July 31, 1962
60 years old
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
75 kg | 165 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, United States, on July 31, 1962, is an American actor.
Young Wesley Snipes first started his career as a martial artist, he began training at the age of twelve.
He was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition, at the age of 23.
He made his big screen debut in sports comedy movie Wildcats (1986) in role as Trumaine.
He got his television debut in NBC crime drama series Miami Vice (1986) in episode "Streetwise", in role as Silk.
Wesley's breakthrough performance came as "Willie Mays" Hayes in sports comedy film Major League (1989).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Execution of Justice" (1986) in role as Sister Boom Boom.
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Wesley Snipes is 60 years old.
Wesley Snipes net worth is around 10 million dollars.
He portrayed Blade, a human with vampire genes in Blade film trilogy:
Blade (1998), for which he won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Horror and was nominated for the Chainsaw Award for Best Actor
Blade II (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
He was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Duo - Action / Adventure for his role as Mark J. Sheridan / Mark Roberts / Mark Warren in action crime thriller film U.S. Marshals (1998).
He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his role as Raymond Hill in drama movie The Waterdance (1992).
He won the Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series and was nominated for the CableACE Award for Actor in a Dramatic Special or Series for his role as George Du Vail in drama film America's Dream (1996).
He was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Theatrical - Best Actor for his role as Monroe "Undisputed" Hutchens in sports drama film Undisputed (2002).
He won the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Casanova "Caz" Phillips in drama crime movie Brooklyn's Finest (2009).
He was nominated for the National Society of Film Critics Award, USA for Best Supporting Actor and the Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture also won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture for his role as D'Urville Martin in biographical comedy film Dolemite Is My Name (2019).
He was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his role as Simon Phoenix in science fiction action movie Demolition Man (1993).
He won the Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture and was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his role as Nino Brown in action gangster film New Jack City (1991).
He was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for his role as Sidney "Syd" Deane in sports comedy film White Men Can't Jump (1992).
He won the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his role as Maximilian "Max" Carlyle in drama movie One Night Stand (1997).
King of New York (1990) crime thriller as Detective Thomas Flanigan
The Fan (1996) psychological thriller as Bobby Rayburn
Jungle Fever (1991) romantic drama as Flipper Purify
Mo' Better Blues (1990) musical drama as Shadow Handerson
Rising Sun (1993) thriller drama as Lieutenant Webster "Web" Smith
Passenger 57 (1992) thriller action as Chief John Cutter
The Expendables 3 (2014) action thriller as Doctor "Doc" Death
Money Train (1995) action as Officer John Robinson
Gallowwalkers (2012) Western horror as Aman
Armed Response (2017) thriller action as Isaac
The Recall (2017) science fiction as "The Hunter"
Cut Throat City (2020) action drama heist as Lawrence
Coming 2 America (2021) romantic comedy as General Eazie
He was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series for his role as Carlton in Netflix drama limited series True Story (2021).
He was nominated for the Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Mr. Johnson in NBC action thriller series The Player (2015).
H.E.L.P. (1990) ABC drama series as Lou Barton
Studied at High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Graduated from Jones High School in Orlando (1985), with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts.
Attended the State University of New York at Purchase.
Studied at Southwest College in Los Angeles.
He is trained in Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts and several forms of Kung Fu.
He is a fifth degree black belt in Shotokan karate, 9th Dan in the Kushindaryu and Karate, 5th Dan in Sanuces Ryu Jujutsu and a 9th Dan in Weaponry.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in 1998.
Formed a production company "Amen-Ra Films", in 1991.
Featured in music video for Michael Jackson "Bad" (1987).
He voiced Simon Phoenix in video game Demolition Man (1994).
He voiced Julius Styles in video game Julius Styles: The International (2011).
Close friend with actor Woody Harrelson.
He was serving a three-year sentence after being convicted on tax charges in February 2010.
Lives in Alpine, New Jersey.
He was married to April Dubois (1985-1990), they have one son, Jelani Asar Snipes.
He married Nakyung "Nikki" Park in 2003, they have four children: Iset Jua-T Snipes , Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes and Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes.
He dated Donna Wong (1996-1998), Jennifer Lopez (1994-1995) and Jada Pinkett Smith (1990-1991).