DeVaughn Nixon is an American actor who has been in the film industry for almost twenty years. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the US to famous former basketball player Norm Nixon. His father played 12 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers. He has a stepmother and two step siblings. His stepmother is
who met his dad when they co-starred in a movie called ‘The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh’. She is an actor, director, producer, and dancer. His stepsister is Vivian Nichole Nixon, who is a dancer and his stepbrother, Norman Ellard Nixon Jr., is a basketball player. In one of his interviews, DeVaughn stated that his mother is a very independent woman and that his parents taught him that hard work and education are very crucial in an individual's life. He follows it to this date. He had worked in various acting roles when he was a child and has also lent his voice to many animated characters like the one in the animated film ‘Bébé's Kids’. He has also starred in ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and ‘The Bodyguard’.
The Bodyguard (1992) was a romantic film for which he got a lot of positive feedback for his role as Fletcher. His other notable works include ‘To Sleep with Anger’, ‘The Rapture’, ‘Sugar Hill’, ‘Monster Heroes’ and ‘Gamebox 1.0’ and ‘
He has also worked in many television series appearances as guest roles. In 1990, he starred in the TV show called ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’. He came into the limelight through his roles in ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ (2008) as Omar, ‘Sonny With A Chance’ (2009) as Trevor and Greek (2007) where he played the role of Trevor.
He had temporarily left the film industry to pursue his studies and graduated from Loyola Marymount University where he studied television production and business finance. He has also worked as a mortgage worker with his father but, later on, joined the film industry back as he missed his acting career. DeVaughn always kept his personal life out of the spotlight and the media and hence little is known about him apart from the above information.