Vince Vaughn biographyVince Vaughn is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Vince gained fame through the role in the film Swingers (1996), The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 (1997), and The Break-Up (2006), as well as in the TV series True Detective.
Childhood and youthVincent Anthony (Vince) Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His mother, Sharon Aileen DePalmo, was born and grew up in Canada, in an Italian family. After moving to the United States, she worked as a real estate agent and stockbroker, and quite successfully: once, Bloomberg Wealth Manager Magazine recognized her as one of the top managers in the USA.
In 1991, Vince’s parents parted, and his mother married Stephen Ferrone, Immunosyn Corp Chief Executive Officer, known for producing the scandalous “miraculous drug SF-1019 that can cure everything: from HIV to multiple sclerosis”.
In his childhood, he tried his hand at the local musical theater, and by the age of 17, he had finally come to the idea of becoming an actor.
Acting careerVince received his first roles back in the late 1980s ‒ mostly small roles in unpopular television series. The first success after appearing in the Chevrolet advertisement was followed by years of failures. A breakthrough in Vaughn’s career took place at the age of 25 when he was invited to play in Doug Liman’s indie film Swingers (1996), where he played a tough and confident guy. In the comedy-drama about unemployed actors in Hollywood Heather Graham, Ron Livingston, Jon Favreau, and the actor’s father, Vernon Vaughn, also starred. Subsequently, Vernon appeared in five more films where his son played ‒ this is where Vaughn Sr.’s career as an actor ended.
For the next five years, Vince’s loudest works were the roles in the film The Dilemma (2011), telling about a real male friendship, with Kevin James and the comedy The Internship, in which he reunited with Owen Wilson (the film script was also written by Vaughn).