Vin Diesel
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One Race Films, Tigon Studios

Vin
Diesel

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Vin Diesel made his name as the gravelly voiced, buff-bodied star of the street-racing “Furious” franchise, and the muscular mogul shows no signs of slowing down. A formidable force both onscreen and off-camera, the talented multi-hyphenate has used the blockbuster films to become one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities.

Diesel’s visibility and irrepressible charisma have made him a social-media megastar. When the trailer of his new “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” sequel premiered on Facebook Live, it garnered more than 100 million views, showcasing his singular ability to engage fans online.

With a full slate of “Furious” projects on tap, Diesel is on track to remain one of Hollywood’s busiest celebrities. The tireless mogul is also muscling his way onto TV through his production shingle, One Race, which inked a multi-year, first-look deal with Universal Television in 2015. He’s already set up a “Miami Vice” reboot at NBC.

Born Mark Sinclair in Alameda, CA, the New York transplant showcased his versatile talents by writing, directing and starring in the 1997 Sundance indie “Strays.” He landed his breakout role as the renegade hero Riddick in the sci-fi film “Pitch Black,” soon becoming an action star with “xXx” and the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which has grossed $3.9 billion worldwide. In 2014, he joined the Marvel universe with “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Career

  • XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
  • RIDDICK
  • FATE OF THE FURIOUS, THE

Education

  • Hunter College (NY, USA)

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Vin Diesel to Star in 'Fast and Furious' Live Arena Tour

Vin Diesel to Star in 'Fast and Furious' Live Arena Tour

Vin Diesel will continue to live his "life a quarter mile at a time."Diesel announced Wednesday on Facebook that he will be starring in the upcoming "Fast and Furious" live show.Universal Studios is teamed up with Brand Events for the international arena tour, based on the hit franchise, which kicks off in January."As you know, my work with 'Fast and Furious' never ends, which I'm grateful for because of you all," Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto, said in the Facebook video. "I...

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