12 Things You Probably Don't Know About Vin Diesel
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016, 8:40 am
The "Fast and the Furious" star, Vin Diesel, is unquestionably one of the best Hollywood actors of all time. In his 27-year acting career, the "Riddick" star has acted in 30 plus movies. He has starred in highly successful Hollywood movie franchises such as "The Fast and the Furious," "The Chronicles of Riddick," and "xXx." Vin Diesel is a self-made man; he worked very hard to be what he is today. Hey, allow us to shed some light on Vin Diesel's life. Read these 12 fascinating and little-known Vin Diesel facts you probably don't know!
1.His Birth Name Is Mark Sinclair Vincent
Unless you are a big fan of Vin Diesel, you are less likely to be aware of his birth name. He was born Mark Sinclair Vincent, but he changed his name to Vin Diesel when he was 17 working as a bouncer at a nightclub in New York City. The 49-year-old action star once told Conan O'Brien on his show that the first name Vin came from his original last name Vincent and the last name Diesel was given to him by his friends, who thought he was very energetic. Vin Diesel continued using his new moniker in the entertainment industry as well.
2.Vin Diesel Has A Twin Brother
Vin Diesel has a fraternal twin brother, and the "Riddick" star himself shared a photo of his sibling on his Facebook page in 2014. He did that to stop the internet media spreading a fake photo claiming to be his twin. Vin Diesel's brother, Paul Vincent, is seen standing next to Paul Walker in this picture. "The Two Pauls - Pablo and my mother would have deep conversations... she claimed, that it was no accident that this on-screen duo has come to define brotherhood in Our millennium." Vin Diesel wrote on Facebook. Vin Diesel treated Paul Walker like his own brother and used to affectionately call him Pablo.
3.Vin Diesel Never Met His Biological Father
The "Pitch Black" star neither met his biological dad nor knew any details about him. All Vin Diesel know about his dad is that he was a colored person. The action star was raised by his white mother, Delora Vincent, and black stepfather, Irving Vincent in Manhattan, New York City. When Vin Diesel was a kid, his mom worked as a professional astrologer and his dad was a theater teacher. He has a sister and two brothers.