Who is Vin Diesel?
A: Mark Sinclair, known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor.
One of the world's highest-grossing actors, he is best
known for playing what?
A: Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise.
When did Diesel begin auditioning for roles?
A: In the early 1990s.
He struggled to gain roles and instead decided to do
A: Make his own low-budget film.
In 1995, he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in
what short film?
In 1997, Diesel made his what?
A: His first feature length film Strays, which he also wrote, produced, and directed.
Director Steven Spielberg took notice of Diesel after
seeing him in Multi-Facial and did what?
A: Cast him in a small role for his 1998 war epic Saving Private Ryan.
Diesel subsequently voiced the titular character in
A: The Iron Giant (1999).
He gained a reputation as a what?
A: An action star after headlining the Fast & Furious, XXX, and The Chronicles of Riddick franchises.
Diesel portrays Groot in what?
A: The Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films.
He appears in which ones?
A: Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder.
He also portrayed Groot in what animated films?
A: Ralph Breaks the Internet and the Disney+ animated shorts series I Am Groot .
Diesel has also earned commercial success in other
genres, such as in what?
A: The comedy The Pacifier, while his performance in Find Me Guilty was praised.
Diesel portrayed whom in its 2020 superhero film
He founded what production company?
A: One Race Films.
Diesel also founded what record label?
A: Racetrack Records.
He founded what video game developer?
A: Tigon Studios, providing his voice and motion capture for all of Tigon's releases.
When was Diesel born?
A: He was born Mark Sinclair on July 18, 1967.
Where was he born?
A: In Alameda County, California.
His mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent, is a what?
A: An astrologer.
He was raised by whom?
A: His white mother and adoptive African American father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager.
Diesel made his stage debut at what age?
A: Seven when he appeared in the children's play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson.
Where was the play produced?
A: 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 done what?
A: Broken into the Theater for the New City space on Jane Street with the intent to vandalize it.
They were confronted by the theater's artistic
director, Crystal Field, who offered them what?
A: Roles in the upcoming show instead of calling the police.
Diesel remained involved with the theater throughout
adolescence, going on to attend what?
A: NYC's Hunter College, where studies in creative writing led him to begin screenwriting.
Sinclair began going by his stage name Vin Diesel while
working as a what?
A: A bouncer at the New York nightclub Tunnel, wanting a tougher sounding name for his occupation.
Vin comes from his mother's married last name Vincent,
while the surname Diesel came from what?
A: His friends due to his tendency to be energetic.