vin diesel fast and furious how their lives have changed
Now: Action Star
Following the runaway success of the 2001 film, Vin sealed his fate as one of the biggest action stars in the biz. He led "xXx" to box-office glory and single-handedly helped "The Chronicles of Riddick" achieve cult-classic status. He also returned to the last three installments of the "Fast & Furious" franchise as a producer. But Vin's biggest achievement has nothing to do with Hollywood: He became a first-time father on April 2, 2008, when his model girlfriend, Paloma Jimenez, welcomed their daughter, Hania Riley. "It's changed my life and everything that falls under that umbrella," he told People magazine of fatherhood.