The Fast and the Furious is an action crime film, in which the first part was released back in 2001. The film was the starting point for a franchise which now entails eight movies, with a ninth to be released in 2019. The series of films has grown to become Universal's biggest franchise of all time and is currently the sixth highest-grossing film series of all time with a combined gross of over $5 billion. The original 2001 action flick revolves mainly around illegal street racing and a group of racers that start robbing trucks...
Vin Diesel, whose real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent, played the role of "Dominic 'Dom' Toretto" in The Fast And The Furious movies.
In 2013, the actor was actually honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Most recently, Vin Diesel lent his voice to "Groot" in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Michelle Rodríguez played the role of "Leticia 'Letty' Ortiz". In 2007, after numerous parole violations, the actress was sentenced to 180 days in jail. As it turns out, she was released after only 17 days. The reason cited by the judge who released her was the fact that the county only has one women’s jail and it was "bursting at the seams".
The actress most recently reprised her role of "Letty" in The Fate Of The Furious, the eighth installment of the franchise.
The young Paul Walker was studying marine biology in Southern California but left the college and devoted himself to acting. In the role of undercover Detective "Brian O'Conner", Paul Walker caught his big break as one of the faces of the Fast And The Furious franchise.
In The Fast And The Furious, Jordana played the character of "Mia Toretto", "Dominic's" younger sister. After a year-long relationship with acting colleague Mark Wahlberg, Brewster married the producer Andrew Form in 2007.
Jordana Brewster and her husband are parents of two by now. They became parents for the first time in September 2013 and again in late 2016. Both children were born via a gestational surrogate.
In 2 Fast 2 Furious, the second part of the series, Eva Mendes played the undercover agent "Munica Fuentes".
Eva Mendes is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood by now and married to her The Place Beyond The Pines co-star Ryan Gosling. They have two daughters: Esmeralda Amada (*2014) and Amada Lee (*2016).
Since 2 Fast 2 Furious, Tyrese Gibson has been an integral part of the franchise's cast. He plays "Roman Pearce", the best friend of "Brian O'Conner", who was played by Paul Walker.
The actor is a true all-rounder and also known as a musician, as well as a model for different brands. Tyrese Gibson's last appearance on the big screen was in the eighth film of the series, The Fate of the Furious.
Ever since the fifth film of the series, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been playing the FBI agent "Luke Hobbs" in the Fast And The Furious franchise.
The actor and professional wrestler has now established himself in Hollywood and is a frequent guest on many red carpets. In 2017, "The Rock" starred not only in The Fate of the Furious, but also in Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Rick Yune played the role of "Johnny Tran", "Dominic's" main rival and Vietnamese gang leader of the Little Saigon crew. He is ultimately shot by "Brian".
The actor had his last appearance on the big screen in the 2013 blockbuster Olympus Has Fallen. In 2017, he resurfaced when he starred in the fifth season of the popular TV drama Prison Break.
Ted Levine took over the role of "Seargent Tanner" in The Fast And The Furious. Most people probably know him from the television series Monk though.
Ted Levine is married and has two children. He had a great role in the FX TV drama The Bridge from 2013 until 2014 and most recently appeared in three episodes of the popular show Ray Donovan in 2016. In 2018, Levine was back on the big screen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.