Actor Vin Diesel and his daughter Hania Riley,3, were spotted on the streets of Manhattan on May 4, 2011 in New York City.

In 2008, Vin and his girlfriend, model Paloma Jimenez, welcomed their daughter Hania into the world.

Trivia: Did you know that Vin Diesel is of Italian and African-American ancestry? Check out a picture of Vin as a kid below!

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  • Vin Diesel as a kid
  • on the streets of Manhattan on May 4, 2011 in New York City.
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  • on the streets of Manhattan on May 4, 2011 in New York City.




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  8. Here we go again,….another Confused mixed raced kid. !!!!!!He dilute the blackness down to 10% to feel good about himself. We Italians don’t view him as one of us. When his hair grows it grows into an afro, i’ve seen his teenage break-dancing video on the internet and this guy as a teenage had an afro.

    • confused about what??? You do not speak for all of us Italians and I am a mother of interracial kids as well. He is accepted, but like I’m sure hes losing sleep over it lol

  9. yes michael had vitiligo
    but he still bleached his skin
    most people with vitiligo use makeup that match their natural skin color to blend in the spots.
    michael had issue with his skin color beyond vitiligo

    • Actually you are so wrong it’s sad, and I’m defending the opposite of what you said ONLY because I know the truth. Michael bleached his skin to speed up the process of the vitiligo, not because he had issues with his skin color. I have a slight touch of it on my hands, and it helps so much to use skin lightners and, a lot of people would agree that someone who isn’t proud of who they are WOULD NOT put an African chant at the end of their song (Wannabe Startin Somethin)…I mean it sounds like he was pretty proud to me.

  10. Wow I didn’t know he had a daughter.He looked more black as a kid.I read that he is 25%.I guess that counts as black??!!

  11. BCK you should just make a Michael Jackson page, separate from this website. That way all of the obsessed MJ freaks can go there everyday and bicker over him! If you do this, I’ll need recognition and a percentage of income! You’re welcome!

    • I know that’s right, PlainMean…I mean er.. myself according to some. Why can’t I stop talking to myself?! :)

        • Lol @ Pisces. You are too much. I to have been accused of being someone else. I only hear one voice in my head & everytime I look in the mirror, I only see one person, but hey…what do I know..*Sherley shrug*.

          Happy Mom’s day to you both!!!

          • Sherley, you and PlainMean are a big part of why I am so addicted to BCK. Gotta love you guys wit, sense of humor and yes, even the cattiness (is that a word?) sometimes.

            BCK makes me smile all the time. So much fun. Enjoy, Sherley.

        • Lol thanks Pisces! I don’t know if you’re a mom, but maybe you have dogs or fish or something so early Happy Mother’s Day to you too! Lol.

          • Hahaha, thanks PlainMean! I still have a grown ass nephew who I can’t stop having to cook meals for every week. He has always thought I was his mother. Oh well, he’s better than nothing, I suppose! I just love him to death.

            After teaching Special Education k-12 for so many years, I’ve had my share of mothering, and then some, thank you very much!

            Really though, thank you PlainMean!

  12. Vin has always identified his African American roots and he called himself a mutt in his break dancing days. Most people know about his racial ancestry so I’m glad to see him with his daughter but I hear he has other children as well.

  13. I initially didn’t realize this guy was black. He doesn’t publicly i.d. as that. I didn’t realize he had a daughter and this is my first time seeing her. Adorable. Seriously doubt he bleached his skin, we all have pics where we look much lighter or darker, I was scratchin’ my head how MJ made his way yet again into another unrelated thread, lol!

    • Please re-read. I said he hasn’t publicly id’d as black. He has been elusive in claiming an identity, yep. Just found it interesting that BCK has him featured here with his kid, that is all. I couldn’t care less if he said he was Paul Bunyan, lol!

      • I agree gtsa. Grant it, I don’t follow him or have seen every interview he has ever given but what I have seen, he always seem so elusive and I never understood why.

  14. I personally don’t find him that interesting. I commented because I didn’t know he had a daughter and these people are different than the regular run of the mill celebs always featured.

    I do like all of the different families/kids featured on the site today. It is so fresh and nice, indicative of Spring and newness.

    Good points, though, that Seriously brought forth.

  15. Now there is also a new beautiful Black family (The Akil Family) that all yall “pro-Black families” people were complaining about a few days ago on BCK and there are only 9 comments for them. Come on people..show them some love too.

    But the post for the Vin Disiel guy got 27 comments..come on folks. Next time don’t complain so much bc I noticed when they post a pic of Holly or The Akils families(or other similar Black families) they only get 2-9 comments while ppl like Seal & Halle etc..gets over a dozen.

    • I don’t think because the family is all black is the reason why certain families get only 4-9 comments it has nothing to do with color and everything to do with who’s interesting. Its called BCK so I’m sure the black families weather their pro-black or not its the interesting

        • How is Vin Disiel interesting? I bet the majority of the ppl commenting isn’t a true fan of his. Brock-Akil is interesting and her shows and movies are good. Holly has done a lot for Autism and she gets 2-6 comments on most days. Mara Brock-Akil and her hubby has done a lot of community service and opened doors for Black actors and communitiies..she is interesting.

          But I understand where you are coming from and respect your opinion. I just think we could show more love to others as much as we do for the select few.

    • I have to agree with Seriously–only the controversial posts (usually containing mixed race children) get the most interest as demonstrated by posts. It does often look like black children with two black parents are overlooked as far as interest goes.

      • Here we go again hating on the mixed kids. Kids are kids and color shouldn’t have anything to do with it.

      • Well if its a issue thats near and dear to your heart, then quit over looking them and get like minded people to look at them.

