An American actor, film producer, and screenwriter among others, Wesley Snipes is one of the most popular faces in Hollywood movies. He is known for many movies such as New Jack City, Demolition Man, Brooklyn’s Finest, The Expendables 3, Blade, and many more. Here’s what you need to know about him.
Wesley Snipes’ Bio
Born Wesley Trent Snipes on July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida, he was raised in the Bronx, New York, by his father, Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aeronautical engineer, who was an aviation veteran, and his mother, Maryann Long Snipes, who was the teaching assistant. The eldest of three children, Snipes had to move up to five times with his family when he was just a child, and even after leaving Orlando, the family soon returned.
For his studies, he graduated from Jones High School and from there he continued his studies at the State University of New York, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. From a very young age, it was obvious that he had the talent of an actor and that is what saw him start as an actor. At the same time, he had also begun to practice martial arts which he would also be popular later in his life.
The first film in which the actor participated was Wildcats in 1986. The same year, he also participated in Streets of Gold. The following year, he was featured in Critical Condition and Bad. Moreover, he will play in New Jack City (1991), Demolition Man (1993), Blade (1998) and Blade II. By 2018, he had already taken part in many other films, including Undisputed (2002), which he also produced, Blade: Trinity (2004), Brooklyn’s Finest (2009), The Expendables 3 (2014), and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2008).
In addition to film, he has also participated in numerous television series such as Miami Vice (1986), A Man Called Hawk (1989), The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1989), Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1997), The Bernie Mac Show (2003) and The Prayer (2015).
Wife and Children
In terms of relationships, Wesley Snipes is the one who has dated more women that can be counted on five fingers. Among the women he has dated is the American actress Pilar Sanders. He was also related to Sanaa Lathan in the past. In 1985, he married April Dubois, but the marriage ended in 1990 after five years.
The snipe also dated Halle Berry, but it did not last more than a year. Then there was Jada Pinkett Smith with whom he dated in 1991, shortly after his break-up with Tupac Shakur. From 1994 to 1995, she was Jennifer Lopez, followed by Donna Wong between 1996 and 1998.
When his relationship with Wong ended, Snipes met the South Korean painter Nikki Park. Born on September 1, 1977, Nikki Park dated the actor from 2000 to 2003 when they got married and have remained together ever since. Their union was blessed with 4 children: Alaafia Jehu-T, Akhenaten Kihwa-T, Iset Jua-T, and Alimayu Moa-T Snipes. Before getting married, Snipes also had a son, Jelani Asar Snipes and his ex-wife, April Dubois.
With many films in his name, Snipes is one of the best actors. Not only has he acted in many films, but he has also taken part in many films that have been very successful over the years. However, Wesley Snipes has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He made his fortune mainly through his acting career.
Height and Weight
As mentioned, Snipes is also a martial artist, hence the link with the fact that he has always played in action movies, it becomes obvious that he has good construction and athletic.
He is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall and has a body weight of 178 pounds (81 kg).
Other Facts About Wesley Snipes
Just as his name is Wesley, his father and brother have the same name.
Wesley and his family lived in New York City and their home was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks, almost costing him his life.
Wesley Snipes has been a martial artist since the age of 12, but he didn’t really start playing until his twenties.
He has had dealings with the courts in the past, which saw him imprisoned in 2013.
He has won awards such as the Blockbuster Entertainment
Awards, CableACE Awards, and Image Awards. The actor has also been nominated for several awards, including the MTV Movie Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards.