Vince Vaughn Has Credited His Mother As The Inspiration Behind His Career Saying

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn


Vince Vaughn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, worked as a salesman for a toy company. 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. 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. Vaughn’s role in the successful 2003 comedy Old School skyrocketed his popularity.

Vince Vaughn Has Credited His Mother As The Inspiration Behind His Career Saying

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn


He is of English, Irish, German, Lebanese, and Italian ancestry, and, as a child, he was raised “both Protestant and Catholic” by his Catholic mother and Protestant father. 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. Two years later, he was cast 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. Fred Claus was directed by David Dobkin, who previously directed Vaughn in Wedding Crashers, and co-starred Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Spacey. Vaughn has visited soldiers in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq as part of the U.S.O. tour.

Vince Vaughn Has Credited His Mother As The Inspiration Behind His Career Saying

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn


He began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining wider recognition with the 1996 movie Swingers. 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 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. Two years later, he was cast 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. 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.

Vince Vaughn Has Credited His Mother As The Inspiration Behind His Career Saying

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn


His father, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, worked as a salesman for a toy company. His parents divorced in 1991. 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. Vaughn’s role in the successful 2003 comedy Old School sky-rocketed his popularity. in 2006, Vaughn starred with Jennifer Aniston in the comedy-drama The Break-Up (also with Favreau and his father).

Vince Vaughn Has Credited His Mother As The Inspiration Behind His Career Saying

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn


His mother, Sharon Eileen (née DePalmo), a native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is a real-estate agent and stock broker who was once ranked as one of the United States’ top money managers by Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazine. He then moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1988. 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. Vaughn did not receive wider success until his role in 1996’s Swingers with Jon Favreau. Vaughn’s role in the successful 2003 comedy Old School sky-rocketed his popularity. He played the role of Wayne Westerberg opposite Emile Hirsch as McCandless. Vaughn is an avid hockey enthusiast, notably of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks.

Vince Vaughn Has Credited His Mother As The Inspiration Behind His Career Saying

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn


He then moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1988, in a class that included award-winning writer Dave Eggers, sports agent Rob Pelinka, and fellow actor Don Tiffan. 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.

Vince Vaughn Has Credited His Mother As The Inspiration Behind His Career Saying

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn


He was raised “both Protestant and Catholic” by his Catholic mother and Protestant father, and has English, Irish, German, Lebanese, and Italian ancestry. He then moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1988, in a class that included award-winning writer Dave Eggers, sports agent Rob Pelinka, and fellow actor Don Tiffan. 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. His first film role was 1993’s Rudy, playing as Jamie O’Hare, where he also struck up a friendship with featured Jon Favreau. Two years later, he was cast 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. Vince’s father Vernon also did a cameo in this film. in 2000, he starred in The Cell with Jennifer Lopez, and in 2001, appeared in Made, another film penned by Favreau.

Vince Vaughn Has Credited His Mother As The Inspiration Behind His Career Saying

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn


He has since appeared in a number of films, mostly comedies, including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Old School, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Couples Retreat, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Wedding Crashers. His father, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, worked as a salesman for a toy company. in high school, he was a tall, scrawny kid, known as a class clown and avid prankster. 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. Vaughn did not receive wider success until his role in 1996’s Swingers with Jon Favreau. Since Vaughn’s role in the successful 2003 comedy, Old School sky-rocketed his profile.



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