Vince Vaughn Biography

(Actor and Comedian Known For His Role In The Movie 'Swingers')

Birthday: March 28, 1970 (Aries)

Born In: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Vince Vaughn is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his roles in movies like ‘The Break-Up,’ ‘DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,’ ‘The Internship,’ ‘Wedding Crashers,’ and ‘Four Christmases.’ He has also appeared in TV series, such as ‘True Detective,’ ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Going to California,’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ Born into a well-to-do family, he had a comfortable childhood. However, he longed for something more and wanted to try his hand at different things. He developed an early interest in theatre. As a student, he was not at all interested in studies and considered himself average. He then landed an opportunity to appear in a television commercial for ‘Chevrolet,’ which in turn motivated him to try his hand at acting. He then moved to Hollywood, only to find himself struggling as he couldn’t land any acting roles. Even though he made his film debut in 1993, he could not achieve mainstream success. It was his role as ‘Trent Walker’ in the comedy drama film ‘Swingers’ that got him noticed. Though it was not a commercial success, the movie changed his fortune as Steven Spielberg decided to cast him in his movie ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park,’ which established him as an actor.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Vincent Anthony Vaughn

Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Kyla Weber (m. 2010)

father: Vernon Vaughn

mother: Sharon Eileen DePalmo

siblings: Valeri Vaughn, Victoria Vaughn

children: Lochlyn Kyla Vaughn, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn

Born Country: United States

Quotes By Vince Vaughn Actors

Height: 6'5" (196 cm), 6'5" Males

political ideology: Republican Party

Ancestry: Italian American, Irish American, British American, Canadian American, German American, Lebanese American

Notable Alumni: Lake Forest High School

City: Minneapolis, Minnesota

U.S. State: Minnesota

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education: Lake Forest High School

Childhood & Early Life

Vince Vaughn was born Vincent Anthony Vaughn on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, to Sharon Eileen and Vernon Vaughn. His mother was a real-estate agent-cum-stockbroker, while his father was a salesman. He and his two sisters had a comfortable upbringing.

He graduated from ‘Lake Forest High School’ in 1988. He used to participate in sports like football, baseball, and wrestling. He was interested in theater from a young age and decided to become an actor even before completing high school.

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He got an opportunity to appear in a television commercial for ‘Chevrolet’ in 1988. Encouraged by this opportunity, he left for Hollywood to become an actor.

He began his acting career in television in 1989, by appearing in series like ‘China Beach’ and ‘21 Jump Street.’ However, these TV roles did not get him noticed and he struggled to find work.

He made his film debut in 1993, playing ‘Jamie O’Hare’ in the sports film ‘Rudy.’ He met Jon Favreau on the sets of the film and the two became good friends.

He appeared alongside Favreau in the 1996 comedy-drama film ‘Swingers’ in which he played ‘Trent,’ a struggling actor. The film was a critical success, though it did not do well commercially.

Director Steven Spielberg was impressed by Vince’s performance in ‘Swingers’ and cast him in the movie ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ in 1997. His role as ‘Nick Van Owen’ got him widespread acclaim.

He landed several movie roles in 1998, and appeared in films like ‘A Cool, Dry Place,’ ‘Clay Pigeons,’ and ‘Psycho.’ Unfortunately, none of these films performed well. Disheartened, Vince took a short break from acting.

He made his comeback in 2000, with the psychological thriller ‘The Cell’ where he played ‘FBI Agent Peter Novak.’ The film also starred Jennifer Lopez.

In 2001, he co-produced and starred in the comedy film ‘Made,’ which was written and directed by his friend Jon Favreau.

He starred alongside Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell in the 2003 comedy film ‘Old School’ in which he played a thirty-something depressed man seeking to re-live his college days. The film was a big commercial success and boosted his career.

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In 2005, he appeared as ‘Jeremy Grey,’ a divorce mediator, in the romantic comedy ‘Wedding Crashers.’ The film received positive reviews and was also a box office hit.

He was cast opposite Jennifer Aniston in the 2006 romantic comedy drama ‘The Break-Up,’ which went on to become a big commercial success in spite of receiving negative reviews.

He produced and co-produced a lot of movies during the latter part of the decade, the major ones being ‘Fred Claus’ (2007), ‘Four Christmases’ (2008), and ‘Couples Retreat’ (2009).

His movies in the early-2010s include ‘The Dilemma’ (2011), ‘Lay the Favorite’ (2012), and ‘The Internship’ (2013).

After his 2013 movie ‘Delivery Man’ opened to mixed reviews and became an average success, he starred in movies like ‘Unfinished Business’ (2015) and ‘Term Life’ (2016), which performed poorly at the box-office.

He then started taking up more dramatic roles and starred in Mel Gibson’s biographical war drama film ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (2016). The following year, he became part of the neo-noir prison thriller ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99.’

He was then cast in films like ‘Dragged Across Concrete,’ ‘Fighting With my Family,’ and ‘Seberg.’ He also had a voice role in the animated adult sitcom ‘F is for Family.’

In 2020, he played a supporting role in Clark Duke's directorial debut ‘Arkansas.’ The film, which also starred Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Vivica A. Fox, and Michael Kenneth Williams, was based on a novel of the same name by John Brandon.

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Major Works

‘Wedding Crashers’ is one of his best known movies. It won him several nominations and awards. His portrayal of an unrepentant womanizing divorce mediator was highly appreciated.

Awards & Achievements

He won the ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Best On-Screen Team’ for ‘Wedding Crashers’ in 2006. The award was shared with Owen Wilson.

He was presented with the ‘Teen Choice Movie Award’ for ‘Choice Chemistry’ for ‘The Break-Up’ in 2006. The award was shared with Jennifer Aniston.

Personal Life & Legacy

He dated his co-star Jennifer Aniston, but they broke up after a brief relationship.

He married Canadian realtor Kyla Weber in 2010, and has two children with her named Vernon and Lochlyn.

He is a sports enthusiast and loves watching baseball and hockey matches.
His father has made cameo appearances in some of his films.

Vince Vaughn Movies

1. Into the Wild (2007)

  (Drama, Adventure, Biography)

2. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

  (Biography, History, Drama, War)

3. Rudy (1993)

  (Sport, Drama, Biography)

4. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

  (Action, Thriller, Crime)

5. Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

  (Action, Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller)

6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)


7. Wedding Crashers (2005)

  (Romance, Comedy)

8. Swingers (1996)

  (Drama, Comedy)

9. Old School (2003)


10. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

  (Sport, Comedy)


MTV Movie & TV Awards
2006 Best On-Screen Team Wedding Crashers (2005)
People's Choice Awards
2007 Favorite Leading Man Winner
2006 Favorite On-Screen Match-Up Wedding Crashers (2005)

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