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Birth information

31 July 1962 Orlando, Florida, USA

Given Name

Wesley Trent Snipes

How tall is Wesley Snipes?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Nakyung (Nikki) Park
April DuBois

Life Story of Wesley Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that dance and the theatre were to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame (1980)). But dreams of the musical theater (and maybe a few commercials) faded when his mother moved to Orlando, Florida before he could graduate. Fortune would have it that he along with two friends and his "Drama class" teachers Mr. S Porro and K. Rugerio, would start a bus-n-truck theatre company (Struttin Street Stuff) be instrumental in his high schools (Jones High) induction into the International Thespian Society, Orlando Chapter and help lay the foundation for what would become Dr. Phillips High Schools theatre arts program. Musical theatre rooted Snipes performed song-n-dance, puppetry, and acrobatics in city parks, dinner clubs, and performing arts centers around central Florida. As a recipient of a Victor Borge Scholarship, Snipes left Orlando and entered the world-renowned professional theatre arts program at...

Significant features of Wesley Snipes

Characters in his films, usually his own characters, frequently quote the literary classic "The Art of War", written by Sun Tzu around 500 B.C.E., which is widely regarded as the single best resource for training military special forces groups worldwide.
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How much money has Wesley Snipes earned?

Wildcats (1986) $30,000
Drop Zone (1994) $7,000,000
Money Train (1995) $5,500,000
The Fan (1996) $7,000,000
Blade: Trinity (2004) $13,000,000

What movies did Wesley Snipes play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel , Armed Response (2017) , The Recall (2017) , Revelations of the Mayans: 2012 and Beyond (2012) , Blade: Trinity (2004) , Undisputed (2002) , Blade II (2002) , Dr. Ben (2001) , Disappearing Acts (2000) , The Art of War (2000) , Futuresport - Kämpfe um dein Leben! (1998) , Blade (1998) , Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes (1998) , Down in the Delta (1998) , The Big Hit (1998) , John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk (1996) ,...

Birth information

31 July 1962 Orlando, Florida, USA

Given Name

Wesley Trent Snipes

How tall is Wesley Snipes?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Nakyung (Nikki) Park
April DuBois

Life Story of Wesley Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that dance and the theatre were to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame (1980)). But dreams of the musical theater (and maybe a few commercials) faded when his mother moved to Orlando, Florida before he could graduate. Fortune would have it that he along with two friends and his "Drama class" teachers Mr. S Porro and K. Rugerio, would start a bus-n-truck theatre company (Struttin Street Stuff) be instrumental in his high schools (Jones High) induction into the International Thespian Society, Orlando Chapter and help lay the foundation for what would become Dr. Phillips High Schools theatre arts program. Musical theatre rooted Snipes performed song-n-dance, puppetry, and acrobatics in city parks, dinner clubs, and performing arts centers around central Florida. As a recipient of a Victor Borge Scholarship, Snipes left Orlando and entered the world-renowned professional theatre arts program at...

Significant features of Wesley Snipes

Characters in his films, usually his own characters, frequently quote the literary classic "The Art of War", written by Sun Tzu around 500 B.C.E., which is widely regarded as the single best resource for training military special forces groups worldwide.
...

How much money has Wesley Snipes earned?

Wildcats (1986) $30,000
Drop Zone (1994) $7,000,000
Money Train (1995) $5,500,000
The Fan (1996) $7,000,000
Blade: Trinity (2004) $13,000,000

What movies did Wesley Snipes play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel , Armed Response (2017) , The Recall (2017) , Revelations of the Mayans: 2012 and Beyond (2012) , Blade: Trinity (2004) , Undisputed (2002) , Blade II (2002) , Dr. Ben (2001) , Disappearing Acts (2000) , The Art of War (2000) , Futuresport - Kämpfe um dein Leben! (1998) , Blade (1998) , Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes (1998) , Down in the Delta (1998) , The Big Hit (1998) , John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk (1996) ,...

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Woody Harrelson, Goldie Hawn, Wesley Snipes, and Jsu Garcia in American Wildcats (1986)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1990" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 42.

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Woody Harrelson, Goldie Hawn, and Wesley Snipes in American Wildcats (1986)

He attended the State University of New York at Purchase. He joins the other notable SUNY Purchase attendees who include: Parker Posey, Sherry Stringfield, Melissa Leo, Stanley Tucci, directors Hal Hartley and Nick Gomez, and producers Todd Baker and Bob Gosse. He left Purchase and transferred to a school in Florida, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1985.

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Wesley Snipes in American Wildcats (1986)

Has appeared in Michael Jackson's music video Michael Jackson: Bad (1987). You can only see him in the full length, 16-minute, black and white/color music video. It is usually shortened down to just the color segment for television.

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Wesley Snipes in The Recall (2017)

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1991).

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Wesley Snipes in The Recall (2017)

He is a fifth degree black belt in Shotokan karate. He also studied Kung Fu and has a second degree Black Belt in Hapkido, 9th Dan in the Kushindaryu and Karate, 5th Dan in Sanuces Ryu Jujutsu, and a 9th Dan in Weaponry.

