Wesley Snipes

Actor, Celebrity

1962 –

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Who is Wesley Snipes?

Wesley Trent Snipes is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous films, including action thrillers and dramatic features. Snipes is known for playing the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy, among various other high-profile roles. Snipes formed a production company, 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 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.

In 2010, Snipes began serving a three-year prison sentence in McKean County, Pennsylvania for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns. He was released from prison in 2013.

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Born
Jul 31, 1962
Orlando
Also known as
  • Wesley Trent Snipes
  • Welsey Snipes
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
  • State University of New York at Purchase
  • Jones High School
Lived in
  • Orlando
  • The Bronx
  • Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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