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Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor and comedian. He began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before experiencing wider recognition with the 1996 movie, Swingers. He has since appeared in a number of Hollywood comedies.

Early life

Vaughn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesotamarker, the son of Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, a salesman for a meat company, and Sharon Eileen (née DePalmo), a Canadianmarker-born real estate agent and stockbroker once ranked as one of the United States' top money managers by Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazine. He has two older sisters, Valerie and Victoria. He was raised "both Protestant and Catholic" by his Catholic mother and Protestant father. He has English, German, Italian, Irish, and Lebanese ancestry. His parents divorced in 1991. He grew up in Buffalo Grovemarker, Illinoismarker where he played football and wrestled. He then moved to Lake Forestmarker, Illinoismarker, where he graduated from Lake Forest High Schoolmarker in 1988, with award winning writer Dave Eggers, sports agent Rob Pelinka (represents stars such as Kobe Bryant), fellow actor Don Tiffany. He developed an interest in theater at a young age. He decided to become an actor in 1987, after being involved in a car accident which derailed his chance at athletic success.


In 1988, Vaughn was cast in a Chevrolet television commercial, and subsequently moved to Hollywoodmarker, where he came in contact with the inspiration for all of his work. Although he appeared in the 1989 season of the television series, China Beach and in three CBS Schoolbreak Specials (in 1990), he was a struggling actor and faced many rejections.His first film role was 1993's Rudy, but Vaughn did not receive wider success until his role in 1996's Swingers with Jon Favreau.Swingers was released in July 1996, and became a successful independent film.

Afterwards, director Steven Spielberg cast Vaughn in the blockbuster The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which gave him increased exposure. From there, Vaughn went on to appear in several films of varied success, including playing Norman Bates in the 1998 remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. In 2000, he starred in The Cell with Jennifer Lopez, and in 2001, appeared in Made, another film penned by Favreau. Vaughn also appeared in Dwight Yoakam's directorial debut movie South of Heaven, West of Hell.

Since Vaughn's role in the successful 2003 comedy, Old School, his profile skyrocketed, and his notoriety improved. In 2004, he appeared alongside Ben Stiller in the hit films Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball, and had roles in 2005's Be Cool, Thumbsucker and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Vaughn at the London premiere of The Break-Up, 2006
Also in 2005, Vaughn starred alongside Owen Wilson in the comedy Wedding Crashers, which grossed over $200 million at the United States box office. After this series of roles, Vaughn was dubbed one of the Hollywood Frat Pack, a group of actors who frequently co-star in film comedies. In 2006, Vaughn starred with Jennifer Aniston in the comedy-drama The Break-Up (also with Favreau).

In 2007, Vaughn also starred in a comedy called Fred Claus, in which he played the sarcastic, wild-at-heart older brother of Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti). Fred Claus was directed by David Dobkin, who previously directed Vaughn in Wedding Crashers, and co-starred Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Spacey. Next, he momentarily moved from comedy to drama in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild, a film about the adventures of Christopher McCandlessmarker, which was also a best-selling book by Jon Krakauer. He played the role of Wayne Westerberg opposite Emile Hirsch as McCandless.

In 2009, Vaughn starred in Couples Retreat, a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort. Malin Akerman played his wife.

Personal life

Vaughn dated two of his The Break-Up co-stars: actress Joey Lauren Adams during the filming of 1999's A Cool, Dry Place and Jennifer Aniston between 2005 and 2006. His relationship with Aniston began the summer after her separation from husband Brad Pitt. Due to the media firestorm surrounding it, along with Pitt's relationship with Angelina Jolie, Vaughn and Aniston's relationship was showered with tabloid attention. Rumors about the relationship included the couple moving to Australia, and a possible engagement. In the fall of 2006, Vaughn filed a lawsuit against three tabloid magazines, accusing them of falsely claiming that he had been unfaithful to Aniston, thus tacitly confirming their relationship. By December 2006, both Vaughn's and Aniston's reps confirmed that they had broken up. On March 5, 2009, it was announced that Vaughn and Canadian realtor Kyla Weber are engaged. Weber's father confirmed the story.

Vaughn is also an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs and the University of Notre Damemarker, all of which are featured prominently in his film The Break-Up. Similarly, Vaughn played a small part in the movie Rudy.

Vaughn is part of the U.S.O. tour. He has visited soldiers all over Afghanistanmarker, Kuwaitmarker, and Iraqmarker. He lives in Chicago.


  • People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Match-Up for: Wedding Crashers (2005) Shared with: Owen Wilson
  • MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team for: Wedding Crashers (2005) Shared with: Owen Wilson
  • Teen Choice Awards Movies - Choice Chemistry for: The Break-Up (2006) Shared with: Jennifer Aniston
  • ShoWest Convention: Special Award - Comedy Star of the Year (2006)



Year Title Role
1993 Rudy Jamie O'Hare
1994 At Risk Max Nolan
1996 Swingers Trent Walker
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Nick Van Owen
The Locusts Clay Hewitt
1998 Psycho Norman Bates
Clay Pigeons Lester Long
A Cool, Dry Place Russell Durrell
Return to Paradise John 'Sheriff' Volgecherev
2000 The Cell FBI Agent Peter Novak
The Prime Gig Pendelton "Penny" Wise
South of Heaven, West of Hell Taylor Henry
2001 Domestic Disturbance Rick Barnes
Zoolander Luke Zoolander
Made Ricky Slade
2003 I Love Your Work Stiev
Old School Bernard "Beanie" Campbell
Blackball Rick Schwartz
2004 Starsky & Hutch Reese Feldman
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Wes Mantooth
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Wes Mantooth
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Peter La Fleur
2005 Thumbsucker Mr. Geary
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Eddie
Wedding Crashers Jeremy Grey
Be Cool Randolph "Raji" Lowenthal
Paparazzi Actor
2006 The Break-Up Gary Grobowski
2007 Into the Wild Wayne Westerberg
Fred Claus Frederick "Fred" Claus
2008 Wild West Comedy Show Himself
Four Christmases Brad (A.K.A Orlando)
2009 Couples Retreat Dave


  1. "Rush & Molloy" (column), "Vince Had to Deal with Mother of All Swindles". New York Daily News, June 16, 2006.
  2. Live Online
  3. Trio of Ladies Going on Couples Retreat" TV Guide. October 15, 2008. Retrieved on October 15 2008.
  4. Vince Vaughn Is Engaged!

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