        “Hey Did happen to See BeBe’s Kids” and all that.

        What a thing to gripe about.

    • I’ve noticed that too, but if you notice in the post about Heidi’s kids & other posts w/ a lot of comments, majority of the comments are usually complaints. People complaining about the childs hair, complaining about the childs clothes, bashing the father, talking negatively about a mother, saying a childs is acting too grown. The reason this has a lot of comments is b/c someone brought up Micheal Jackson and race, things that are way off topic. But this also has a lot of comments b/c a lot of us haven’t seen this kid, so we want to comment on her cuteness lol. Reginae has two black parents & she gets lots of comments b/c people want to complain about something. Same for Willow & Swizz Beatz kids

      But I can say our President & the first kids always have a lot of comments :)

    • Vin has stated in the past that he was African American and Italian but he doesn’t go around talking about it all the time and it is not necessary for him to do so.

    • That’s because people like talking about hair, complexion, and interracial relationships, whether they’re for or against those things. People like drama in general.

  16. I’ve always wondered what his daughter looked like. I have never seen a picture of her until now. She is an absolute beauty!!!

    • You mean Mark (Vin Diesel)appears more black then his twin, Paul, who appears white.

      I’m not sure how Tim and Samantha appear.

      • Paul has lighter skin & blue eyes. I’m assuming Vin (Mark) was teased about his darker complexion for him to have made the comment he made. That comment I’m referring to is:hated the fact he was darker than his siblings. Maybe it’s just me but I think his complexion is fine.

        I am the lightest one in my family & although I was teased, I love my complexion. You know, it’s no wonder the first part of complexion is complex because I believe people have an extremely huge issue with it.

    • i read he’s also mexican, dominican and scottish, not just italian and black..he’s a mix of lots..ck out his facebook, he continuously makes reference to his latino heritage.

    • FOr the 100th time michael had vitligo.
      The bleaching jokes are unacceptable and
      Just plain disrespectful. I hope and pray that
      YOU develop vitligo have to constantly suffer
      from the same kind of comments that you and others
      Continue to direct at michael.

      • Has is every been confirmed that he ACTUALLY had vitiligo???

        Because I’ve known MULTIPLE people with vitiligo and NEVER have I seen a case where their WHOLE body turned a different shade ALL AT ONCE.
        Vitiligo- is a disorder that causes depigmentation in PATCHES of skin.

        They may get a patch on their hand, then one on their elbow that gradually get lighter and larger…but I’ve never seen anyone wake up one morning an entire shade lighter than they were the day before. *shrugs* So IDK…

        • Yes Micheal did confirmed on the Oprah show that he had vitiligo. There are pictures that proof that MJ suffered of vitiligo. You are so ignorant my dear! HATER

          • I love how asking a question, relaying my personal experience, and then stating that IDK (I. DON’T. KNOW.) means I’m a HATER! *eyeroll* But whatever….

        • Micheal did have Vitilago & he did have patches all over his body which is why he bleached his skin. As an entertainer he didn’t want to be seen on TV, in concert and other places performing w/ two toned spots all over his body. So he bleached his skin so he can be all one color. But of course the ignorance of all the people looking in from the outside didn’t see it like that. Its kind of like put yourself in his situation where your waking up some mornings and seeing white spots in places that weren’t there before? If you had the money to just make your skin tone all 1 color instead of going thru the emotional pain of being looked at for having this disease, wouldn’t you?

          Oh, & how did MJ make it in this post lmao

        • It was conformed in michael’s official autopsy report that he had vitiligo. Do a google search and see for yourself.

          Also you are highly misinformed about vitiligo, just because the few people you know with vitiligo were affected in a certain way doesn’t mean all sufferers have the same experience. Vitiligo doesnt work that way. It affects every person differently.

          Michael DID have spots on his body even at the time of his death. It was mentioned in the autopsy report as well. There a thing vitilgi sufferers use called MAKEUP that can give the appearance of uniform skin.

          Lastly vitiligo can turn victims completely and uniformly snow white. Google image “desiree vitiligo” and “darcel vitiligo turns white” and you will see.

        • His parents confirmed it. Also, the vitiligo web site confirmed it. There is no cure for vitiligo. I knew a girl (black and originally had a warm, chocolate complexion) who had vitiligo when she was in grade school. By the time she graduated from high school, much of her skin was white like paper. That’s vitiligo, not bleaching creams.

      • Coming from a fan of MJ: for the 100th time, the man is dead. He no longer cares what others say about him, he’s in the ultimate happy place. It’s not that serious.

        It appeared MJ had vitiligo & decided to lighten his skin to match the discoloration so he could avoid being ridiculed from his father.

        That is how MJ went from black to half white. Vitiligo doesn’t explain his hair texture changing though but that’s just me.

        • Now, I understand the hair better than I do the skin change. I saw a clip from the Pepsi commercial and his head was burnt quite badly. The top and entire back of his hair was burnt off… completely bald! I’m sure that he had to wear the lace-fronts and wigs because he could no longer grow hair.


      • haha yeah right. he turned his self white skinned and permed that hair. and if he had vitiligo which is really lepers in biblical term then he was cursed with that. so since you wanna pray other people get vitiligo you can go jump off a bridge with all that.

  17. I haven’t seen Vin is so long. I didn’t even know he had a child. Hania’s cute, she’s a mix of Nahla and Tallula (Rachel Ray’s daughter).

    I knew Vin had “black” in him I just didn’t know it was half I assumed a quarter.

  18. Yes I did. I also read an interview where he said he hated that he looked blacker than all of his siblings. They had such straight hair.

    • Where did you read this made up story I have heard many interviews from him and he stated he was always proud of his African American Italian heritage.

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