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Vince Vaughn Biography

Birth Name:
Vincent Anthony Vaughn
Birth Place:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • As a kid, he performed in Chicago-area children's theaters and in school plays
  • Was senior class president in high school
  • Landed a Chevy commercial as a teen and then moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a telemarketer between acting assignments
  • TV acting debut was on China Beach in 1989
  • Broke into films in 1993 with an appearance in Rudy
  • Met Jon Favreau on the Rudy set and the two forged a close bond; Favreau wrote Swingers and suggested him for the role of fast-talking ladies man Trent Walker
  • In the late 1990s starred in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park and in the Gus Van Sant remake of Psycho
  • Skydived over Chicago in 2010 as part of the city's annual Air and Water Show


  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007People's Choice Awards-Favorite Leading Man: winner
  • 2006People's Choice Awards-Favorite On Screen Match Up: winner