Wesley Snipes, an actor, martial artist, and film producer from the United States, has been studying and practicing martial arts since the age of 12. He holds a 5th Dan black belt in Shotokan karate. He is also a versatile actor who has appeared in a number of films, and for his acting abilities, he is a favorite of many filmmakers.
Wesley Snipes’s Age, Bio
Wesley Snipes was actually born in Orlando, Florida, on July 31, 1962. His father, Wesley R. Snipes, was an aircraft engineer, and his mother, Marian Snipes, was a teacher’s aide. He is currently 60 years old and was born under the sign of Leo.
Wesley Snipes attended P.S. 132 for elementary school and then I.S. 131 for intermediate school in New York City, He graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing, as well as Jones High School in Orlando in 1980. He began martial arts training and was also interested in acting and participating in school plays. He later pursued higher education at the State University of New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1985.
Wesley Snipes’s Height And Weight
Wesley Snipes stands at 5 feet and 9 inches (1.77m/177cm) tall and weighs approximately 78 kilograms (172 pounds). He has an athletic body type with brown eyes and hair.
Wesley Snipes’s Career
Wesley Snipes started his acting career in television series such as ‘Miami Vice’ in 1986, ‘A Man Called Hawk’ in 1989, and ‘The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd’ in 1990. He also played Lou Barton in six episodes of ‘H.E.L.P.’ in 1990 and produced television films such as ‘America’s Dream’ in 1996, ‘Futuresport’ in 1998, and ‘Disappearing Acts’ in 2000.
Wesley Snipes played Duke in the sitcom ‘The Bernie Mac Show’ and portrayed Mr. Johnson in the 2015 series ‘The Player in nine episodes. He also starred as Wesley in the 2019 TV series ‘What We Do in the Shadows.’
Wesley Snipes made his film debut in 1986 as Trumaine in ‘Wildcats.’ He then appeared in several supporting roles in films such as ‘Streets of Gold,’ ‘Critical Condition,’ ‘Major League,’ ‘Mo’ Better Blues,’ and ‘King of New York.’ He gained recognition for his portrayal of Nino Brown, a villain in the 1991 film ‘New Jack City,’ for which he received a nomination for Best Villain at the MTV Movie Awards. Similarly, his performance as the villain Simon Phoenix in ‘Demolition Man’ earned him a nomination for the same award in 1993.
Wesley Snipes’s Net worth
Wesley Snipes is a multi-talented celebrity who has achieved great success in his career. His net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Wesley Snipes’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
Wesley Snipes was previously married to April Snipes, and they have a son named Jelani Asar Snipes. They divorced in 1990. He was in a relationship with Jennifer Lopez from 1994 to 1995. In 2003, he married Nakyung ‘Nikki’ Park, a South Korean painter. The couple has four children named Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, and Iset Jua-T Snipes.
In 2008, Wesley Snipes was sentenced to prison for three years for tax evasion. He was found guilty of failing to file tax returns between 1999 and 2001 and owing a total of $2.7 million in taxes.
|Profession||Actor, Martial Artist, and Film Producer|
|Birth Date||July 31, 1962|
|Birth Place||Orlando, Florida, US|
|Real Name||Wesley Trent Snipes|
|Parents||Father: Wesley R. Snipes
Mother: Marian Snipes
|Wife||April Snipes (divorced)
Nakyung ‘Nikki’ Park
|Kids||Jelani Asar Snipe
Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, and Iset Jua-T Snipes
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Height||5 feet and 9 inches|