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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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Paul Walker -- Hookin' Up with Vin Diesel for Video Game Fix

Paul Walker
Hookin' Up with Vin Diesel ... for Video Game Fix

Paul Walker fed his video game addiction with a pre-Christmas shopping spree that included a cameo from fellow 'Fast and Furious' dude, Vin Diesel.Our gaming world sources (yeah, we got 'em) tell… READ MORE >

'Chronicles of Riddick' -- New Movie BACK ON After Cash Starts Flowing

'Chronicles of Riddick'
New Movie BACK ON After Cash Starts Flowing

Vin Diesel's new "Chronicles of Riddick" movie is back from the dead ... TMZ has learned ... after the production company scrounged up enough cash to pay off some long overdue bills. We broke the… READ MORE >

- 1248 days ago
'Chronicles of Riddick' Sequel Shut Down -- No Money, Mo' Problems

'Chronicles of Riddick'
New Movie Shut Down -- No Money, Mo' Problems

Vin Diesel's comeback as an ass-kicking ex-con from the future is on hold ... because production on the new "Chronicles of Riddick" movie has been shut down over some serious cash flow… READ MORE >

- 1277 days ago
Vin Diesel -- Not Fast or Furious Behind the Wheel

Vin Diesel
I Only ACT Like I Can Drive

Vin Diesel is an incredible actor -- because he's been pretending to be an amazing driver in all those "Fast and the Furious" movies, but turns out parking spots can be a bit, uhh ...… READ MORE >

- 1307 days ago
The Rock vs. Vin Diesel: Who'd You Rather?

The Rock vs. Vin Diesel
Who'd You Rather?

Bald musclemen Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 38,and Vin Diesel, 43, both star in "Fast Five."Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1459 days ago
Vin Diesel -- Brazilian Sand Wedgie

Vin Diesel -- Brazilian Sand Wedgie

Vin Diesel is learning an important lesson in Rio de Janeiro this week -- in Brazil, even the sand sculptures wear thongs.  READ MORE >

- 1635 days ago
Fergie -- 2 Ass 2 Furious

Fergie
2 Ass 2 Furious

Fergie got cheeky in south Brazil yesterday with husband Josh Duhamel -- the same day Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Tyrese and the rest of the "Fast and the Furious 5" cast hit the beach in… READ MORE >

- 1636 days ago
Vin Diesel's Easter Miracle

Vin Diesel's
Easter Miracle

Apparently, Vin Diesel is extremely happy that he has finally become famous again. READ MORE >

- 2208 days ago
Diesel -- 72 Million Reasons to Return from Exile

Diesel -- 72 Million Reasons to Return from Exile

With "Fast & Furious" strangely raking in $72.5 million this weekend, Vin Diesel was finally able to get past stains on his resume like "Babylon A.D." and "The Pacifier" and show his face… READ MORE >

- 2213 days ago
Rock & Vin: One of These Fools Has Gots to Go!

Rock & Vin:
One of These Fools Has Gots to Go!

Exotic beauties Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (left) and Vin Diesel (right).These two have more in common than bulging muscles ... Monosyllabic action hero turned kid flick star A propensity for body… READ MORE >

- 2481 days ago

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