Vince Vaughn

Vaughn in 2011, Joe Seer /

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. His films include Swingers, Old School, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Wedding Crashers, among many others.

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 was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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 named Georgio Phillip “George” 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 –


Curious about ethnicity

54 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Lebanese-Americans arent Arab

  2. eu says:

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

    • andrew says:

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

      • ashash says:

        Just the other day you said they weren’t!

      • Mr.Q says:

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

      • eu says:

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

        • shobohunter says:

          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 says:

          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.

  3. andrew says:

    * 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 says:

      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.

  4. follers says:

    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.

  5. adoon12 says:

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

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