Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Gender: Male
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1962-07-31 (59 years old)

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Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist. His prominent film roles include New Jack City (1991), White Men Can't Jump (1992), Passenger 57 (1992), Rising Sun (1993), Demolition Man (1993), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), U.S. Marshals (1998), the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004), and The Expendables 3 (2014). In television, he is known for his role on The Player (2015). Snipes was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his work in The Waterdance and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his performance in the film One Night Stand.He formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.

Personal Life

Snipes began training in martial arts when he was 12 years old. He has a 5th degree black belt in Shotokan karate and a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained in Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including kung fu at the USA Shaolin Temple and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing. During his time in New York, Snipes was trained in fighting by his friend and mentor Brooke Ellis.Snipes has been married twice, first to April Snipes (née Dubois), with whom he has a son Jelani, who had a cameo role in Snipes' 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. In 2003, Snipes married painter Nakyung "Nikki" Park, with whom he has four children.Snipes, who was raised a Christian, converted to Islam in 1978, but left Islam in 1988. During a 1991 interview, Snipes said "Islam made me more conscious of what African people have accomplished, of my self-worth, and gave me some self-dignity".Snipes' apartment in New York City was destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers during the September 11 attacks. He was on the West Coast at the time.Snipes has a half brother A.D. Snipes, who is also an entertainer, a comedian residing in San Antonio, TX. The younger Snipes has appeared in the TNT Classics Rough Riders and Buffalo Soldiers, and has appeared on BET's Comicview and HBO's Def Comedy Jam.

Early Life

Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian (née Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up in the Bronx, New York. He attended the High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase. He also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.

Filmography

All 77

Movies 66

TV shows 11

Self 10

Producer 6

Narrator 2

Carlton
True Story (2021)

True Story (2021)

TV show
9
General Izzi
Coming 2 America (2021)

Coming 2 America (2021)

Movie
5.43
Lawrence
Cut Throat City (2020)

Cut Throat City (2020)

Movie
5
D’Urville Martin
Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Movie
5.69
Wesley
What We Do in the Shadows (2019)

What We Do in the Shadows (2019)

TV show
6.67
Isaac
Armed Response (2017)

Armed Response (2017)

Movie
The Hunter
The Recall (2017)

The Recall (2017)

Movie
6
Cyclops
Chi-Raq (2015)

Chi-Raq (2015)

Movie
Mr. Johnson
The Player (2015)

The Player (2015)

TV show
5.94
Himself
The Making of The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Making of The Expendables 3 (2014)

Movie
Doc
The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Movie
6.03
Aman
Gallowwalkers (2012)

Gallowwalkers (2012)

Movie
Marcus
Game of Death (2011)

Game of Death (2011)

Movie
Caz
Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

Movie
3
Shaw
The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008)

The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008)

Movie
5.18
James Dial
The Contractor (2007)

The Contractor (2007)

Movie
6
Lucky
Hard Luck (2006)

Hard Luck (2006)

Movie
6
Sonni Griffith
The Detonator (2006)

The Detonator (2006)

Movie
Self
Nightstalkers, Daywalkers, and Familiars: Inside the World of 'Blade Trinity' (2005)

Nightstalkers, Daywalkers, and Familiars: Inside the World of 'Blade Trinity' (2005)

Movie
Jack Tuliver
7 Seconds (2005)

7 Seconds (2005)

Movie
Lorenz / Jason York
Chaos (2005)

Chaos (2005)

Movie
5
Painter
The Marksman (2005)

The Marksman (2005)

Movie
Blade
Blade: Trinity (2004)

Blade: Trinity (2004)

Movie
5.65
Dean Cage
Unstoppable (2004)

Unstoppable (2004)

Movie
Monroe Hutchen / Executive Producer
Undisputed (2002)

Undisputed (2002)

Movie
5.4
Dave Fletcher
Zig Zag (2002)

Zig Zag (2002)

Movie
Himself - Interviewee
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (2002)

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (2002)

Movie
Blade Trio (Blade) (archive footage)
Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)

Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)

Movie
Blade
Blade II (2002)

Blade II (2002)

Movie
5.96
Joe
Liberty Stands Still (2002)

Liberty Stands Still (2002)

Movie
7
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)

The Bernie Mac Show (2001)

TV show
7
Franklin Swift
Disappearing Acts (2000)

Disappearing Acts (2000)

Movie
Shaw
The Art of War (2000)

The Art of War (2000)

Movie
5.33
Himself (Ringside Fan)
Play It to the Bone (1999)

Play It to the Bone (1999)

Movie
Obike Fixx
Futuresport (1999)

Futuresport (1999)

Movie
Will Sinclair / Producer
Down in the Delta (1998)

Down in the Delta (1998)

Movie
Self
Vivement dimanche (1998)

Vivement dimanche (1998)

TV show
Eric Brooks / Blade / Producer / Martial Arts Choreographer
Blade (1998)

Blade (1998)

Movie
5.89
Self
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes (1998)

Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes (1998)

Movie
Himself
Jackie Chan: My Story (1998)

Jackie Chan: My Story (1998)

Movie
Producer
The Big Hit (1998)

The Big Hit (1998)

Movie
2.5
Mark Sheridan
U.S. Marshals (1998)

U.S. Marshals (1998)

Movie
6.76
Max Carlyle
One Night Stand (1997)

One Night Stand (1997)

Movie
8
Self - Guest
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Detective Regis
Murder at 1600 (1997)

Murder at 1600 (1997)

Movie
3.67
Narrator
John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk (1996)

John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk (1996)

Movie
Himself
Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar (1996)

Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar (1996)

Movie
Bobby Rayburn
The Fan (1996)

The Fan (1996)

Movie
7
George Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
America's Dream (1996)

America's Dream (1996)

