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Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair Vincent; July 18, 1967) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He became known in the early 2000s, appearing in several successful Hollywood films, including The Fast and the Furious and xXx. He founded the production companies One Race Films, Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records. Diesel was born in New York City, the son of Delora, a psychiatrist and astrologer. Diesel has white and black ancestry. He has described himself as "definitely a person of color" and stated that he is "of ambiguous ethnicity – Italian and a lot of other stuff." Diesel has never met his biological father, and was raised by his African-American stepfather, Irving, an acting instructor and theater manager. He made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in the children's play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson. The play was produced at Theater for the New City in New York's Greenwich Village. His involvement in the play came about when he, his brother, and some friends had broken into Theater for the New City's space on Jane Street with the intent to vandalize it. They were confronted by the theater's artistic director, Crystal Field, who, instead of

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Furious 7 -- Stunt Crew Furious ... We Got No Credit!

Furious 7
Stunt Crew Furious We Got No Credit!

The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Paul Walker are all names you will see at the end of "Furious 7" ... problem is the people actually responsible for most of the adrenaline pumping action… READ MORE >

'Furious 7' Stars Pull Huge Hollywood Heist ... Stealing the Spotlight (TMZ TV)

'Furious 7' Stars
Pull Huge Hollywood Heist ... Stealing Spotlight[TMZ TV]

// Everything in Hollywood stopped for the "Furious 7" premiere ... and it was sheer insanity! Vin Diesel and The Rock were throwing up high-fives -- Ludacris was dancing around,  and… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Vin Diesel Breaks Down Honoring Paul Walker at 'Furious 7' Screening (VIDEO)

Vin Diesel
Breaks Down Honoring Paul Walker At 'Furious 7' Screening

Vin Diesel got so choked up talking about his friend and co-star Paul Walker, he couldn't talk. Vin was at an L.A. screening of "Furious 7" when he talked about his "best friend."  He was… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Vin Diesel -- Covers 'Stay With Me' ... And It's Strangely Enchanting

Vin Diesel
Covers 'Stay W/ Me' And It's Strangely Enchanting

Vin Diesel is not exactly known for being a singer ... but the guy just covered Sam Smith's hit "Stay with Me" ... and it's absolutely captivating. The action star was doing an interview for… READ MORE >

- 269 days ago
'Fast & Furious 7' Race Scene Cut -- We Can't Tolerate Another Death

'Fast & Furious 7'
Racing Scene SCRAPPED We Can't Tolerate Another Death

A critical scene for the upcoming "Fast & Furious 7" came to a screeching halt Thursday ... after studio suits pulled the plug because it was just too dangerous ... too risky.Sources connected… READ MORE >

- 289 days ago
Vin Diesel -- 1-Man Dance Party ... to Katy Perry Jam

Vin Diesel
1-Man Dance Party ... To Katy Perry Jam

Vin Diesel felt the urge to dance ... by  himself ... to a Katy Perry song ... and thankfully, he recorded the entire session on video to share with the world. Diesel took a break in the… READ MORE >

- 453 days ago
Vin Diesel -- Emotional Speech at Paul Walker Crash Site ... 'He's An Angel In Heaven'

Vin Diesel
Emotional Speech at Paul Walker Crash Site 'He's An Angel In Heaven'

Vin Diesel finally broke his silence on the death of his friend Paul Walker last night -- arriving at the crash site and thanking mourners for "showing that angel in heaven how much you appreciate… READ MORE >

- 509 days ago
Paul Walker -- Fans Kicked Out of Crash Site For Private Family Memorial

Paul Walker
Fans Kicked Out of Crash Site For Private Family Memorial

10:45 PM PT -- Vin Diesel just spoke to fans at the crash site. Right after the private memorial ended, fans were allowed back to the area ... and Walker's co-star and friend got on a patrol car… READ MORE >

- 509 days ago
Paul vs. Vin vs. Tyrese -- Who'd You Rather?

Paul vs. Vin vs. Tyrese
Who'd You Rather?

Paul Walker, 39, Vin Diesel, 45, and Tyrese Gibson, 34, looked too fierce at the "Fast & Furious 6" premiere recently.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 701 days ago
Vin Diesel -- The Jacked & the Furious

Vin Diesel
The JACKED & the Furious

Action star Vin Diesel showed off his guns ... by flashing his ridiculously buff body while on a magazine shoot with a leopard.With a leashed kitty at his side, the 45-year-old is definitely armed… READ MORE >

- 780 days ago

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