said yes. It was then that he developed a love for acting and performance. When it was time for Diesel to attend college, he enrolled himself at Hunter College where he explored his creative writing abilities. He developed a penchant for screenwriting which led him to pursue a career in the film industry.
Diesel started out writing, producing, and directing short films, the most notable of which was Multi-Facial which was released in 1994. It was a semi-autobiographical clip of a struggling actor stuck in the audition process. Later, he starred in a few movies such as Strays and Saving Private Ryan which were both big hits among fans and critics. By 2001, Diesel managed to hit it big with the movie franchise The Fast and the Furious. It was this series of film that would sky rocket him to superstardom.
Assets and Net Worth
Vin Diesel has become one of the most popular names in the action realm of the film industry. He has accumulated millions of dollars thanks to his stunning performances, endorsement deals, TV appearances, and other business ventures. Today, Vin Diesel enjoys a hefty net worth of $75 million USD, with several luxury properties scattered throughout the US and other worldwide locations.