Wesley Snipes was imprisoned for three years because of tax evasion
|Net Worth:||$ 10.2 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor|
|Born:||July 31, 1962|
|Children:||5 (Jelani Asar, Akhenaten Kihwa, Alaafia Jehu-T, Iset Jua-T, Alimayu Moa-T)|
|Birth Name:||Wesley Trent Snipes|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.77m)|
Wesley Snipes is an American actor, director, film producer, martial artist, and author. He is best known for his films The Expendables 3, New Jack City, and Blade. He also has a 2nd black belt in Hapkido and 5th dan black belt in Shokotan Karate.
Wesley Trent Snipes was born on July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida. He finished high school at Jones High School then went to the State University of New York at Purchase. He also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.
His interest in acting started when he was a child. He began learning martial arts at the age of 12.
Snipes was discovered at the age of 23 while performing in a competition. He debuted his movie career in sports comedy film Wildcats as Trumaine in 1986. The movie revolves around the struggle of Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn), a rookie high school football coach, in training an inner city team.
Snipes also appeared in the music video of Bad as Michael Jackson’s nemesis in 1987. This helped him land into more acting projects. He later appeared in the comedy movie Major League in 1989 as Willie Mays Hayes. He also starred in Jungle in 1991, wherein his performance was greatly appreciated. In 1994, Snipes played the role of a drug dealer in the television movie Sugar Hill.
From 2010-2013, Snipes served a prison sentence for not paying his tax. He made a comeback performance in the movie Brooklyn’s Finest. He played as Casanova "Caz" Phillips,a known criminal who was recently released from federal prison. He turned down the movie The Expendables due to legal reasons. But he appeared in its sequel Expendable 3 in 2014 as Doc.
His big break came when he got a starring role for Blade in 1998. It is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics superhero with the same name. He played as Eric Brooks/Blade, a half-vampire and half-human who hunts vampires. The story revolves around Blade and his effort to protect humans while killing evil vampires. It was a commercial hit with a total gross of $131.2 million. It was followed by Blade II and Blade: Trinity in 2002 and 2004, respectively. His performance was widely acclaimed.
Aside from his title role, hе produced and aсtіоn сhоrеоgrарhеd the movie Вlаdе. Hе served аѕ the actor and executive producer on Down in the Delta. Не also produced Blаdе ІІ, Undisputed, and Blade: Trinity.
Snipes married April Snipes in 1985, but divorced in April 1990. They have a son named Jelani Asar. He then married South Korean painter Nakyung “Nikki” Park in 2003. They have four children: Alааfіа Jehu-T, Іѕеt Јuа-Т, Аlіmауu Моа-Т, and Akhenaten Kihwa-T.
Snipes won the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival in 1997. He also received the MTV Movie Awards, CableACE Awards, and Images Awards. He was nominated for Black Reel Awards and Independent Spirit Award.
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