Vaughn at the Liberty Political Action Conference, September 2011
|Born||Vincent Anthony Vaughn
March 28, 1970
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Residence||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, political activist|
|Spouse(s)||Kyla Weber (m. 2010)|
Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian and activist. He began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining wider recognition with the 1996 movie Swingers. He has since appeared in a number of films, including Rudy, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Return to Paradise, Old School, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break Up, Fred Claus, Couples Retreat, The Watch and The Internship. He is one of the tallest leading men in Hollywood at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m).
Vince Vaughn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His mother, Sharon Eileen "Shea" (née DePalmo), who was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, is a real-estate agent and stockbroker who was once ranked as one of the United States' top money managers by Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazine. His father, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, worked as a salesman for a toy company. His parents divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters, Victoria and Valerie. He is of Italian, English, Irish, German, and Lebanese ancestry. and, as a child, he was raised "both Protestant and Catholic" by his Catholic mother and Protestant father.
Vaughn grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where he played football, baseball and wrestled, although he has called himself unathletic and "very average" at sports in high school. He then moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1988. He was introduced to musical theater at a young age and decided to become an actor in 1987. He has credited his mother as the inspiration behind his career, saying, "I saw her overcome stuff, and I thought if you worked hard at something you'd give yourself a chance."
In 1988, Vaughn was cast in a Chevrolet television commercial and subsequently moved to Hollywood. 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 playing Jamie O'Hare, where he also struck up a friendship with featured Jon Favreau. Two years later, he was cast in a lead role in a proposed revival of 77 Sunset Strip that was to air on the fledgling WB Television Network, but the project ceased development after initial testing. 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. Vince's father Vernon also did a cameo in this film.
Afterwards, director Steven Spielberg cast Vaughn in the blockbuster The Lost World: Jurassic Park which gave him increased exposure. In 1998, he starred in the critically acclaimed drama Return to Paradise with Anne Heche, and starred in Clay Pigeons with Janeane Garofalo and Joaquin Phoenix. 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.
Vaughn's role in the successful 2003 comedy Old School skyrocketed his popularity. In 2004, he appeared alongside Ben Stiller in the hit films Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball. He then had roles in 2005's Be Cool, Thumbsucker and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
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 and his father).
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 McCandless, 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 Åkerman played his wife. Vince's father Vernon portrayed his father in this film.
Family and relationships
In 2005, Vaughn began dating Jennifer Aniston, his co-star in The Break-Up. 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. Vaughn and Aniston broke up in November 2006.
In March 2009, it was reported that Vaughn was engaged to Canadian realtor Kyla Weber. Vaughn and Weber married on January 2, 2010, in the historic Armour House at Lake Forest Academy, located in Vaughn's hometown of Lake Forest, Illinois. The couple has two children: daughter Locklyn Kyla Vaughn, born in December 2010, and son Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, born in August 2013.
Vaughn is a fan of the University of Notre Dame, and has been seen on game day cheering for the Fighting Irish!! He has been seen on the sidelines rooting for the Irish numerous times per year.  He is a strong supporter of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. He has been spotted at many local games, and has sung "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning several times. He has occasionally appeared at games of the New York Yankees as well. He is also an avid hockey enthusiast, notably of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. He is a Blackhawks season ticket holder and regularly attends home games at the United Center where he has maintained a presence including the team's 2010 and 2011 NHL Playoffs.
- 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)
- 33rd People's Choice Awards: Favorite Leading Man
- Spike TV's First Annual "Guys Choice" Guy Movie Hall of Fame" for Swingers along with Jon Favreau
|1991||For the Boys||Cheering Soldier in Crowd||Uncredited|
|1993||Rudy||Jamie O'Hara||Credited as Vincent Vaughn|
|1994||At Risk||Max Nolan|
|1996||Just Your Luck||Barry||Straight to video|
|1997||Lost World: Jurassic Park, TheThe Lost World: Jurassic Park||Nick Van Owen|
|Locusts, TheThe Locusts||Clay Hewitt|
|1998||Cool, Dry Place, AA Cool, Dry Place||Russell Durrell|