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Wesley Snipes in The Recall (2017)

Publicly blasted John Singleton for not casting him in the title role in Shaft - Noch Fragen? (2000). Snipes claims the film would have made twice its $60 million+ earnings had he been cast.

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Wesley Snipes in The Recall (2017)

Father of son Jelani Asar Snipes (born 1988) with first wife, April.

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Wesley Snipes in The Recall (2017)

Married Korean artist Nikki Park, who is the mother of his four youngest children, in March 2003. Snipes spends a great deal of time in Park's home country, which he calls his "second home".

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Wesley Snipes in The Recall (2017)

You can see him reading a book on the plane in his big action film Passenger 57 (1992). The book is "The Art of War" which is the same title as a movie that he starred in eight years later, though unrelated to it.

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Wesley Snipes in Drop Zone (1994)

Father retired from United States Air Force Reserve's 315AW Charleston Air Force Base April 1998 with the rank of MSGT.

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Yancy Butler and Wesley Snipes in Drop Zone (1994)

Ranked the tenth most popular movie star in America by the Annual Harris Poll (1999).

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Wesley Snipes in Drop Zone (1994)

On April 18, 2005, Snipes filed a suit against New Line Cinema for more then $5 million, claiming that the studio failed to pay the balance of his fixed rate for Blade: Trinity, and that he wasn't allowed to approve the director, per his contract stipulations.

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Wesley Snipes and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Drop Zone (1994)

Introduction and training in the martial arts was first by fellow classmate and now fight co-coordinator/technical advisor Marcus Salgado.

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Wesley Snipes in Drop Zone (1994)

Godfather of actress Cashalà L'Shauntyelle.

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Wesley Snipes and Michael Jeter in Drop Zone (1994)

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 21, 1998.

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Yancy Butler and Wesley Snipes in Drop Zone (1994)

Father of sons Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born March 26, 2007) and daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes (born July 31, 2001) with wife Nakyung Park.

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Yancy Butler and Wesley Snipes in Drop Zone (1994)

(November 11, 2008) Attended the star-studded opening of Dubai's lavish Atlantis Palms resort. Guests were welcomed in style with a display of one million fireworks, said to be visible from space.

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Wesley Snipes and Theresa Randle in Sugar Hill (1993)

Was Sylvester Stallone's original choice to play Hale Caesar in The Expendables (2010), but couldn't accept because of his tax issues made him unable to leave the United States.

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Wesley Snipes in Sugar Hill (1993)

The character of Raven from Tekken 5 (2004) was modeled after him.

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Wesley Snipes and Alfre Woodard in Down in the Delta (1998)

Pennsylvania, USA: Serving a prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, McKean for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns. Scheduled for release on July 19, 2013 (2010).

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Wesley Snipes in Futuresport - Kämpfe um dein Leben! (1998)

Was set to star in Major League II (1994) reprising his role of Willie Mays Hayes, but gave up the project due to schedule conflicts. The role was recast with Omar Epps.

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Wesley Snipes and Dean Cain in Futuresport - Kämpfe um dein Leben! (1998)

He turned down a role in Do the Right Thing (1989) in order to star in Major League (1989).

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Wesley Snipes and Warren Derosa in The Marksman - Zielgenau (2005)

World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame, Member.

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Wesley Snipes, Warren Derosa, Anthony Warren, Peter Youngblood Hills, etc.

BFA Fine Arts.

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Wesley Snipes in The Contractor (2007)

Seven Degrees Martial Arts Master.

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Wesley Snipes, Charles Dance, Tracy Granger, Wedigo von Schultzendorff, Nicholas Pike, etc.

Earlier in his career he auditioned for certain films including for the leading role of Leroy Green in The Last Dragon (1985).

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Wesley Snipes, Charles Dance, Tracy Granger, Wedigo von Schultzendorff, Nicholas Pike, etc.

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Wesley Snipes, Charles Dance, Tracy Granger, Wedigo von Schultzendorff, Nicholas Pike, etc.

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Wesley Snipes, Charles Dance, Tracy Granger, Wedigo von Schultzendorff, Nicholas Pike, etc.

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Wesley Snipes, Tracy Granger, Nicholas Pike, Keith Maxwell, Josef Rusnak, etc.

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Wesley Snipes and Jackie Quinones in Hard Luck (2006)

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Wesley Snipes in Undisputed - Sieg ohne Ruhm (2002)

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Wesley Snipes in Undisputed - Sieg ohne Ruhm (2002)

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Wesley Snipes in Undisputed - Sieg ohne Ruhm (2002)

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Wesley Snipes in Undisputed - Sieg ohne Ruhm (2002)

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Wesley Snipes in 7 Sekunden (2005)

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Wesley Snipes and Tamzin Outhwaite in 7 Sekunden (2005)

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Wesley Snipes and Tamer Hassan in 7 Sekunden (2005)

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Wesley Snipes and Sam Jones III in Zig Zag (2002)

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Wesley Snipes in Zig Zag (2002)

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Wesley Snipes in Die Bombe tickt (1993)

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