Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes
Quick Facts About Wesley Snipes
Celebrated Name Wesley Snipes
Age 59 years old
Nick Name Wesley
Birth Name Wesley Trent Snipes
Birth Date 1962-07-31
Gender Male
Profession Actor and producer
Nationality American
Place of Birth Orlando, Florida, the U.S.
Ethnicity Afro-American
Religion not specified
Horoscope Leo
Father Wesley Rudolph Snipes
Mother Marian Rudolph Snipes
Sister Bridget Snipes
Brother Wesley Quintin Rudy Snipes
High School Jones High School
University State University of New York
Sexualorientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Nakyung "Nikki" Parka
Children 5
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $1 million per year
Height 5 ft 10 inches
Weight 82 Kg
Body Measurement 43-32-15 inches
Hair Color black
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Wesley Snipes, one of the most popular actors of the 90s, is best known for his portrayal of a Blade in the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004).  The Blade Trilogy consists of Blade (1998), Blade II (2002), and Blade: Trinity (2004). The three films were made at a budget of $164 million which grossed $417 million at the box office and was a blockbuster worldwide. 

Who is Wesley Snipes?

Wesley Snipes is an American actor and film producer. He is the recipient of the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his performance in the film "One Night Stand" (1997). He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his work in the 1992 American drama movie "The Waterdance". 

At the age of 23, Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition. He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle "Wildcats". Snipes made a comeback performance in Brooklyn's Finest as Casanova "Caz" Phillips, a supporting character, it was his first theatrical release film since 2004. In 2021, he starred in the American comedy movie "Coming 2 America". 

His upcoming movie includes "Back on the Strip" where he is portraying the role of Luther "Mr. Big". As of 2022, the film is in Post-production. Apart from the film industry, he is a trained Martial artist. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.

Where is Wesley Snipes from?

Wesley Snipes was born on 31st July 1962 in Orlando, Florida, the U.S. His birth name is Wesley Trent Snipes. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. His star sign is Leo. He was raised a Christian, but converted to Islam in 1978, but left Islam in 1988 and now his religious affiliation is unclear.

Wesley comes from a well-established family. His father Wesley Rudolph Snipes was an aircraft engineer while his mother Marian Rudolph Snipes was a teacher's assistant. He was brought up in the Bronx, New York City along with his brother Wesley Quintin Rudy Snipes and sister Bridget Snipes. 

He attended the High School of Performing Arts but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase. He also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.

Who is Wesley Snipes' wife?

Wesley Snipes has been married twice in his life. He was first married to his ex-wife April Snipes in 1985. With April, he shares a son Jelani, who was born in the year 1988. Jelani has followed in his father's footsteps and has engaged in the American film industry. However, Wesley got divorced April in 1990 after living in a marital relationship for five years. 

His second marriage was to a South Korean painter and artist, Nakyung "Nikki" Parka. She is the daughter of the renowned South Korean entertainment executive Park Cheol. The couple got married on 17th March 2003. With Nikki, Wesley has four children: a daughter named Iset Jua-T Snipes and three sons, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, and Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes.

As of now, the couple is residing together with their children in his luxurious mansion in New Jersey. The couple seems to be happy and there is no news about their misunderstandings and internal disturbance within the family. 

 How much is Wesley Snipes's net worth?

As of March 2022, the net worth of Wesley Snipes is estimated to be US $10 million. He has accumulated his fortune through his successful acting career. In 2004, his salary was a reported $13m for producing and starring in the third Blade blockbuster, Blade: Trinity.

A major part of his income also comes from his business ventures including his security firm called the Royal Guard of Amen-Ra and his own production company for film and television. He also earns additional income through endorsement deals. 

How tall is Wesley Snipes?

Wesley Snipes is 5 ft 10 inches tall and his body weight is 82 Kg. He has an average build body with a body measurement of 43-32-15 inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps). His right eye is brown and his left is bright blue which is his distinct body feature caused by heterochromia.

His short hairstyle and formal uniform give him dashing looks. Moreover, Davino is continually being the focal point of fascination in light of his exceptional character and stunning looks.

Facts About Wesley Snipes

  • #1He was once jailed for an Income tax conviction.
  • #2Snipes is a birthright U.S. citizen.
  • #3He had originally wanted to be a dancer.
  • #4He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • #5Wesley Snipes almost played Black Panther.
  • #6He almost fought Joe Rogan in a UFC bout.
  • #7Wesley Snipes refused to open his eyes for a scene in Blade: Trinity.
  • #8He has written a Novel.
  • #9Wesley Snipes lost out on Coming to America, but he’s in Coming 2 America.
  • #10He is a good friend of Eddie Murphy.

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