Vince Vaughn

by ethnic on March 6, 2009

Birth Name: Vincent Anthony Vaughn

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: March 28, 1970

*25% Lebanese
*25% Italian
*50% mix of English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, along with distant Swiss-French and Dutch

Vince Vaughn is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and activist.

Vince’s father, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, a salesman, was born in Ohio. Vince’s paternal grandfather had English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, as well as distant German, Swiss-French, and Dutch, ancestry. Vince’s paternal grandmother was of Lebanese descent.

Vince’s mother, Sharon Eileen (DePalmo), a real estate agent and stockbroker, was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Newark, Ohio. Vince’s maternal grandfather was of Italian descent. Vince’s maternal grandmother, who was from Ohio, had English, Irish, and German ancestry.

Vince is married to Canadian realtor Kyla Weber, with whom he has two children.

Vince’s paternal grandfather was Daniel Richard Vaughn (the son of Vernon Leonidas Vaughn and Rebecca Jane Larison). Daniel was born in California. Vernon was born in Kentucky, to Kentucky-born parents, John William Vaughn and Ann/Anna Eliza Stewart. Rebecca was also born in Kentucky, to Kentucky-born parents, Martin Larison and Alwida Sparks.

Vince’s paternal grandmother was Rose Marie Saba (the daughter of James Moses Saba and Mary Jacob Bettros). Rose was born in Ohio. James was Lebanese, from Innabet, Mount Lebanon, and was the son of Moses Saba and Anni Nasef/Jeunk. Vince’s great-grandmother Mary Jacob was also Lebanese, and was the daughter of Jacob Bettros and Rosa George.

Vince’s maternal grandfather was Georgio “George” Phillip DePalmo. Georgio was of Italian origin.

Vince’s maternal grandmother was Jeanette Eileen Teal (the daughter of George Edgar Teal and Nell Marie Burch). Jeanette was born in Ohio. George was born in Ohio, to Ohio-born parents, William W. Teal and Mary Ellen Brannon. Nell was born in Kentucky, to an Ohio-born father, Wayne W. Burch, and a Kentucky-born mother, Lovina L. Daniels.

Sources: Genealogy of Vince Vaughn –

Vince’s paternal grandfather, Daniel Richard Vaughn, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Vince’s paternal great-grandfather, Vernon Leonidas Vaughn (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Vince’s paternal great-grandfather, Vernon Leonidas Vaughn, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Vince’s paternal great-grandmother, Rebecca Jane Larison (focusing on her father’s side) –

Vince’s paternal grandmother, Rose Marie Saba, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Vince’s paternal great-grandparents, James Moses Saba and Mary Jacob Bettros –

Vince’s maternal grandmother, Jeanette Eileen Teal, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Vince’s maternal great-grandfather, George Edgar Teal, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:28 am

disgusting look and disgusting personality

andrew July 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm
madman February 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm

No Welsh ancestry? Vaughn is usually a Welsh surname.

romanticcelt February 26, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Yeah, there has to be some Welsh in there somewhere.

cwm85 September 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Always figured he was Italian or had some greek Med mixture in him.

neiltennant December 12, 2017 at 4:07 am

he is a republican

i hope the ultra racist conservative republicans won’t kill him

follers December 12, 2017 at 5:38 am

Contrary to your aspersions on his character, Vaughn is a Libertarian.

justjustin June 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Though I’m sure it’s pretty diluted, Vaughn or Vaughan is typically a Welsh surname.

andrew June 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

You forgot his parents names: Vernon Lindsay Vaughn and Sharon Eileen DePalmo.

neiltennant October 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

HE IS so ugly

Check7t November 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm
neiltennant September 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Vince you poor guy you are of lebanese descent but you are a registered republican !

ashash September 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm

What does being of Lebanese descent have to do with his politics?

andrew September 13, 2014 at 4:38 am

they’re supposed to be Democrats?

ashash September 13, 2014 at 9:39 am

I guess? People from Michigan vote Democratic in general.

shobohunter May 28, 2014 at 4:23 am

arab is not a race. he is Lebanese and I am glad..
there are many white looking arab . they don’t encounter racism. unlike their Brown counterparts.

ashash September 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm

They are only white-passing.

ashash September 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

What I meant to say is that Arab is a race.

Ryan September 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

He’s an Arab and Arab is a race…

ashash October 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

How can someone who is only 1/4 Lebanese be just an Arab … ?

andrew October 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

he’s not Lebanese, as Charlie Sheen isn’t Spanish. People are stupid

theropod April 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Lebanese, Jordanians and Syrians are mostly of a Mediterranean race (Phoenician/Aramean).

Arabs (the ‘pure’ ones) who came from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf have mixed with them.

Vince does look more Italian and Lebanese than anything for me.

