Wesley Trent Snipes, popularly called Wesley Snipes became famous for his acting in various Hollywood movies, but he is not just an actor. He is also a film producer, an author of a book called Talon of God and also a martial artist. He achieved his prime in his career by acting in movies like Major League in 1989, ‘Mo’ Better Blues’ in 1990, New Jack City in 1991, etc. His prominence was widely seen after his association with Marvel Comics and his role of Blade in the Blade film Trilogy. Since childhood, he has been training in martial arts and is a holder of 5th dan and 2nd dan black belts in Shotokan Karate and Hapkido respectively.
Who is Wesley Snipes?
He was launched as an actor at the age of 23 by Goldie Hawn in the movie Wildcats and later in the TV show Miami Vice. Wesley is known for playing the role of Michael Jackson’s nemesis in the music video of ‘Bad’ which was directed by Martin Scorsese. After that, he worked with high-profile directors like Spike Lee and Willie Mays Haynes and gave major box office hits.
He first won the Best Actor Volpi Cup in 1997 at the 54th Venice Film festival for his performance in ‘One Night Stand.’ His biggest ever buff was Blade in which the movie had earned over $150 million across the globe.
He also started a security firm called ‘Amen Ra’ with his brother in 1990s. The firm provided with trained commandos in martial arts to VIPs who are trained in bodyguarding and enforcement of the law in martial arts. Under the same name, his film production company has produced films like ‘A Great And Mighty Walk – Dr. John Henrik Clarke’
Snipes was born and raised in a Christian family, but he converted to Islam in 1978 but later left Islam too after ten years.
He is the son of a teacher’s assistant, Maryann (nee Long) and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, who was an aircraft engineer. It seems that his parents had been shifting within the US throughout his upbringing as he was born in Florida but brought up in New York and attended the School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He has also attended college in California.
Relationship Status: Married to Wife and Children
Wesley Snipes is presently married to painter Nakyung ‘Nikki’ Park and has four children with her. Earlier he was married to April Snipes with whom he has a son named Jelani. Jelani was seen in ‘Mo’ Better Blues’ alongside his father playing a cameo role.
Net Worth and Source of Income
The government had calculated Wesley net income to be worth $ 10 million. He was also sentenced to jail for three years for there were charges against him for evading taxes where he should have paid $ 2.7 million to the government.
House and Cars in Wesley Snipes Net Worth
Snipes had a house in New York which was destroyed during the attacks of September 11 on the World Trade Centre of the twin towers. He also lost his New Jersey mansion worth $ 8 million during the tax evasion case.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Snipes had always believed in physical fitness and had a very fit and athletic built since he practices Martial Arts regularly. Wesley measures a height of 5 feet 10 inches has helped him get an edge over other actors in action movies. He weighs around 81 kg.
How old is Wesley Snipes? His Age, Birthday
Wesley Snipes is 56 years of age as of date. He was born in Orlando, Florida on 31st of July in the year 1962. However, he has lived in various places after that.
Short Wiki Bio
|Name||Wesley Trent Snipes|
|Date of Birth||July 31, 1962|
|Profession||Actor, film producer, author, martial artist|
|Net worth||$10 million|
|Height||5 feet, 10 inches|
|Children||Jelani Asar Snipes, Alafia Jehu-T, Akhenaten Kihwa-T, Iset Jua-T, and Moa_t Snipes|
|Parents||Maryann Long Snipes and Wesley Rudolph Snipes|