He changed his name to Vin Diesel at 17 years old when he worked as a bouncer at a nightclub, called Tunnel, in New York.
Vin Diesel has a fraternal twin, Paul Vincent.
Before he became an actor, Vin Diesel once worked as a telemarketer selling light bulbs and mechanics tools. Doing that he managed to raise almost $50,000 and made his first feature “Stray” (1997).
He studied English at Hunter College in New York City, but dropped out to take up acting in L.A.
Vin Diesel and model Paloma Jimenez have three children. Daughters Hania, Pauline, who was named in the memory of his deceased friend Paul Walker, and son Vincent Riley. The actor rarely talks about his family life and prefers to keep things private as he has never formally announced their birth.
Did you know Vin Diesel is also a blogger? He regularly posts on his Facebook profile and currently has 87,208,752 followers. Wow.