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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Actor, Wesley Snipes earned fame and success after appearing in the film ‘Blade’. Though most of us know him as an action hero, comic roles are also his cup of tea. Sadly, his career got affected by some legal problems such as Income Tax.

When and Where was Wesley Snipes Born?

On 31st July 1962, this talented actor was born in Florida. Wesley grew up with his parents Wеѕlеу Rudоlрh and Wesley Rudolph Snipes in New York City. He attended the High School of Music And Performing Arts in New York and went back to the place where he was born before graduating from high school.

At the age of 12, the actor started the dedication towards fighting skills. After graduating from high school, New York welcomed him once again. Wesley moved to Los Angeles to attend Southwest College. Though Wesley Snipes was born and raised as a Christian, he converted his religion to Islam in the year 1978. But in the year 1988, he left the religion, Islam.

What is the Net Worth of Action Hero?

An American actor, Film Producer, author, and Martial artist Wesley Snipes have a net worth of approximately $10 million. In the film blade, he played the lead role which collected $415 million at the box office against the production budget of $164 million.

Caption: Snipes with his car (Photo: South Florida Times)

In the 90s, he was one of the popular actors who starred in movies including White Men Can’t Jump, Demolition Man, and the Blade Trilogy. Wesley even owns a production company for T.V and movies.

Income Tax Issue

The actor charged with conspiring to defraud the U.S. government after making another false claim of payment in 2008. He was charged with a further six counts of failing to file tax returns. From the year 1999 to 2004 Snipes was charged for failing to file tax returns.

Wesley Snipes driving his car
Caption: Wesley Snipes driving his car (Photo: Daily Mail)

Snipes earned a lot of money from his acting i.e. $37.9 million but he didn’t file any tax returns between 1996 to 2004. Wesley absolved of all charges, in the year 2008. Later, he found guilty of three misdemeanor charges for failing to file tax returns. The actor sent to three years in prison in the year 2010. Wesley filed $17 million in back taxes, interest, and penalties by the IRS.

In Prison for Tax fraud

On 24th April 2008, he was sent to prison for three years charged for tax evasion. According to the reports, he had pay taxes almost $2.7 million, but he failed to pay them between the years 1999 to 2001.

Wesley also appealed to the Supreme Court when he was in prison. Unfortunately, the Court rejected to hear his appeal. Finally, on 2nd April 2013, the actor got released after serving his sentence.

Who is Wesley Snipes Current Wife?

The action hero has tied a knot twice. In the year 1985, Jelani Asar Snipe and Wesley Snipes got married. They gave birth to their son Iset Jua-T Snipes soon after their marriage. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last long, and the duo got divorced in the year 1990.

Wesley Snipes with his current wife Nakyung Park
Caption: Wesley Snipes with his current wife Nakyung Park (Photo: Pinterest)

After 13 years of his divorce, Wesley tied the knot with Nakyung Park, who is a painter from South Korea known as ‘Nikki’, in the year 2003. This duo has four children together i.e. three sons and a daughter. Before they got married, Nikki gave birth to a son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes and a daughter Jua-T Snipes. And after marriage, they were blessed with two sons. Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes was born on 26th May 2004. And on 26th March 2007, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes was born.

How tall is Wesley Snipes?

Wesley stands a quite tall height of 5 feet 8inches (1.76 meters) and a bodyweight of 81 kgs (178.5 lbs). He has black hair color and hazel eyes.


In the year 1986, Wesley Snipes started his career as an actor. Before coming into movies he acted in some television series. The movie ‘Wildcats’ is his debut movie in the year 1986. In the year 1987, Wesley got a golden opportunity to work with Michael Jackson in his song video ‘Bad’ as a gang leader. After his performance in the music video, Snipes got more projects in ‘Hollywood’. In 1989, he played the role of Willie Mays Hayes in the comedy film ‘Major League’. Famous director Spike Lee also liked his performance in the video ‘Bad’. After, Spike Lee cast Wesley in his two movies along with Denzel Washington in the movie ‘Mo’ Better Blues’ as Shadow Henderson(Sax).

Caption: Wesley posing for Photo (Photo: Google)

In 1991, Lee cast Wesley in the drama film ‘Jungle Fever as Flipper Purify. A lot of prestigious awards nominated this movie and were appreciated by several critics. He starred as a drug dealer in the TV film ‘Sugar Hill’ in the year 1994. Sadly, this did not do well. Likewise, in 1998, Snipes played the role of the main lead in the movie ‘Blade’, a vampire-based action film. ‘Blade’ was a big hit in the theaters. In 2002, the makers again hit the box office with ‘Blade II’. Again in the year 2004, ‘Blade: Trinity’ or ‘Blade III’ was released and it was a blockbuster. Wesley Snipes starred as the main lead in the third sequel of ‘Blade’ along with Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel. After, he played the role of main lead Aman in the horror movie ‘Gallowwalkers’ released in the year 2013.

Facts of Wesley Snipes

Full NameWesley Snipes
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of Birth31st July 1962
Age58 years 8 months
Place Of BirthFlorida
Height5feet 8inches (1.76 meters)
Weight81 kgs (178.5 lbs)
PartnerNakyung Park
ParentsMarian and Wesley Rudolph Snipes
InstagramWesley Snipes Instagram

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