|Return to Paradise||John 'Sheriff' Volgecherev|
|Clay Pigeons||Lester Long|
|2000||South of Heaven, West of Hell||Taylor Henry|
|Cell, TheThe Cell||FBI Agent Peter Novak|
|Prime Gig, TheThe Prime Gig||Pendelton "Penny" Wise|
|2001||Made||Ricky Slade||Also Producer|
|Zoolander||Luke Zoolander||Uncredited cameo|
|Domestic Disturbance||Rick Barnes/Jack Parnell|
|2003||Old School||Bernard "Beanie" Campbell||Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo|
|I Love Your Work||Stiev|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Reese Feldman|
|Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Peter La Fleur||Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo|
|Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Wes Mantooth||Uncredited|
|Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie||Wes Mantooth||Uncredited
Straight to video
|Be Cool||Roger "Raji" Lowenthal|
|Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Eddie|
|Wedding Crashers||Jeremy Grey||MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
|2006||Break-Up, TheThe Break-Up||Gary Grobowski||Also Writer/Producer|
|2007||Into the Wild||Wayne Westerberg||Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|Fred Claus||Frederick "Fred" Claus||Also Co-Producer|
|2008||Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland||Himself||Also Producer|
|Four Christmases||Brad (A.K.A. Orlando)||Also Producer|
|2009||Couples Retreat||Dave||Also Writer/Producer|
|2011||Dilemma, TheThe Dilemma||Ronny Valentine||Also Producer|
|2012||The Watch||Bob McAllister|
|Lay the Favorite||Rosie|
|2013||The Internship||Billy McMahon||Also Writer/Producer|
|A Case of You||Alan|
|Delivery Man||David Wozniak|
|Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Wes Mantooth|
|1989||China Beach||Motor Pool Driver||Episode: "The Unquiet Earth"|
|21 Jump Street||Bill Peterson||Episode: "Mike's P.O.V."|
|1990||ABC Afterschool Specials||Jason||Episode: "A Question About Sex"|
|1990–1991||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Steve
|Episode: "Malcom Takes a Shot"
Episode: "The Fourth Man"
Episode: "Lies of the Heart"
|1992||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Mark||Episode: "Sons of the Desert"|
|1998||Mr. Show with Bob and David||Sheep Dog||Episode: "Show Me Your Weenis!"|
|Hercules||Loki (voice)||Episode: "Hercules and the Twilight of the Gods"|
|1998,2013||Saturday Night Live||Himself/Host||Episode: "Vince Vaughn/Lauryn Hill"
Episode: "Vince Vaughn/Miguel"
|2000||Sex and the City||Keith Travers||Episode: "Sex and Another City"|
|2001||Going to California||Gavin Toe||Episode: "This Year's Model"|
|2013||Pursuit of the Truth||Himself/Producer||On Glenn Beck's TheBlaze|
- "Rush & Molloy" (column), "Vince Had to Deal with Mother of All Swindles". New York Daily News, June 16, 2006.[dead link]
- "Money honey Vaughn turns Disturbingly evil". The Toronto Star. November 2, 2001. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- "Vince Vaughn: Company". Vincev.com. Retrieved May 24, 2006.
- Webb, Cynthia L. (November 3, 1998). "VINCE VAUGHN: SERIEL KILLER". Associated Press. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
- "Vince Vaughn: Playing Kooks is OK with Him". VinceVaughn.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on April 23, 2006. Retrieved May 24, 2006.
- "Washingtonpost.com: Live Online". The Washington Post.[dead link]
- "People Magazine:Vince Vaughn". People Magazine at people.com. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
- ESPN interview Retrieved April 26, 2010.
- Trio of Ladies Going on Couples Retreat" TV Guide. October 15, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
- Vince Vaughn, music veterans form unlikely group for 'We Are the World' charity single " USA Today. February 2, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2010.[dead link]
- Release of Kevin James’s Zookeeper Pushed to Summer 2011 Retrieved April 26, 2010.
- "Vince Vaughn to produce 'The Risk Agent'". The Times Of India. July 27, 2012.
- "CBS and Vince Vaughn Developing The Brady Bunch Reboot". July 31, 2012.
- Morgenstern, Madeleine. TheBlaze TV Launching New Reality Show to Find the Next Great News Documentary, The Blaze, December 5, 2012.
- Jordan, Julie (December 5, 2006). "Jennifer Aniston & Vince Vaughn Split". People. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- "Vince Vaugh to tabloids: Watch it". CNN. Archived from the original on October 26, 2006. Retrieved October 18, 2006.
- Oh, Eunice (March 5, 2009). "Vince Vaughn Gets Engaged!". People. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- "Vince Vaughn Weds!". UsMagazine.com.
- Vince Vaughn Gets Married!
- "Vince Tied the Knot!". Vince-Vaughn.com. Retrieved on January 6, 2009. [dead link]
- Leonard, Elizabeth (December 20, 2010). "Vince Vaughn Welcomes a Daughter". People. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- Leonard, Elizabeth (August 9, 2013). "Vince Vaughn Welcomes Son Vernon Lindsay". People. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- Vince Vaughn and Ron Paul[dead link]
- Costa, Robert (September 16, 2011) Vince Vaughn to Ron Paul: You’re So Money!, National Review
- "Why Vince Vaughn supports Ron Paul". The Daily Caller. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- Vince Vaughn film talks real relationships
- Vince Vaughn Takes Chicago
- Zaldivar, Gabe. "Chicago Blackhawks: Vince Vaughn Cheers His Hawks, Mocks Robert Luongo".
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