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm

lebanese are not arabs

eu May 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm

He looks white ,but if he is part 1/4 lebanese, so,he is no white

andrew May 3, 2014 at 9:07 am
andrew May 3, 2014 at 9:25 am

Lebanese-Americans are Christians. White and live as that marrying Wasps and other euro people, anything exotic

ashash May 6, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Just the other day you said they weren’t!

J.J. May 7, 2014 at 8:10 am

lebanese are white, people are so sad

Mr.Q May 28, 2014 at 3:10 am

You are so dumb Christianity is a race but Religion, and he’s white

Mr.Q May 28, 2014 at 6:24 am

Christianity is *not* a race

eu May 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Lebanese is not european,so,is not white.Get over it

shobohunter May 29, 2014 at 12:25 am

kim Kardashian is European. do you think she is white.

Zinedine Zidane – is a arab-algerian.
pathun/pathtun from nooristant Afghanistan are famous from having blonde/red hair and all those European features.
some middle eastern ethnicity have European origin.
like berbers. north African. even Hitler knows that ..
they are closer to European rather then arab. some are European leftover. Roman empire. and Greeks.
there are more to being a white then just superficial physical feature. non-European are not consider whites.. similarly non-Christian are not consider
white.. white is political turm
there are to more to being a European is a culture. non-European are not consider whites.
jews were not consider whites .. Irish were consider different race then white. .

some Lebanese look white but just like white- Latino they are consider non-white…
presently I dont give a fuck.

sarahle September 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

eh, what? who are you?

whats the definition of being white? when do someone considers anyone white? is there a color scale where we put people next to so that we can do a better separation?

anyways, the skin color doesn’t matter and has nothing to do with ethnicities.

sarahle September 13, 2014 at 7:32 am


andrew May 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

* English, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Scottish, as well as distant German, Swiss-French, and Dutch (paternal grandfather)
*Lebanese (paternal grandmother)
*Italian (maternal grandfather)
*English, Irish, and German (maternal grandmother)


follers May 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm

In theory, maybe, but his Lebanese and Italian ancestry is his most recent distinct ancestry. His other two grandparents were many-generations Americans of very mixed roots, and, since their ancestry was fairly similar to each other’s, I think it is easier to understand, and physically looks better, to just bunch them together.

The text introduction already does it the other way.

andrew May 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm

it’s annoying

follers March 9, 2014 at 8:06 am

Here is a picture of Vince’s father (who is half Lebanese).

He played Jennifer Aniston’s father in The Break-Up, and played Vince’s father in Couples Retreat.

neiltennant January 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

Oh oh poor Vince. How can you be a Arab supporting Republicans ?

andrew May 3, 2014 at 9:26 am

Lebanese-Americans arent Arab

Mr.Q May 28, 2014 at 3:04 am

I’m Lebanese American and we are Arab

andrew May 28, 2014 at 4:38 pm


shobohunter May 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm

muslim is not a race …
Muslim is adherent or follower of Islam religion.
hence it is not a race .. there are Chinese Muslim and Russian Muslim you know. .

people are really dump in is website. .

adoon12 January 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

he does look Arabic a lot I can tell and he is typical Arabic ppl

Mr.Q May 28, 2014 at 6:28 am

In first time i saw him in TV i thought he’s Arabian-Lebanese

ihatemostpeople May 28, 2014 at 10:41 am

You’ve got to be kidding me. He doesn’t look Arabian or Lebanese. He looks straight up white.

shobohunter May 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

read my comments arab is not race. it is an ethnicity.
arab can be white … even black. like Latinoos
most of the Syrian Lebanese algerians look white. like the famous arab French footballers..

Ahmed March 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

He has some Lebanese and italian in him for sure! Lebanese people aren’t like your typical arabs, they are actually quite lighter and more similar to Greeks and stuff ethnically

Loveshowers February 5, 2012 at 5:05 am

I like Vince 2 ! He is a talented actor .

Jane January 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm

He doesn’t look white I knew he was mixed with something.

mick January 13, 2012 at 10:01 am

Here I thought he was Jewish. Oh, well.

ronald gilletti November 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm

my mothers madin name is hayek i think she said she was lebenese could that be?

Loveshowers February 5, 2012 at 5:04 am

Hayek is actress Selma’s sirname. She is Mexican & Lebanese . Israel / Middleast/Africa / Romans /Greeks/India , etc all mingled lived amongst /fought /intermarried/enslaved /ruled , etc. 1 another. So , Hayek very well could be Lebenese as well . I’ll try 2 research this .

Lulu November 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I love Vince and being Lebanese is really cool!

Ryan September 1, 2011 at 10:40 am

Lol Lebanese? How did they manage?

How is it “cool”?

So he got more or less cool caucasian origin but then Lebanese in that?! WTF?

dolphin March 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I did not know he was part Lebanese. Wow. I would have never guessed.

That is pretty cool.

Veronica January 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Lebanese interesting!

Mariah January 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Interesting… never in a million years would I have thought he was arab! Thats cool!

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