Wesley Snipes
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Wesley Snipes

Actor, Hollywood

Net Worth $ 10 Million
Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
  • Birthday31st Jul, 62
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusMarried
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Wesley Trent Snipes also known as Wesley Snipes is a renowned African-American actor, martial artist and film producer born on July 31st, 1962 to Marian and Wesley R. Snipes in Orlando. Snipes first starred in film ‘Wildcats’ with Goldie Hawn and following which his career took a positive turn.  Wesley was spotted by an agent whilst he was performing in a competition after which he starred in many adventurous, action-packed thriller movies. During the initial stage of his career, he co-starred with notable actors like Denzel Washington, Wood Harrleson and many more. Aside a zooming career, Snipes is also martial arts expert since he has been practicing from the age of 12 and has a black belt in Shotokan karate, Hapkido and also practices diverse styles of eskrima, capoeira, kung fu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kung fu and so. Snipes is one of the wealthiest multi millionaires in the world of Hollywood. He owns his own production company called, ‘Amen-Ra’ and owned the rights of DVD sales to the ‘Blade Trilogy’ and other movies and earned a fortune. A ‘The Royal Guard of Amen-Ra’ security firm was opened by Snipes and his brother which was dedicated to give protection to celebrities. Initially, the company was supposed to start in United Nuwaubian Nations of Moors but due to some problems, it was started in Georgia, Africa and Antigua. Previously, Snipes had an estimated net-worth of $53 millions but because of the tax evasion crime, he was jailed for three years and almost all the money was taken by the government Wesley Snipes is one of the most famed Hollywood heroes to have been linked with many numbers of women from the get-go. Thanks to his charming and chiseled cut features, Snipes was linked with various renowned actresses for Hollywood, like Sanaa Lathan, Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith and J Lo. He was initially married to April Spice and has a son but the marriage crumbled and he married painter Nakyung Park, and has four beautiful children from his second marriage and one from his first marriage with April. Originally, a Christian, Snipes converted his religion and became an Islamist in 1978 but left it in 1988. A martial arts expert Snipes learns fighting training from his friend and mentor Brooke Ellis in New York. Among many posh houses and automobiles, Wesley Snipes has large houses at New York, California, several posh cars and has several millions to buy and donate for charities. However, one such posh apartment of Wesley Snipes had been destroyed during the September 11 disaster.  

Quotes

  • I don't see myself as extremely handsome. I just figure I can charm you into liking me.
  • My sign is Leo. A Leo has to walk with pride. When he takes a step, he has to put his foot down. You walk into a room and you want people to know your presence, without you doing anything.
  • I love being a dad, it keeps me fit and inspired and children are so funny. They always supply you with acting material!
  • Personally I find there is just as much if not more creativity among game makers as there is among feature filmmakers.
  • I never really planned on making action films. It just kind of happened.

Did you know?

  • He is martial arts since age 12 and holds a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.
  • He won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in New Line Cinema
  • He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, SUNY/Purchase.
  • He is a graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1985.
  • He was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1991.

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