Movie
James Wheeler
Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Movie
6
John
Money Train (1995)

Money Train (1995)

Movie
3.67
Noxeema
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Movie
9
Pete Nessip
Drop Zone (1994)

Drop Zone (1994)

Movie
3.5
Roemello Skuggs
Sugar Hill (1994)

Sugar Hill (1994)

Movie
Simon Phoenix
Demolition Man (1993)

Demolition Man (1993)

Movie
6.89
Narrator
Hardwood Dreams (1993)

Hardwood Dreams (1993)

Movie
Webster Smith
Rising Sun (1993)

Rising Sun (1993)

Movie
6.33
Jimmy
Boiling Point (1993)

Boiling Point (1993)

Movie
John Cutter
Passenger 57 (1992)

Passenger 57 (1992)

Movie
6.05
HBO First Look (1992)

HBO First Look (1992)

TV show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV show
5.75
Raymond Hill
The Waterdance (1992)

The Waterdance (1992)

Movie
6
Sidney Deane
White Men Can't Jump (1992)

White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Movie
5.5
Flipper Purify
Jungle Fever (1991)

Jungle Fever (1991)

Movie
4
Nino Brown
New Jack City (1991)

New Jack City (1991)

Movie
7
Shadow Henderson (Sax)
Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Movie
6
Thomas Flanigan
King of New York (1990)

King of New York (1990)

Movie
4.2
Off. Lou Barton
H.E.L.P. (1990)

H.E.L.P. (1990)

TV show
Willie Mays Hayes
Major League (1989)

Major League (1989)

Movie
5.36
Mini Max
Bad (1987)

Bad (1987)

Movie
Ambulance Driver
Critical Condition (1987)

Critical Condition (1987)

Movie
Trumaine
Wildcats (1986)

Wildcats (1986)

Movie
6
Roland Jenkins
Streets of Gold (1986)

Streets of Gold (1986)

Movie
Miami Vice (1984)

Miami Vice (1984)

TV show
7
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV show
Executive Producer
Payline

Payline

Movie
Executive Producer
Outbreak Z

Outbreak Z

Movie
Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1962-07-31 (59 years old)

Birth name
Wesley Trent Snipes

Place of birth
Orlando, United States of America

Religion
Christianity

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Уэсли Снайпс, Wesley Trent Snipes, Γουέσλεϊ Σνάιπς

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Volpi Cup for Best Actor

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Cyndi Reece-Thorne
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David S. Goyer
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Jackie Chan
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5 Movies
Samuel L. Jackson
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Samuel L. Jackson worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Peter Frankfurt
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4 Movies
Lynn Harris
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Lynn Harris worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
4 Movies
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4 Movies
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4 Movies
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4 Movies
Bruce Lee
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4 Movies
Spike Lee
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3 Movies
1 TV shows
Jeff Ward
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4 Movies
Boaz Davidson
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4 Movies
Natasha Lyonne
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3 Movies
1 TV shows
Keith Leon Williams
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4 Movies
Kris Kristofferson
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4 Movies
Chris Rock
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3 Movies
1 TV shows
Woody Harrelson
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4 Movies
Antonio Banderas
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3 Movies
1 TV shows
John Leguizamo
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3 Movies
1 TV shows
Michelle Yeoh
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Michelle Yeoh worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
4 Movies
Harrison Ford
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Harrison Ford worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Ted Glass
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Ted Glass worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Robert G. Henderson
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Robert G. Henderson worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Sara Romilly
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Sara Romilly worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Wynn Thomas
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Wynn Thomas worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Gene Colan
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Gene Colan worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
William C. Carruth
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William C. Carruth worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Leon Dudevoir
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Leon Dudevoir worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Trevor Short
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Trevor Short worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Danny Dimbort
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Danny Dimbort worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Jon Kilik
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Jon Kilik worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
John Thompson
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John Thompson worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Oana Păunescu
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3 Movies
Michael De Luca
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3 Movies
Stanley Clarke
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Stanley Clarke worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Marv Wolfman
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Marv Wolfman worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Flavor Flav
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2 Movies
1 TV shows
Lela Rochon
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Lela Rochon worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Terence Blanchard
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Terence Blanchard worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Vanessa Bell Calloway
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Vanessa Bell Calloway worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
T.I.
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T.I. worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Warren Derosa
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Warren Derosa worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Andrew Stevens
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Andrew Stevens worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Aida Turturro
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Aida Turturro worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Donal Logue
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Donal Logue worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Ernest R. Dickerson
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Ernest R. Dickerson worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Charlie Sheen
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Charlie Sheen worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Theresa Randle
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Theresa Randle worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Bill Nunn
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Bill Nunn worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Dennis Haysbert
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Dennis Haysbert worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Parker Posey
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2 Movies
1 TV shows
Jack Black
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Jack Black worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Velizar Binev
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Velizar Binev worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Jason Statham
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Jason Statham worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Giancarlo Esposito
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Giancarlo Esposito worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Bill Cobbs
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Bill Cobbs worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Michael Imperioli
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Michael Imperioli worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Eddie Murphy
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Eddie Murphy worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
John Woo
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John Woo worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Terry Crews
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Terry Crews worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Angela Bassett
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Angela Bassett worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Ernie Hudson
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Ernie Hudson worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Sammo Hung
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Sammo Hung worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
Robert Downey Jr.
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Robert Downey Jr. worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Ryan Reynolds
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Ryan Reynolds worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Ethan Hawke
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Ethan Hawke worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Arnold Schwarzenegger worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Kelsey Grammer
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Kelsey Grammer worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Stan Lee
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Stan Lee worked together with Wesley Snipes in:
3 Movies
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