Birth Name: Vincent Crochon
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Date of Birth: 23 November, 1966
*25% Corsican Italian
Vincent Cassel is a French actor. He is known to English-speaking audiences through his film performances in Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen, as well as Black Swan.
He is the son of journalist Sabine Litique and actor Jean-Pierre Cassel (born Jean-Pierre Crochon). His brother Mathias is a rapper, with the group Assassin, under the name “Rockin’ Squat,” and his half-sister is Cécile Cassel, an actress, and singer under the name Hollysiz.
Vincent is married to model Tina Kunakey. He has two children with his former wife, Italian model and actress Monica Bellucci; and a daughter with Tina. Beside his native French, Cassel speaks English, Portuguese, Italian, and basic conversational Russian, which he learned for his role in Eastern Promises.
Vincent’s father was born with the surname Crochon, and took Cassel as a stage name.
Vincent’s paternal grandfather was Georges Marie François Crochon (the son of Joseph François Crochon and Marie Louise Hélène Patron). Georges was born in Salindres, Gard, Occitanie. Joseph was the son of Jacques Crochon and Louise Lansard. Vincent’s great-grandmother Marie Louise was the daughter of Georges Patron and Louise Catherine Paulet.
Vincent’s paternal grandmother was Marie Louise-Marguerite Fabrègue (the daughter of Léonce Fabrègue and Julie Jeanne Castaing/Castain). Marie Louise-Marguerite was born in Nîmes, Gard, Occitanie. Léonce was the son of Jean Luc Fabrègue and Noémie Sophie Menviel.
Vincent’s maternal grandfather was named André Litique.
Vincent’s maternal grandmother was Pauline-Louise Lanfranchi (the daughter of Vincent Lanfranchi and Marie-Perpétue Battesti). Pauline-Louise was born in Vezzani, on Corsica.
Sources: Genealogy of Vincent Cassel – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Vincent Cassel (focusing on his father’s side) – http://geneall.net
Obituary of Vincent’s father – http://www.nytimes.com