Vinnie Jones's Biography
Who is Vinnie Jones?Vinnie Jones was born on 5 January 1965 in Hertfordshire.
Although he was born in England, he played football for Wales. He was eligible to play for the Welsh national team because one of his grandfathers was Welsh.
Vinnie Jones gained a reputation as a hard man on the football pitch and was sent off 12 times in his playing career.
Much of his career was spent playing for Wimbledon along with the 'Crazy Gang', who although huge underdogs, beat Liverpool in the 1998 FA Cup final. As well as Wimbledon, Vinnie Jones played for Leeds, Chelsea, and QPR.
After his football career finished, he gained numerous roles as a hard man in the films.
His acting debut was playing Big Chris in Guy Ritchie's movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Jones also co-starred as Bullet Tooth Tony in Snatch, another Guy Ritchie film Numerous other films followed including Gone in 60 Seconds (as one of Nicolas Cage's gang members) and X-Men: The Last Stand.
Vinnie Jones and his wife Tanya have a house on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles.
Tanya has a daughter from her first marriage to footballer Steve Terry, and Vinnie has a son Aaron, who was called up for active duty in Afghanistan.
In 2010 Vinnie Jones came third on Celebrity Big Brother.
In November 2013, the BBC reported that Vinnie Jones had revealed that he had several lumps removed after being diagnosed with skin cancer.
In July 2017, Vinnie Jones claimed his Twitter account had been hacked after a photo showing dead foxes appeared in one of his tweets. Jones later tweeted:
"I am very sorry for the distress this HACKED picture has caused everyone I DO NOT condone it in anyway."
In July 2019, his wife Tanya died after a long illness.
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