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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 28 March 1970Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameVincent Anthony Vaughn
Nickname Mr Sunshine
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters, Victoria Vaughn and Valeri Vaughn. His recent ancestry includes Lebanese (from his paternal grandmother), Italian (from his maternal grandfather), English, Irish, German, and Scottish. His mother was born in Brantford, Ontario.

Vince was interested in theater early on and grabbed a spot in a Chevy commercial. In 1988 he moved to Hollywood. He managed to hit a few spots on television, but his real goal was to make it to the big screen. He made his first credited role in the film Rudy (1993) where he met his friend Jon Favreau, who was writing a script detailing his life as an out-of-work actor. Vince was written into Swingers (1996) by Jon to play the character of "Trent". He signed on just as a favor to his buddy, not realizing it would be a career changing role. Though not a commercial success, it was a critical success in which Steven Spielberg saw him and cast him in the big budget sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). This role gave Vince the exposure he needed to become a movie star and, for the first time, choose the roles he wanted to take. A Cool, Dry Place (1998) put him as a loving father, Return to Paradise (1998) cast him as a man having to make a life or death decision to save a friend, and Clay Pigeons (1998) cast him as an interesting serial killer. Since then his roles have been primarily in comedies such as Old School (2003), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), Wedding Crashers (2005), and Couples Retreat (2009).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TrendEkiD@aol.com

Spouse (1)

Kyla Weber (2 January 2010 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Sardonic sense of humour
Frequently works with good friends Ben Stiller and Jon Favreau
Often plays slobbish but likeable characters
Towering height and slender frame

Trivia (36)

Attended Lake Forest High School, class of 1988.
Vince's dad, Vernon Vaughn, can be seen as the man sitting at the "$100 minimum bet table" in the movie Swingers (1996).
After Steven Spielberg saw him in Swingers (1996), he cast Vince for a role in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
Because he did not have an exemplary grade in school, he became the president of his Senior Class at Lake Forest High School (1988) because he knew that if he were the president, he would speak at graduation. If he had to speak at graduation, then the school would have to let him graduate.
Vaughn was banned from Wilmington, N.C. bars, ordered to undergo alcohol assessment, and fined $250 after an April brawl. [May 2001]
Is a Chicago Blackhawks fan.
Frequent co-star of Ben Stiller, appearing with him in three movies in 2004 alone.
Vince's paternal grandfather, Daniel Vaughn, was born in California, to parents from Kentucky, Vernon Leonidas Vaughn and Rebecca Jane Larison; Daniel's ancestry included English, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), and Scottish, as well as distant German, Swiss-French, and Dutch, roots. Vince's paternal grandmother, Rose Saba, was born in Ohio, to Lebanese immigrant parents, James Moses Saba and Mary Jacob Bettros. Vince's mother was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Ohio from a young age. Vince's maternal grandfather, Georgio "George" DePalmo, was of Italian origin, while Vince's maternal grandmother, Jeanette Teal, who was from Ohio, had English, Irish, and German ancestry.
Attended Lake Forest High School with Pulitzer-prize nominated author, Dave Eggers.
Once admitted to Premiere magazine that one of his favorite movies was Little Darlings (1980).
Lost a piece of his thumb in a car wreck.
Is considered the leader of, what the media refers to as, "The Frat Pack," along with Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. The "Frat Pack" name is a reference to the film, Old School (2003), featuring Vaughn, Ferrell and Luke Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Vaughn's "Frat Pack" films include, Wedding Crashers (2005), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004).
Has quit smoking.
Loves to dance.
Before he became famous, he did an "After School Special" on steroids with Peter Billingsley.
Does not like cell phones and does not own one. When he's working on a movie, he is given one and usually winds up losing it.
Good friends with actor Jon Favreau and Joaquin Phoenix.
Is a Chicago Cubs fan.
Ranked #31 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. It is his first appearance on the list.
He is an Alumnus of the Famous Improv Olympic along with actors Mike Myers, the late Chris Farley, Ossie Beck, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Adam McKay.
His mother, Sharon Vaughn, was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
Younger brother of Valeri Vaughn and Victoria Vaughn.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $25 million.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category for his performance in Fred Claus (2007). He failed to receive a nomination however.
In 2002, he was part of "principal for a day" program at Curie High school in Chicago.
Was considered for the role of "Chandler" on Friends (1994) (1994-2004).
His favorite films are: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Tender Mercies (1983), The Bad News Bears (1976), Terms of Endearment (1983), Urban Cowboy (1980), Five Easy Pieces (1970) and Paper Moon (1973).
[2008] Topped Forbes list of actors who give movie studios the best return on their investment, with his films earning $14.75 Dollars for every $1 Dollar he is paid.
Announced that his wife Kyla Weber is four months pregnant with their first child (13 July 2010).
Married Kyla Weber, a Canadian real-estate agent, on January 2, 2010 after getting engaged on Valentine's Day 2009.
Was in a relationship with Jennifer Aniston (August 2005-November 2006).
Became a father for the 1st time at age 40 when his wife Kyla Weber gave birth to their daughter Locklyn Kyla Vaughn on December 18, 2010.
Became a father for the 2nd time at age 43 when his wife Kyla Weber gave birth to their son Vernon Lindsay Vaughn on August 7, 2013.
Filming The Break-Up (2006) in Chicago with Jennifer Aniston. [July 2005]
Is a Republican.
Resides in Chicago.

