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(Actor, film producer, martial artist, author)

Wesley Snipes is an actor, film producer, martial artist as well as and author.

Relationship Facts of Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes is married to Nakyung Park {Compare Couple}.
He is father of five (Jelani Asar Snipe, Iset Jua-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes).
Wesley Snipes is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Wesley Snipes is married to Nakyung Park 

Moving towards the confidential life of Mr. Wesley Snipes, he is a married man. He tied the knot with Nakyung Park on 17th March 2003.

The couple is blessed with four children named Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Iset Jua-T Snipes, and Alimayu Moa-T Snipes.

Earlier he had married April Dubois in the year 1985. The couple had a son named Jelani T. Snipes. But the couple had separated in 1990.

There is no issue of separation between the blessed couple. Their relationship depends on mutual trust and understanding. They both are loyal to each other.

Relationship Timeline

Relationship TypeTotalTime Duration
Married323 years, 7 months
Dating42 years

Relationship History With?

  • April Adams (1985 – 1990)
  • April Dubois (1985 – 1990)
  • Donna Wong (1996 – 1998)
  • Jennifer Lopez (1994 – 1995)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (1993)
  • Pilar Sanders
  • Halle Berry (1990)
  • Sanaa Lathan

Who is Wesley Snipes?

Wesley Snipes is an actor, film producer, martial artist as well as and author. His real name is Wesley Trent Snipes and belongs to American society.

He has played in numerous movies like Mo’ Better Blues in 1990, New Jack City in 1991, White Men Can’t Jump in 1992, Demolition Man in 1993, and the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy from 1998–2004.

Furthermore, he had been training in martial arts since the age of 12 and has earned a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate as well as 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.

Wesley Snipes: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Wesley Snipes was born on 31st July 1962 in Orlando, Florida, U.S. He was the son of  Marian and Wesley Rudolph Snipes.

His mother used to work as a teacher’s assistant and his father worked as an aircraft engineer. Besides this, he hasn’t mentioned his childhood on social sites.

Wesley Snipes
Caption: Wesley Snipes & Nakyung (Source: Pinterest)

He had addressed 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.

Then he attended the State University of New York at Purchase as well as Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.

Wesley Snipes: Professional Life and Career

Moving towards the experienced part of his life, Wesley Snipes started his career in 1986.

This year he was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition and had his movie debut in  Goldie Hawn’s vehicle Wildcats.

He had also acted on the TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode “Streetwise” in the same year.

The next year he acted as Michael Jackson’s nemesis in the Martin Scorsese–directed music video “Bad” and the feature film Streets of Gold.

Wesley Snipes was also considered for the role of Geordi La Forge in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987.

Then he performed in the music video “Bad” which caught the eye of director Spike Lee.

Heading towards the year 1994, he portrayed the drug lord Nino Brown in New Jack City, which was scribbled specifically for him by Barry Michael Cooper in the movie Sugar Hill.

Likewise, Wesley Snipes acted in numerous roles in the movies Passenger 57, Demolition Man with Sylvester Stallone, Money Train, The Fan, U.S. Marshals and Rising Sun, White Men, Can’t Jump, To Wong Foo as well as Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar where he played a drag queen. He had also acted in dramas like The Waterdance and Disappearing Acts.

He won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the 54th Venice Film Festival for his performance in New Line Cinema’s One Night Stand in 1997.

The next year, Wesley Snipes had his largest commercial success with Blade, which has grossed over $150 million worldwide.

Then he debated reprising the role of Blade as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Trinity was his last theatrical release movie until 2009.

Wesley Snipes acted as The Contractor, filmed in Bulgaria and the UK, Gallowwalkers which was released in 2012.

Awards and Achievements

Moving towards his, awards and achievements, Wesley Snipes won many awards in his new career life.

He has won Best Actor (Volpi Cup), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture, Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, and Favorite Actor – Horror.

Wesley Snipes: Salary, Net Worth

As of 2023, Through his hard work in his professional life, Wesley Snipes has earned a net worth of $10 million. But he hasn’t mentioned his salary.

Wesley Snipes: Rumors and Controversy

Wesley Snipes hasn’t faced any kind of rumor or controversy up till now in his life. He had a sort of issue while working but he didn’t lead a rumor or controversy which could affect his professional life.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Wesley Snipes’s height is 5ft 10inches and has maintained a weight of 81 kg. He has also mentioned his hair as black and has a pair of hazel eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Wesley is quite active on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Currently, Wesley Snipes has almost 210k followers on Twitter, over 560k followers on Facebook, and more than 204k followers on Instagram.

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