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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Gender: male | Birthday: 1962-07-31 | Place of Birth:

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist. He has starred in numerous action-adventures, thrillers, and dramatic feature films and is well known for his role as Blade in the Blade trilogy. Snipes formed a production company titled Amen-Ra Films in 1991 and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. Snipes has been training in martial arts since age twelve, earning a high ranking 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained as a student of Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including various styles of kung fu. At age 23, Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition. He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. Later that year he appeared on the trendy 1980's TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode 'Streetwise' (first aired December 5, 1986). In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese directed music video "Bad" (he is seen in only the long version of the video) and the feature film Streets of Gold. That same year, Snipes was also considered for the role of Geordi La Forge in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Snipes' performance in the music video "Bad" caught the eye of director Spike Lee. Snipes turned down a small role in Lee's Do the Right Thing for the larger part of Willie Mays Hayes in Major League, beginning a succession of box-office hits for Snipes. Lee would later cast Snipes as the jazz saxophonist Shadow Henderson in Mo' Better Blues and as the lead in the interracial romance drama Jungle Fever. Another important role for Snipes was the powerful drug lord Nino Brown in New Jack City, which was written specifically for him by Barry Michael Cooper. Another film in which his character was involved in drugs was the somber movie Sugar Hill. Although Snipes is more known for his roles in action films like Passenger 57, Demolition Man (with Sylvester Stallone), Money Train, U.S. Marshals (a sequel of The Fugitive) and Rising Sun (with Sean Connery), he has also had success in comedies like White Men Can't Jump, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar where he played a drag queen together with Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo. Snipes has also been critically acclaimed for his roles in dramas like The Waterdance and Disappearing Acts. Snipes has been married twice; first, to April Snipes from 1985-1990 with whom he has a son, Jelani Asar Snipes, born in 1988. Jelani had a cameo role in Snipes' 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. In 2003, Snipes wed painter Nakyung 'Nikki' Park, who is the mother of his four youngest children: son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes; daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes (born July 31, 2001); son Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes (born May 26, 2004); and son Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born March 26, 2007). Snipes spends a lot of time in Park's home country of South Korea, which he calls his "second home."  

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Known For

Armed Response
Armed Response

Armed Response   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 5.1

Director: John Stockwell / Alexander B. Hill /

The Recall
The Recall

The Recall   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 4.4

Director: Pat Trautman / Mauro Borreli /

Stars: 
Sean Millington  /  Benjamin Dewalt  /  Reid Anderson
Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 5.8

Director: Mary Tallman / Spike Lee /

Stars: 
Teyonah Parris  /  Nick Cannon  /  Angela Bassett
The Expendables 3
The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3   

Release Date: 
2014

Rating: 6.1

Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger / Jet Li /

Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers

Gallowwalkers   

Release Date: 
2012

Rating: 4

Director: Andrew Goth /

Stars: 
Wesley Snipes  /  Riley Smith  /  Tanit Phoenix
Game of Death
Game of Death

Game of Death   

Release Date: 
2010

Rating: 4.8

Director: Babette Stith / Giorgio Serafini /

Stars: 
Wesley Snipes  /  Gary Daniels  /  Robert Davi
Brooklyn's Finest
Brooklyn's Finest

Brooklyn's Finest   

Release Date: 
2009

Rating: 6.2

Director: Deirdre Horgan / Ed Duranté /

Stars: 
Richard Gere  /  Don Cheadle  /  Ethan Hawke
The Art of War II: Betrayal
The Art of War II: Betrayal

The Art of War II: Betrayal   

Release Date: 
2008

Rating: 4.9

Director: Josef Rusnak /

Stars: 
Wesley Snipes  /  Lochlyn Munro  /  Lisa Marie Caruk

Acting

2017
The Recall

as    The Hunter

2015
Chi-Raq

as    Cyclops

2014
The Expendables 3

as    Doc

2012
Gallowwalkers

as    Aman

2010
Game of Death

as    Agent Marcus

2009
Brooklyn's Finest

as    Caz

2008
The Art of War II: Betrayal

as    Neil Shaw

2007
Hard Luck

as    Lucky

2007
The Contractor

as    James Dial

2006
The Detonator

as    Sonni Griffith

2005
7 Seconds

as    Jack Tuliver

2005
Chaos

as    Lorenz / Jason York

2005
The Marksman

as    Painter

2004
Blade: Trinity

as    Blade

2004
Unstoppable

as    Dean Cage

2002
Blade II

as    Blade

2002
Liberty Stands Still

as    Joe

2002
Undisputed

as    Monroe Hutchen

2002
Zig Zag

as    Dave Fletcher

2000
The Art of War

as    Neil Shaw

1999
Play It to the Bone

as    Himself (Ringside Fan)

1998
Blade

as    Blade

1998
Futuresport

as    Obike Fixx

1998
Jackie Chan: My Story

as    Himself

1998
U.S. Marshals

as    Mark Sheridan

1997
Murder at 1600

as    Detective Harlan Regis

1997
One Night Stand

as    Max Carlyle

1996
The Fan

as    Bobby Rayburn

1995
Money Train

as    John

1995
1995
Waiting to Exhale

as    James Wheeler

1994
Drop Zone

as    Pete Nessip

1994
Sugar Hill

as    Romello Skuggs

1993
Boiling Point

as    Jimmy Mercer

1993
Demolition Man

as    Simon Phoenix

1993
Rising Sun

as    Lt. Webster Smith

1992
Passenger 57

as    John Cutter

1992
The Waterdance

as    Raymond Hill

1992
White Men Can't Jump

as    Sidney Deane

1991
Jungle Fever

as    Flipper Purify

1991
New Jack City

as    Nino Brown

1990
King of New York

as    Thomas Flanigan

1990
Mo' Better Blues

as    Shadow Henderson (Sax)

1989
Major League

as    Willie Mays Hayes

1987
Bad

as    Mini Max

1987
Critical Condition

as    Ambulance Driver

1986
Wildcats

as    Trumaine

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