Personal Quotes (14)

The best thing as an actor, the best tool you have is your imagination. That you kind of take things that have happened, and then go and expand on them. However small it is, you use your imagination to create what that reality is. There's something kind of fun when you're not old enough to do anything, driving a car, getting into a bar, drinking, going to a party you don't belong to, something when you're young in that innocent way.
I've never done a romantic comedy, because it seems they can't just tell a love story. It's always something like a radio station does a poll and decides these two people will get along, and if they do they get a million dollars. You don't need all of that to get into a love story. [2001]
We were out of work actors who played a lot of video games, so we were sort of surprised that Swingers was seen as cool. I think any cool in it was a geekiness, an awkwardness that most people can relate to.
I think too many people look at the arts with a religious outlook. Arts, music, singing and performing, it's all make-believe.
If I'm not interested in a woman, I'm straight-forward. Right after sex, I usually say, 'I can't do this anymore. Thanks for coming over!'
My grandfather was a farmer so I was always raised that you worked very hard whatever your job is; my sister was a teacher. You're to be respected if you try hard and try to be good at something and the results are less important. You can't control that. The more important thing is that you tried your best. But now there's much more of an intention where some of these kids don't want to be actors, they want to be famous! Their focus isn't necessarily on craftsmanship.
I really like comedy that brings people together. There's a lot of comedies lately that have been at people's expense or been kind of acidic or mean-spirited. And some folks like that, and I think there's room for that, but that's not my style. I like something that makes us all feel closer. Comedy, at its best, can be healing.
(On his goofy role as Santa's no-account brother Fred) Maybe next time we'll turn Labor Day on its ass.
(On taking a colossal pay cut to make a documentary) I could keep trying to do the same kind of comedies. You know how it's going to go, and you can get an audience with it, but then I feel like a hamster on a wheel.
(On hooking up romantically with co-stars) It's understandable. You're in situations with an actress where you're supposed to be intimate, physical, and vulnerable with each other, and sometimes feelings get crossed. It's like you're away at summer camp and it seems to make sense, but when you go back home, the reality is that it may not be a situation you want to be in.
My father came from nothing, so he believed that people could do anything if they worked hard enough. I think he liked that I chose to be an actor. Both he and my mom were totally supportive.
(On The Cell) "I didn't really want to do it, from reading the script. It didn't make a lot of sense to me. It was [Cell director] Tarsem [Singh] and his visuals that made me want to do it. It's almost like you walk through a museum exhibit of an artist in a dark period of his life."
(July 2005 - On quitting smoking) I quit smoking four months ago and since then I have been biting-chewing-fidgeting with anything that isn't nailed down. I quit cold turkey. I was up to two packs a day, I'm coughing, my eyes are red, I don't have energy, I'm not even enjoying it, so I just said, 'That's it.' I think it might've been easier if I went with Nicorette or one of those supplements, but I just don't get that. Let's see, I'm addicted to something, so I know! Let's pop some pills to get over it! Yeah, that makes sense. But now I find myself in conversations where people are looking at me and I'm salivating all over myself. This is how pathetic and sad it is: you start thinking, 'Who am I without a cigarette in my hand?'
My father's name is Vernon, and my mother liked the initials double V, so she named my sisters Victoria and Valerie. That's cool- except when the dogs start getting V names.

Salary (4)

Wedding Crashers (2005) $3,000,000
The Break-Up (2006) $12,000,000
Fred Claus (2007) $20,000,000
The Dilemma (2011) $17,500,000

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