Wesley Snipes Biography

Wesley Snipes

Quick Facts Of Wesley Snipes

Celebrated Name Wesley Snipes
Age 57 Years
Nick Name Wesley Snipes
Birth Name Wesley Trent Snipes
Birth Date 1962-07-31
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Orlando, Florida
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Horoscope Leo
Father Wesley Rudolph Snipes
Mother Marian
Brothers Brid Snipes
University State University of New York
Wife April and Nakyung Park
Children Akhenaton Kihwa, Iset Jua, Alaafia Jehu, Alimayu Moa, and Jelani
Net Worth $10 million USD
Height 5ft 10inches(1.77m)
Weight 81kg(178 lbs)

Wesley Snipes is an American actor, director, film producer, author, and martial artist who is famous for his role in movies such as "New Jack City", "Passenger 75", and "Rising Sun". He also played the role of Blade in the Marvel movie "Blade" and it's a sequel. He also has a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and a 2nd black belt in Hapkido.

What is Wesley Snipes famous for?

  • Famous as an American actor, director, and producer
  • Famous for his role of Blade in the movie "Blade" and its sequel.

Wesley Snipes Blade

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Trending: Wesley Snipes's role of Blade to be played by Mahershala Ali in the movie "Blade reboot"

Recently on 20th July 2019, Marvel announced that the main role of Blade in the movie "Blade Reboot" will be portrayed by the Oscar winner, Mahershala Ali. On Saturday, Marvel Studio Chief introduced all the stars and revealed the title of Marvel's upcoming movies. While introducing actors, he announced that Mahershala Ali would be playing the role of Blade in the movie "Blade Reboot".After the announcement, all the audience got surprised as the role of Blade in the movie "Blade" and the movie's sequel was only portrayed by Wesley Snipes from 1998 to 2004. However, he would be playing a role in Marvel's Black Panther movie. His fan demanded a role for him in the movie "Blade Reboot" after the announcement. He played the starring role of Blade in Marvel's first movie "Blade" in 1998. After the tremendous success of the movie, the Marvel established themselves in Hollywood. So, Marvel's decision of Wesley Snipes not playing the role of Blade in the movie's reboot was quite unfair and undigestable.

Wesley Snipes Movies

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When was Wesley Snipes born?

Wesley Snipes was born on 31st July 1962 in Orlando, Florida, US. His birth name is Wesley Trent Snipes. American is his nationality. His ethnicity is Black. Leo is his zodiac sign.  

He was born to Wesley Rudolph Snipes(father) and Marian(mother). He has a brother, Brid Snipes. His father was an aircraft engineer while his mother was a teacher's assistant. He was interested in acting since his childhood.

He was raised in the Bronx, New York. He studied in the High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts but moved back to Florida before he could graduate.

He did his schooling from Jones High School in Florida. Later, he also attended the State University of New York at Purchase and South West College. At the age of 12, he started learning martial arts. He also has a 5ft degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and a 2nd-degree black belt in Hapkido.

Wesley Snipes Career

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Wesley Snipes: Career

  • Wesley Snipes started his professional acting career by debuting in the movie "Wildcats" in 1986.
  • He also appeared in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "BAD" as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the year 1987.
  • In the year 1989, his performance in the music video helped him to earn more projects in Hollywood, starting with the comedy movie 'Major League'.
  • He also appeared in the movie "Jungle Fever" in 1991. His role in the movie was very much appreciated.
  • In the year 1994, he portrayed the role of a drug dealer in the television movie "Sugar Hill".

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  • He played the starring role of Blade in the marvel's movie "Blade" in the year 1998. He had his largest commercial success with this movie grossing over $150 million USD.
  • After the tremendous success from the movie ‘Blade’, he again played the role of Blade in the movie sequel ‘Blade II’ in 2002 and "Blade: Trinity" in 2004.
  • He was very much appreciated for his role of Blade in the movie "Blade" and it's a sequel.
  • Brooklyn's Finest' was his first theatrical film after the movie 'Blade: Trinity(2004)'. The movie got released in 2010.
  • Some of his movies are Passenger 57, Demolition Man, Money Train, The Fan, US Marshals, and Rising Sun, The Expendables 3, White Men Can't Jump, and To Wong Foo.
  • In the year 2019, he will appear in the movie "Cut Throat City". In 2017, he also appeared in the movie "Armed Response" and "the Recall".
  • He would be appearing in the Black Panther's sequel movie in 2020. 

Wesley Snipes Wife

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Who is Wesley Snipes married to?

The American actor, Wesley Snipes is married to Nakyung Park. They tied the knot on 17th March 2003. They started dating each other in 2001. Nakyung Park is a South Korean painter. The couple is blessed with four children named Akhenaton Kihwa, Iset Jua, Alaafia Jehu, and Alimayu Moa.

At present, he is living in Los Angels with his family. Previously, he was also married to actress April Snipes. They tied the knot in 1985. They got divorced in 1990. The couple had a son, Jelani Asar Snipe.

He along with his brother started a security firm called the Royal Guard of Amen-Ra, dedicated to providing VIPs with bodyguards trained in law enforcement and martial arts in 1990. He was sentenced to three years in prison on April 24, 2008, for tax evasion.

Wesley Snipes Height

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Wesley Snipes: Net worth 

The American actor, Wesley Snipes has good earning from his profession. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million USD as of 2019.

His worth includes all his property and his present earnings. At present, he is living a standard life with his present earnings.

Wesley Snipes Net Worth

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Wesley Snipes: Body measurement

The 56 years aged, Wesley Snipes has a well-maintained body. He stands with a height of 5ft 10inches(1.77m). He has a body weight of 81kg(178 lbs).

He has a dark complexion with black hair and hazel eyes. He is also active in social media with 790.3k followers on Instagram. 

Did You Know?

  • Wesley Snipes was listed as one of twelve Promising New Actors in John Willis' Screen World

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